Austin Bazaar is an authorized Roland dealer.
Adding value to your purchase, Austin Bazaar bundles your instrument with necessary accessories. Everything you need to start playing immediately comes in one box. Save yourself the hassle and save some money while you're at it. A bench is included so you can play your new instrument in comfort. A stand is included so you don't need to purchase one separately. An Austin Bazaar instructional DVD is included so you can pick up some tips while learning your new instrument. An Austin Bazaar polishing cloth is included so you can keep your new instrument in mint condition.
Taking the "work" out of the music workstation.
Roland's FA series completely reimagines the music workstation, streamlining it for effortless real-time power, ultra-fast workflow, and maximum versatility. Each model in the series features a massive sound collection, studio-quality effects, and expressive real-time controls, plus onboard sampling with zero load time for instant playback from 16 pads. An integrated sequencer offers simple operation and non-stop loop recording, and you can easily export tracks for further development with your DAW. Available models include the 61-note FA-06 and 76-note FA-07, which both feature velocity-sensitive keyboards with synth action, and the FA-08, which features an 88-note keyboard with weighted action. Perform and record with a massive selection of Roland's very best sounds. Packed with over 2000 tones inherited from the INTEGRA-7, Roland's flagship pro sound module, the FA series offers a huge palette of high-quality sounds for virtually any musical style. All of the INTEGRA-7's SuperNATURAL synth and XV-5080 PCM tones are on board, plus an essential collection of expressive SuperNATURAL acoustic tones that include pianos, organs, bass, strings, and many others. And with the newly added Tone Remain function, you can switch sounds seamlessly with no notes or effect tails being unnaturally cut off. The FA sound engine is fully compatible with the large, growing collection of INTEGRA-7 synth patches available as free downloads from Roland's Axial sound library site. It's even possible to expand the onboard sound set with free wave sound expansion collections, which you can also get at the Axial site.
The FA series' intuitive 16-track sequencer has been designed to let you capture your inspiration as it happens. In a flash, you can build a full arrangement with the instrument's huge array of sounds. And with continuous recording in loop mode, you're able to fill up all 16 tracks without ever stopping! In addition to real-time capture, step recording is also possible, and you have complete control to edit and mix your tracks as you go and save songs as stereo audio files to an SDHC card. The FA series provides numerous options for polishing your sounds and sequencer tracks to studio-level perfection. Independent MFX engines are available for all 16 parts of a studio set, and with the unique TFX (total effects), you can process the entire output with dramatic effects such as DJ FX Looper, Isolator, and others. All the effects can be tweaked with the Sound Modify knobs to add real-time expression to your performances and productions. You can feel the speed of this new breed of instrument the moment you hit the power switch -- unlike many workstations that can take a minute or more to boot, the FA series is ready to play in seconds. The panel is logically organized into dedicated sections, and the large color LCD presents a gorgeous look with inviting hi-res graphics for selecting tones, working with the sequencer, and adjusting various settings. And it's a breeze to navigate through the large sound selection by category and assign your favorites for fast recall. The sampler in the FA series features fast, hands-on operation and sampling/playback via convenient SDHC cards. You can play audio samples directly from the 16 pads on the front panel, making it easy to expand your performances with loops, backing tracks, one-shots, vocal phrases, sound FX, and more. And thanks to SDHC flash memory, your samples load instantly, with no wait time at all.
In the FA series, a studio set stores 16 tones and the various parameters associated with them, including level, pan, effects, and more. Now, master control functionality has been added to studio sets, enabling you to use the FA as a master controller for a large studio or live rig. You can save MIDI messages like bank select, program change, volume, and many others. This info is sent out via MIDI when you select the studio set, letting you reconfigure the FA and multiple external devices with one command. In addition to its impressive standalone performance, the FA series easily transitions into any DAW environment. With a press of the DAW Control button, you can instantly set up the keyboard to communicate with your software via USB.* Dedicated control maps for popular DAWs provide quick setup for operating transport functions and other parameters in your software. In addition, you can use the FA as a USB audio interface to record a variety sources directly into your DAW and monitor them through the stereo output and headphones jack. A free license for Ableton Live Lite is now included with every FA keyboard, enabling you to pair up your instrument with a powerful DAW right away. *USB communication requires installation of the FA-series USB driver on your computer.
Maximum Polyphony: 128 voices (varies according to the sound generator load)
Parts: 16 parts
Tones: SuperNATURAL Acoustic, SuperNATURAL Synth, SuperNATURAL Drum Kit, PCM Synth, PCM Drum Kit
Wave Expansion Slots: 2 slots * The wave expansion slots are rewritable internal waveform memory. You can download data from the Axial sound library site and write it via a USB flash drive into the FA's internal wave memory (slot).
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
MIDI Tracks: 16
File format: Original, SMF export/import supported, WAV export supported * Sampler trigger data can be recorded.
Format: 16-bit linear, 44.1 kHz, WAV/AIFF/MP3 import supported
Maximum Polyphony: 8
Number of Samples: 16 Pads x 4 Banks (for each song) * Samples cannot be used as wave data for the sound engine.
Rhythm Pattern: Yes
Chord Memory: Yes
Controllers: D-BEAM Controller, Pitch Bend/Modulation Lever, Assignable Switch x 2 (S1/S2), Control Knob x 6, Sample Pad, Tempo Knob
Display: 5-inch Graphic Color LCD
External Memory: SD Card (SDHC supported)
Connectors: 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, AUDIO INPUT Jacks, LINE: Stereo miniature phone type, GUITAR/MIC: 1/4-inch phone type, FOOT PEDAL Jacks (CTRL 1, CTRL 2, HOLD), MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT), USB FOR UPDATE Port, USB COMPUTER Port (USB Hi-Speed AUDIO/MIDI), (Use a USB cable and a computer with a USB port that support USB 2.0 Hi-Speed.), DC IN Jack
Power Supply: AC Adaptor
Current draw:1,300 mA
Accessories: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
Options: (sold separately)Keyboard Stand (*1): KS-18Z, KS-12, Pedal Switch: DP series, Expression Pedal: EV-5, USB Flash Memory (*2), Wireless USB Adapter: WNA1100-RL