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FA08

Roland FA-08 Music Workstation Keyboard


Combining the best of Roland's synthesis, sampling and sequencing in an amazing  workstation with an 88-note weighted keyboard at an incredible price! Roland's new FA series completely reimagines the music workstation, streamlining it for effortless real-time power, ultra-fast workflow, and maximum versatility. Ready to support any type of music you play, the FA-06 is packed with a massive sound collection inherited from the flagship INTEGRA-7, a ton of studio-quality effects, and expressive real-time controls, plus onboard sampling with zero load time for instant audio playback from the 16 backlit pads. The sequencer features simple operation and non-stop loop recording, letting you capture songs and ideas as they come and export them as multitrack data to use with your DAW. 


    • Roland FA-08 PRODUCT FEATURES:

      • Reimagined music workstation designed to maximize your creative flow
      • 88-note Ivory Feel-G Keyboard provides premium weighted-action performance in a lightweight design that's easy to transport
      • Over 2000 sounds from the flagship INTEGRA-7 sound module, including SuperNATURAL® synth and acoustic tones and drums; add even more tones via internal wave sound expansion slots
      • SuperNATURAL synth engine is fully compatible with the expansive collection of free INTEGRA-7 synth tones available from Roland's Axial sound library site
      • 16-track sequencer with non-stop loop recording makes it easy to build songs quickly; export your sequencer tracks to an SDHC card as a complete stereo mix, or as multitrack audio or MIDI data for use in your DAW
      • Onboard sampler based on the SP-404SX features 16 pads x 4 banks and direct recording/playback via SDHC cards
      • Polish your sounds with a multitude of studio-quality effects, including 16 independent MFX engines, six COMP+EQ processors for drums, unique TFX (total effects), and global EQ, chorus, and reverb
      • Tweak tones, effects, and external MIDI devices in real time with six user-assignable Sound Modify knobs
      • Intuitive, streamlined interface with large color LCD
      • Press one button to instantly configure the FA-08 for use with your DAW via USB
      • D-Beam, Rhythm Pattern, Arpeggiator, and Chord Memory functions to expand your creative palette
      • Guitar/Mic and Line input jacks for performing, sampling, and DAW audio recording; dedicated input reverb provides ambience for performing/recording
      • USB ports for sound expansion data, updates, and audio/MIDI interfacing with a computer; MIDI communication with the iPad is possible when using Apple's iPad Camera Connection Kit

      NO WORK, ALL PLAY
      Music workstations play an important role for keyboardists in a wide range of creative activities, from live performance to song development to production in the studio. However, they can often be complicated and difficult to use to their full potential, bogging down the creative process and inhibiting the flow of ideas. In developing the FA series, Roland has completely reimagined the music workstation to provide musicians an inspiring platform that's extremely powerful and versatile, yet simple and intuitive at the same time. With a streamlined interface and focused, practical features that maximize your creative flow, the FA series allows you to experience newfound freedom to deeply explore and develop your musical ideas with less effort than ever before.

      PERFORM AND RECORD WITH A MASSIVE SELECTION OF ROLAND'S VERY BEST SOUNDS
      The true measure of any music workstation lies with the quality and diversity of its sounds. Filled with over 2000 tones directly inherited from the INTEGRA-7, Roland's flagship pro sound module, the FA series truly delivers in this area and then some. All of the INTEGRA-7's SuperNATURAL® synth and XV-5080 PCM tones are onboard, plus an essential collection of ultra-expressive SuperNATURAL acoustic tones that includes pianos, organs, drums, bass, strings, and more. The FA-08's sound engine is fully compatible with the large, growing collection of INTEGRA-7 synth tones available as free downloads from Roland's Axial sound library site, and it's also possible to expand the onboard sound set with FA-series wave sound expansion collections.

      CAPTURE IDEAS AND CREATE SONGS WITHOUT INTERRUPTION
      Simple yet powerful, the FA-08's intuitive 16-track sequencer has been designed to let you capture your inspiration as it happens-recording is always just a simple button press away, ensuring that you'll never lose an idea. In a flash, you can build a full arrangement with the FA-08's huge array of sounds, and with continuous recording in loop mode, you're able to fill up all 16 tracks without ever stopping! In addition to real-time capture, step recording is also possible, and you have complete control to edit and mix your tracks as you go and save your song to an SDHC card as a stereo audio file. It's also possible to export your tracks as individual WAV audio files and/or MIDI data for further development in your DAW, making the FA-08 a powerful sketchpad for capturing initial sparks that will form the basis for your full-scale computer music productions.

