Roland FA-Series Music Workstations
Taking the “work” out of the music workstation.
Roland’s FA series completely reimagines the music workstation, streamlining it for effortless real-time power, ultra-fast workflow, and maximum versatility. Each model in the series features a massive sound collection, studio-quality effects, and expressive real-time controls, plus onboard sampling with zero load time for instant playback from 16 pads. An integrated sequencer offers simple operation and non-stop loop recording, and you can easily export tracks for further development with your DAW.
Perform and record with a massive selection of Roland’s very best sounds.
Packed with over 2000 tones inherited from the INTEGRA-7, Roland’s flagship pro sound module, the FA series offers a huge palette of high-quality sounds for virtually any musical style. All of the INTEGRA-7’s SuperNATURAL synth and XV-5080 PCM tones are on board, plus an essential collection of expressive SuperNATURAL acoustic tones that include pianos, organs, bass, strings, and many others. And with the newly added Tone Remain function, you can switch sounds seamlessly with no notes or effect tails being unnaturally cut off.
Capture ideas and create songs without interruption.
Intuitive 16-track sequencer lets you capture inspiration as it happens. Build a full arrangement with a huge array of sounds. Continuous recording in loop mode, lets you fill up all 16 tracks without ever stopping! Real-time capture and step recording with complete control to edit and mix your tracks as you go and save songs as stereo audio files to an SDHC card.
Enhance your sounds with a wide range of simultaneous effects.
Polish your sounds and sequencer tracks to studio-level perfection. Independent MFX engines are available for all 16 parts of a studio set, and with the unique TFX (total effects), you can process the entire output with dramatic effects such as DJ FX Looper, Isolator, and others. All the effects can be tweaked with the Sound Modify knobs to add real-time expression.
Fast workflow and intuitive real-time control.
Unlike many workstations that can take a minute or more to boot, the FA series is ready to play in seconds. The panel is logically organized into dedicated sections, and the large color LCD presents inviting hi-res graphics for selecting tones, working with the sequencer, adjusting settings, and navigating the large sound selection and assign your favorites for fast recall.
An instant-access performance sampler at your fingers.
The sampler in the FA series features fast, hands-on operation and sampling/playback via convenient SDHC cards. You can play audio samples directly from the 16 pads on the front panel, making it easy to expand your performances with loops, backing tracks, one-shots, vocal phrases, sound FX, and more. And thanks to SDHC flash memory, your samples load instantly, with no wait time at all.
Seamless DAW integration.
Instantly set up the keyboard to communicate with your software via USB.* Dedicated control maps for popular DAWs provide quick setup for operating transport functions and other parameters in your software. The FA can be as a USB audio interface to record a variety sources directly into your DAW and monitor them through the stereo output and headphones jack.
Studio sets enhanced for master rig control.
A studio set stores 16 tones and the parameters associated with them, including level, pan, effects, and more. Master control functionality enables use of the FA as a master controller for a large studio or live rig. Save MIDI messages like bank select, program change, volume, and others. This info is sent out via MIDI when you select the studio set, letting you reconfigure the FA and multiple external devices.
Expand your sound collection with free downloads from Roland’s Axial sound library site.
The FA sound engine is fully compatible with the large, growing collection of INTEGRA-7 synth patches available as free downloads from Roland’s Axial sound library site. It’s even possible to expand the onboard sound set with free wave sound expansion collections, which you can also get at the Axial site.
Find the best FA for you.
With the three different models in the FA series, you can choose the best match for your style and needs. While the three models feature the same sounds, interface, and controls, each one comes equipped with its own unique keyboard configuration.