Roland Fantom-06


Synthesizer Keyboard

  • 61 Lightly weighted velocity-sensitive keys
  • Sound Engines: ZEN-Core, SuperNATURAL Acoustic, SuperNATURAL Acoustic Piano, SuperNATURAL Electric Piano, VTW Organ (ZONE2 only)
  • 256 Voices
  • Expandable with Roland EXZ, EXSN and EXM Expansions
  • More than 3500 preset sounds and more than 90 drum kits
  • Storage for 128 Scenes (x4 banks)
  • 16 Parts, each with up to 4 sound layers
  • Effects: EQ and Multiefekt per part, 2 insert effects, 6 drum part compressors, master compressor, master EQ
  • 90 Different effect types
  • Stereo 32-band vocoder
  • 8-Voice pad sampler (16 pads x 4 banks) with max. 60 minutes sample time
  • Sequencer: 16 MIDI tracks with real-time and step recording as well as TR drum programming
  • Rhythm pattern, arpeggiator and chord memory function
  • 5.5" Colour touch screen
  • 8 Encoders and 8 faders allow real-time control over sounds, mixers and effects
  • 32x4 USB audio interface (24 bit / 96 kHz)
  • AIRA Link support (via Roland MX-1)
  • Roland Cloud Manager support
  • Native integration of Logic Pro, MainStage and AbletonLive
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 1006 x 323 x 95 mm
  • Weight: 6.0 kg
  • Incl. external power supply unit (PSB-5U, 12V DC)


  • Main Out: 6.3 mm jack, balanced
  • 2x Sub Out: 6.3 mm jack
  • Headphone output: 6.3 mm and 3.5 mm jack
  • 3x Inputs for pedals and footswitches: 6.3 mm jack
  • MIDI In / Out
  • 1x Mic and 2x line inputs: 6.3 mm jack
  • 2x USB-A port for external devices and storage media
  • USB-B port for computer connection
Available since March 2022
Item number 539715
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Number Of Keys 61
Touch-Sensitive Yes
Aftertouch No
Split Zones Yes
Modulation Wheel Yes
Number of simultaneous Voices 256
Sound Engine Digital
MIDI interface 1x In, 1x Out
Storage Medium Internal
USB-port Yes
Effects Multieffect processor
Arpeggiator Yes
Number of Analog Outputs 4
Digital Output No
Display Yes
Amount Of Keys 61
Touch Sensitive 1
Number of Voices 256
Sampler 1
Number of analog outputs 4
Pedal Connections 2x Pedal, 1x Sustain
Pedal Connectors 2x Pedals, 1x Sustain
Dimensions 1006 x 323 x 95 mm
Weight 6,0 kg
Optional Expansion Boards n/a
Dimensions in mm 1006 x 323 x 95
Weight in kg 6,0 kg
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The light version of Roland's flagship model

The Fantom-0 series offers an extensive range of features, with only minor reductions and simplifications compared with the larger Fantom models. For a lower budget, users will have access to the ZEN-Core engine, with its vast sound pool of countless instruments, synthesizers, drums, and the corresponding effects and mix options, allowing a seamless transition between all tone generation and sequencing levels thanks to the absence of overarching or mutually exclusive modes. Every feature has been designed with live use in mind – from programming and insertion of sequences and audio clips to sound editing and scene creation. Tone generation is provided courtesy of a flexible and expandable synthesizer and a full sampler, which can be edited on the device itself or with the aid of software. The Fantom-06 can also serve as an audio interface, and be used to control DAWs and plugins together with all of their respective operating options.

Roland Fantom Synthesizer display

Extensive sonic flexibility

The ZEN-Core engine can generate different synthesis forms in parallel. The instrument sounds are based on high-quality stereo samples and SuperNATURAL technology, while the synthesizers draw on a virtual analogue engine. There is also the VTW engine, added specifically for a tone wheel organ sound. Expansions of the EXZ, EXSN, and EXM series can be retrofitted via the Roland Cloud, and new sounds composed of up to four partials are also possible courtesy of the flexible editing options, including filters and LFOs with complex patterns. These sounds can be set as scenes, which incorporate all settings provided by the 16 channels, and transitions can be made between them without any dropouts. The Fantom-06 also comes with a newly developed, velocity-sensitive 61-note keyboard.

Two separate samplers

The keyboard sampler can be used to create up to 128 multi-samples and manage a total of 2,000 individual samples. Loops and audio clips lasting up to 60 minutes can also be integrated into performances using the eight-zone pad sampler. Both sample sections work with 16/24 bit at 44.1/48kHz and support the import of WAV and AIFF files, while the keyboard comes with 2GB of internal memory. Internal sounds (resampling), external hardware devices, and even DAW tracks can be used as sample sources. The edited multi-samples can then be used, in turn, to create new ZEN-Core sounds.

