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WNAMM08: Roland Launch Fantom G-Series
  17-Jan-08
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JJstylz    Said...

been playing with one for about a month. Have a friend who has been testing it! needed lots of updates but the last time i was there after "roland" left the board was updated and awesome. if you like awe inspiring flexibility... thi sis the board!

17-Jan-08 02:30 PM


bobby bland    Said...

What's it sound like compared to the Motif XS series? Does it actually allow 16 efx per patch/track? Or in total 16 efx? Either way thats powerful.

17-Jan-08 06:16 PM


Yo    Said...

What, no rack version?!

17-Jan-08 10:03 PM


Rys    Said...

Hard drive? RAM? Sample editing? any info any one.

17-Jan-08 11:24 PM


JJstylz    Said...

Motif is still a different sounding machine. both sound great. damn good actually. not real sure about the number of fx per track. more than the old fantom for sure... as with most releases the rack will come at summer namm or the next winter namm if they decide to make one. would be nice to see some kind of module like the korg m3 if they do make one. I like that form factor. hard drive... NOPE 192 mb of ram is possible i do believe, could be wrong. but does use conventional flash drive and external hd. there is a "kinda" informative video on rolands website. sorry i can not be of more assistance but as soon as my friend gets back from NAMM with his newly updated one, i will be able to get more info on inner workings!

18-Jan-08 05:02 AM


uhe    Said...

I've read that the sounds are the best of the SRX series (to whose ears is that choice made?),which is Ok but in 2008? These are the same sounds used for years with the JV and all older fantoms already,kinda disappointed, they should have made an attempt to stock it with new designed sounds,but I guess the ARX makes up for it,although that does not come standard and you'll have to buy that too.And only 2 expansions? Better then the XS though,but the XS does sound good with new patches.still I'd like to hear it in person ? when r they shipping?

18-Jan-08 11:33 AM


shakil    Said...

It's not really an Audio Recorder, because it samples and plays back from RAM, not a hard drive or Flash drive.

Calling it a "24 track audio recorder" is false advertisement by Roland.

They did the same with Fantom X 2.0

Except this and the arppegiator, it's pretty awesome.

18-Jan-08 07:42 PM


destroy    Said...

No rack! I would hope that the rack can take a few more cards..And we need guitar modeling not drums...Either way very good stuff, roland.When can I get one?

19-Jan-08 12:08 PM


Mebody    Said...

Hey Shakil.....

Since WHEN is it NOT an audio recorder?!??!?

If it records audio then it IS an AUDIO RECORDER...I dont care if it's recorded on a damn cassette...LOL

22-Jan-08 01:57 AM


NNITRED    Said...

Recording directly to RAM is actually better because there are no issues related to seeking, buffering or latency associated with HD streaming. Unlike HD recording,RAM recording is 100% consistant.HD performance drops as the drive fills and fragments.

01-Feb-08 09:03 AM


Jesse    Said...

Here's a video capture of the Fantom-G VST editor I made. Hope you find the video useful. The editor is fantastic!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTsNTwEz31M

08-May-08 10:10 PM


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