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Roland FA-08 88 Key Music Workstation


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Get Simple Operation Letting You Capture Songs And Ideas As They Come From The Command Center Of Your Studio - The Roland FA-08 88 Key Music Workstation

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 Roland FA-08 Music Workstation features an 88-note weighted-action keyboard and comes 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.

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.

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.

Instant-Access Performance Sampler Onboard

Based on Roland's mega-popular SP-404SX, the sampler in the FA series features fun, fast, hands-on operation and sampling/playback via convenient SDHC cards. You can play audio samples directly from the 16 pads on the FA-08 panel, making it easy to expand your performances with loops, backing tracks, one-shots, vocal phrases, sound FX, and more. Thanks to SDHC flash memory, your samples load instantly with no wait time, and you can use the four pad banks and clipboard function to rearrange your samples as needed for any performance.

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.

*USB communication requires installation of the FA-series USB driver on your computer.


  • 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


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
  • 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
  • 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

Manufacturer: Roland
Model: FA-08
Warranty: See manufacturer website for details
SKU: I305869-2-B

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