Roland Fantom synthesizer buttons

Designed for the stage

For professional keyboard players who need to manage a large soundset on the stage, the Fantom-06 offers not only a flexible sound selection but also numerous controls. Even the most extensive sets can be changed quickly and reliably using scenes, and the user can assign the knobs, faders, pads, and buttons as required. Efficient sound editing is provided courtesy of the dedicated Synth Control panel, and the 16-track sequencer offers real-time and step recording as well as TR-REC sequencing for drum patterns. One-shot samples and audio clips can be triggered using the dynamic RGB pads. The Fantom-06 can be integrated as an audio interface in a studio environment courtesy of 16 stereo outputs and two stereo inputs, and DAWs and plugins can be controlled via the various controllers and touch display. Users wishing to connect up an additional controller as an extension can do so using the external device port, and the workstation weighs just 6kg, making it easy to transport.

Roland Fantom synthesizer control wheels

About Roland

The Roland company was founded in 1972 in Osaka, Japan, and has been designing and building electronic musical instruments ever since. During its successful history, Roland has launched many ground-breaking instruments, from legendary drum machines such as the TR-808 and the TR-909 to synthesizer classics like Jupiter-8, SH-101 and the iconic TB-303. Besides synthesizers, Roland's workstations and electric pianos are also very popular. Equally well-known is Roland’s subsidiary Boss, under whose brand name it designs and sells principally guitar pedals and effects units. Under the Roland Professional A/V label, the company additionally develops and distributes professional equipment for virtually every branch of audio and video production - from home studios through to commercial applications.

Control centre for live sets and studios

The extensive range of features included in the Fantom-06 also helps to lighten the load on tour, courtesy of the fact that all sounds are integrated and can be edited on the go, and special audio clips can be incorporated at will. Beats run in parallel with the artist’s own composition, which can be changed in the blink of an eye courtesy of TR programming. Intervention is still an option at any time if complex backing tracks are running in the sequencer. Live gigs can be transformed into a true performance and the workstation can be optimally connected to the Roland MX-1 mixer via the AIRA link. Many of these qualities are also helpful in the studio and in the preparation of compositions. Transferring sounds and sequences to a DAW is made simple courtesy of the 4x32 USB interface. In addition to the extensive range of presets and the genre-specific cloud content, the Fantom-06 is also an interesting option for sound enthusiasts, as it offers immense potential in terms of sound generation that is set to continue to grow with each new update.

Roland Fantom synthesizer connections

In the spotlight: How are the bigger Fantom models different?

For situations where greater demands are placed on a workstation, the large Fantom models offer a number of professional features that are not available in the more budget-friendly 0 series. Sophisticated instruments such as the V-Piano, as well as more elaborate expansions, can be used in sound generation courtesy of the greater processing power on offer. Four times the number of individual samples can be managed with the keyboard sampler, and an additional analogue stereo multi-mode filter is also available for sound editing. The connectivity of the larger models is also significantly greater, with four CV/gate outputs, a second main output, a second MIDI output and MIDI-thru, and three external device ports. The audio interface has a third stereo playback channel, and the keyboard features an aftertouch function.

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Wertiger Allrounder mit Schwächen in der Touchbedienung
Talk2Me 22.03.2022
Nachdem mir eine Fantom-X6 viele Jahre treue Dienste erwiesen hat und mir die Nachfolgemodelle entweder zu hochpreisig (Fantom-G, Fantom 6) oder zu eingeschränkt (FA-06) waren, habe ich bei der Fantom-06 (für meine Verhältnisse) unerwartet spontan zugeschlagen. Ich hätte eigentlich nicht mehr damit gerechnet, noch einmal eine Fantom mein Eigen zu nennen.

Ich glaube, dass ich zum Sound nicht viel sagen muss. Es ist alles dabei, was mein Herz begehrt. Und das in gewohnter Roland-Qualität. Tiefgehendes Potenzial zum Schrauben eigener Sounds hat die Fantom auch mehr als genug. Außerdem bietet Roland die altbewährten SRX-Expansions als kostenlose Downloads in der Roland Cloud an. Allerdings ist der Speicher für Expansions und eigene Multisamples mit 256 MB doch ziemlich begrenzt. Auch die vom Hersteller angegebene Polyphonie von 256 Stimmen ist eher als Idealwert zu verstehen, der in der Praxis wohl kaum zu erreichen ist.

Die größten Bedenken hatte ich (nicht zuletzt aufgrund des niedrigen Gewichtes) hinsichtlich Verarbeitung, Haptik und Klaviatur. Zum Glück gibt es auch hier nichts zu meckern. Die Tasten sind absolut eben und gleichmäßig angeordnet, sie arbeiten angenehm straff und vermitteln dadurch das Gefühl einer leichten Gewichtung. Die Taster und Pads haben einen gut wahrnehmbaren Druckpunkt, alle Fader, Potis und Encoder laufen gleichmäßig und geschmeidig. Last, but not least macht die kleine Fantom auch optisch richtig was her, man fasst UND schaut sie gerne an ;)

Das Display besitzt eine für seine Ausmaße sehr hohe Auflösung, ist gestochen scharf und erinnert an die Retina-Displays von Apple. Lediglich die Touchbedienung nervt in manchen Situationen, denn einige Bedienelemente sind schlichtweg zu klein, um sicher mit dem Finger "getroffen" zu werden. Außerdem fällt auf, dass die Touchempfindlichkeit und somit die "Trefferquote" am Displayrand anscheinend etwas abnimmt. Was vielleicht auch daran liegt, dass das Display in einer Vertiefung mit viel zu "steilen" Rändern sitzt. Auch habe ich noch keinen Stylus gefunden, der mit dem Display funktioniert. Da sich viele Touchscreen-Aktionen per Hardware-Buttons umgehen lassen, kann man sich an diese Eigenarten (hoffentlich) noch gewöhnen.

