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Roland Fantom G8

Workstationfrom the Roland Fantom series

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fabricegoubin's review

By fabricegoubin, 04/06/2008
Roland G8 + Finale 2008 on Imac + Macbook Pro Tools

UTILIZATION

The use is quite intuitive, while there are a large trs of varieties of submenus, and with the help of the excellent printed manual in French (330 pages fully implemented), c is really friendly.

SOUNDS

Trs is rich, everything is combined.
Quite a few sounds really bad in the electronic CATEGORY; for CATEGORY acoustic / symphonic homogne is less.
Espree is the arrival of stamps, textures, attacks, and game modes irrprochables with ARX, especially for strings.
Overall, a still convincing.
Note: The keyboard sound in itself, ie when playing is a bit too loud if the volume of output is not sufficient, nothing dramatic though.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it night and day for a week.
The wealth of combinatorial combines user-friendly interface will ensure you many nights.
The multitrack for a Fast Fashion "Song", is very simple, the sentences ditions audio and midi are childish, yet compltes.
Not head-taking to record something on the go, and does not crash.
Everything is paramtrable (until the screen saver: You can import your own photos via USB to the snobs), many features for the sculptures envelopes, stamps superposition of several individual lines, pads, mouse, good arpeggiator, etc.. but it is also expected for the ARX Symphony.
This is an extremely user-friendly machine, the charm of a perfectionist chssis fighter, and many qu'hypersonique, compltement silent.

I go back.
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kramine's review

By kramine, 04/06/2008
The keyboard of 88 keys Fantom G8 is, for me, a real treat to play fast, accurate and very heavy!
Connectors and controllers available are the same as found in general on the synths in this category.
The real plus: the TV that Roland was grafted on this synth!

UTILIZATION

The gorgeous color screen and the mouse makes all functions very easy to use. Whether for editing sounds, effects routing, or for sequences we are close to ergonomics can make a software. The difference is that it does not crash (even after several hours in a row!).
The manual provides information on many things but to use it so forget getting started is easy.

SOUNDS

I use the Fantom G8 especially sequences at the moment. The sound palette is wide and varied. The sounds of acoustic and electric pianos are very good. Guitars, basses, drums and percussion are very good too. The organ sounds and strings require a little work to get to ring. The brass and winds in general (sax in particular) seem to come from another time (style JV). Extensions ARX correct this (well I hope!).
The synth sounds are rich and varied: large sheets, lead mordants and dynamic.

OVERALL OPINION

I use the Fantom G8 for over a month now and I'm delighted! I like the keyboard, the dynamics of sound, ergonomics and comfort of the real work that provide the screen and the mouse (which are not really widgets).
It lacks an effective grid editor for drum tracks. You need a computer to load SMF (??!!!!).
It also lacked the multisampling and an undo function on the sequencer but this has been corrected with the OS 1.10 comes out.
Simple, powerful, dymanique fast, it is a machine that will delight the musicians.
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Excellent!

By D-MAS, 27/05/2013
Keyboard 88 keys, a lot of sounds that can be set to different styles of music (for my leaving Electro)
I would put 9/10

UTILIZATION

general use is fairly simple when you have already used the Roland.
Full manual and I advise to read despite the pavement
Editing sounds and effects is easy thanks to the screen (the usefulness of a mouse is desirable)
I would put 8/10

SOUNDS

The touch is really great (for my leaving), it remains one of the only hit that I loved.
Regarding the sounds, they are suitable for different styles of music (I was the electro / house) it can be used in the studio or concert (watch the weight though)
I would put 8/10

OVERALL OPINION

I used it for around two years and I can tell you that for me is one of the best hit.
I had other models like the pattern 8 and other equivalent but I just tell you that the hit is the thing I love the most and the sounds of Bass.
Value / Price: I bought two months after its release before the price increases: excellent results!
With experience and the price at which I got I do it again this choice without hesitation!
I would put 9/10
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fmasoero's review

By fmasoero, 01/07/2013
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UTILIZATION

Easy to use despite a somewhat daunting manual.

SOUNDS

Sounds correct on the whole, the ARX cards are a plus.

OVERALL OPINION

Used for 2 years for the stage, the keyboard and some of lour to carry but is able to meet all needs.
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Roland Fantom G8 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Roland
  • Model:Fantom G8
  • Series:Fantom
  • Category:Workstations
  • Added in our database on: 11/26/2008

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