FANTOM-08 Synthesizer Keyboard
Unify your creative vision.
FANTOM-08 brings your creative world together, combining the sonic power and fluid workflow of the top-of-the-line FANTOM series in a streamlined instrument that goes everywhere your inspiration takes you. Play and produce with Roland’s best sounds and unleash your musical vision with a colour touchscreen, hands-on controls, and deep computer integration derived from the flagship models.
- Sounds and features inherited from the flagship FANTOM series
- Seamless workflow with no confusing modes
- Light and durable moulded body design for easy transport
- Play and produce with thousands of electronic and acoustic sounds powered by Roland’s advanced ZEN-Core and SuperNATURAL technologies
- New SuperNATURAL pianos with authentic acoustic grand sound and response
- Virtual ToneWheel Organ with harmonic bar control and quick-fire playability
- Deep onboard sampling features
- Scenes contain settings for all 16 layers plus effects and patterns
- Clip-based sequencing with instant pattern recording and triggering
- TR-REC sequencer inspired by classic Roland drum machines
- Colour touchscreen, high-resolution knobs, sliders, RGB performance pads, and dedicated synth control section
- Pitch/mod lever and illuminated pitch and mod wheels
- Massive DSP power for plenty of polyphony and smooth sound transitions
- 4×32 USB audio interface and native integration with Logic Pro, MainStage, and Ableton Live
- Mic input and powerful onboard vocoder
- Support for Model Expansions, Sound Packs, Sample Packs, and more from Roland Cloud
- Comes with 15 Wave Expansions and 10 Sound Packs, available for download from Roland Cloud
- Compatible with FANTOM Scenes that use ZEN-Core, SuperNATURAL, and Virtual ToneWheel Organ sounds
- Custom 88-note keyboard with weighted action
Your musical everything.
FANTOM-08 has everything you need to create and perform at the highest level. And with its interactive design and expansive I/O, it blends into every workflow with ease.
FANTOM-08 includes thousands of professional sounds from Roland’s immense, trendsetting library, with further expansion available through Roland Cloud. Create with synthesizers and rhythm sounds that have defined entire musical genres. Build organic compositions with pianos and other acoustic instruments. Or shape sounds of the future with a deep array of modern synthesis tools.
FANTOM-08 feels fantastic under your fingers with an expressive 88-note keyboard with weighted action and loads of high-res controls.
Build songs in a flash.
Designed for non-stop music creation, FANTOM-08 lets you shape sounds and make music without interrupting the flow. With the hands-on knobs and sliders, colour touchscreen, quick sampling features, and clip-based sequencer, every session is inspiring, productive, and fun.
Your creative hub.
FANTOM-08 slides seamlessly into modern production setups with a built-in 4×32 USB audio interface, while native integration with Logic Pro, MainStage, and Ableton Live lets you interact with the software using the touchscreen and hardware controls. Going further, you can freely combine soft synths with onboard sounds and interface with your favourite MIDI hardware via the dedicated MIDI output.
Make music everywhere.
FANTOM-08 is easy to carry from your home studio setup to rehearsal rooms and performance stages. It weighs significantly less than most other professional 88-note keyboards with weighted action, thanks to a moulded body design that’s sleek, attractive, and ultra-rugged.
Play and produce with Roland’s best.
Equipped with Roland’s most innovative technologies, FANTOM-08 puts a huge selection of electronic and acoustic sounds at your command. And with a growing range of expansion options from Roland Cloud, you’ll never run out of creative fuel.
Explore the influential sounds of Roland’s storied past and craft the sounds of tomorrow with the ZEN-Core Synthesis System, our most advanced synth engine to date.
With Roland’s SuperNATURAL technology, you can play nearly any acoustic instrument imaginable with unparalleled sound quality and authentic articulations and response.
A grand experience.
FANTOM-08’s all-new SuperNATURAL pianos play and respond just like their acoustic counterparts, and you have a range of onboard tools to customise them for your style and touch.
Evolved from the famous VK organ series, the Virtual ToneWheel engine faithfully emulates the sound-generating process of a real tone wheel organ, backed by quick-fire playability and direct control with the touchscreen, sliders, and knobs.
Using FANTOM-08’s intuitive sampling tools, you can easily expand and personalise your musical palette by capturing internal sounds, hardware devices, DAW tracks, and more. Capture directly to the pads for triggering or the keyboard for instant pitched sounds. Or build detailed multisamples to create new ZEN-Core tones.
Expand your vision.
With Roland Cloud, you can dive even deeper into the historic and ever-evolving world of Roland synthesizers. Model Expansions let you infuse FANTOM-08 with the authentic sounds and unique characteristics of the JUPITER-8, JUNO-106, and other vintage icons. And with the growing selection of Wave Expansions, Sound Packs, Sample Packs, and more, you’ll always keep your music sounding fresh. To get started, you can download 15 Wave Expansions and 10 Sound Packs at no charge from Roland Cloud with your FANTOM-08 purchase.
No roadblocks. Just pure creation.
FANTOM-08 supports your music every step of the way with a smooth, rapid workflow that’s completely free of confusing modes and technical frustration. Immensely powerful yet easy to use, FANTOM-08 enables continuous creation with fluid composition tools, instantly recallable setups, deep computer integration, and more.
Make a scene.
With custom creative spaces called Scenes, you can store sounds, patterns, performance layouts, templates, and more and recall them with a single touch. A Scene can also be an entire song or section of a song, and they can be chained together and switched seamlessly with no gaps or glitches.
Sound that moves.
FANTOM-08 makes it easy to create long evolving passages, modular-style animated textures, and sounds with deeply intricate movement. You have two LFOs per partial and four partials per tone—and since you can stack 16 tones, that’s a staggering 128 LFOs per voice! Step LFOs are also available with 16 steps of beat-synced automation and 35 curve choices per step.
From spark to fire.
Different musical genres need diverse production styles and specialised tools. You can capture music in a variety of ways with FANTOM-08, from real-time and step sequencing to the famous TR-REC pattern sequencer inspired by iconic Roland drum machines like the TR-808 and TR-909.
FANTOM-08 lets you realise musical ideas as quickly as they come. The colour touchscreen provides instant interactive control, and the hi-res knobs deliver organic, ultra-detailed response. There’s also a dedicated synthesizer section with oscillator, filter, and envelope controls, plus buttons and pads for sequencing, triggering, and more.
Some players like levers or wheels, while others prefer external pedals. With FANTOM-08, you can use any of them—or all of them. And there’s even a dedicated USB device port to extend your workflow with your favourite USB MIDI controller.
Connect a mic to the rear-panel input and sing in the studio or on stage with high-quality processing from FANTOM-08’s wide-ranging effects. Or fire up the 32-band stereo vocoder and use the expressive power of your voice to create classic VP-style ensemble tones, robot voices, otherworldly textures, and more.