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  • Fat iceFat ice

    Roland Fantom XRPublished on 02/17/08 at 02:54
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    Hi man !!! (predator 45)
    Me too I'm beatmaker!
    jvoulais and bought a rack pattern or Fantom XR!
    What should I purchased the first to you?
    j'recherche violins with a big attack, the choirs, the brass and synth sounds udders!
    thank you to answer me !!! j'te and let my address (BATUVOIKOI@HOTMAIL.COM)
    PEACE !!!

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  • Fred160656Fred160656

    Best compromise with a wind controller

    Roland Fantom XRPublished on 08/17/14 at 01:12
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    Everything has already been said on the Fantom XR
    I will not dwell on the technical features which have already been described
    I focused on use with a wind controller Akai EWI and Yamaha WX

    UTILIZATION

    Through edieur it is quite easy to adapt the sounds for use with a wind controller
    It is preferable to equip the card Fantom XR

    SOUNDS

    The structure and architecture of the Fantom XR sound is certainly one of the best for using a wind controller. It allows a perfect control over the sounds.
    With the addition of sound banks programmed by Matt Traum (Mr Patchman) Fantom XR is the ultimate weapon for any user of wind controller. (Sounds like the brass, woodwinds, ar…
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    Everything has already been said on the Fantom XR
    I will not dwell on the technical features which have already been described
    I focused on use with a wind controller Akai EWI and Yamaha WX

    UTILIZATION

    Through edieur it is quite easy to adapt the sounds for use with a wind controller
    It is preferable to equip the card Fantom XR

    SOUNDS

    The structure and architecture of the Fantom XR sound is certainly one of the best for using a wind controller. It allows a perfect control over the sounds.
    With the addition of sound banks programmed by Matt Traum (Mr Patchman) Fantom XR is the ultimate weapon for any user of wind controller. (Sounds like the brass, woodwinds, are among the most realistic I've heard, even better than on-7 lIntegra yet newer.
    Lead synth sounds are also very powerful and péchus and allow for very expressive solo.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I have for over 2 years now and never get tired of using my EWI 4000S.
    I even considered buying a Fantom XR second
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  • Docteur FrogDocteur Frog

    Roland Fantom XRPublished on 05/01/04 at 00:43
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    Checkmate. The Next-Generation X ROLAND FANTOM keyboards can not hold the head of dferlante SERIES YAMAHA MOTIF or COMPTITE Kurzweil K2661 and even fewer of the large stratgie by KORG ritra most of their clbre REFERENCE TRITON Xtreme.
    But what ROLAND. Quhistoriquement then the mark is a factory synthtiseurs and workstations, the Japanese firm explodes the battery market with their amazing electronic SERIES TD rgne almost matre on the market of digital piano Roland portable but America seems to have lost the distance in the world of High-Tech.
    I like many mattendais OF USE vritable a mutation of the Fantom X SERIES, in fact, the piano sounds are not as good as with a terribly mdium means…
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    Checkmate. The Next-Generation X ROLAND FANTOM keyboards can not hold the head of dferlante SERIES YAMAHA MOTIF or COMPTITE Kurzweil K2661 and even fewer of the large stratgie by KORG ritra most of their clbre REFERENCE TRITON Xtreme.
    But what ROLAND. Quhistoriquement then the mark is a factory synthtiseurs and workstations, the Japanese firm explodes the battery market with their amazing electronic SERIES TD rgne almost matre on the market of digital piano Roland portable but America seems to have lost the distance in the world of High-Tech.
    I like many mattendais OF USE vritable a mutation of the Fantom X SERIES, in fact, the piano sounds are not as good as with a terribly mdium means legonomie gnrale would be of even more complex, as the Pliades of features that we did do, I do not think the cest quil must put the accent. East Synths sounds too, the Fantom XR Naura not have time to make the MOTIF Rack YAMAHA Lombre.

    UTILIZATION

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    SOUNDS

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    OVERALL OPINION

    The XR Rack is the height of the keyboard SERIES, jarrte the wash. Premire still has a print. It IS NOT the best.
    Fantom sound scary ;-)
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  • JeffD.JeffD.

