Roland FA-08 Music Workstation

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The role of the keyboard workstation has expanded to serve many different roles and the Roland FA-08 Music Workstation has been designed to meet and exceed those expectations. Always expect the lowest possible price at Sam Ash with fast, free delivery.

The Roland FA-08 Music Workstation contains a collection of 2000 sounds  from the successful INTEGRA-7 sound module, complete with the SuperNATURAL synth sounds, tones and drums, but is also entirely compatible with the expansion options available for the INTEGRA-7 through the available wave sound expansion cards and free downloads from Roland.

With a full 88-key spread, the keyboard boasts an Ivory-Feel-G Keyboard with Escapement, giving you a natural sensitivity, as well as the 16 backlit pads, 6 knobs, all user-assignable, along with an instant configuration via one touch to match with your DAW through USB.  Your technical control is assured to be decisive and positive, giving you an intuitive flow of work, no matter what music you’re making.  An online sampler and analog inputs for mic and line levels, make it possible to instantly sample instruments and playback, plus a 16-track sequencer gives you a powerhouse studio you can team up with your own studio.  You can export tracks made with the sequencer to an SDHC card as a two track stereo mix, multitrack audio or MIDI data to send to 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.

FA-08 Music Workstation Features:
  • Reimagined music workstation designed to maximize your creative flow
  • Light, mobile body with 88-note velocity-sensitive keyboard
  • Over 2000 sounds from the flagship INTEGRA-7 sound module
  • SuperNATURAL® synth and acoustic tones and drums
  • Expansion to additional tones via internal wave sound expansion slots
  • 16-track sequencer with non-stop loop recording makes it easy to build songs quickly
  • 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

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Things You Will Get:

    FA-08 Keyboard
    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
Model FA08
Weight 36.38 lbs.
Dimensions 5.75 x 55.75 x 5.75 x 14 inches (LxWxHxD)
Synthesizer Format Keyboard
Number of Keys 88
Type of Action Ivory-Feel G with Escapement
Controller Types D-BEAM Controller
Pitch Bend/Modulation Lever
Assignable Switch x 2 (S1/S2)
Control Knob x 6
Sample Pad
Tempo Knob
Polyphony 128 voices (varies according to the sound generator load)
Sampler: 8 Voices
Number of Presets 2000 sounds
Number of 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
Arpeggiator Yes
Sampling Yes
Audio Playback Yes
MIDI Sequencer Yes
Audio Inputs 1
Audio Input Types AUDIO INPUT Jacks
LINE: Stereo miniature phone type
GUITAR/MIC: 1/4-inch phone type
Audio Outputs 2
Audio Output Types 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
MIDI I/O MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT)
USB FOR UPDATE Port
USB COMPUTER Port
(USB Hi-Speed AUDIO/MIDI)
USB Yes
Series FA

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RolandFA-08 Music Workstation
 
4.9

(based on 12 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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      5.0

      Great Sound Library & Studio Quality

      By 

      from Torrance, CA

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • Full sized
      • Massive Library
      • Studio quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • concerts
        • Home Practice
        • Live performance
        • Studio Recording

        Comments about Roland FA-08 Music Workstation:

        I've always been fond of Roland products, and this one is no exception. The superior sound quality and functionality of the FA08 is super easy to use and I highly recommend it to anyone working in a live setting or studio.

        I'm at staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

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        5.0

        Roland does it again!

        By 

        from Queens, NY

        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

        • 88 Keys
        • Good For Live Or Studio
        • Sleek Chassis
        • Vast Sound Library

        Cons

        • No speakers

        Best Uses

        • Live
        • Performance
        • Production
        • Studio

        Comments about Roland FA-08 Music Workstation:

        I've always been of fan of the Roland Fantom Series, but I just traded in my olf Fantom G and upgraded to this beast and now theres no looking back. Complete with over 2000 sounds, this sleek black beauty has the arsenal needed to take on any production task at hand. The ivory feel keys lead to nothing but an experience of inspiration and creativity. This guy gives you all necessary inputs and outputs needed to create include mic/guitar inputs and is sample capable. Easy to operate and even easier to fall inlove with, the F08 will become your studios centerpiece.

        I'm A staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

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        5.0

        Roland does it again!

