Roland Fantom-08 : 88 Key Synthesizer Keyboard


Unify your creative vision.

FANTOM-0 brings your creative world together, combining the sonic power and fluid workflow of the top-of-the-line FANTOM series in streamlined instruments that go everywhere your inspiration takes you.

Equipped with an expressive 88-note keyboard with weighted action, FANTOM-08 has everything you need to create and perform at the highest level. Play and produce with thousands of Roland’s best sounds and unleash your musical vision with a color touchscreen, hands-on controls, and deep computer integration derived from the flagship models.

Key Features :

Tone : ZEN-Core
SuperNATURAL Acoustic
SuperNATURAL Acoustic Piano (EXSN01/03 Preload)
SuperNATURAL Electric Piano (EXSN02 Preload)
VTW Organ (Only ZONE2)
Various MODEL sound generators (Require adding EXM Series)

Size : 1,393(W) x 354(D) x 138(H) mm
54-7/8(W) x 13-15/16(D) x 5-7/16(H) inches

Weight : 14.8kg (32 lbs 11 oz)

Keyboard : 88 keys (PHA-4 Standard Keyboard: with Escapement and Ivory Feel)


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Specifications :

Keyboard : 88 Keys (PHA-4 Standard Keyboard: with Escapement and Ivory Feel)

Sound Generator

Tone : ZEN-Core
SuperNATURAL Acoustic
SuperNATURAL Acoustic Piano (EXSN01/03 Preload)
SuperNATURAL Electric Piano (EXSN02 Preload)
VTW Organ (Only ZONE2)
Various MODEL sound generators (Require adding EXM Series)

* ZEN-Core Tones and Model Tones can import and export.
* Backup file has compatibility with FANTOM-6/7/8, but it can read the enabled features only.

Expansion : EXZ Series
EXSN Series
EXM Series

* The expansion are rewritable internal sound generator memory.
You can download data from the Roland Cloud and write it via a USB flash drive into the FANTOM’s internal memory.

Parts : 16 zones (Internal + External)

Scenes : 128 scenes x 4 bank

* The Scenes can import and export.

Tones : 3,500 tones or greater
90 Drum kits or greater

Tone Remain : 8 zones
* When “Scene Remain Switch” enabled.
Tone Remain does not apply to VTW Organ sounds.

Favorite : Rating System: 4 steps (0-3)

Tone Search/Scene Search : Rating, Character

Effects : Multi-Effects: 16 systems, 90 types
Part EQ: 16 systems
Drum Part COMP: 6 systems
Insertion Effect: 2 systems, 90 types (Serial/Parallel connection selectable)
TFX: 1 system, 90 types
Input MFX: 1 system, 90 types

Chorus: 9 types
Reverb: 7 types
Master Compressor
Input Reverb: 7 types
Input EQ: 1 system

Vocoder : Band: 13, 20, 32
Type: Mono, Stereo
Preset Setting: 10
User Setting: 20

Scene Chain : Chain: 16 Scenes x 32 Pages (Total 512 Scenes) per 1 Chain set
Set: 100
Marker: 36 (0-9, A-Z, a-z) per 1 Chain Set


Pattern Sequencer

MIDI Tracks : 16

Group : 16

Pattern : 8 (per each track)

Pattern Length : 64 measures

Recording Method : Realtime recording, Step recording, TR-REC

Editing Method : Piano roll edit (Touch Edit/Automation support), Microscope

Song : 1 (per Scene)

File format : Original, SMF export/import supported

* PAD Sampler trigger data can be recorded.


SMF Player

Format : SMF (Format 0/1)

MIDI tracks : 16

Tempo range : 5-300 BPM

Transpose function : -5-+6 semitone

Track Mute : Yes

Track Solo : Yes

A/B loop function : Yes

* The pattern sequencer and SMF player can be used in each scene.
They cannot be used at the same time.


Sampler – Keyboard Multisample

Format : 16/24-bit linear, 44.1/48 kHz, WAV/AIFF import supported.

Number of Samples : 2,048

Number of Multisamples : 128

Sampling Time : The maximum is 2 minutes 44 second (1 Sample).

* A total of approximately 256 MB (Share with Expansion titles)
* Keyboard Multisample can import and export as ZEN-Core Tone.


Sampler – Pad Sampler

Format : 16/24-bit linear, 44.1/48 kHz, WAV/AIFF import supported

Maximum Polyphony : 8

Number of Samples : 16 pads x 4 banks

Sampling Time : The maximum is 60 minutes (the equivalent of approximately 660 MB).

* A total of approximately 2 GB (including imported WAV files)
* When you use the PAD samples as KBD Wave, then you have to manipulation it.


Sampler – Internal Storage Space For Files

Size : 2 GB



Rhythm Pattern : Yes

Arpeggiator : Yes

Chord Memory : Yes

Motional Pad : Yes

PAD Mode : Sample Pad, Note Pad, Partial Sw/Sel, DAW Control, Zone Mute, Zone Solo, Kbd Sw Group, Rhythm Pattern, Pattern, Variation Play, Group Play

AIRA LINK : *When connect to MX-1

Controllers : Pitch Bend/Modulation lever *1
Assignable Switch x 2 (S1/S2)
Control knob x 8
Slider x 8
Wheel x 2 *1
Function knob x 6
Sound Modified knob x 2 *1
4 x 4 Pad

*1: 1,024 step editing support
It can be use with Cutoff, Resonance.

Display : Graphic Type, 5.5″ (1,280 x 720 dots), backlite LCD (Color/Touch screen, Screensaver, Wallpaper support)

Connectors : Headphones jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
MAIN OUT jacks (L/MONO, R) (1/4-inch TRS type)
SUB OUT jacks (L/MONO, R) (1/4-inch phone type)
SUB OUT STEREO (PHONES) jacks: Stereo miniature phone type PHONES Support
Mic Input jacks: 1/4 inch TRS type
Line Input jacks: (L/MONO,R) (1/4 inch phone type)
MIDI connectors (IN, OUT)
External Device Port: A Roland A-49 or an A-PRO series MIDI Controller can be connected. * Operation is not guaranteed if a generic MIDI device is connected.

Audio Interface : Max 24 bit/96 KHz
Record 16 Stereo Channel
Playback 2 Stereo Channel

External Memory : USB Flash drive (sold separately)

Power Supply : AC Adaptor

Power Consumption : 1,300 mAh

Accessories : Owner’s Manual
AC adaptor

Options (sold separately) : Keyboard Stand: KS-G8B, KS-10Z, KS-12, KS-20X
Pedal Switch: DP series, RPU-3
Expression Pedal: EV-5
USB Flash drive


Size and Weight

Width : 1,393 mm (54-7/8 inches)

Depth : 354 mm (13-15/16 inches)

Height : 138 mm (5-7/16 inches)

Weight : 14.8 kg (32 lbs 11 oz)