Die Anbindung an einen Computer bietet noch etwas Luft nach oben. Erstens: Das Plug-in zur DAW-Steuerung von Logic läuft auf M1-Macs noch nicht native. Zweitens: Die Fantom unterstützt im Class-Compliant-Betrieb nur MIDI. Das bedeutet: Wer MIDI und Audio per USB-Kabel übertragen will, muss auf seinem Rechner zwingend die Treiber von Roland installieren. Eine Audioübertragung vom/zum iPad per USB ist aufgrund dieser Einschränkung nicht möglich.

An meinem M1-Mac funktionieren die derzeitigen Treiber einwandfrei und mit angenehm niedriger Latenz. Allerdings habe ich mit der Treiberversorgung von Roland in der Vergangenheit schon mehrfach schlechte Erfahrungen gemacht. Selbst die kleine Roland MC-101 beherrscht Audio und MIDI mittlerweile ohne Treiber. Daher hoffe ich sehr, dass Roland das noch per Update nachliefert. Darauf wetten würde ich allerdings nicht ...

Zeit für ein kurzes Fazit:

Ich hoffe sehr, dass ich mich an die Eigenarten der Touchbedienung noch gewöhnen werde. Auch hoffe ich, dass Roland class-compliantes USB Audio irgendwann noch nachliefert. Hier und da vermisse ich Dinge, die bei der alten Fantom-X6 noch selbstverständlich waren, z. B. eigene Chord Sets auf die Pads legen oder das Erstellen von User Arpeggios. Andererseits wurde der Workflow, um direkt am Gerät komplette Songs zu erstellen, bei der neuen Fantom wesentlich vereinfacht.

Wie dem auch sei: Ich bin sehr froh, dass es endlich wieder eine bezahlbare Fantom gibt, die in puncto Wertigkeit und Ausstattung den Namen "Fantom" auch verdient.


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Ich liebe dieses Gerät
PeppaJP 19.05.2022
Ich arbeite schon lange mit Synthesizer (1992) und habe noch kein Gerät gehabt, mit dem ich so viel Spaß am Sound-Tüfteln, am einspielen und inspirieren hatte !
Die Sounds sind absolut genial, die Bedienung top !
Kleines Manko, leider hat er die Expansions (Jupiter, SH-101, Juno etc.) nicht drin und müssen für jeweils 149.- (= 600.- in Summe) dazugekauft werden :( Schade.
Vielleicht kaufe ich mir irgendwann den Großen Fantom (träum !)


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Synthaphil 26.03.2022
Le Fantom-06, c’est le Fantom 6 à moitié prix en plastique sans les extensions : que demander de plus!

PROS (dans le désordre): qualité sonore générale, séquenceur moderne, fabrication solide, clavier typé synth. de qualité, écran tactile agréable (mais un poil petit), le nombre de contrôle temps réel, ergonomie, démarrage rapide…

CONS: une mémoire un peu faible de 256Mo affectée aux extensions et multi-sample, un seul arpégiateur dont le motif n’est pas programmable...

Je recommande cet instrument d’une puissance incroyable, et plus que tout, qui inspire, qui donne envie de faire de la musique.


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Very good live keyboard
Lukas93 27.12.2022
I bought this keyboard with the purpose to play live as a one-man-band, so this review will be in the light of that experience.

Sound: This thing sounds amazing. I love the way analog drift and inaccuracies are modeled. Lots of cool samples to choose from also. It excels at synthy stuff which is my priority. Organ is also spot on. Piano and acoustic modelling is decent.

Interface: The knobs and sliders have a nice feel to them, the interface is well laid out. Pad modes are flexible and useful. Could have used more dedicated control over the synth enginge but they had to cut that for the price point I guess. The screen is great.

Workflow: Actually programming a sound can be quite a slow process in my experience. Only one oscillator per tone means having to copy settings to get a multi-oscillator sound, it's hard to get an overview and so on. Also the lack of hands-on control slows things down.

As for sequencing the process is fast enough, hit play, record and quantize to the degree you want, make finer edits in the piano roll etc. But my main problem is having only ONE time signature and ONE tempo for a whole scene. This is such a drawback compared to grooveboxes like Elektron Octatrack.


+ Great sound
+ Fast sequencer workflow
+ Lightweight
- Only one time signature/tempo per scene
- Slow sound design workflow


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