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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.
|Dimensions||39.75 x 4 x 11.63 inches (WxHxD)|
|Number of Keys||61|
|Type of Action||Velocity-Sensitive|
Pitch Bend/Modulation Lever
Assignable Switch x 2 (S1/S2)
Control Knob x 6
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).)
Total Effects (TFX): 29 types
Mic Input Reverb: 8 types
|Audio Input Types||
AUDIO INPUT Jacks
LINE: Stereo miniature phone type
GUITAR/MIC: 1/4-inch phone type
|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 Connectors (IN, OUT)
USB FOR UPDATE Port
USB COMPUTER Port
(USB Hi-Speed AUDIO/MIDI)
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Comments about Roland FA-06 Music Workstation:
After decades of going through different gig keyboards, it's always been difficult to find an all-around tool that's light and relatively inexpensive, yet covers the basic sounds I need, like piano, B-3-ish organs with Leslie control and Rhodes...all as natural and non-effected as possible.
When the FA series hit the stores, I immediately went and checked out both the FA-08 (with 88 weighted keys) and the FA-06 (with lighter, 61- Velocity-Sensitive keys), side-by-side. The sounds, controls and storage are identical so it was easy to try them both at once.
The FA-08 had the great keyboard feel, but the 06 was what I needed…12-1/2 pounds, filled with great sounds and elaborate, but with simple control of everything. The 08's natural action made it all feel close to perfect, but I guess Roland decided that the smaller version needed to be as portable as possible. I get that, so I got it.
Musicians I play with tell me my new keyboard sounds awesome. The few sounds I've picked so far have done the trick for most situations and I haven't even scratched the surface.
I don't use sequencing that often, but I tried it out for kicks and it was intuitive and simple, giving me the ability to make a song within minutes, drums and all. The DAW switch has also been useful in my studio, though I already have a dedicated controller. With one keyboard, I can control my software and add essential sound tracks from the same device, which is super-convenient. Switching one controller for the other is no big deal when they're both light.
I'd love it if I could see the control panel labels in low-light club date settings, but they make up for it by giving me other functions, like a multi-band EQ, which I've always wanted. No reaching for the mixer during a set.
My FA keyboard has become an enjoyable adventure on which I learn something new and encouraging every day. The sounds are extremely varied (which can be good and bad), but they're all highly tweak-able, so I've been saving multiple versions of my favorite sounds and incorporating them into splits and layers.
I might eventually own one of each for different gig types, so all I have to do is save everything to the flash card (they include it) and restore it to the other keyboard.
I discover new implications every day, so there's so much more I'm looking forward to. It's truly becoming "mine" with the flexibility and huge memory these things were blessed with. That's what I've needed all along and I'm glad to finally have one.
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.