Roland Fantom-G6 Workstation Keyboard  

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The Roland Fantom-G6 Workstation is a dream keyboard instrument that redefines the boundaries of playability and creativity. Advanced sound engine, revolutionary ARX SuperNATURAL expansion bay, large-... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Roland Fantom-G6 Workstation is a dream keyboard instrument that redefines the boundaries of playability and creativity. Advanced sound engine, revolutionary ARX SuperNATURAL expansion bay, large-sized color LCD, powerful new audio/MIDI sequencer, first-class "Ivory Feel" weighted keys and more make the Fantom-G6 a keyboard to contend with.

Advanced Sound Engine

Driven by a powerful new audio processor, the Roland Fantom-G6 provides new sonic depth and versatility. With twice the wave-ROM capacity of its predecessor, the Fantom G6 contains a treasure trove of Roland's world-famous SRX-quality sounds. But what really sets the Fantom-G6 apart is its new ARX expansion, which allows additional SuperNATURAL sound-sets and fully dedicated synth and effects engines to be added to this already powerful live workstation.

SuperNATURAL ARX Expansion

Fantom-G6 provides ARX slots that accommodate two SuperNATURAL expansion boards. SuperNATURAL is Roland's unique behavior-modeling technology that enables a new level of organic, emotional expression previously unattainable in synthesizers. Applied to traditional-instrument sounds, SuperNATURAL enables the delicate, organic tonal changes and playing nuances of real musical instruments. It's also a powerful tool for electronic and non-traditional sounds, breathing amazing new life and expression into synthesis.

Power Sequencer Onboard

The Fantom-G is the first Roland instrument to feature Roland's newly designed power sequencer. In conjunction with the large-size LCD, this pro-level composition tool provides 128 tracks (including 24 audio tracks) in a fully integrated audio/MIDI graphical environment. A mouse can be also incorporated for computer-like speed and ease. Other convenient features include combo XLR and TRS connector, phantom power for condenser mics, Hi-Z input for guitar and bass, and line input.

Luxurious Extra-Wide LCD

One look and touch and you'll know that the Fantom-G is an instrument without equal. Only the highest-quality materials have been used to create this dream synth, with a stylish, futuristic design that will turn heads. Front and center is the extra-large 8.5" wide TFT color LCD for enhanced productivity. A first-class assortment of hands- on controls is provided as well, including eight sliders, four knobs, and ten buttons below the LCD.

Amazing FX

Fantom-G is loaded with a state-of-the-art effects engine, with multi-effects available for each Fantom-G sound/part. In 16-part multi-timbre mode, up to 22 effect routings can be used simultaneously. Create complex setups with 16 insert effects per multitimbral patch group, plus global reverbs and choruses. Mastering effects are provided for polishing songs created with the onboard sequencer.

Features
  • Advanced sound engine with double wave capacity of previous flagship workstations
  • 2 x ARXexpansion with SuperNATURAL”the world's greatest performance-expression technology
  • Graphic user interface with extra-large 8.5" wide color LCD and mouse connectivity
  • Newly developed onboard audio/MIDI sequencer with 128 tracks, including 24 audio tracks
  • Multi-FX for each part; up to 22 effects routings can be programmed simultaneously
  • Top-of-the-line keyboard action
  • Heavy-duty casing with aluminum panel
Specifications
  • Keyboard: 61 keys, with velocity and channel aftertouch
    Mamimum Polyphony: 128 voices, shared with the sampling section
    Parts: 16 parts (Internal) + 16 parts (External) + 2 parts (ARX)+ 24 parts (Audio Track)
    Wave Memory: 256MB (16-bit linear equivalent)
    Waveforms: 2,153

    Preset Memory:
    Patches 1,500 + 256 (GM2)
    Rhythm Sets 64 + 9 (GM2)
    Live Sets 512
    Studio Sets 128

    User Memory per one project:
    Patches 512
    Rhythm Sets 64
    Live Sets 512
    Studio Sets 128

    Effects:
    Patch Multi-Effects (PFX) 16 systems, 76 types
    Multi-Effects (MFX) 2 systems, 78 types
    Chorus 1 system, 3 types
    Reverb 1 system, 10 types
    Input Effects 1 system, 6 types
    Mastering Effects 1 system, 3-band compressor

    Data Format: 16-bit linear, .WAV or .AIFF
    Sampling Frequency: 44.1kHz
    Maximum Sampling Time
    [When sampling memory isn't expanded (32MB)]
    mono: 360 sec. approx., stereo: 180 sec. approx.
    [When sampling memory is expanded with DIMM (544MB)]
    mono: 108 min. approx., stereo: 54 min. approx.

