Roland FA-06 Music Workstation

RFA06XXXX-P

Print page
Free Mic / Headphones!
Image for FA-06 Music Workstation from SamAsh
You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video.
  • Images (11)
  • Video (7)
Large View

Recommended Accessories

You May Also Be Interested In

MSRP: $1,399.00 $1,199.00 Save : $200.00 (14%)
Availability: Temporarily Out Of Stock - Order Now!

Buy Extended Service Plan ( What This? )

MSRP: $1,399.00 $1,199.00 Save : $200.00 (14%)
Add to Cart

Product Rating:

 
4.8

(15 reviews)

  • Description
  • Specifications
  • Reviews
  • Warranty
  • More Info

The role of the keyboard workstation has expanded to serve many different roles and the Roland FA-06 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-06 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 61-key velocity-sensitive keyboard, 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-06 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-06 Music Workstation Features:
  • Reimagined music workstation designed to maximize your creative flow
  • Light, mobile body with 61-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-06 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

Click on the "More Info" and "Video" tabs for
more complete details on the Roland FA-06 Music Workstation

Things You Will Get:

    FA-06 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
Weight 12.57 lbs.
Dimensions 39.75 x 4 x 11.63 inches (WxHxD)
Synthesizer Format Keyboard
Number of Keys 61
Type of Action Velocity-Sensitive
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
Model FA06

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
RolandFA-06 Music Workstation
 
4.8

(based on 15 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Recording (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

      Reviewed by 15 customers

      Sort by

      Displaying reviews 1-10

      Back to top

      Previous | Next »

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      FA-06 Rules!

      By 

      from Indianapolis, IN

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • Looping
      • Sample Pads
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gigging
        • Recording

        Comments about Roland FA-06 Music Workstation:

        For being a workstation, sometimes the sounds you achieve can sound digital. Not with the FA-06. Every bit of its 2000 sounds will sound natural and clear. Its 16 track looping option is another highlight that makes this piece stand out.
        This is a real hands on review from Memphis @ Sam Ash Indianapolis.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome!

        By 

        from las vegas, nv

        Staff Reviewer

        Comments about Roland FA-06 Music Workstation:

        I can play this keyboard all day! love it. killer sounds and well made.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Creative genius

        By 

        from Cincinnati,OH

        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy to use
        • Features
        • Sounds

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about Roland FA-06 Music Workstation:

          With 61 keys, 2000 sounds and 16 track looper the best is here and it is the FA 06. A real joy to operate and truly inspires creativity and music. I love this music workstation and will get many years of use out of it. I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          nice portable option

          By 

          from Ontario

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Bright display
          • Easy to use
          • High quality sounds
          • Portable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Electronic Music
            • MIDI
            • Recording

            Comments about Roland FA-06 Music Workstation:

            The smaller version of the FA 08, with 61 keys instead of the full 88. This workstation has amazing sounds in every category and all of the fuctions/menus are simple even for those with limited experience. It is compatible with Roland's Axial library and also includes a 4GB SD card to save settings and what not. The key are not weighted, but spring back well. The knobs are solid and accurate and the pads have a nice feel to them, despite them not being velocity sensative. The display screen is very bright and super easy to read, I just wish it was a touchscreen. Roland has done a good job wrapping up all their sound libraries, easy controls/functions in a well built, multi-purpose, portable unit. This is a serious consideration for those looking for a high end all-in-one instrument!

            **This is a hands-on product review from Justin
            @ Sam Ash, Ontario

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Workstation

            By 

            from Phoenix, AZ

            Staff Reviewer

            Comments about Roland FA-06 Music Workstation:

            The Roland FA-06 Music Workstation is really set up well for live performance. The studio sets are really great for midi integration, as you can play multiple different patches on the keyboard from different keyboards in your rig. The supernatural sounds are really nice and you can find pretty much any sound you need, especially synth sounds. At this price point, I couldn't be happier with this keyboard. You should really come down and give this one a try. This is a real hands on review by Rick @ Sam Ash, Phoenix

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Exquisite sounds!

            By 

            from Chicago, Il

            Staff Reviewer

            Comments about Roland FA-06 Music Workstation:

            Beautiful looking keyboard!
            The sounds are exquisite and there many of them.
            The colors on the screen are vibrant and really make it a joy to create tracks.
            Thumbs up!
            This is a real hands on product review from Warren @ Sam Ash Buffalo Grove

             
            5.0

            I'm a believer!

            By 

            from Chicago, Il

            Staff Reviewer

            Comments about Roland FA-06 Music Workstation:

            The Roland FA-06 is a powerhouse, and I am impressed. It is extremely easy to navigate, configure, and load samples to the pads, and you can download additional sounds from the Roland Axial website. This is a 2nd tier board with a ton of kick and no shortage of options. Worth a look for even the seasoned player. A wise choice for beginners.
            This is a real hands on product review from Warren @ Sam Ash Buffalo Grove

             
            5.0

            Endless Possibilities!

            By 

            from Cleveland, OH

            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Tons Of Samples
            • Touch Sensitive Keys
            • User friendly interface
            • weighted keys

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Venues
              • Live Performances
              • Practice
              • Professional Venues
              • Recording
              • Studio Work

              Comments about Roland FA-06 Music Workstation:

              This workstation does it all. Too many features to list. You could compsoe music for an entire symphony without leaving your seat. Perfect board for the versatile musician. This has been a hands on review by Sam Ash Cleveland.

               
              5.0

              FA06

              By 

              from Cinci, OH

              Staff Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Roland FA-06 Music Workstation:

                    Cannot begin to tell you how many compliments we have had on the FA06 from customers and associates alike. The capabilities, the feel and the sounds are well beyond expectations but then again it is a Roland right?
                    Staff Writer @ Sam Ash

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    A Beast!

                    By 

                    from Chicago, Il

                    Staff Reviewer

                    Comments about Roland FA-06 Music Workstation:

                    I fell in love the first time I saw this machine. High end workstation features on a portable machine the size and weight of a Juno di. I bought one, sounds are great.
                    You can download thousands of sounds from website so you may find what you are after. The effects in this machine are unparalleled!
                    This is a real hands on product review from Warren @  Sam Ash Buffalo Grove

                    Displaying reviews 1-10

                    Back to top

                    Previous | Next »

                    The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for 90 days from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.