        By 

        from Richmond, VA

        Pros

        • Midi Inout
        • Sampling
        • superior sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • CHURCH
          • Live
          • Production
          • Studio

          Comments about Roland FA-08 Music Workstation:

          This is a virtual musical assassin!. Easily the best one we have in stock right now. Superior sound with on board EQ allows for complete customization. The 16 sampling pads allow you to customize your own sounds and trigger what you want. This is an amazing board for live performances and studio work. Roland delivers and delivers and delivers...

          I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music

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          5.0

          This workstation has it all

          By 

          from Southern CA

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • 88 Key
          • Easy Interrface
          • Great Sounds

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Live performance

            Comments about Roland FA-08 Music Workstation:

            The last workstation you will ever need. Over 2000 sounds, each sounding better than the last. Built in arpeggiators and sampler. Great for live performance. I'm a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

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            5.0

            Excellent Workstation

            By 

            from Philadelphia, PA

            Verified Reviewer

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                  Comments about Roland FA-08 Music Workstation:

                  Roland never ceases to disappoint with their products. This workstation takes the cake for all Roland products. It has every essential a music producer needs in their studio. My personal favorite is the 16 tracking and looping that makes it easy to create songs. It's great for all genres of music across the board and is very user friendly, lightweight, and portable.

                  I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

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                  5.0

                  Roland never fails to amaze!

                  By 

                  from Queens, NY

                  Staff Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Onboard Eq
                  • Sounds
                  • Touch Pads
                  • weighted keys

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio
                    • Live performance
                    • Pro Studio

                    Comments about Roland FA-08 Music Workstation:

                    This workstation really is quite the WORKstation. After you set this up you will be working your butt off with how awesome this is. You may even lose a little sleep from playing with it. The weighted 88 keys have a great feel. With over 2000 sounds you will have a little trouble figuring out exactly what you may want, which isn't he worst thing. The 16 track sequencer makes building a song so easy. Whether you are using this to make our own music or play live, this is a great board for the price from a company that has been in electronics longer than most.

                    I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music

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                    5.0

                    ROLAND DID IT AGAIN

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                    from CHERRY HILL, NJ

                    Staff Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • 88 Keys
                    • Great sound
                    • Wieghted

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Professional
                      • Recording

                      Comments about Roland FA-08 Music Workstation:

                      ROLAND HAS DONE IT AGAIN WITH THIS AWEOME WORKSTATION. EVERYTHING YOU NEED IS AT YOUR FINGER TIPS. GREAT SAMPLING AND BUILT IN SOUNDS. THE WEIGHTED KEYS HAVE A GREAT FEEL ALSO. WORTH THE MONEY.

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                      5.0

                      Awesome workstation

                      By 

                      from cherry hill, nj

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Great action
                      • On Board Eq
                      • Sampling Pads

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Live Perfomance
                        • Studio Work

                        Comments about Roland FA-08 Music Workstation:

                        This is a great work station. Easily the best one we have in stock right now. with on board EQ u have full range with you sound. There is also 16 sampling pads which you can customize your own sounds for them. This is an amazing board for live performances and studio work.

                        Im a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music

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                        5.0

                        I'm switching to Roland!

                        By 

                        from Ontario, CA

                        Staff Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Great feel
                        • Large Sound Bank
                        • percussion
                        • Sequencer

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Roland FA-08 Music Workstation:

                            I needed a keyboard with a larger sound bank to start writing and producing more music. For under $2000, you really cannot beat this keyboard. This thing is so easy to build music on! I love the look, the feel, the sounds and of course it's Roland......these are workhorses from a company that has mastered digital instruments. A must buy for anyone musician with a studio or just wants a flexible keyboard for the road.

                            *I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            GREAT KEYBOARD!!!

                            By 

                            from Nashville, TN

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Comments about Roland FA-08 Music Workstation:

                            This Roland Workstation is one of the best on the market in it's price range!! Great for studios and live performances! 2000 sounds, GREAT SYNTH! Roland name and legacy! For those starting out a new studio, whether pro or in your basement, this is a cornerstone of that start!! Or if you already have the pro studio and its missing something, this is the ticket my friend!!! Great acoustic sounds and drums! 16 track sequencer makes building songs a breeze!! With our fast, free delivery it's a no brainer!

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