The FA-76 is the first synthesizer to bear the Fantom name and it has the same sound set as the Roland XV-5080. It was followed by the Fantom-S, Fantom-X, and Fantom-G series. It is a ROM-based synthesizer and lacks the sampling capabilities of the models that followed.
The 3.5" floppy drive can store up to 99 songs with a total of 120,000 notes on a 1.44 MB 2HD floppy or 60,000 notes on a 720 kB 2DD floppy.
Other features include a D-beam controller, General MIDI Level 2 compatibility, and 24-bit digital outputs.
Year Released: 2002
Keyboard: 76 keys with velocity and aftertouch
Polyphony: 64 notes
Multitimbral: 16 parts
Preset Patches: 896
User Patches: 128
Preset Performances: 64
User Performances: 64
Preset Drum Kits: 25
User Drum Kits: 16
ROM: 64MB (1083 waveforms)
Sequencer Memory: 120,000 notes
Sequencer Resolution: 480 PPQN
Effects: 90 built-in effect types.
Arpeggiator: 88 styles
Screen: 320 x 240 pixel backlit LCD
Outputs: 1/4" stereo pair plus two 1/4" individual outputs, coaxial and optical digital audio outputs
Power Consumption: 16 watts
Dimensions: 1268 mm x 400 mm x 115 mm
Weight: 14.8 kg
Additional Patches: 256 General MIDI 2, 29 rhythm sets.
Roland Fantom FA-76 ($550)