    Number of Samples per one project: 2,000

    Sequencer Section:

    Tracks:
    MIDI tracks (Internal/External/ARX): max. 128
    Audio track: max. 24
    Tempo track: 1
    Beat track: 1

    Resolution: 480 TPQN
    Tempo: 5.00 to 300.00
    Song per one project: 50
    Phrase per one project: 2,000
    Note Capacity per one project: approx. 1,000,000 notes
    Song Length: 9,998 measures
    Recording Method
    Realtime recording
    Step recording

    Controllers:
    Pitch Bend/Modulation Lever
    Control Knob x 4
    Control Slider x 8
    Assignable Switch x 2
    D Beam Controller

    Connectors:
    Headphones Jack: Stereo 1/4 inch phone type
    A (MIX) Output Jacks (L/MONO, R)
    1/4 inch TRS phone type
    B Output Jacks (L, R): 1/4 inch phone type
    Input Jacks (L/MONO/MIC, R): 1/4 inch phone type
    Mic./Guitar Input Jacks: 1/4 inch phone type / XLR type (Phantom power)(Hi-Z)
    Pedal Jacks:
    Hold Pedal Jack (Half Pedal recognition)
    Control Pedal Jack (assignable) x 2
    MIDI Connectors:
    IN, OUT, THRU
    USB Connectors:
    USB Computer Connector (supports file transfer or mass storage class, and Audio/MIDI)
    USB Mouse Connector
    Digital Audio Interface: COAXIAL INPUT / OUTPUT, AC Inlet

    Others:
    Arpeggiator 128
    Arpeggio Sets 128
    RPS Sets 32
    Rhythm Pattern Sets 32
    Chord Memory 128
    Chord Memory Sets 128

    Display: Graphic Type, 8.5", Wide VGA (800 x 480 dots), backlit LCD (Color)
    Pads: 16 pads, Velocity and Polyphonic Aftertouch sensitive
    Expansion for sound generator: ARX expansion boards: 2 slots
    Expansion for sampling memory: DIMM: 1 slot, supports PC133, CL=2/3, 3.3 V, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB
    External Storage Device: USB Flash Memory
    Power Supply: AC 117 V, AC 230 V, AC 240 V (50/60Hz), AC 220 V (60Hz)
    Power Consumption: 30 W

    Accessories
    Owner's Manual, CD-ROM (Editor, USB MIDI driver), Power Cord

    Options:
    Expansion Board: ARX Series, Keyboard Stand: KS-V7 (Fantom-G7/-G6), KS-18Z (Fantom-G8/-G7/-G6), KS-G8 (Fantom-G8), Pedal Switch: DP series,
    Foot Switch: BOSS FS-5U, Expression Pedal: EV-5, USB Flash Memory: M-UF1G, M-UF128, Microphone: DR series, Headphones: RH-series

    Size and Weight:
    Width: 42 inches, 1,066 mm
    Depth: 16-3/16 inches, 411 mm
    Height: 5-5/8 inches, 142 mm
    Weight: 32 lbs., 14.5 kg
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RolandFantom-G6 Workstation Keyboard
 
4.8

(based on 10 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect all around

I bought this system about a week after it came out. For as much as this workstation can do it is very easy to use and get around from menu to menu. The sounds...Read complete review

I bought this system about a week after it came out. For as much as this workstation can do it is very easy to use and get around from menu to menu. The sounds are perfect and the fantom has a wide range of them to choose from so no matter what one could want to play it has them. I have played with almost all the leading keybords from the motif xs to the korg M3 and the fantom to me stands above them all. The sequencer is better then any other i have tryed on a workstation. The only down side which is very small for what it is would be i wish the G7 and G6 would have the same keys that the G8 has only semi weighted. Not a big problem like i said but something i wish they would have put on all models. Other then that its all thumbs up for me and i would suggest this product to anyone looking for the future of workstations to look at the fantom G's

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Great onboard Display

I bought the G^ took it home and played around with it for 7 days, before I took it back, Don't get me wrong this is a nice Keyboard, and 24 tracks of...Read complete review

