Roland ミュージック・ワークステーション FANTOM-G6
Roland ローランド ミュージックワークステーション FA-06
ローランド 61鍵シンセサイザーRoland JUNO-DS61
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ROLAND ( ローランド ) デジタルシンセサイザー SYSTEM-8
|価格||使用不可||￥ 127,440||￥ 78,840||￥ 54,000||￥ 178,200||￥ 189,880|
|パッケージサイズ：幅||1.14m x 51.82 cm x 19.3 cm||1.2m x 39.8 cm x 16.6 cm||1.21m x 40 cm x 18 cm||72.4 x 34.6 x 11.8 cm||1.57m x 50.8 cm x 29.21 cm||1.03m x 49 cm x 19 cm|
|外装質量||19.39 kg||8.74 kg||7.98 kg||3.64 kg||21.36 kg||9 kg|
Powerful sequencer/synth that allows production of any type of music you could imagine
Overall good quality for the sound banks with a few surprising stinkers
128 midi tracks and 24 sample tracks
Onboard memory can be expanded to 1GB
Vibrant 8.5 inch color screen
Programmable multi efx for each part
Can seamlessly mix samples and live recordings and midi tracks
built in sampler
USB Mouse support
Thumb Drive support
Easily sample live performances as audio tracks to be incorporated into songs
Patch partition is fully customizable and programmable and can be saved as a separate Project away from default settings.
1GB of example storage. For a $2500+ keyboard (the cost when I purchased it), I was expecting more support than 1GB.
Default sample memory is only 32MB which is a disgrace
Only 2x expansion. Even the XP-50 which isn't half as powerful as the Fantom G6 and was $1000 less, offered 4x
Expansion cards are limited to 3 and overpriced making them almost worthless
Thumb drive support is wonky at best. Some thumb drives work. Others don't. Even if you have a 128GB thumb drive that works great on your PC and has been reformatted to work with the Fantom, chances are it's not going to happen in some cases. I had two mass storage thumb drives, one 64GB and another 128GB that I wanted to use with my device. But no matter what I tried, they wouldn't work. I had to use my 16GB long dong thumb drive instead because it was the only drive that would play nice with the G6.
Steep learning curve for those not familiar with Roland sequencers and synths.
Bugs. Fortunately I bought my Fantom after the 1.5 update which offered far more stability than prior version. But for those that purchased their device prior to that update the software powering the G6 was a hot mess of bugs and instability.
Windows support is clumsy. In this age of USB devices we've grown accustomed to hot swap. Well, that's not so with the G6. You have to either power on your board plugged into a PC to be recognized by Windows or you have to power it down entirely, plug into a PC and THEN boot up for the Fantom to be recognized by a PC. This wouldn't be so bad if the Fantom always had a fast boot time. But if you save a Project that uses a lot of custom patches, the Fantom can take up to 5 minutes or more to boot.
Support or lack thereof. Roland no longer supports the G6. If you're looking for Windows 10 drivers for it, forget about it. They're not happening last I checked. You can still transfer your .WAV/.AIFF/Project files thru USB using a Fantom G6 thumb drive to a computer but that's about all you're going to be doing if you're running Windows 10, which many of us are.
Color screen isn't a touch screen.
Some of the preset patches aren't as good as similar genres of sounds on the XP-50.
With all of the listed cons you may ask "Why give the G6 3* instead of 2* or 1*? Mainly because I have my Fantom G6 configured so it "just works" when it comes to playing music for my projects. Yes, I'd like to have continued support in general, Windows 10 support specifically, more expansion cards at better prices and better USB storage support, especially for how much I paid for the board. But I'm never upset after I listen to a final mix of a song I wrote on the Fantom G6. Some of the cons ARE damning though, hence 3*. I've used Projects that have near 100% customized patches and drum kits to make up for some of the lacking default patches which helped a lot. It would be nice if there were an easier way to get XP and JV series sounds onto the Fantom without sampling/editing each patch manually. I would gladly pay $150 to $200 for a custom Project that featured JV series and XP series sounds. Why Roland didn't think of this themselves is beyond me. When the Fantom G6 works, it works phenomenally. But getting to that point with a learning curve and at a premium price can be a hard pill to swallow when cheaper quality sequencers/synths can be hard elsewhere. In the end, the Fantom G series just feels like a missed opportunity overall considering the potential. There is an incredible amount of technology in the G6.
it is difficult to learn every feature on it and i am still trying to figure things out