Updates & Drivers
Fantom-G6/-G7/-G8 System Update Version 1.50
Roland Corporation U.S. is pleased to announce the release of Version 1.50 for the Fantom-G series workstations. This update includes the FG Connects Live package, emphasizing the powerful live performance potential of the Fantom-G.
Fantom-G Version 1.50 Features:
- Hundreds of new dance, pop and hip-hop oriented patches
- New orchestral sounds including all type of strings, woodwinds and brass
- New Live Sets focusing on dance, electronic pop, R&B and hip-hop
- Hundreds of new unique RPS motion phrases
- New contemporary rhythm pattern sets and kits
- New arpeggiation phrases
- File utility function added for sharing content between projects
Please refer to the “README.pdf” document for details about this update.
NOTE: The Fantom-G Librarian/Editor Software has been updated to reflect Version 1.50 features. Please see the link below to update your Fantom-G Librarian/Editor Software to the current version.
Fantom-G6/-G7/-G8 Driver Version 1.0.1 for Windows 8/8.1
IMPORTANT NOTICE: When the Windows SmartScreen is displayed upon installing the driver, please perform the following procedure:
1. Click [ More info ]
2. Click [ Run anyway ]
* Skip Step 1 If your PC is not connected to the internet.
Fantom-G6/-G7/-G8 Driver Version 1.0.0 for Windows 7 32-bit Edition
This is the Fantom-G6/-G7/-G8 driver for Microsoft® Windows 7.
Fantom-G6/-G7/-G8 Driver Version 1.0.0 for Windows 7 64-bit Edition
This is the Fantom-G6/-G7/-G8 driver for Microsoft® Windows 7 64-bit Edition.
Fantom-G6/-G7/-G8 Driver Version 1.0.0 for Windows XP/Vista
This is the Fantom-G6/-G7/-G8 driver for Microsoft® Windows® XP and Microsoft® Windows Vista™.
Fantom-G6/-G7/-G8 Driver Version 1.0.0 for Windows Vista 64-bit Edition
This is the Fantom-G6/-G7/-G8 driver for Microsoft® Windows® Vista™ 64-bit Edition.
Fantom-G6/-G7/-G8 Driver 1.0.1 for Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9)
Fantom-G6/-G7/-G8 Driver 1.0.1 for Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10)
Fantom-G6/-G7/-G8 Driver 1.0.0 for Mac OS 10.8
Fantom-G6/-G7/-G8 Driver 1.0.0 for Mac OS 10.7
Fantom-G6/-G7/-G8 Driver 1.0.0 for Mac OS 10.6
This is the Fantom-G6/-G7/-G8 driver for Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).
Fantom-G6/-G7/-G8 Driver 1.0.0 for OS X 10.5 and Earlier
This is the Fantom-G6/-G7/-G8 driver for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and earlier.
Fantom-G6/-G7/-G8 Editor 1.20 & Librarian 1.30 for Macintosh OS X
This is the Fantom-G6/-G7/-G8 Librarian/Editor for Macintosh OS X (requires Fantom-G system version 1.30 or higher).
Fantom-G6/-G7/-G8 Editor 1.20 & Librarian 1.30 for Windows XP/Vista
This is the Fantom-G6/-G7/-G8 Librarian/Editor for Microsoft® Windows® XP and Microsoft® Windows Vista™ (requires Fantom-G system version 1.30 or higher).
Fantom-G ReleaseNote 130: What’s New in Version 1.30
The Version 1.30 operating system update adds new features and a wealth of new content to the Fantom-G workstation keyboard. This booklet explains what’s new in Version 1.30, and how to get the most from this important OS update.
Fantom-G Workshop 01: The Fantom-G Possibilities
This booklet provides a step-by-step, hands-on introduction to the Fantom-G. We’ll give you a taste of its many capabilities, and an idea of what’s in store for you with your new Fantom-G.
Fantom-G Workshop 02: Power User Control
If the Fantom-G’s about one thing—other than its killer sounds and display—it’s power and flexibility. Its controls are built for speed, and things get even better when you add a mouse. This booklet is where it all begins.
Fantom-G Workshop 03: Power User Control 2: The Pads
Nowhere are the Fantom-G’s efficiency and flexibility more on display than the DYNAMIC PADS area. There are so many aspects of the Fantom-G’s operation in which the pads kick things into high gear that they deserve their own booklet.
Fantom-G Workshop 04: Saving Your Work on the Fantom-G
With all the music you can make on the Fantom-G, you’ll want to make sure you know how to store it for safekeeping, along with all the bits and pieces that went into it. This Workshop booklet explains how to save Fantom-G songs, samples, patches, and everything else.
