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Re: New Roland Fantom [Re: gino] #3015172 11/07/19 08:03 AM
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Tiago Mallen has just uploaded a demo of the Fantom! In Portuguese for the speaking portion, but playing starts at 8:30.


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Re: New Roland Fantom [Re: gino] #3015260 11/08/19 12:12 AM
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I lucked out at a local GC. They had MODX 88 and a Fantom 88 next to each other.

I still like MODX for sure. It was inspiring in many ways.

for my music production, Fantom screams tomorrow and IMO sound programming is a higher level.

Re: New Roland Fantom [Re: gino] #3015267 11/08/19 01:19 AM
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Yes, never thought I’d say this but I’m looking forward to making tracks on the Fantom rather than in Cubase. I’ve concluded that my grooviest tracks were all started outside of the DAW. Something about Cubase just ain’t swinging.

Re: New Roland Fantom [Re: zephonic] #3015271 11/08/19 02:23 AM
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I think some song writers on keys are switching from their DAW back to hardware.

I am biased with my Kronos SEQ. whenever there's a hitch in my process , I find a solution.

I started to crack a new song on Fantom. Plan to study the recording process in depth to get
up to speed, determine if any issues, etc.

I am keeping my Kronos. And I am still waiting for Jan NAMM

Re: New Roland Fantom [Re: GregC] #3015325 11/08/19 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by GregC
I lucked out at a local GC. They had MODX 88 and a Fantom 88 next to each other.

I still like MODX for sure. It was inspiring in many ways.

for my music production, Fantom screams tomorrow and IMO sound programming is a higher level.


Hey Greg, are the keys on the MODX8 similar to the older MOXF8? I can't find a place to try the MODX8. I am thinking about moving from my MODX6 to the MODX8. I know the description says they're both the GHS... just wondering if there's any difference in feel in the newer (MODX8) board.


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Re: New Roland Fantom [Re: EscapeRocks] #3015326 11/08/19 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by EscapeRocks
Originally Posted by GregC
I lucked out at a local GC. They had MODX 88 and a Fantom 88 next to each other.

I still like MODX for sure. It was inspiring in many ways.

for my music production, Fantom screams tomorrow and IMO sound programming is a higher level.


Hey Greg, are the keys on the MODX8 similar to the older MOXF8? I can't find a place to try the MODX8. I am thinking about moving from my MODX6 to the MODX8. I know the description says they're both the GHS... just wondering if there's any difference in feel in the newer (MODX8) board.


Hi, I can't say , as I did not own the MOX, 88 key.

I ran thru my scales and ARPS, left/right hand on the MODX 8. It felt pretty good.

I noticed a strange momentary decay at the end of a note value , sort of like a reverse after touch, while playing MODX 8 pianos.
It may be no big deal, and it might be due to demo condition. You know how keyboards get abused at GC.

If I were you, I would give the MODX 8 a solid demo. See if you local GC's will break open a factory MODX 8 box for you.
In my area, they are very accommodating , want to make a sale, etc etc.

If it wasn't for the new Fantom, MODX 8 would be a no brainer.

Re: New Roland Fantom [Re: GregC] #3015331 11/08/19 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by GregC
If it wasn't for the new Fantom, MODX 8 would be a no brainer.

Have you looked at the Kurzweil PC4? Tough competition for the MODX8, I think. Fantom is beyond my gig-weight limit, besides being in a different price range. But I do think it has the best control surface of the three.


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Re: New Roland Fantom [Re: AnotherScott] #3015334 11/08/19 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by AnotherScott
Originally Posted by GregC
If it wasn't for the new Fantom, MODX 8 would be a no brainer.

Have you looked at the Kurzweil PC4? Tough competition for the MODX8, I think. Fantom is beyond my gig-weight limit, besides being in a different price range. But I do think it has the best control surface of the three.


we are cross posting on the Korg forum. The PC4 is on my radar.

Heck, if its great for my studio work , and if the LCD allows good navigation, at $2k, I will jump on it.

I don't care about an extra 5 pounds or a few inches more here and there. I don't gig.
No limit on those ' logistics '.

Thanks !

Re: New Roland Fantom [Re: zephonic] #3015335 11/08/19 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by zephonic
Yes, never thought I’d say this but I’m looking forward to making tracks on the Fantom rather than in Cubase. I’ve concluded that my grooviest tracks were all started outside of the DAW. Something about Cubase just ain’t swinging.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRaM3kWpw4w&feature=youtu.be

suggest you check this out ! I am a ' section ' song writer, using Mr Corrells terminology

Re: New Roland Fantom [Re: EscapeRocks] #3015340 11/08/19 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by EscapeRocks
Originally Posted by GregC
I lucked out at a local GC. They had MODX 88 and a Fantom 88 next to each other.

I still like MODX for sure. It was inspiring in many ways.

for my music production, Fantom screams tomorrow and IMO sound programming is a higher level.


Hey Greg, are the keys on the MODX8 similar to the older MOXF8? I can't find a place to try the MODX8. I am thinking about moving from my MODX6 to the MODX8. I know the description says they're both the GHS... just wondering if there's any difference in feel in the newer (MODX8) board.


AFAICT, when the boards are powered off they feel the same. But the velocity response of the new piano and rhodes samples on the MODX is better.

Re: New Roland Fantom [Re: zephonic] #3015348 11/08/19 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by zephonic
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Originally Posted by GregC
I lucked out at a local GC. They had MODX 88 and a Fantom 88 next to each other.

I still like MODX for sure. It was inspiring in many ways.

for my music production, Fantom screams tomorrow and IMO sound programming is a higher level.


Hey Greg, are the keys on the MODX8 similar to the older MOXF8? I can't find a place to try the MODX8. I am thinking about moving from my MODX6 to the MODX8. I know the description says they're both the GHS... just wondering if there's any difference in feel in the newer (MODX8) board.


AFAICT, when the boards are powered off they feel the same. But the velocity response of the new piano and rhodes samples on the MODX is better.


Thanks guys. I had an MOXF8 for a little while, and really didn't like the keys....hence my move to the PX5S.

The Fantom 6 is still heavily on my radar for many reasons. I may just go with that, with the PX5S underneath. Too many choices now that I've saved my pennies from gigs this year.


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Re: New Roland Fantom [Re: EscapeRocks] #3015358 11/09/19 12:01 AM
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Originally Posted by EscapeRocks
[quote. Too many choices now that I've saved my pennies from gigs this year.




did I hear Save Your Pennies ? grin

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Re: New Roland Fantom [Re: gino] #3015531 11/11/19 01:29 AM
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Although I've been trashing the new Fantom, I have ordered a Fantom 8 which I'll have in the next week or so. I'll report back.

As for the MODX, I felt the action is bad.

Re: New Roland Fantom [Re: gino] #3015719 11/12/19 02:52 AM
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Was just watching “The Voice” and it looks like Paul Mirkovich got a new Fantom 8 ? I know he had the G8 for many years.


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