Roland Fantom-X8 88-Key Sampling Workstation  

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The Roland Fantom-X8 88-Key Sampling Workstation gives you 88 full-sized keys with Progressive Hammer Action, 128 voices and seamless integration of audio and MIDI. Then there are the beautiful new RO... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Roland Fantom-X8 88-Key Sampling Workstation gives you 88 full-sized keys with Progressive Hammer Action, 128 voices and seamless integration of audio and MIDI. Then there are the beautiful new ROM waves and sampling plus realtime time-stretch capability. 128MB wave ROM includes 88 key split piano and more. 32MB sample RAM expandable to 544MB with optional DIMMs. Innovations such as color LCD screen, skip back sampling that retrieves what you just played as a sample, dynamic pad bank with 16 velocity-sensitive pads and aftertouch, as well as V-LINK for triggering and manipulating video clips. 3 MFX processors plus dedicated reverb, chorus, and mastering processor. USB port for MIDI, WAV/AIFF file exchange, and 4x SRX expansion. PC card slot for backing up samples and data with up to 1GB capacity. The Roland Fantom-X8 has 4 mono or 2 stereo line outs, stereo line in, and 24-bit S/PDIF I/O.

Features
  • 88 full-sized keys with Progressive Hammer Action
  • 128 voices
  • Seamless integration of audio and MIDI
  • Realtime time-stretch capability
  • 128MB wave ROM
  • 88 key split piano
  • 32MB sample RAM expandable to 544MB
  • Color LCD screen
  • Skip back sampling
  • 16 velocity-sensitive pads with aftertouch
  • V-LINK for triggering and manipulating video
  • 3 MFX processors
  • Dedicated reverb, chorus, and mastering processor
  • USB port for MIDI and WAV/AIFF file exchange
  • PC card slot with up to 1GB capacity
  • 4 mono or 2 stereo line outs
  • Stereo line in
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RolandFantom-X8 88-Key Sampling Workstation
 
4.9

(based on 11 reviews)

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5.0

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By gruff6

from Rancho Cucamonga,CA

Comments about Roland Fantom-X8 88-Key Sampling Workstation:

I love this keyboard. The sounds are soo real its crazy!!! I would surely recommend this to any active musician. 2 thumbs up.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love this keyboard

By Gerry Blake

from Marin County, CA

Comments about Roland Fantom-X8 88-Key Sampling Workstation:

I had a Roland XP-80 and really liked it for what I was doing, which was recording and duo gigs with a female singer. But the Fantom X8 is incredible. I always played in bands and still want to. But in the meantime, I can put copy and original songs together by myself. It's like a band at your fingertips. Or an orchestra. OR BOTH!. The piano sounds are incredible as are ALL the sounds. I'm still stumbling across features this thing can do. Got a great price at Guitar Center - San Francisco. Next, I'm going back to Van Ness for some serious amplified speakers that can faithfully reproduce what this instrument can do. Can't say enough about Roland Fantom X8. Hey guys at GC - SF, see ya soon..!

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

MUST HAVE for any hiphop producer

By Absense

from DC

Comments about Roland Fantom-X8 88-Key Sampling Workstation:

I have had this for 7 months. with this pieice of equipment I was able to produce, record and mix my first EP. Sounds Professional!!! This this a MUST HAVE for anyone who wants to produce high quaility hiphop.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

OMG BEST KEYBOARD IVE EVER HAD

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Roland Fantom-X8 88-Key Sampling Workstation:

man.. this keyboard is amazing ive never been satisfied with a keyboard my whole but this one is the best life and ive only had thirteen keyboards this had the best sound in the world it sounds so real ...if someone who suck on the piano would atleast start pressing watever on this keyboard it would sound beautiful

(2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great for records, not worth the price for gigging

By Silverhammer

from Highlands Ranch, CO

Comments about Roland Fantom-X8 88-Key Sampling Workstation:

The Fantom-X8 is a fantastic recording tool for all kinds of music. The ability to sample as well as record live makes it a highly valuable tool for engineers and its arrangement and midi capacities make it the PERFECT keyboard for active composers who like to use workstations like it. Unfortunately, the price is a bit much for a non-professional, especially someone who is looking only for a high-quality piano. If you are interested only in the sound, I'd go for a Casio or Yamaha e-grand for a fourth of the price. The Fantom-X series is also not particularly convenient for a gigging artist - the X8 weighs in at 65 pounds, so plan on spending another four or five-hundred on a decent stand and case for the keyboard. It's a bit complicated for a fast-paced gig as well, though the favorite tone buttons do make it a bit easier. You can also adjust the sound of any tone on the instrument - with some tweaking it will sound better than a baby grand for a record. Just be careful, as I said, it's a bit rough on the wallet.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This keyboard is awesome

By ThizzDanz

from Northern California

Comments about Roland Fantom-X8 88-Key Sampling Workstation:

I picked up my X-8 a few weeks ago and havent been able to put it down since. The best part is that I am still learning new features and tricks about my Fantom. The D-Beam blew my mind since I like the idea of having a theramin, or theramin like device which the D-Beam is. I love the ease of use as well. Everything is layed out in a straight forward manner. This thing is amazing!

(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

X8 - Too Cool

By JMan

from Atlanta, Ga

Comments about Roland Fantom-X8 88-Key Sampling Workstation:

Just got the X8. Great board and fantastic feel with the progressive hammer action. The basic sounds are incredible and way over the top. I'm still trying to listen to all the sounds, This will take a while, because I keep finding new sounds I like. You gotta get one

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Roland is Great

By dAtaZniNvAziN256

from Marlboro

Comments about Roland Fantom-X8 88-Key Sampling Workstation:

I had the privelage of playing of these at a recording studio in Manhattan, New York. THIS IS A CRAZY KEYBOARD!!! Its a little confusing to work at first, but once you get the hang of it, you can make your own little band out of this. It has a full size keyboard, that doesn't have keys that bounce back very fast, it has some tension in the keys. The sound quality that gets produced is absolutely incredible, and I am starting to like playing keyboard more and more. The features on this thing are incredible, the guy who owns the recording studio i went to, has been playing this Roland Fantom- X8 for 3 years, and theres features he still doesn't know how to use. This is an intense keyboard, and i gaurentee it's worth the money if you are a serious musician.

 
5.0

All Around, Simply Great

By Len

from Aubrey, TX

Comments about Roland Fantom-X8 88-Key Sampling Workstation:

So many sounds I doubt I have heard them all. This board is great, either as a single composer or recording demos for the band with it's built in 8 track audio recorder (definately expand the memory to 512mb) I like that roland used a pc card slot for storage, this was you can use many adapters to save your stuff to either SD or Compact Flash. The star sound on this board is the grand piano, it even has a cool feature of adgusting the lid height to alter the sound as if you had a real grand. For beat all around board, this is the real deal.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WOW

By Deken 87

from San Antonio TX

Comments about Roland Fantom-X8 88-Key Sampling Workstation:

This is the best of the best. If you are thinking about Korg or Yamaha, forget it. Roland is the best and has been for a while now. This thing is incredible. I don't even know where to begin. Sequencer, sounds, weighted keys, it has it all! AMAZING functionality and incredible sounds. Wow!

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