The FANTOM-8 88-Note Workstation Keyboard from Roland is the latest addition to their workstation line up. It is designed as a kind of creative hub made for rapid production and expressive performance. Built to inspire on-board production to deliver authentic acoustic and electronic sounds, it is equipped with an expandable sound engine that delivers depth, control, and tools for deep computer integration with the ability to combine and shape them in exciting new ways. It can be used for live stage, theater, and recording applications.
FANTOM runs multiple synthesis technologies simultaneously for both modern and classic sounds. You can also sample your own sounds and trigger the internal memory with up to 2 GB worth of loops and one-shots from the pad matrix. FANTOM has plenty of knobs and sliders for intuitive control. There are levers, wheels, pedals, and aftertouch; with FANTOM, you can use any or all of them.
Furthermore, the FANTOM workstation is a complete musical composition platform and offers RGB pads and a classic TR-REC-style pattern sequencer, real-time recording with piano-roll editing, and a grid for recording and launching clips. You can use any or all whenever you want. This workstation works with computers and fully integrates a 16×3 stereo audio interface that can control DAWs and plug-ins from its touchscreen.
Finally, FANTOM is made of tough metal with high-grade components throughout. It is built sturdy to withstand the perils of live gigs and life on the road. The more you get to know FANTOM, the more you appreciate the thoughtful details that simplify your life as a keyboardist.
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