    Roland Fantom XRPublished on 08/12/04 at 07:28
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    Expander 128 voice polyphonic / 16 Parts
    1480 Waveforms
    1024 Patches (256 GM2)
    Performance 644
    Memory card (option): + 64 256 Performance Patches
    EFFECTS: 78 types Reverb + 3 + 5 + 6 INPUTS Chorus + Compressor for Mastering
    Sampling 16-bit linear frequency 44Khz.
    Arpeggiator, Preset 128, User 128
    Automatic agreements: PRESET 64, User 64
    DISPLAY: Backlit Graphic LCD 160x48 very bright and the buttons
    Look: Super nice, rounded transparent buttons, brushed metal, glass plate with screws in Screen Protector
    CD edition Patch Management and libraries
    Extension: 6 SRX card slots

    UTILIZATION

    Use friendly, calf + button, screen a bit small but enough for patch sele…
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    Expander 128 voice polyphonic / 16 Parts
    1480 Waveforms
    1024 Patches (256 GM2)
    Performance 644
    Memory card (option): + 64 256 Performance Patches
    EFFECTS: 78 types Reverb + 3 + 5 + 6 INPUTS Chorus + Compressor for Mastering
    Sampling 16-bit linear frequency 44Khz.
    Arpeggiator, Preset 128, User 128
    Automatic agreements: PRESET 64, User 64
    DISPLAY: Backlit Graphic LCD 160x48 very bright and the buttons
    Look: Super nice, rounded transparent buttons, brushed metal, glass plate with screws in Screen Protector
    CD edition Patch Management and libraries
    Extension: 6 SRX card slots

    UTILIZATION

    Use friendly, calf + button, screen a bit small but enough for patch selection or performance, for editing patches and configuration is preferred software via USB.
    French manual complete and clear.

    SOUNDS

    Roland sounds typical round.
    Sounds of the Steinway Piano has been extraordinary: a multi sample of 88 notes very expressive
    There is in addition to a specific effect for the piano: Sympathetic RESO simulating the resonance of other strings of the piano when playing and allows you to set the lid is opened.
    The electric pianos are very round see very well but not deaf or there is not enough preset for my taste (the reason the ES surpasses all)
    Guitars and Brass: beautiful nothing to envy the grounds are, it's different, complementary.
    Synth sounds: Bad Normal nothing exciting yet there are many (too?)
    Organs: Bad classic yet when one is accustomed to the organs of the Motif ES is demanding deveint!

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 3 weeks and I never get tired of playing acoustic instruments.
    I also have a Yamaha Motis ES, and find complementary products: The Motif has a rich and clear sounds, arpeggios developed, the preset powerful direct effects.
    The Fantom is round and balanced.
    If I had to choose between a workstation Fantom X or Motif ES, I will choose when the same pattern. But the expander FXR is considered as a supplement.
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  • etiennewilliameetiennewilliame

    Roland Fantom XRPublished on 11/16/04 at 08:40
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    Commenons prciser by the fantom XR is one of the few racks of its class possder Sampling station worthy of the name. In addition, its 128-voice polyphony dtach the many other racks competitors, such as the pattern (in a rack polyphony t magazine down), or others. In terms of CHARACTERISTICS one wonders what is missing this machine, multi-sampled piano sound of 88 notes is just fantastic, excellent quality presets, programming opportunities and Expansion memory standards ,...( see on the site CHARACTERISTICS gnrales Roland). Of course, the machine asks to be searched from top to bottom.

    UTILIZATION

    For a rack, use the fantom is fairly intuitive. However, the LCD screen as a bit sm…
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    Commenons prciser by the fantom XR is one of the few racks of its class possder Sampling station worthy of the name. In addition, its 128-voice polyphony dtach the many other racks competitors, such as the pattern (in a rack polyphony t magazine down), or others. In terms of CHARACTERISTICS one wonders what is missing this machine, multi-sampled piano sound of 88 notes is just fantastic, excellent quality presets, programming opportunities and Expansion memory standards ,...( see on the site CHARACTERISTICS gnrales Roland). Of course, the machine asks to be searched from top to bottom.

    UTILIZATION

    For a rack, use the fantom is fairly intuitive. However, the LCD screen as a bit small, it is much more planks to operate the machine with the publisher, thanks to the USB port. Trs easy to install, it keeps on pushing the capabilities of the machine.

