Fantom-G6

Workstation Keyboard

Fantom-G6
Discontinued

Reaching New Levels of Power and Luxury

Introducing the most powerful and luxurious live workstation in Roland history. The Fantom-G is a dream instrument that redefines the boundaries of playability and creativity with its advanced sound engine, revolutionary ARX SuperNATURAL expansion bay, large-sized color LCD, powerful new audio/MIDI sequencer and more.

Advanced Sound Engine

Driven by a powerful new audio processor, the Fantom-G provides new sonic depth and versatility. With twice the wave-ROM capacity of its predecessor, it contains a treasure trove of Roland’s world-famous SRX-quality sounds, but what really sets this instrument 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-G 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 intergraded 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 multi-timbral patch group, plus global reverbs and choruses. Mastering effects are provided for polishing songs created with the onboard sequencer.

Supreme Keyboard Feel & Action

The Fantom-G8 is outfitted with Roland’s top-of-the-line PHA II “Ivory Feel” keyboard. This amazing keyboard technology reproduces the real surface feel of ivory acoustic piano keys providing a familiar stability and comfort to the pianist. The white keys have a two-piece structure which reduces the developed keyboard surface material is designed to absorb moisture, ensuring a secure, slip-proof feel that your fingers will love.

Keyboard Section
Keyboard
61 keys, with velocity and channel aftertouch
Sound Generator Section
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
2,230
Preset Memory
Patches: 1,664 + 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): max. 16 units (76 types)
Multi-effects (MFX): max. 2 units (78 types)
Chorus: 1 unit (3 types)
Reverb: 1 unit (10 types)
Input effects: 1 unit (6 types)
Mastering effects: 1 unit (3-band compressor)
Sampling Section
Data Format
16-bit linear, .WAV or .AIFF
Sampling Frequency
44.1kHz
Maximum Sampling Time
approx. 360 sec, mono/180 sec, stereo (when sampling memory isn't expanded/32 MB)
approx. 108 min, mono/54 min, stereo (fully expanded with DIMM/544 MB)
Number of Samples
2,000 (per one project)
Sequencer Section
Tracks
MIDI tracks (Internal/External/ARX): max. 128
Audio tracks: max. 24
Tempo track: 1
Beat track: 1
Resolution
480 TPQN
Tempo
5.00 to 300.00
Songs
50 (per one project)
Phrases
2,000 (per one project)
Notes Capacity
approx. 1,000,000 notes (per one project)
Song Length
9,998 measures
Recording Method
Realtime recording, Step recording
Others
Arpeggiater
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
Controllers
Pitch Bend/Modulation Lever, Control Knob x 4, Control Slider x 8, Assignable Switch x 2, D Beam Controller
Connectors
Mic/Guitar Input Jacks: 1/4 inch phone type/XLR type (Phantom power) (Hi-Z) 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, Pedal Jacks: Hold Pedal Jack (Half Pedal recognition), MIDI Connectors: IN, OUT, THRU, USB Connectors: USB Computer Connector (supports file transfer or mass storage class, and Audio/MIDI), Digital Audio Interface: COAXIAL INPUT/OUTPUT, AC Inlet
Expansion Slots
ARX expansion boards: 2 slots
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 (50/60 Hz), AC 220 V (60 Hz)
Power Consumption
30 W
Accessories
Owner's Manual, CD-ROM (Editor, USB Audio/MIDI driver), Power Cord
Options
Expansion Board: ARX Series, Keyboard Stand: KS-V7, KS-18Z, Pedal Switch: DP series, Foot Switch: BOSS FS-5U, Expression Pedal: EV-5, USB Memory: M-UF1G
Size and Weight
Width
1,066 mm
42 inches
Depth
411 mm
16-3/16 inches
Height
142 mm
5-5/8 inches
Weight
14.5 kg
32 lbs.
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Support

If you have questions about operating your Roland product, please check our Knowledge Base for answers to the most common questions.
You can also contact our Product Support department by phone or email.
In addition, we have a library of Owner’s Manuals and Support Documents that you can download and reference.

Owner’s Manuals

Support Documents

  • Fantom-G ReleaseNote 130: What’s New in Version 1.30

    The Version 1.30 operating system update adds new features and a wealth of new content to the Fantom-G workstation keyboard. This booklet explains what’s new in Version 1.30, and how to get the most from this important OS update.

  • Fantom-G Workshop 01: The Fantom-G Possibilities

    This booklet provides a step-by-step, hands-on introduction to the Fantom-G. We’ll give you a taste of its many capabilities, and an idea of what’s in store for you with your new Fantom-G.

  • Fantom-G Workshop 02: Power User Control

    If the Fantom-G’s about one thing—other than its killer sounds and display—it’s power and flexibility. Its controls are built for speed, and things get even better when you add a mouse. This booklet is where it all begins.

  • Fantom-G Workshop 03: Power User Control 2: The Pads

    Nowhere are the Fantom-G’s efficiency and flexibility more on display than the DYNAMIC PADS area. There are so many aspects of the Fantom-G’s operation in which the pads kick things into high gear that they deserve their own booklet.

