Roland Fantom 6 EX, 7 EX and 8 EX – All the Details

Roland have today announced the launch of the EX models for their flaghship workstation line, the Fantom. Below are the full resolution pics of each model, but let’s dive into the specs:

61 Keys (semi-weighted keyboard and channel aftertouch) OR
76 Keys (semi-weighted keyboard and channel aftertouch) OR
88 Keys (PHA-50 Wood and Plastic Hybrid Structure, with Escapement and Ebony/Ivory Feel, channel aftertouch)

Fantom 6 EX Dimensions
1,084 (W) x 403 (D) x 106 (H) mm
42-11/16 (W) x 15-7/8 (D) x 4-3/16 (H) inches

15.3 kg / 33 lbs 12 oz

Fantom 7 EX Dimensions

1,296 (W) x 403 (D) x 106 (H) mm
51-1/16 (W) x 15-7/8 (D) x 4-3/16 (H) inches
17.7 kg / 39 lbs 1 ozFantom 8 EX Dimensions
1,432 (W) x 439 (D) x 153 (H) mm

56-7/16 (W) x 17-5/16 (D) x 6-1/16 (H) inches
27.7 kg / 61 lbs 2 oz

-Sound Generator:

V-Piano Technology (Only ZONE1)
ACB (Only ZONE1)
VTW Organ (Only ZONE2)
SuperNATURAL Acoustic
SuperNATURAL Acoustic Piano
SuperNATURAL Electric Piano
Various MODEL sound generators
* ZEN-Core Tones and Model Tones can import and export.-Expansion
EXZ Series
EXSN Series
EXM Series
ACB Series* The expansion are rewritable internal sound generator memory.
You can download data from the Roland Cloud and write it via a USB flash drive into the FANTOM’s internal memory.-Parts
16 Zones (Internal + External)-Scenes
128 Scenes x 4 Bank
* The Scenes can import and export.-Tones
Over 7,000 Tones
Over 90 Drum kits-Tone Remain
16 zones
* Tone Remain does not apply to V-Piano, ACB and VTW sounds.

Rating System: 4 Steps (0–3)

-Tone Search / Scene Search
Rating, Character

Multi-Effects: 16 systems, 93 types
Part EQ: 16 systems
Drum Part COMP: 6 systems
Insertion Effect: 2 Systems, 90 Types (Serial, parallel connection selectable)
TFX: 1 System, 90 Types
Input MFX: 2 Systems (in Parallel), 90 Types

Chorus: 9 types
Reverb: 7 types
Master Compressor
Master EQ
Input Reverb: 7 types
Input EQ: 2 Systems (in Parallel)

-Analog Filter
Type: LPF1/LPF2/LPF3/HPF/BPF/Bypass

Band: 13, 20, 32
Type: Mono, Stereo
Preset Setting: 10
User Setting: 20

-Scene Chain
Chain: 16 Scenes x 32 Pages (Total 512 Scenes) per 1 Chain set
Set: 100
Marker: 62 (0–9, A–Z, a–z) per 1 Chain Set

MIDI Tracks: 16
Pattern: 8 (per each Track)
Pattern Length: 64 measures
Recording Method: Realtime recording, Step recording, TR-REC
Editing Method: Piano roll edit (Touch Edit / Automation support), Microscope
Song: 1 (per Scene)
File format: Original, SMF export/import supported
* PAD Sampler trigger data can be recorded.

-Keyboard Multisample
Format: 16/24-bit linear, 44.1/48 kHz, WAV/AIFF
Number of Samples: 8,000
Number of Multisamples: 128
Sampling Time: The maximum is 2 minutes 44 second (1 Sample).

* A total of approximately 2 GB (Share with Expansion titles)
* Keyboard Multisample can import and export as ZEN-Core Tone.

-PAD Sampler
Format: 16-bit linear, 44.1/48 kHz, WAV/AIFF import supported
Maximum Polyphony: 8
Number of Samples: 16 Pads x 4 Banks
Sampling Time: The maximum is 60 minutes (the equivalent of approximately 660 MB).
* A total of approximately 2 GB (including imported WAV files)
When you use the PAD samples as KBD Wave, then you have to manipulation it.

-Internal Storgae space for files
Size: 2 GB

-Rhythm Pattern
-Chord Memory
-Motional Pad
-PAD Mode
Sample Pad, Note Pad, Partial Sw/Sel, DAW Control, Zone Mute, Zone Solo, Kbd Sw Group, Rhythm Pattern, Pattern, Variation Play, Group Play
* When connect to MX-1

-CV/Gate Control
2 x CV/Gate or 3 x CV/1 x Gate

Pitch Bend/Modulation Lever *1
Assignable Switch x 2 (S1/S2)
Control knob x 8
Slider x 8
USB Audio slider
Wheel x 2 *1
Function knob x 6
Sound Modified knob x 11 *1
4 x 4 Pad

*1: 1024 step editing support
Sound Modified knob can be use with Cutoff, Resonance, Attack , Decay , Sustain , Release , Amp , FX Depth.

Graphic Type, 7″, Wide VGA (800 x 480 dots), backlite LCD (Color/Touch screen, Wallpaper support)


Headphones jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
MAIN OUT jacks (L/MONO, R) (1/4-inch phone type)
MAIN OUT jacks (L, R) (XLR type)
SUB OUT1 jacks (L, R) (1/4-inch phone type)
SUB OUT2 jacks (L, R) (1/4-inch phone type)
ANALOG FILTER OUT jacks (1,2) (1/4-inch phone type)
Mic/Line Input jacks: (1,2) (1/4 inch phone type/XLR type)
2 x CV OUT, 2 x GATE OUT
FOOT PEDAL jacks (HOLD, CTRL1, CTRL2, CTRL3) * 1024 Step value support
MIDI connectors (IN, OUT1, OUT2/THRU) * High-resolution velocity data output support
3 x External Device Port(USB A):Roland A-49 or an A-PRO series MIDI Controller can be connected. * Operation is not guaranteed if a generic MIDI device is connected.

-Audio Interface
Max 24 bit/96 KHz
Record 16 Stereo Channel
Playback 3 Stereo Channel

-External Memory
USB Flash drive (sold separately)

-Power Supply
AC 117-240 V 50/60 Hz

-Power Consumption
50 W

Owner’s manual
Power Cord


PICTURES (click on each for the hi-res version)

Fantom 6 EX



Fantom 7 EX

Fantom 8 EX

And now the big beast:

Now it’s over to you – is this something you’re likely to cough up the money for?

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