      SEAMLESS HARDWARE INTEGRATION WITH YOUR DAW
      In addition to standalone use as a performance instrument and composing workstation, the FA-08 transitions into your computer-based music production world with ease. A simple press of the dedicated DAW Control button instantly sets up the FA-08 to communicate with your computer via USB*, letting you use the keyboard and knobs to send MIDI data to your DAW for playing software synths, controlling plug-in effects, and more. The FA-08 also includes control maps for popular DAWs, providing a quick and easy setup to control transport functions and more in your specific software. You can even use the FA-08 as a USB audio interface to record a variety of different sources directly into your DAW, including a mic, guitar, or stereo line level device connected to the FA-08's rear-panel input jacks, and you can capture the FA-08's internal sounds and sampler playback as well. Sound output is also supported, allowing you to monitor the DAW output through the stereo output and headphones jacks on the FA-08.

      *USB communication requires installation of the FA-series USB driver on your computer.
    • Roland FA-08 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

      KEYBOARD

      Keyboard
      88 keys (Ivory Feel-G Keyboard with Escapement)

      SOUND GENERATOR SECTION

      Maximum Polyphony
      128 voices (varies according to the sound generator load)
      Parts
      16 parts
      Tones
      SuperNATURAL Acoustic
      SuperNATURAL Synth
      SuperNATURAL Drum Kit
      PCM Synth
      PCM Drum Kit

      * GM2 compatible sounds are included.

      Wave Expansion Slots
      2 slots

      * The wave expansion slots are rewritable internal waveform memory. You can download data from the Axial sound library site and write it via a USB flash drive into the FA's internal wave memory (slot).

      Favorite
      Yes
      Effects
      Multi-Effects: 16 systems, 68 types (Vocoder can be used only on part 1.)
      Part EQ: 16 systems
      Drum Part COMP+EQ: 6 systems
      Chorus: 3 types
      Reverb: 6 types
      Master Compressor (This can be changed to Insert FX (78 types).)
      Master EQ
      Total Effects (TFX): 29 types
      Mic Input Reverb: 8 types

      SEQUENCER

      MIDI Tracks
      16
      File format
      Original, SMF export/import supported, WAV export supported

      * Sampler trigger data can be recorded.

      SAMPLER

      Format
      16-bit linear, 44.1 kHz, WAV/AIFF/MP3 import supported
      Maximum Polyphony
      8
      Number of Samples
      16 Pads x 4 Banks (for each song)

      * Samples cannot be used as wave data for the sound engine.

      OTHER

      Rhythm Pattern
      Yes
      Arpeggio
      Yes
      Chord Memory
      Yes
      Controllers
      D-BEAM Controller
      Pitch Bend/Modulation Lever
      Assignable Switch x 2 (S1/S2)
      Control Knob x 6
      Sample Pad
      Tempo Knob
      Display
      5-inch Graphic Color LCD
      External Memory
      SD Card (SDHC supported)
      Connectors
      Headphones Jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
      MAIN Output Jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4-inch TRS phone type
      Sub Output Jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
      AUDIO INPUT Jacks
      LINE: Stereo miniature phone type
      GUITAR/MIC: 1/4-inch phone type
      FOOT PEDAL Jacks (CTRL 1, CTRL 2, HOLD)
      MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT)
      USB FOR UPDATE Port
      USB COMPUTER Port (USB Hi-Speed AUDIO/MIDI)
      (Use a USB cable and a computer with a USB port that support USB 2.0 Hi-Speed.)
      DC IN Jack
      Power Supply
      AC Adaptor
      Current draw
      1,300 mA
      Accessories
      Quick Start
      Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
      SD Card (installed in the product when shipped from the factory)
      SD Card Protector (installed in the product when shipped from the factory)
      AC Adaptor
      Power Cord
      Options (sold separately)
      Keyboard Stand (*1): KS-G8, KS-G8B, KS-18Z, KS-12, KS-J8
      Pedal Switch: DP series
      Expression Pedal: EV-5
      USB Flash Memory (*2)
      Wireless USB Adapter: WNA1100-RL

      *1 When using the KS-18Z and KS-J8, ensure that the height of the unit is one meter or lower.
      *2 Use USB Flash Memory (supports USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Flash Memory) sold by Roland. We cannot guarantee operation if other products are used.


      SIZE AND WEIGHT

      Width
      1415 mm
      55-3/4 inches
      Depth
      340 mm
      13-7/16 inches
      Height
      142 mm
      5-10/16 inches
      Weight
      16.5 kg
      36 lbs. 7 oz.
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