    SOUNDS

    The sounds of violins and piano are falling down. You can find some weaknesses on battery kits. But again the sampler with its editor in one-shot allows us to have a custom drum kit and much more powerful than those existing in the workstations.

    OVERALL OPINION

    The Fantom XR is a great machine that requires a real grip. It offers opportunities rarely affected by this type of machine. It may sound once said, used in the studio or live.

    Victim of a reputable bad some "extremists" that persists dnigrer hardware
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  • Popol559Popol559

    Roland Fantom XRPublished on 01/16/05 at 10:13
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    Well I do not come back too much on the characteristics of the Bécanne.
    polyphony is very broad but beware of the patches that use four basic sounds (yes it reduces by four the number keys at the same time) ..
    Comprehensive connectivity: USB, midi audio spdif ....
    Compared to the pattern, it is a true workstation ....

    UTILIZATION

    The choice of sounds is very simple and if the screen is a bit small it does not detract from the ease of use of the machine.
    I have not really had time to really create something ...

    SOUNDS

    I try to do mainly from the New Wave and pop ...
    To have had a reason (non-es) in the hand a year ago, I can say that the sounds of acoustic pat…
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    Well I do not come back too much on the characteristics of the Bécanne.
    polyphony is very broad but beware of the patches that use four basic sounds (yes it reduces by four the number keys at the same time) ..
    Comprehensive connectivity: USB, midi audio spdif ....
    Compared to the pattern, it is a true workstation ....

    UTILIZATION

    The choice of sounds is very simple and if the screen is a bit small it does not detract from the ease of use of the machine.
    I have not really had time to really create something ...

    SOUNDS

    I try to do mainly from the New Wave and pop ...
    To have had a reason (non-es) in the hand a year ago, I can say that the sounds of acoustic pattern is a little better .. (A little more punch and grain), but if we look a little one soon realizes that the sounds of the Motif are good if you stay mode patch (thanks to the effects ...) but what a disappointment when it is sets mode song (sounds seem at once very flat ....

    In the Fantom XR is not, of course, there are slightly less powerful and realistic than the pattern, but when removing the effects, the sound does not flatten completely ....
    and what is synthetic sounds, the sounds of plants fantom sound royally ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    I did not long ago and I am already won ....

    the main interest of the Fantom Xr is the synthetic sounds and if it is FX s'acquité 300 euros for compensation through the SRX ... These sound cards have very specialized or very sharp ... The Fantom XR can swallow 6 (but hey 6X300 = 1800 Euros! is more than the price of the bike ...)
    I will opt for a map certainly general and that of the string (royale. ....)

    So a very good value for money, it retains the possibility of sample was a player that sequence do not cause racks currently ..

    A great synth complementary pattern undoubtedly ...
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  • musicdesignmusicdesign

    Roland Fantom XRPublished on 02/05/05 at 06:04
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    Roack 19 inch 1 unit 128-voice polyphony
    audio connectors (analog and numrique (SPDIF) input and output
    sounds programmable via a utility compatible Mac and PC

    UTILIZATION

    Given the number of buttons on the front, the first edition in a somewhat surprising and does not very clear but after two days of grip used to it quickly. the screen a bit small compared a triton rack or Kurzweil.

    SOUNDS

    Trs sound of good quality throughout most synthetic sounds. The pianos are of good quality much better at Triton. one approaches a little the quality Kurzweil. the strings are kind trs roland, they are more expressive and ralistes on a ground are good but there's plenty to work …
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    Roack 19 inch 1 unit 128-voice polyphony
    audio connectors (analog and numrique (SPDIF) input and output
    sounds programmable via a utility compatible Mac and PC

    UTILIZATION

    Given the number of buttons on the front, the first edition in a somewhat surprising and does not very clear but after two days of grip used to it quickly. the screen a bit small compared a triton rack or Kurzweil.

