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Roland Announces FA-07 Music Workstation Synth
Rounik Sethi on Tue, June 20th | 0 comments
Roland tells us the new FA-07 reimagines the music workstation category. This 76-key synth includes a 16-track sequencer, sampler, Roland's high-quality sounds, Ableton Live Lite and more.

Hamamatsu, Japan, June 20, 2017 — Roland has refreshed the popular FA Music Workstation series with an all-new keyboard model, plus a Version 2.0 system update for the entire series. The new FA-07 Music Workstation features a 76-note velocity-sensitive keyboard with semi-weighted action, providing customers a mid-level option to the 88-note FA-08 and 61-note FA-06. Available as a free download, the Version 2.0 update includes new functionality requested by FA users. In addition, all new FA purchases now include a bundled license for Live 9 Lite, a special version of the well-known Ableton Live music production software.

First introduced in 2013, Roland’s FA series reimagines the music workstation for real-time power, fast workflow, and versatile operation. Featuring a huge selection of Roland’s best sounds, a 16- track sequencer, seamless DAW integration, an easy-access sampler, and much more, the intuitive FA series is designed to give users complete expressive freedom in any musical environment.

The new FA-07 model features a 76-note velocity-sensitive keyboard that’s semi-weighted, offering enhanced playing feel and expanded range for complex live setups with multiple splits and zones. The FA-07 complements the other instruments in the series, which includes the FA-08 and its 88- note Ivory Feel-G keyboard with weighted action, and the mobile FA-06 and its 61-note velocity- sensitive keyboard. Aside from their unique keyboard configurations, all FA instruments include the same sounds and features.

FA-07 comes with Ableton Live Lite.

The Version 2.0 update includes enhancements that will be welcomed by performing players. The new Tone Remain function allows users to switch sounds seamlessly, with no notes or effect tails being unnaturally cut off. Another new enhancement is master control functionality, which has now been added to studio sets. This enables users to assign and send out a variety of MIDI messages, letting them reconfigure the FA and multiple external devices with one command. Version 2.0 is included in all new FA instruments, and is available as a user-installable update for current owners. 

FA-07 Features At A Glance

  • Reimagined music workstation designed to maximize your creative flow
  • 76-note semi-weighted keyboard with velocity sensitivity provides great feel and expanded range for complex live setups
  • Over 2000 sounds from the flagship INTEGRA-7 sound module, including SuperNATURAL synth and acoustic tones and drums; add even more tones via internal wave sound expansion slots
  • SuperNATURAL synth engine is fully compatible with the expansive collection of free INTEGRA-7 synth tones available from Roland’s Axial sound library site
  • 16-track sequencer with non-stop loop recording makes it easy to build songs quickly; export your sequencer tracks to an SDHC card as a complete stereo mix, or as multitrack audio or MIDI data for use in your DAW
  • Onboard sampler based on the SP-404SX features 16 pads x 4 banks and direct recording/playback via SDHC cards
  • Polish your sounds with a multitude of studio-quality effects, including 16 independent MFX engines, six COMP+EQ processors for drums, unique TFX (total effects), and global EQ, chorus, and reverb
  • Tweak tones, effects, and external MIDI devices in real time with six user-assignable Sound Modify knobs
  • Intuitive, streamlined interface with large color LCD
  • Master control functionality added to studio sets, enabling full command of a large studio or live rig
  • Press one button to instantly configure the FA-07 for use with your DAW via USB
  • D-Beam, Rhythm Pattern, Arpeggiator, and Chord Memory functions to expand your creative palette
  • Guitar/Mic and Line input jacks for performing, sampling, and DAW audio recording; dedicated input reverb provides ambience for performing/recording
  • USB ports for sound expansion data, updates, and audio/MIDI interfacing with a computer; MIDI communication with the iPad is possible when using Apple’s iPad Camera Connection Kit

In addition to standalone use, FA instruments are designed to smoothly integrate into computer- based production environments. Now, Roland is pleased to partner with Ableton to offer professional music production software with all new FA purchases. Live 9 Lite is a customized version of the hugely popular Ableton Live software. Offering specially selected instruments and effects plus all the essential workflows of Live, Live 9 Lite is a powerful partner for enhancing productions with an FA Music Workstation. A built-in control map for Ableton software in now included in FA instruments, providing users a quick and convenient setup. 

 

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