Roland FA08 Music Workstation

Roland FA08 Music Workstation

With a press of the DAW Control button, you can instantly set up the keyboard to communicate with your software via USB.

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With a press of the DAW Control button, you can instantly set up the keyboard to communicate with your software via USB.

R29,990.00

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Taking the “work” out of the music workstation.

Roland’s FA series completely reimagines the music workstation, streamlining it for effortless real-time power, ultra-fast workflow, and maximum versatility. Each model in the series features a massive sound collection, studio-quality effects, and expressive real-time controls, plus onboard sampling with zero load time for instant playback from 16 pads. An integrated sequencer offers simple operation and non-stop loop recording, and you can easily export tracks for further development with your DAW. Available models include the 61-note FA-06 and 76-note FA-07, which both feature velocity-sensitive keyboards with synth action, and the FA-08, which features an 88-note keyboard with weighted action.

No work, all play.

Music workstations play an important role for keyboardists in a wide range of creative activities. However, they can often be complicated and difficult to use to their full potential, bogging down the creative process. In developing the FA series, Roland has completely reimagined the music workstation to let your inspiration flow, allowing you to perform on stage and develop musical ideas with less effort than ever before.

Perform and record with a massive selection of Roland’s very best sounds.

Packed with over 2000 tones inherited from the INTEGRA-7, Roland’s flagship pro sound module, the FA series offers a huge palette of high-quality sounds for virtually any musical style. All of the INTEGRA-7’s SuperNATURAL synth and XV-5080 PCM tones are on board, plus an essential collection of expressive SuperNATURAL acoustic tones that include pianos, organs, bass, strings, and many others. And with the newly added Tone Remain function, you can switch sounds seamlessly with no notes or effect tails being unnaturally cut off.

Expand your sound collection with free downloads from Roland’s Axial sound library site.

The FA sound engine is fully compatible with the large, growing collection of INTEGRA-7 synth patches available as free downloads from Roland’s Axial sound library site. It’s even possible to expand the onboard sound set with free wave sound expansion collections, which you can also get at the Axial site.

Expand your sound collection with free downloads from Roland’s Axial sound library site.

The FA sound engine is fully compatible with the large, growing collection of INTEGRA-7 synth patches available as free downloads from Roland’s Axial sound library site. It’s even possible to expand the onboard sound set with free wave sound expansion collections, which you can also get at the Axial site.

Enhance your sounds with a wide range of simultaneous effects.

The FA series provides numerous options for polishing your sounds and sequencer tracks to studio-level perfection. Independent MFX engines are available for all 16 parts of a studio set, and with the unique TFX (total effects), you can process the entire output with dramatic effects such as DJ FX Looper, Isolator, and others. All the effects can be tweaked with the Sound Modify knobs to add real-time expression to your performances and productions.

Fast workflow and intuitive real-time control.

You can feel the speed of this new breed of instrument the moment you hit the power switch—unlike many workstations that can take a minute or more to boot, the FA series is ready to play in seconds. The panel is logically organized into dedicated sections, and the large color LCD presents a gorgeous look with inviting hi-res graphics for selecting tones, working with the sequencer, and adjusting various settings. And it’s a breeze to navigate through the large sound selection by category and assign your favorites for fast recall.

Fast workflow and intuitive real-time control.

You can feel the speed of this new breed of instrument the moment you hit the power switch—unlike many workstations that can take a minute or more to boot, the FA series is ready to play in seconds. The panel is logically organized into dedicated sections, and the large color LCD presents a gorgeous look with inviting hi-res graphics for selecting tones, working with the sequencer, and adjusting various settings. And it’s a breeze to navigate through the large sound selection by category and assign your favorites for fast recall.

Studio sets enhanced for master rig control.

In the FA series, a studio set stores 16 tones and the various parameters associated with them, including level, pan, effects, and more. Now, master control functionality has been added to studio sets, enabling you to use the FA as a master controller for a large studio or live rig. You can save MIDI messages like bank select, program change, volume, and many others. This info is sent out via MIDI when you select the studio set, letting you reconfigure the FA and multiple external devices with one command.

Seamless DAW integration.

In addition to its impressive standalone performance, the FA series easily transitions into any DAW environment. With a press of the DAW Control button, you can instantly set up the keyboard to communicate with your software via USB.* Dedicated control maps for popular DAWs provide quick setup for operating transport functions and other parameters in your software. In addition, you can use the FA as a USB audio interface to record a variety sources directly into your DAW and monitor them through the stereo output and headphones jack. A free license for Ableton Live Lite is now included with every FA keyboard, enabling you to pair up your instrument with a powerful DAW right away.
*USB communication requires installation of the FA-series USB driver on your computer.

Find the best FA for you.

With the three different models in the FA series, you can choose the best match for your style and needs. While the three models feature the same sounds, interface, and controls, each one comes equipped with its own unique keyboard configuration.

FA-08 | 88 Keys

If you’re serious about piano sounds, the FA-08 is the perfect choice. Its 88-note, weighted-action Ivory Feel-G keyboard is ideally suited for pulling every expressive nuance from the authentic onboard acoustic and electric pianos.

Tech Specs

KEYBOARD

  • Keyboard 88 keys (Ivory Feel-G Keyboard with Escapement)

SOUND GENERATOR SECTION

  • Maximum Polyphony 128 voices (varies according to the sound generator load)
  • Parts16 parts
  • Tones SuperNATURAL Acoustic
  • SuperNATURAL Synth
  • SuperNATURAL Drum Kit
  • PCM Synth
  • PCM Drum Kit
  • 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

  • Format 16-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 Adapter
  • Current draw 1,300 mAG
  • 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
  • Options (sold separately)Keyboard Stand (*1): KS-G8, KS-G8B, KS-18Z, KS-12, KS-J8
    Pedal Switch: DP series
    Expression Pedal: EV-5
    USB Flash Memory (*2)
    Wireless USB Adapter: WNA1100-RL

*1 When using the KS-18Z and KS-J8, ensure that the height of the unit is one meter or lower.
*2 Use USB Flash Memory (supports USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Flash Memory) sold by Roland. We cannot guarantee operation if other products are used.

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.

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