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Hey thanks for the link Martin, it actually made it worth clicking on one of these stupid 'I wonder what Roland are gonna do with the Fantom' threads!

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What if someone asked for an AT-90SL, the uber-expensive home organ? Or one of their insanely large poster printers?

 

If Yamaha ran one of these contests, could you choose a motorcycle or snowmobile? :D

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Some geezer here:

 

http://www.korgforums.com/forum/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=31097

 

reckons this is Rolands lineup:

 

 

Digital pianos, Models RD-600

Digital harpsichord, Model C-80

Digital Piano, Model FP-9

Digital Pianos, Models HPi-6S

Digital Pianos, Models HPi-7S

Digital Organs, Model AT-900C

Digital Organs, Models AT-800

Digital Piano, Model RD-700GX

Synthesizer, Model FANTOM-G6

Synthesizer, Model FANTOM-G7

Synthesizer, Model FANTOM-G8

Synthesizer, Model Juno D Limited Edition

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RD-600? Welcome to 1996.

 

Did you check out the Korg fanboi comments on that page?

 

"Oh goody.......another Fantom. :rolleyes:"

 

"Why!? it sounds like a suicide!"

 

"Fantoms??? Are they still selling those things?"

 

Yes, they're still selling those things, because Korg can't make a decent piano sound or hardware sequencer to save their life. And Karma is Arranger Lite

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Hey, chill guy.

 

Im only posting what i read. Not really interested in the fanboy comments, you'd get the same vice versa etc etc

 

:)

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Hey, chill guy.


Im only posting what i read. Not really interested in the fanboy comments, you'd get the same vice versa etc etc

Oh, it wasn't directed to you at all, Flat Earth. Sorry if it seemed that way.

 

But what's up with the RD-600 in that list?

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I'd rather be part of the "X" generation than the "G" generation.....

 

However, I'd also like a USB 2.0 host interface on my Fantom X8.

 

I'd also like to save the arpeggios and drum rythms as part of a patch/performance. Currently the Fantom X keeps this as part of the main memory.

 

Mark

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I hate to break it to you, but midi-generation tools (like Karma or the arpeggiators in the Motif XS) help sell keyboards to people of ALL ages.

True.

And what about sales of ANY arranger keyboard? Arranger keyboards sell very well in Europe and are gaining in popularity here in the U.S.

Milli Vanilli sold lots of records too. Just because arrangers sell well in Europe doesn't make them any less of a karaoke keyboard. And of course, Roland makes karaoke keyboards too.

I will bet you $1,000 that the new Roland Fantom GX will have some type of arpeggiator in it.

And hopefully people will use it to enhance their own compositions, not write it for them.

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Some one must know something like some weeks ago i was talking to a guy who is sponsored by a X company and and asked him what products where

camming out in namm and told of a Few

 

somebody is not telling!:cop:

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And hopefully people will use it to enhance their own compositions, not write it for them.

 

I don't know why people bag on Karma all the time.

 

What is wrong with having the "best" of something? No one complains if a product has the "best sounds" or the "best effects" or the "best keyboard action". Some people might not use midi generation features of a keyboard, but if they do, Karma is one of the best.

 

Karma is just a musical tool. Just like any tool, it can be used well or not so well.

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What is wrong with having the "best" of something? No one complains if a product has the "best sounds" or the "best effects" or the "best keyboard action". Some people might not use midi generation features of a keyboard, but if they do, Karma is one of the best.


Karma is just a musical tool. Just like any tool, it can be used well or not so well.

Actually, you're absolutely right, Martin. I just found those comments on the Korg site fighting words.

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RD-600? Welcome to 1996.

 

Did you check out the Korg fanboi comments on that page?

 

"Oh goody.......another Fantom. :rolleyes:"

 

"Why!? it sounds like a suicide!"

 

"Fantoms??? Are they still selling those things?"

 

Yes, they're still selling those things, because Korg can't make a decent piano sound or hardware sequencer to save their life. And Karma is Arranger Lite

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I just found those comments on the Korg site fighting words.

People always say comments like that on a brand-centered forum.

 

Go to the Motifator forum:

-- The M3 sucks, the Fantom is old and tired.

 

Go to the Korg forum:

-- Fantom what? The ES was better than the XS

 

Go to the Roland forum:

-- I'll never sell my Fantom X. It is twice as good now as the Korg M3 and the Motif XS

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People always say comments like that on a brand-centered forum.


Go to the Motifator forum:

-- The M3 sucks, the Fantom is old and tired.


Go to the Korg forum:

-- Fantom what? The ES was better than the XS


Go to the Roland forum:

-- I'll never sell my Fantom X. It is twice as good now as the Korg M3 and the Motif XS

 

Then of course, there is HC, where everything sucks..

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I have a Fantom-S and I may be tempted to uppgrade if the new line is backward compatible. I'm expecting a bigger waverom set, new expension boards, more FX and extra filter shapes. The big question is if Roland did include additionnal type of synth engine, VA/V-Synth/new.

 

The letter scheme is confusing From S to X and back to G ???

Maybe a Fantom-Godzilla, we design the future and stomp on the competition !!!

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I like the Fantom series.

There are some good sounds in there and a lot of potential to create my own.

But, since I'm a geezer who is proud to be a middle-aged new age dork, I play a Karma AND a M3 - LOL :)

 

...and loving every minute of it.

 

Cheers!

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But, since I'm a geezer who is proud to be a middle-aged new age dork, I play a Karma AND a M3 - LOL
:)

 

 

Hmmm, Herbie Hancock has KARMA? He's no spring chicken, anymore. (just messin'):poke:

 

Seriously, I don't like using premade patterns, but now that I just bought the KARMA OASYS software to export my own GEs, this could get mighty fun! I don't mean melodic patterns, per say, but being able to program note on gate/stutter, filter and whatever else effects, could make for some interesting performance programming.

 

I'm busy, right now, but when I get around to it, I may post some examples.

 

 

As for Fantoms, they're great. I hope they really soup it up and add more FX processing

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