Roland Fantom FA-76
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Roland Fantom FA-76

Fantom FA-76, Workstation from Roland in the Fantom series.

09/25/2001

Roland Fantom FA-76 : Anonymous 's user review

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Very good keyboard 76 note synth with big improvements compared to XP80. It has 4 controllers with dual functions editable and the famous D-Beam. It also has 4 OUTPUT, 3 pedals, 2 digital outputs S / PDIF (optical / coaxial), 3 doses noon. There are also lots of sounds but it is the quality that predominates. Building on the sound engine of the XV 5080, 128-PATCH users, especially users of 64 against 32 for the PERF XP80, and 16 KIT Rhythm. Of course, it is GM2. The major criticism is the meager 64-voice polyphony (128 XV5080), the lack of slots for cards SRJV80 (DAC 1??) And especially the complexities of using the beast. (Why such a big screen for not being a touch ????? KORG TRITON example !!!!)

UTILIZATION

Not very easy to use. Although the functions are the same as for XP, nothing is set as the latter. Eg to switch the mode PERF PATCH must enter the MODE menu, with the arrows or PERF PATCH go and confirm with a button below the screen but not in front of the function!! Galley for live. no !!!!! regarding the editing of sounds or other effects, it's the same thing. It must have all pages and sub menus at the top of the keyboard or else ......! For the manual, it is so far only in English (I'm French) but well done.

SOUNDS

The sounds are beautiful. Significant efforts on the drums, guitars, pianos, organs, finally, that the good and mostly beautifully highlighted by the dual arpeggiator. The effects are coming to realize most of the series of COSM. So property. The keyboard is much improved also firmer. I have been using

OVERALL OPINION

September 20, 2001. I tried all the models before you buy it because I'm hi-tech salesman in a music store (which is easier). I also have a Triton, a Nordlead 2, a CX3 an XP 80 and EMU B3. The price / quality ratio is faithful to ROLAND. Ie it is always the same price for all synths premium brand but it can never be too expensive! To conclude, I do not regret my choice.