    SOUNDS

    Trs sound of good quality throughout most synthetic sounds. The pianos are of good quality much better at Triton. one approaches a little the quality Kurzweil. the strings are kind trs roland, they are more expressive and ralistes on a ground are good but there's plenty to work especially since the sampling section allows to fill the gaps. Of course we can not prsence of quality converters kurzweil or the possibility of 96 oscillators and filters to reprocess its proposed this machine (the price is not the same), it remains namoins a good sampler with the possibility of time stretch in real time. the phantom is more powerful here than triton rack.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 2 months and seen the capcits of the machine, the sound quality and be in a real prsence sampler, the ratio quality price is good trs.
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  • clementsoullardclementsoullard

    Roland Fantom XRPublished on 03/24/05 at 05:45
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    I do not return on CHARACTERISTICS. I use it in a home studio use, and nothing is missing. on the other hand I find it unfortunate that some patch sound at all in song mode. (For Previous duly notice.) At the time of my purchase it silent compete with the YAMAHA ES. The USB cable is to buy spare damage.

    UTILIZATION

    I'm sorry as everyone notch too small, but the interface is clear. CATEGORY navigation which is nevertheless a good idea is not so simple because it lacks a button more to make it really nice.
    The interface on the computer is pretty trs, but I regret that similarly catgories navigation is accessible by a tiny menu so that one often seeks in his class and not by its n…
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    I do not return on CHARACTERISTICS. I use it in a home studio use, and nothing is missing. on the other hand I find it unfortunate that some patch sound at all in song mode. (For Previous duly notice.) At the time of my purchase it silent compete with the YAMAHA ES. The USB cable is to buy spare damage.

    UTILIZATION

    I'm sorry as everyone notch too small, but the interface is clear. CATEGORY navigation which is nevertheless a good idea is not so simple because it lacks a button more to make it really nice.
    The interface on the computer is pretty trs, but I regret that similarly catgories navigation is accessible by a tiny menu so that one often seeks in his class and not by its numro of preset.
    The same machine it is trs beautiful facade with its brushed the look is neat ...

    SOUNDS

    C'tait really the point that tipped my choice. The pianos are falling, honest I do not think we can ask more in a synth pianos Contents. The guitars are also good and trs could change a lot advice on their use

    The EP and Rhodes say anything. For cons, the strings and winds lack breath and are more comfortable in the cot synthse.

    The tablecloths are prcises, in a word, they are trs pros. Can be even a little too in the sense that the webs that have to be enough prsence cheeks alone are rare.

    Low plthoriques are synthetic. The DrumKit, trs are good, not tape the eye, but to balance the mix.

    I also apprci mastering Intgr function that allows a mix directly dlivrer afternoon with a good dynamic.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for two months, if your first piano, and you like the tease squenceur and composition from time to time. It's a good machine, as the pianos really are a must.
    I blame this machine is its lack of fun, because we have not really fully DLIR patch, even if we know that there was no point, was fun.

    I probably referrer choice. However, this machine did not give me the effect of a Ferrari but plutt that of a big German sedan. May be that now I balance can be to the Yamaha ES which is obviously more fun.

    As for comments that describe this machine in a box of shit. It Relva turf war. For this level of COMPTITE, we do not know too well what a change to choose a particular machine and it is right to think so.
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  • solhemnissolhemnis

    Roland Fantom XRPublished on 07/25/05 at 03:34
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    See below
    note the different partitions for effects, chorus, reverb, plus multi fx
    analog and digital coaxial
    integrated sampler
    up to 6 extensions roland srx

    UTILIZATION

    Screen a bit small, not very intuitive manipulation initially but after two days of use pass without any problems. performance mode a little boring at first.
    positive, physical interface design very clear and very pleasant. Few buttons, brightness buttons nice.
    soft edit with the very clear can not be take the lead in the editing interface.

    SOUNDS

    Here is the section that we buy or not fantomxr. The sounds do not leave indifferent, for me it was love at first sight, confirmed by a month of…
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    See below
    note the different partitions for effects, chorus, reverb, plus multi fx
    analog and digital coaxial
    integrated sampler
    up to 6 extensions roland srx

    UTILIZATION

    Screen a bit small, not very intuitive manipulation initially but after two days of use pass without any problems. performance mode a little boring at first.
    positive, physical interface design very clear and very pleasant. Few buttons, brightness buttons nice.
    soft edit with the very clear can not be take the lead in the editing interface.