  • Fantom-G Workshop 04: Saving Your Work on the Fantom-G

    With all the music you can make on the Fantom-G, you’ll want to make sure you know how to store it for safekeeping, along with all the bits and pieces that went into it. This Workshop booklet explains how to save Fantom-G songs, samples, patches, and everything else.

  • Fantom-G Workshop 05: Single Mode in the Fantom-G

    When you want to use the Fantom-G in the most traditional, straight-ahead way—maybe with a single patch on the keyboard and a rhythm set or rhythm on the pads—Single mode’s the way to go. This booklet explains how it works.

  • Fantom-G Workshop 06: Editing Fantom-G Patches and Rhythm Sets

    At the heart of the Fantom-G is its killer sounds. Sure, the factory patches and rhythm sets sound great, but you can also create your own, as you’ll learn in this booklet.

  • Fantom-G Workshop 07: Live Mode in the Fantom-G

    The Fantom-G is designed, first and foremost, as an excellent performance keyboard, and that’s what its Live mode is all about. It’s the place where the Fantom-G really shines. This booklet explains Live mode in detail in order to help you harness the Fantom-G’s performance power.

  • Fantom-G Workshop 08: Creating Layers and Splits

    In Live mode, each keyboard-full of sounds is called a “live set.” A live set is where you combine sounds or assign them to different areas of the keyboard. This booklet shows you how to put sounds together as layers and splits on the Fantom-G.

  • Fantom-G Workshop 09: Manipulating Sounds in Realtime

    The Fantom-G has a great set of tools for controlling sounds in realtime, from its control sliders and knobs, to the D Beam, and more. This booklet explains how to set up the Fantom-G realtime controllers and the patches and effects they control.

  • Fantom-G Workshop 10: Studio Mode

    With its powerful 152-track sequencer/recorder, the Fantom-G naturally provides its own slick studio environment in which to get some songs down. In Studio mode, you have access to as many as 16 patches/rhythm sets/sample sets at the same time, 24 audio tracks, and up to 22 effects! This booklet explains what you need to know about Studio mode.

  • Fantom-G Workshop 11: Sequencing and Recording

    In this booklet, you’ll get all the details on sequencing and recording in the Fantom-G, from conceptual explanations of phrases, samples, and tracks, on up through sophisticated and flexible sequencing and recording techniques. This booklet’s a must if you’re itching to master the Fantom-G’s 152-track sequencer/recorder.

  • Fantom-G Workshop 12: Perfecting Songs, MIDI Tracks, and Audio Tracks

    When you’ve captured your MIDI and audio tracks, the fun’s just starting. This booklet takes you through the Fantom-G’s extensive collection of sequencer/recorder editing tools that will help you refine your music to your notion of perfection.

  • Fantom-G Workshop 13: Playing Clips from the Fantom-G Pads

    The Fantom-G is more than just a synth, sampler, audio interface, and sequencer/recorder, though you’d think that might be enough. The Fantom-G’s pads can serve as an absolutely killer way to launch sequenced phrases as clips onstage, DJ-style. Mix and match your beats in harmony with the mood of the mob. This booklet shows you how to bang out clips from the Fantom-G pads.

  • Fantom-G Workshop 14: Adding Live Audio to the Fantom-G

    The Fantom-G boasts a full-featured mini-mixer that allows you to add live sounds to your playing and songs. Connect a mic, a guitar, or any other instrument to the Fantom-G’s audio inputs, add effects, and it’s show time. The input mixer offers phantom power, its own dedicated effects, and access to the rest of the Fantom-G’s stunning effects. You’ll learn how to incorporate live audio into the Fantom-G with in this booklet.

  • Fantom-G Workshop 15: Using the Fantom-G with a Computer

    The Fantom-G’s potent USB capabilities make it an outstanding companion to a computer and a computer-based DAW (“Digital Audio Workstation”). Of course, you can exchange files. Of course, you can use its keyboard with a DAW and use the Fantom-G as an awesome multitimbral module with effects for your DAW. But did you know the Fantom-G may also be all the audio interface you need to get audio into and out of your DAW? And did you know how easy it is to sample your computer’s audio—and that’s any of its audio—on the Fantom-G? Check out this booklet to learn more.

  • Fantom-G Experience

    Impressions of the Fantom-G live workstation from world-leading artists.

  • Selecting Fantom-G and ARX-Series Sounds Via MIDI
  • Fantom-G ReleaseNote 120: Understanding Phrases, Samples, and Tracks

    The Fantom-G contains a powerful combination MIDI sequencer/audio recorder. To help you harness its power, here’s a booklet that explains the relationship between the Fantom-G’s MIDI phrases, audio samples, MIDI tracks, and audio tracks.

  • InFocus 02: Roland’s Librarian Software

    If you’re the kind of person who digs into your Roland/BOSS gear, odds are you go way beyond factory patches and settings. It’s for users like you that we include a computer-based Librarian application for backing up and organizing your data. This booklet explains the Roland/BOSS Librarian.