Workstation Keyboard

Fantom-Xa: Workstation Keyboard


Roland’s Fantom-X series has redefined the cutting-edge of sample-based workstation technology. If you crave Fantom power, but want a more cost-effective way to Fantomize your rig, Roland has the perfect synth for you. Meet the Fantom-Xa — a multifaceted sampling workstation with an affordable price tag! The Fantom-Xa includes many of the most popular features from the top-of-the-line Fantom, including 128-voice polyphony, Skip Back Sampling, a high-resolution built-in sequencer, realtime audio time-stretching, COSM® modeling effects, mastering processing, USB port, WAV/AIF compatibility, D Beam control, SRX expansion, and more!
  • Advanced sampling workstation with a 61-note keyboard, 128 voices, high-resolution sequencer, and affordable price
  • Seamless integration of audio and MIDI using ROM waves and sampling with realtime time-stretch capability
  • Skip Back Sampling — continuous sampling for easy recording, sound design, and audio rescue
  • 128 new patches, plus all Fantom-S preset patches and waves onboard
  • 4MB sample RAM expandable up to 516MB via DIMM
  • 3 MFX processors, plus dedicated reverb, chorus, and a mastering processor
  • Expandable via 1 optional SRX-Series Wave Expansion Board
  • USB port for MIDI and WAV/AIF file exchange with PC or Mac
  • 4 line outputs (2 stereo or 4 mono), and mic/stereo line input

Audio & Video



61 keys (with velocity)
Sound Generator Section
Maximum Polyphony
128 voices (shared with the sampling section)
16 parts
Wave Memory
64 M bytes (16-bit linear equivalent)
Preset Memory
Patches: 768 + 256 (GM2)
Rhythm Sets: 36 + 9 (GM2)
Performances: 64
User Memory
Patches: 256
Rhythm Sets: 32
Performances: 64
Card Memory (PC card)
Patches: 256
Rhythm Sets: 32
Performances: 64
Multi-Effects: 3 systems, 78 types
Chorus: 3 types
Reverb: 5 types
Input Effects: 6 types
Mastering Effects: 3-band compressor
Sampling Section
Data Format
16-bit linear (File Type: .WAV/.AIFF)
Sampling Frequency
44.1 kHz (fixed)
Maximum Sampling Time
mono: 47 sec. approx., stereo: 23.5 sec. approx.
*When sampling memory isn’t expanded (4 MB)
mono: 102 min. approx., stereo: 51 min. approx.
*When sampling memory is expanded with DIMM (516 MB)
Number of Samples
User memory: 2,000 (maximum total approximately 4 MB)
Card memory: 7,000 (PC card)
Sequencer Section
Phrase tracks (16 MIDI channels per track): 16
Tempo track: 1
Beat track: 1
Patterns: 100
480 TPQN
Note Capacity
approx. 400,000 notes
Song Length
9,998 measures
Recording Method
Realtime recording, Step recording
Preset: 128
User: 128
Rhythm Pattern
Preset: 256 (32 groups)
User: 256 (32 groups)
Chord Memory
Preset: 64
User: 64
240 x 64 dots graphic LCD (with backlit)
Pad Buttons
10 pads (Trigger/Category Selection/Numeric Keys)
Pitch Bend/Modulation Lever
Control Knob x 4
Assignable Switch x 2
D Beam Controller
Headphones Jack
A (MIX) Output Jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4 inch phone type
B Output Jacks (L, R): 1/4 inch phone type
Input Jacks (L/MONO/MIC, R): 1/4 inch phone type
Hold Pedal Jack (Half Pedal recognition)
Control Pedal Jack (assignable)
MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT, THRU)
USB Connector (supports file transfer and MIDI)
AC Adaptor Jack
Expansion Slots
â?¢ Expansion of waveforms and patches for the internal sound generator
SRX expansion board: 1 slot
â?¢ Expansion of sampling memory
DIMM: 1 slot (supports 128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB (3.3 V))
External Storage Device
PC Card: 1 slot (supports SmartMedia and CompactFlash using
a PC card adaptor)
Power Supply
DC 9 V (AC Adaptor)
Current draw
1200 mA
Owner’s Manual
CD-ROM (Editor, USB MIDI driver)
PC Card Protector
AC Adaptor (PSB-1U)
Wave Expansion Board: SRX Series
Keyboard Stand: KS-12
Pedal Switch: DP-2, DP-8
Foot Switch: BOSS FS-5U
Expression Pedal: EV-5
Size and Weight
1,065 mm
41-15/16 inches
358 mm
14-1/8 inches
114 mm
4-1/2 inches
10.9 kg
24 lbs. 1 oz.
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.



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