Roland FA-06 Music Workstation

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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

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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

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RolandFA-06 Music Workstation
 
4.9

(based on 14 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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      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

       
      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

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        from Cinci, OH

        Staff Reviewer

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              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

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              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

               
              5.0

              A really useful workstation!

              By 

              from NYC

              Staff Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy to operate
              • Great Mapping
              • Great Sounds
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Composition
                • Live
                • Studio

                Comments about Roland FA-06 Music Workstation:

                Roland has re-imagined the workstation; the FA-06 is a powerful and lightweight keyboard that has tremendous utilitarian functionality, as a performance keyboard, a sequencing stand-alone workstation and as a DAW controller. A triple threat home run!

                This is a hands on review from John Keim at Sam Ash NYC

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                5.0

                Complete keyboard workstation

                By 

                from Buffalo Grove, IL

                Comments about Roland FA-06 Music Workstation:

                The amount of technology packed into this keyboard is simply amazing. Over 2000 factory loaded sounds plus the option to expand to many more. Full ability to record and sequence right into the keyboard with additional inputs. Also its able to connect to your iOS device as well as computer for software control.

                This is a real hands on product review from Ken @ Sam Ash Buffalo Grove

                 
                4.0

                Fantom 2.0

                By 

                from Chicago

                Staff Reviewer

                Pros

                • Huge Sound Library
                • Light Weight
                • Sample Pads

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Live performance
                  • Song writing
                  • Studio

                  Comments about Roland FA-06 Music Workstation:

                  The new FA series from Roland brings back all the features from the Popular Fantom G series in a more affordable package. While the Fantom series was very successful it was a very pricey and complex workstation, Roland took all the popular features from that and simplified it without sacrificing the supernatural sounds and the vast library of sounds. The added sample pads allow for a variety of different performance options as well. An available free library of extra sounds can be download off the roland website as well, If you are looking for a performance board or workstation with a huge library of quality sounds look no further.

                  This is a hands on review from Jason at Sam Ash Buffalo Grove

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                  5.0

                  Incredible workstation

                  By 

                  from Sam Ash Music Ontario, Ca.

                  Verified Reviewer

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                        Comments about Roland FA-06 Music Workstation:

                        A truly incredible workstation, its lightweight and travels well so you can take it pretty much anywhere. The keys are velocity sensitive so they react well to your touch and you get over 2000 sounds taken right from the Integra 7. A studio must have. This is a real hands on product review by EpR@ Sam Ash Music Ontario,

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                        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.