Fantom-G Workshop 05: Single Mode in the Fantom-G
When you want to use the Fantom-G in the most traditional, straight-ahead way—maybe with a single patch on the keyboard and a rhythm set or rhythm on the pads—Single mode’s the way to go. This booklet explains how it works.
Fantom-G Workshop 06: Editing Fantom-G Patches and Rhythm Sets
At the heart of the Fantom-G is its killer sounds. Sure, the factory patches and rhythm sets sound great, but you can also create your own, as you’ll learn in this booklet.
Fantom-G Workshop 07: Live Mode in the Fantom-G
The Fantom-G is designed, first and foremost, as an excellent performance keyboard, and that’s what its Live mode is all about. It’s the place where the Fantom-G really shines. This booklet explains Live mode in detail in order to help you harness the Fantom-G’s performance power.
Fantom-G Workshop 08: Creating Layers and Splits
In Live mode, each keyboard-full of sounds is called a “live set.” A live set is where you combine sounds or assign them to different areas of the keyboard. This booklet shows you how to put sounds together as layers and splits on the Fantom-G.
Fantom-G Workshop 09: Manipulating Sounds in Realtime
The Fantom-G has a great set of tools for controlling sounds in realtime, from its control sliders and knobs, to the D Beam, and more. This booklet explains how to set up the Fantom-G realtime controllers and the patches and effects they control.
Fantom-G Workshop 10: Studio Mode
With its powerful 152-track sequencer/recorder, the Fantom-G naturally provides its own slick studio environment in which to get some songs down. In Studio mode, you have access to as many as 16 patches/rhythm sets/sample sets at the same time, 24 audio tracks, and up to 22 effects! This booklet explains what you need to know about Studio mode.
Fantom-G Workshop 11: Sequencing and Recording
In this booklet, you’ll get all the details on sequencing and recording in the Fantom-G, from conceptual explanations of phrases, samples, and tracks, on up through sophisticated and flexible sequencing and recording techniques. This booklet’s a must if you’re itching to master the Fantom-G’s 152-track sequencer/recorder.
Fantom-G Workshop 12: Perfecting Songs, MIDI Tracks, and Audio Tracks
When you’ve captured your MIDI and audio tracks, the fun’s just starting. This booklet takes you through the Fantom-G’s extensive collection of sequencer/recorder editing tools that will help you refine your music to your notion of perfection.
Fantom-G Workshop 13: Playing Clips from the Fantom-G Pads
The Fantom-G is more than just a synth, sampler, audio interface, and sequencer/recorder, though you’d think that might be enough. The Fantom-G’s pads can serve as an absolutely killer way to launch sequenced phrases as clips onstage, DJ-style. Mix and match your beats in harmony with the mood of the mob. This booklet shows you how to bang out clips from the Fantom-G pads.
Fantom-G Workshop 14: Adding Live Audio to the Fantom-G
The Fantom-G boasts a full-featured mini-mixer that allows you to add live sounds to your playing and songs. Connect a mic, a guitar, or any other instrument to the Fantom-G’s audio inputs, add effects, and it’s show time. The input mixer offers phantom power, its own dedicated effects, and access to the rest of the Fantom-G’s stunning effects. You’ll learn how to incorporate live audio into the Fantom-G with in this booklet.
Fantom-G Workshop 15: Using the Fantom-G with a Computer
The Fantom-G’s potent USB capabilities make it an outstanding companion to a computer and a computer-based DAW (“Digital Audio Workstation”). Of course, you can exchange files. Of course, you can use its keyboard with a DAW and use the Fantom-G as an awesome multitimbral module with effects for your DAW. But did you know the Fantom-G may also be all the audio interface you need to get audio into and out of your DAW? And did you know how easy it is to sample your computer’s audio—and that’s any of its audio—on the Fantom-G? Check out this booklet to learn more.
Impressions of the Fantom-G live workstation from world-leading artists.
Selecting Fantom-G and ARX-Series Sounds Via MIDI
Fantom-G ReleaseNote 120: Understanding Phrases, Samples, and Tracks
The Fantom-G contains a powerful combination MIDI sequencer/audio recorder. To help you harness its power, here’s a booklet that explains the relationship between the Fantom-G’s MIDI phrases, audio samples, MIDI tracks, and audio tracks.
InFocus 02: Roland’s Librarian Software
If you’re the kind of person who digs into your Roland/BOSS gear, odds are you go way beyond factory patches and settings. It’s for users like you that we include a computer-based Librarian application for backing up and organizing your data. This booklet explains the Roland/BOSS Librarian.