I bought the G^ took it home and played around with it for 7 days, before I took it back, Don't get me wrong this is a nice Keyboard, and 24 tracks of audio as well as 128 midi tracks, is a major plus. Fast learning curve, and nice sounds. I did not like the feel of the pads, yeah I know its brand new they will be still a little, these pads were very hard and had a terrible feel. The board is very wide, so I had a problem seeing everything on the screen, unless I leaned over the keys. Not the best sampler, my Roland Mv8000 is much easier. I had a problem with the price as well thats why I returned it and bought a used Fantom X6, and saved 1300.00 dollars. The ARX cards are almost twice as much as the SRX and only has room for 2 cards and the X8 has room for 4 cards.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My Roland Fantom G6

By Phil-1pHHP

from Atlanta

Comments about Roland Fantom-G6 Workstation Keyboard:

Great product
This Keyboard is amazing. I wrote a song for my country Haiti without any help from other external hardware at the exception of a mic. All was done with the G6, vocal etc.... Of course, I could have done better if I had more time to play with it.
Metal body. I have it for more than a year, it still rocking.
The price of a Roland is like a Mac computer, it keeps his value for a very long time.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is the one

By tuneboy2000

from OKC,OK

Comments about Roland Fantom-G6 Workstation Keyboard:

I have owned about everything you can think of over the years from old wurleys, Rhodes, Moogs, etc. So, if I'm playing on a board that is lacking, it just wears me out during a gig.Having said that, the reason I gravitate to Roland stuff is because it just sounds good-in this case really excellent. I have the G6 as I am compfortable with unweighted keys and really like a lighter weight board.To the specifics: Sounds: ridiculously good. For all of us that had 8 expansion cards in a rack mount- well you don't need em anymore. Everything is a step up- acoustic pianos, EP's, B3's, etc. Plus, in great roland tradition the ethereal stuff is just wonderful (like spooky strings, classical guitar, and voices layered in velocity).Feel: feels fine. Have played the weighted G8 and it's great too.Interface: If there's a caveat(downside), the user interface requires breaking out the manual.For instance, you CAN set up favorites and assign them to the 8 buttons(shiftable to 16)below the screen. You can also make these favorite bankscoincide with the 16 lighted pads on the upper right side of the board. This is quite cool if you play on dark stages as the selected pad blinks constantly while enabled, so you always know exactly what patch you are on. There are sixteen banks assignable to favorites, so thats 16X16 if you say, want to step through a sequence of patches with a footpedal and do an entire bank per song.Neverless, I've heard comments about how hard it is to find sounds, but if folks would just read for an hour its worth the payoff.Other stuff: Haven't used the sequencer, the sampler, etc. I bought it for the plug and play sounds. Incidently, a church where I play has a big Motif- it's a beast. Heaviest board I ever moved which takes 2 people. It sounds pretty good, but it doesn't rock like a roland. I just love playing rock guitar leads on this thing- drives the guitar player crazy!! Yeah, it's legit : )Lastly, I have almost every Eric Persing audio design CD that Spectrasonics puts out. Eric has done the roland keyboard sound design for a long time (starting as far back as the D50) and he must have had a hand in this Fantom G too- it's that good.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Super Nice!!

By SoniaD

from Sherrill, AR

Comments about Roland Fantom-G6 Workstation Keyboard:

I own the a Fantom X8 and I like it a lot. I have always been a big fan of Roland keyboards. I did not think that Roland could producing a better keyboard than the X until now. The fantom g keyboard is a great instrument. It has a lot of key feature that are user friendly to implement in the studio or live. With the new audio and midi track count the possibilities are endless. Phantom power enables you to full compose, mixdown a computer project,and which can late be mastered into a CD with you favorite Mastering program. Roland has improve the media feature by adding usb ports for mouse and a flash drive. The only thing missing is a CD burner and VGA output. The sounds are off the chain. Go Roland you want be sorry!!

(22 of 74 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

DO NOT BUY

By Wes

from Oregon

Comments about Roland Fantom-G6 Workstation Keyboard:

I WILL NEVER BUY A ROLAND PRODUCT AGAIN. THIS IS THE 2nd KEYBOARD I HAVE GONE THROUGH SINCE I BOUGHT IT BRAND NEW 5 MONTHS AGO. FROZE 4 TIMES. I TOOK IT TO A ROLAND SHOP TO GET IT FIXED, TOOK IT HOME AND IT DID THE SAME THING A WEEK LATER. PIECE OF JUNK. NOW I CANT RETURN IT AND AM OUT A BUNCH OF MONEY. LOST VALUABLE MUSIC IN THE PROCESS ALSO. DO NOT BUY. YOU ARE RISKING MONEY IF YOU DO.

