Roland FANTOM-8 Music Workstation Expandable Sound Engine 88-Key Semi-Weighted Synthesizer Keyboard


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Roland FANTOM-8 Music Workstation Expandable Sound Engine 88-Key Semi-Weighted Synthesizer Keyboard

  • Roland FANTOM-8 Music Workstation Expandable Sound Engine 88-Key Semi-Weighted Synthesizer Keyboard
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Roland FANTOM-8 Music Workstation Expandable Sound Engine 88-Key Semi-Weighted Synthesizer Keyboard

At every turn, Roland FANTOM-8 Music Workstation 88-key Semi-weighted Synthesizer Keyboard fulfills the need to create. Its smooth, rapid workflow has no confusing modes, frustrating technical limits, or trade-offs with sound quality. FANTOM's creative process reflects how today's musicians work, with fluid composition tools, instantly recallable creative environments, and deep computer integration.

Seamless Workflow

When the creative juices are flowing, there should be no barriers. With FANTOM, you won't compromise your sound or suffer workarounds due to outdated technical limits. And forget worrying about what features work in which mode. FANTOM is always in full-on creative mode, and your workflow stays consistent, no matter what.

Make A Scene

When you're ready to create, so is FANTOM, and all it takes is a single touch. Your sounds, patterns, and performance layouts are arranged into custom creative spaces called Scenes. A Scene can be an entire song, a section of a song, or a starting point with your favorite sounds laid out just how you like. Scenes can be chained together and changed instantly with no gaps or glitches.

Everything Always

You shouldn't have to wonder how many effects are available or if you can change sounds seamless without limiting complex patches. With FANTOM, you can focus on playing music, not rationing processing power. And with so much power under the hood, you can run all 16 parts with all available effects simultaneously with full patch-remain for seamless transitions. It's like having the power of two complete FANTOMs in one.


It's flexible and expandable sound engine leverages decades of research and development, dishing out inspiring and authentic electronic, acoustic, and hybrid sounds by the bucketload. Combine multiple synthesis and sampling technologies along with the onboard analog filter for new and unusual sounds and take advantage of new sound expansions and capabilities as they arrive.

Sonic Superpowers

The sound engine combines ZEN-Core's analog modeling and PCM synthesis with deep multisampling, SuperNATURAL, and V-Piano technologies and even software synthesizers for unique sounds and intricate performance setups. There are dozens of effects for space and depth and an analog filter for extra warmth and grit. And thanks to our custom Behavior Modeling Core processors, control is smooth and precise with loads of polyphony and full patch remain.

Zen At The Core

The FANTOM's ZEN-Core synth engine is based on partials. Each partial contains a discrete synth voice complete with an oscillator, filter, amplifier, dual LFO, and effects. You can have up to four partials in a single tone, and a Scene can contain up to 16 tones for complex splits, layers, and sequenced parts.

Deep Sampling

With FANTOM, you can sample internal and external sources or even both at the same time. Sample directly to the onboard pads for triggering, to the keyboard for instant pitched sounds, or create detailed multi-samples with up to 352 samples per tone. You can even use samples as the basis of a ZEN-Core tone, taking custom sound design to a new level.

The Piano Is Key

Considered by many as the king of instruments, the piano sits at the heart of the creative process for composers across a range of musical genres. FANTOM uses our V-Piano and SuperNATURAL technologies for pianos that don't just sound real, and they feel real. Craft pianos that play and respond like their acoustic counterparts and match your personal taste.


Low-frequency oscillators add movement to static sounds. More LFOs mean more modulation possibilities and more ways to explore new ground. FANTOM has two LFOs per partial, four partials per tone and since you can stack 16 tones, that's a staggering 128 LFOs per voice. And FANTOM's Step-LFOs have 16 steps of beat-synced automation with 37 curve choices per step. This creates long evolving passages, modular-style animated textures, and sounds with deeply intricate movement.

Model Expansions

From rare and sought-after classics to the designs of tomorrow, Model Expansions give you unprecedented access to the historic and ever-evolving world of Roland synthesizers. Infuse your FANTOM with the characters of entirely different instruments, each with their own sonic personalities, features, and preset tones. Split and layer multiple Model Expansions or mix them with V-Piano sounds, custom multi-samples, or other ZEN-Core tones for unique voices and textures.

Vital Organ

Evolved from the famous Roland VK organ series, FANTOM's Virtual ToneWheel engine faithfully emulates the sound-generating process of a real tone wheel organ and includes several tone wheel types with adjustable percussion, key click, leakage, and more. There's also a lush rotary effect with variable speed, brake control, and tube distortion characteristics. FANTOM's touchscreen, sliders, knobs, and keyboard action are automatically configured to complete the authentic organ experience, providing hands-on sound control and classic quick-fire playability.

Expand Your Creative Horizons

Roland Cloud offers dozens of Sound Packs and Wave Expansions to keep your music sounding fresh, while a steady stream of updates bring user-requested features and refinements to broaden the FANTOM experience.


Keyboard TypeSemi-Weighted
Keyboard Size88 Key


Weight33 lbs 12 oz

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