New 2019 Fantom

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Re: New 2019 Fantom

Unread post by Saul » Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:58 pm

I haven't checked on that but it would seem an odd decision by Roland not to allow you to map user samples across the keys :think:

It also seems a backward step. I cannot understand why Roland ditched their "skip back sampling" feature that was on the Fantom X, Fantom XA and Fantom G. I think it might have been on the Fantom S also?

It was an incredibly useful feature.

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Re: New 2019 Fantom

Unread post by EXer » Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:07 pm

mick_n wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:25 pm
I was ready to pull the trigger on the Roland until i realised that user samples cannot be mapped across the key range to make patches that use user samples/wav's.
Yes, the lack of multisamples support is a shame.

On the Juno-DS that feature was added later with an OS update. So why isn't it there in the Fantom from the start?

The new Fantom looks well thought out and promising, but it seems the Roland marketing department compel their engineers to add that typical Roland taste of not-completely-baked (*) to all their products.

(*) e.g. the notes generated by the arpeggiator of the V-Synth XT module cannot be output via MIDI (contrary to the V-Synth keyboard), thereby depriving its users from using that very powerful arpeggiator to drive e.g. an external analog synth :evil:
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