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Great onboard Display

By Music_man

from Baton Rouge

Comments about Roland Fantom-G6 Workstation Keyboard:

I bought the G^ took it home and played around with it for 7 days, before I took it back, Don't get me wrong this is a nice Keyboard, and 24 tracks of audio as well as 128 midi tracks, is a major plus. Fast learning curve, and nice sounds. I did not like the feel of the pads, yeah I know its brand new they will be still a little, these pads were very hard and had a terrible feel. The board is very wide, so I had a problem seeing everything on the screen, unless I leaned over the keys. Not the best sampler, my Roland Mv8000 is much easier. I had a problem with the price as well thats why I returned it and bought a used Fantom X6, and saved 1300.00 dollars. The ARX cards are almost twice as much as the SRX and only has room for 2 cards and the X8 has room for 4 cards.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

You wont find a better keyboard

By theXtReMe1

from Ocean City, MD

Comments about Roland Fantom-G6 Workstation Keyboard:

I bought this 2 weeks ago and it is a keyboard player and studio musicians dream. Not only can the Fantom G6 record 128 tracks of internal sound, it can also record another 16 tracks of external audio source, with built in Phantom Power for your mics.The Fantom is a great all-in-one solution for any musician. The sounds are brilliant, the recording easy and the final result is a mastering techs worst nightmare(as in so good, you will not have to, or want to go the the studio anymore).I urge anyone who buys this keyboard to spend the $ on the 1GB of RAM. You will need it if you like to sample alot or record external audio sources. The onboard 32MB's or Ram just isnt enough.Customer support at Roland is top notch and their employees love the products just as much as the end users do.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Nice!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Roland Fantom-G6 Workstation Keyboard:

I was considering the Fantom G & X. I was leaning towards the X because I use computer based DAW's like Pro Tools and Logic Pro and thought that for the price the G was overkill for me. I'm very glad I decided to go with the Fantom G. The sounds are perfect for my needs and the mouse/trackball input along with the USB drive storage is up to modern standards. Gonna put a Gig stick in it and hope some new expansion boards come out soon. This is a very inspiring machine. Won't give up my Mac for recording and editing, but this thing is a perfect fit in the studio and on stage live. Glad I got the G!!!

(26 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect all around

By Vinnie

from Chicago IL

Comments about Roland Fantom-G6 Workstation Keyboard:

I bought this system about a week after it came out. For as much as this workstation can do it is very easy to use and get around from menu to menu. The sounds are perfect and the fantom has a wide range of them to choose from so no matter what one could want to play it has them. I have played with almost all the leading keybords from the motif xs to the korg M3 and the fantom to me stands above them all. The sequencer is better then any other i have tryed on a workstation. The only down side which is very small for what it is would be i wish the G7 and G6 would have the same keys that the G8 has only semi weighted. Not a big problem like i said but something i wish they would have put on all models. Other then that its all thumbs up for me and i would suggest this product to anyone looking for the future of workstations to look at the fantom G's

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It is Fairly...

By ProtoCal aka. Dj Cal

from Atlanta, GA

Comments about Roland Fantom-G6 Workstation Keyboard:

Pretty Friggin nice compared to using a computer to sequence a track. The Interface cant get any easier, I had a few problems with it when I got it but I downloaded the update and everything is grand, this is a close as you will get to working on an open labs product because it simplifies rather than multiplies your duties and makes music alot more fun to make. Its very durable, I move it around without a case, its almost like handles built into the endbells. Great Buy, Every sound u need is here, and not bad pricing at all. 5/5.

(30 of 81 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Piece

By matthew

from toledo,oh

Comments about Roland Fantom-G6 Workstation Keyboard:

I got it the day it came out,i was nervous,dident really know what to expect,i love the big screen,friendly work flow as well as the sounds,i havent had a chance to play and create,to busy with work,school and my son,i hope to start soon and dig deep into this board.one thing i can say no matter what kind of music you make this board is perfect.

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