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FDP Forum / Rock-it 88's - Keyboard Forum / Roland Fantom-G8

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Greater Boston

Fighting cancer is a lifelong deal
Feb 21st, 2009 10:26 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Is anyone using one of these Roland workstations? I got to play around on one at a local store and it is simply amazing with endless possibilities.

Of course, I'd have to win a lottery or something to be able to afford one.

check it out

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Connecticut USA

And so it is.
Feb 25th, 2009 10:42 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I was in a recording studio the other day (though not as a musician) that had one of these and got a chance to tinker with it a bit. It’s certainly a cool instrument, but I guess I ’ve grown a bit weary of each successive round of “new bells & whistles” on the high-end ‘boards lately...makes me appreciate the simplicity of a Rhodes even more.

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Boston, Taxachusetts

Mar 4th, 2009 08:47 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The way you afford one is going used. It'll be a while before G8s start showing up on CL and eBay at better prices though.

I bought my Motif ES used for 30% off street eighteen months after it hit the market. It's still more than enough workstation for me!


New Jersey

One of the Jam Ho' Caped Crusaders
Nov 1st, 2009 07:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have an older Fantom X6 and I could not be happier. 2k at the time but when you can layer the sounds and split the keyboard up not to mention the vast ammount of built in sounds I could never go back. I use it to gig not as a workstation. Yes you can launch the shuttle with it but its durable enough to gig with.

When I do Born to Run and the piano has a glockenspiel and a soft vibe built in you hit the exact sound of the song and it makes a big difference. You can add individual horm patches to create custom horn sections and its so much better then the same patches everyone else is using.

It has a built in virtual 16 channel mixing board so you can dial in how ever much of a patch you want in the over all sound and then save it for future use

I figured I would buy right and buy once
If you can afford it - then I would go for it but look for hte X series used and save a ton of money

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I love the blues!
Nov 9th, 2009 02:50 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My brother Larry, who works for Roland, and of course, has one. I've played it several times and I'm amazed at all the features.

If you have any questions, he'll be glad to answer them.

My brother Larry Houston

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