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  • Roland Fantom G6 - Are you kidding me?

    So I had a conversation with a friend yesterday that went something like this:

    Me: I've been considering setting up a home studio with Cakewalk Sonar X2 Producer so I can start producing demos of my music.

    Friend: Dude, you have a G6 don't you?

    Me: Yeah, but I never play it, it just kinda sits there, why?

    Friend: You do realize you can get some pretty decent demos including external instruments and vocals all from the board?

    Me: What? Really? I don't know much about the board, I just got a good deal on it and bought it.

     

    So is this true? Should I be diving into the G6 manual figuring this stuff out? Can this board really produce decent demos that include vocals, etc.?

    Any thoughts would be appreciated.

     

    Thanks,

    Gary


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    Use whatever method gets you closest to the end result with the least amount of trouble. Try both and see which fits your normal workflow better.

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    • shambler
      shambler commented
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      It's a workstation, everything you need is there...most people prefer a DAW though.

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    "So is this true? Should I be diving into the G6 manual figuring this stuff out? Can this board really produce decent demos that include vocals, etc.?"



    Gary, I have both Fantom, and Sonar.  I definitely suggest that you read the manuals because yes, the G6 is perfectly capable to produce professional-quality recordings on its own.  Also, if you still don't plan to use the Fantom, but Sonar, be aware that even learning Sonar requires a looong time to invest in reading the manual - which is hundreds of pages.  In comparison, reading the manual for the G6 has arguably a less steep learning curve.


    So in both cases, I would definitely invest the time in reading the manuals for both.  You can get great sounds from the on-board soft synths in Sonar, but the sounds on the Fantom are at least as good, and probably a notch up once you start adding the superb SRX line of expansion boards.

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    • Bernard
      Bernard commented
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      Paolo Di Nicolantonio wrote: ..once you start adding the superb SRX line of expansion boards.

       

      Fantom G not X, so he can consider ARX expansions on the G or add a sonic cell or a fantom xr rack for SRX

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