Roland FA-08 88-Key Music Workstation Piano

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  • Regular price $1,799.00


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-08 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. The sequencer offers 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. Flowing seamlessly into every part of your creative world, the FA-08 morphs instantly from a standalone keyboard to become the command center of your computer music studio, with USB audio/MIDI interfacing, powerful real-time controllers, DAW transport controls, and much more.

STANDARD 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
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.

WaveExpansion 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
  • Format16-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
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.