Fantom XR

Synthesizer / sampler workstation 1U rack module
Powered by Roland's Groundbreaking New Synthesis Chip

1GB of sounds, 128 voices

Euro 1,300

The internal wave ROM (1GB of sounds) includes new Patches like an 88-key split piano, plus room for six SRX expansions.

1U rackmount synthesizer/sampler with capacity for over 1GB of sounds
128-voice polyphony and expressive 4-tone stereo multiplex synthesis
Flexible user sampling with .WAV/AIFF compatibility
Wave ROM expandable to 512MB via 6 optional SRX boards
16MB sample memory expandable to 528MB with optional DIMMs
3 MFX processors, plus separate reverb, chorus and mastering effects
USB port and optional PC Card storage with up to 1GB capacity
2 stereo (4 mono) analog outputs, stereo analog input, plus S/PDIF digital I/O

New 128-Voice Sound Engine
Like the
Fantom-X keyboards, the Fantom-XR module is based on Roland’s powerful new sound generator chip. The internal wave ROM includes waveforms like Roland’s 88-key split piano (a multi-stage velocity-switched stereo sampled piano), new string ensembles, fat drum sounds and more, recorded using world-class studios and renowned engineers like Dan Blessinger (Martinsound). The internal wave ROM can be expanded up to 512MB using six optional SRX-Series expansions.

User Sampling and More
Out of the box, the Fantom-XR ships with a 16MB sample memory for loading .WAV/AIFF files via USB or for recording your own sounds via the analog and digital inputs. A host of sample editing tools (including a Wave Edit screen, Chop function and real time timestretching) give you control over your samples. And by adding optional DIMM memory, you can load up to 528MB of audio. Combined with a fully expanded wave ROM, that’s over 1GB of sounds. Editor software will be bundled for detailed Patch editing and backing up data is easy , using optional PC Cards (up to 1GB) or via USB.

It boasts the same integration of audio and MIDI as Fantom X series keyboards , but with greater expandability. MIDI it up to your sequencer of choice, and let the Fantom-XR automatically sync up all your audio loops to tempo using a high-quality realtime timestretching algorithm. You can even record linear audio phrases and play them back from RAM like a digital recorder.

Effects and Mastering Tools
The Fantom-XR has the same effects processing found in the Fantom-X keyboards (including three multi-effects processors that can be freely configured) plus separate reverb and chorus processors. A dedicated Mastering processor serves up tools like multi-band compression .

The onboard USB port can be used as a USB-MIDI interface, useful for sequencing the Fantom-XR from a computer. USB is also useful to transfer audio files to and from the module ... connect a cable, then drag and drop away. The Fantom-XR can import and export .WAV and AIFF files, making it compatible with a wide variety of sounds available on CD-ROM and via the Internet.

Fantom-XR: Synthesizer (Conforms to General MIDI 2 System)
1U rack size

Maximum Polyphony
128 voices (shared with the sampling section)

16 Parts

Standard Wave Memory
128 M bytes (16-bit linear equivalent)

Standard Waveforms

Preset Memory
Patches: 1,024+ 256 (GM2)
Rhythm Sets: 40 + 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 Data Format
16-bit linear (File Type: .WAV/.AIFF)

Sampling Frequency
44.1 kHz (fixed)

Maximum Sampling Time
Standard (16 MB)
mono: 180 sec. approx., stereo: 90 sec. approx.
When expanded with DIMM (528 MB)
mono: 99 min. approx., stereo: 49 min. approx.

Number of Samples
User memory: 2,000
Card memory: 7,000 (PC card)

Preset: 128
User: 128

Rhythm Pattern
Preset: 256 (32 groups)
User: 256 (32 groups)

Chord Memory
Preset: 64
User: 64

Graphic 160 x 48 dots backlit LCD

Headphones Jack
A (MIX) Output Jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4 inch TRS phone type
B Output Jacks (L, R): 1/4 inch phone type
Input Jacks (L/MONO/MIC, R): 1/4 inch phone type
MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT, THRU)
USB Connector (supports file transfer (mass storage class) and MIDI)
Digital Audio Interface (COAXIAL INPUT/OUTPUT)
AC Inlet

Expansion Slots
Expansion of waveforms and patchs for the internal sound generator
SRX expansion boards: 6 slots
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 adapter)

Power Supply
AC 117 V, AC 230 V, AC 240 V (50/60 Hz)
AC 220 V (60 Hz)

Owner's Manual
Sound/Parameter List
Sample Data (Audio) CD
CD-ROM (Editor, USB MIDI driver)
Power Cord

Wave Expansion Board: SRX Series
Size and Weight ( Dimensions )

481 mm
18-15/16 inches

355 mm
14 inches

45 mm
1-13/16 inches

4.7 kg
10 lbs. 6 oz.

Phantom' is a registered trademark of and is licensed by Phantom Guitar Works, Inc.

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advanced technologic sound magazine
2004 april issue 124

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