    SOUNDS

    Here is the section that we buy or not fantomxr. The sounds do not leave indifferent, for me it was love at first sight, confirmed by a month of testing and comparing with the motif rack. Yes, the reason pianos are much more better, yes the brass and strings are better, somewhat better, but the major advantage of fantomxr is the originality of his sound, we like it or not. The strong points are the different layers, the acoustic guitar (more realistic and attractive on the ground), the ethnic sounds (eg sitar on C is unique! Even in RA from East West we come not to that! !), the synth fx, and especially the very powerful effects and original. To make zic techno electro etc is an absolute must! The reverb sound dimension give an unprecedented and full of nuances (not too grandilocantes but very aesthetic) has an acoustic sound basic, it must be heard to be believed!
    weaknesses pianos, which are not as evils, far from it, I use them often, but do not give a good quality / price and the strings, though some sounds are absolutely great style Saharastrings.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 3 months after a month trial. I see its faults but especially his qualities. I think the fantomxr not intended to be a classic but it is precisely why it gives me all the originality that could not get a very good machine but more conventional, that pleases as many people as the reason rack. It is quite true that the two are complementary. But what I liked is that the fantomxr put on a sound design inovation, very attractive and smooth. Design sound effects just as effective in the uniqueness and beauty of sound.
    The value for money is not exellent but still not bad, considering the sampler, editing functions of its (notably the effects unique to the machine) and the uniqueness of its sound. I would do this choice indeed.
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  • Anonymous

    Roland Fantom XRPublished on 08/23/05 at 08:01
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    I have since yesterday so I could browse the sound banks. I posssede also a reason 6. (are not)

    It is very beautiful and seems complet.je navigate the pages without difficulty. I believe there is an editor on one of the cd ... I will see this.

    lots of sounds ... Listen har example ... I do not have it on the ground .. even the accordion "seine" would fade Berthoumieux .. I love so many styles of music I find my account in this bike .. Listen piano, it is of great quality .. In any case, widely usable on stage.

    23/08 notice.

    it's really a great product. the effects are superb. I am thrilled. it compensates for the shortcomings of the pattern and is great in town and country ... u…
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    I have since yesterday so I could browse the sound banks. I posssede also a reason 6. (are not)

    It is very beautiful and seems complet.je navigate the pages without difficulty. I believe there is an editor on one of the cd ... I will see this.

    lots of sounds ... Listen har example ... I do not have it on the ground .. even the accordion "seine" would fade Berthoumieux .. I love so many styles of music I find my account in this bike .. Listen piano, it is of great quality .. In any case, widely usable on stage.

    23/08 notice.

    it's really a great product. the effects are superb. I am thrilled. it compensates for the shortcomings of the pattern and is great in town and country ... uh .. live

    UTILIZATION

    It seems simple to understand. I barely opened the manual. I would see qd I try it with a sequencer. I had some other roland I hope so ... get out ... still too soon ..

    8.23

    it works great with cubase. the sounds sound good patch mode and performs ...

    SOUNDS

    Overall, it's always difficult to stand qd we are accustomed to the pattern. it kills in many areas. However, the fantom owns a fine and a really nice grain. the piano is very correct and more interresting than the reason I find ... the electric piano are interressants as the reason .. with little, no big differences ..

    there is a "grain" of incredible finesse, percussive sounds that the pattern does not .. but also knowing how to be discrete layers (if they are reworked) without eating the whole spectrum. only acoustic bass leave me on my end. not talking about the sax and other stuff ... I never use it on stage.

    after a few hours, I am generally delighted with the overall quality. the effects are very complets.c is easy to access. can save their favorite and patch recall. nickel.

    OVERALL OPINION

    What I like is that on stage I will fly with a master keyboard and I left to be quiet for years. I do not see the style of music arrangement and I'm doing such a good config that the ghost and reason together ... I am asked to be fast and not to other galleys to find her. I have all the ...!

    in home studio, I will help my pc that supports VST, but my first motivation was primarily to find a config simple and portable for live.

    I still have the choice of master keyboard which should be light ... finished the RD 500 to 25 kg .. he will remain at home after years of abuse ... to find a safe and portable keyboard .. that's another matter ...

    I will see my decision after several months.

    8.23

    very good bike. nothing to say negative.
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