The More Affordable Fantom Workstation!
Roland's Fantom-X series has redefined the cutting-edge of sample-based workstation technology. If you crave Fantom power, but want a more cost-effective way to Fantomize your rig, Roland has the perfect synth for you. Meet the Fantom-Xa - a multifaceted sampling workstation with an affordable price tag!Roland Fantom-Xa at a Glance:
- The features of the flagship Fantom-X at a lower price
- More than 1000 stellar sounds
- Powerful sound editing capability
- World-class effects including COSM modeling
- Skip Back Sampling captures your licks
- Integrated audio and MIDI sequencing
- Lots of I/O options
The features of the flagship Fantom-X at a lower price
Many of the attributes that make the flagship Fantom-X series so popular have been ported to the Fantom-Xa. Check out these mouth-watering specs: 128-voice polyphony, up to 644MB expandability, Skip Back Sampling, high-resolution built-in sequencer, realtime audio time-stretching, COSM modeling effects, mastering processor, USB port, WAV/AIF compatibility, and an SRX expansion slot. The Fantom-X's sequencer has the largest capacity in the industry, and the Fantom-Xa is no different. It's always waiting for you to start recording - just press the Record button from any mode on the Fantom-Xa and you're off.
More than 1000 stellar sounds
The foundation of any workstation is its sounds. They should inspire you to play, create, and write music, and keep you coming back for more. Like its big brothers, the Fantom-Xa shines with great patches, covering all the traditional keyboard and orchestral categories, plus banks of modern electronic textures and beyond. Over 1000 patches on the Fantom-Xa are categorized by family (Electric Guitars, Soft Pads, Organs, etc.) so it's easy to find your sound quickly.
Powerful sound editing capability
Under the Fantom-Xa's hood is one of the most powerful synth engines on the market. It's loaded with great raw waveforms, semi-modular structures, multiple filter types, and up to eight syncable LFOs per patch, including the Fantom's user-programmable Step LFO, which you'll find highlighted in the Pulsating and Beats&Groove categories. Use the Fantom-Xa's onboard rhythms to launch a breakbeat from the pads, then press the Category Lock button to surf through dozens of perfectly synced rhythms for instant dance-floor inspiration. Enable the Fantom-Xa's arpeggiator (choose from over 100 programmable patterns) and warp it with the twist of a knob.
World-class effects including COSM modeling
The Fantom-Xa is loaded with studio-quality COSM effects. There are three MFX processors onboard, plus dedicated reverb, chorus, and even a mastering processor with multiband compression. Plus, use the Fantom-Xa to export your polished, finalized mixes to a PC or Mac via USB for CD burning.
Skip Back Sampling captures your licks
The Fantom-Xa is equipped with a powerful and innovative feature found in the Roland Fantom-X series: Skip Back Sampling. It's an ultra-cool sound design tool, and is also handy for "rescuing" magical moments that you would have otherwise lost. If you play a great lick, for example, and wish that you could hear it back (and even retain it as a sample), simply hit Fantom-Xa's Skip Back button and there it is! Skip Back can also be used for handy recording of external guitar or vocals in time with the internal sequence, or as a productive way of quickly resampling your real-time performance with Fantom-Xa knob and controller tweaks.
Integrated audio and MIDI sequencing
Whether you're sequencing MIDI tracks, triggering samples, or even recording audio directly to RAM, the Fantom-Xa makes combining these elements a simple process. Lay down a drum track by combining the internal drum sounds with audio loops, which can automatically sync to tempo via realtime time-stretching. Then record some keyboard parts via MIDI and finish your song, all within the Fantom-Xa, by tracking a guitar or vocal as audio. The Fantom-Xa's high-resolution sequencer holds up to 400,000 notes, and supports Standard MIDI Files.
Lots of I/O options
There's no shortage of I/O on the Fantom-Xa. Take advantage of four audio outputs, a headphone out, a pair audio inputs, MIDI in, out, and thru, a Hold pedal input (with half-pedal recognition), Control pedal input (assignable), and a USB port that supports file transfer and acts as a MIDI interface. One handy USB cable connected from the Fantom-Xa to computer is all you need. The onboard PC Card slot allows up to a gigabyte (!) of patch and sample data storage. The Fantom-Xa also features Roland's famous D Beam controller and V-LINK output to control video effects.
- Advanced sampling workstation with a 61-note keyboard, 128 voices, high-resolution sequencer, and affordable price
- Seamless integration of audio and MIDI using ROM waves and sampling with realtime time-stretch capability
- Skip Back Sampling continuous sampling for easy recording, sound design, and audio rescue
- 128 new patches, plus all Fantom-S preset patches and waves onboard
- 4MB sample RAM expandable up to 516MB via DIMM
- Three MFX processors, plus dedicated reverb, chorus, and a mastering processor.
- Expandable with an optional SRX-Series Wave Expansion Board
- USB port for MIDI and WAV/AIF file exchange with PC or Mac
- Four line outputs (two stereo or four mono), and mic/stereo line input
- Large color display
- 4 SRX slots
- Touch sensitive gel pads for triggering samples and making beats
- Digital I/O