Roland FA-07 76-Note Music Workstation Keyboard

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Roland's powerful FA series streamlines the music workstation for effortless real-time power, ultra-fast workflow, and maximum versatility. The FA-07 features a 76-note velocity-sensitive keyboard that's semi-weighted, offering great feel and expanded range for complex live setups with multiple splits and zones.

The FA Series also 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.

Standard Features

  • 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

Technical Specs

Keyboard: 76 keys (semi-weighted keyboard with velocity)

SOUND GENERATOR SECTION
Maximum Polyphony: 128 voices (varies according to the sound generator load)
Parts: 16 parts
Tones:
SuperNATURAL Acoustic
SuperNATURAL Synth
SuperNATURAL Drum Kit
PCM Synth
PCM Drum Kit
*GM2 compatible sounds are included.
Wave Expansion Slots: 2 slots
*The wave expansion slots are rewritable internal waveform memory. You can download data from the Axial sound library site and write it via a USB flash drive into the FA's internal wave memory (slot).
Favorite: Yes
Effects:
Multi-Effects: 16 systems, 68 types (Vocoder can be used only on part 1.)
Part EQ: 16 systems
Drum Part COMP+EQ: 6 systems
Chorus: 3 types
Reverb: 6 types
Master Compressor (This can be changed to Insert FX (78 types).)
Master EQ
Total Effects (TFX): 29 types
Mic Input Reverb: 8 types

SEQUENCER
MIDI Tracks: 16
File format: Original, SMF export/import supported, WAV export supported
*Sampler trigger data can be recorded.

SAMPLER
Format: 16-bit linear, 44.1 kHz, WAV/AIFF/MP3 import supported
Maximum Polyphony: 8
Number of Samples: 16 Pads x 4 Banks (for each song)
*Samples cannot be used as wave data for the sound engine.

OTHER
Rhythm Pattern: Yes
Arpeggio: Yes
Chord Memory: Yes
Controllers:
D-BEAM Controller
Pitch Bend/Modulation Lever
Assignable Switch x 2 (S1/S2)
Control Knob x 6
Sample Pad
Tempo Knob
Display: 5-inch Graphic Colour LCD
External Memory: SD Card (SDHC supported)
Connectors:
Headphones Jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
MAIN Output Jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4-inch TRS phone type
Sub Output Jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
AUDIO INPUT Jacks
LINE: Stereo miniature phone type
GUITAR/MIC: 1/4-inch phone type
FOOT PEDAL Jacks (CTRL 1, CTRL 2, HOLD)
MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT)
USB FOR UPDATE Port
USB COMPUTER Port (USB Hi-Speed AUDIO/MIDI)
(Use a USB cable and a computer with a USB port that support USB 2.0 Hi-Speed.)
DC IN Jack
Power Supply: AC Adaptor
Current draw: 1,300 mA
Accessories:
Quick Start
Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
SD Card (installed in the product when shipped from the factory)
SD Card Protector (installed in the product when shipped from the factory)
AC Adaptor
Power Cord

Options (each sold separately):
- Keyboard Stand (*1): KS-18Z, KS-12
- Pedal Switch: DP series
- Expression Pedal: EV-5
- USB Flash Memory (*2)
- Wireless USB Adapter: WNA1100-RL

*1 When using the KS-18Z, ensure that the height of the unit is one meter or lower.
*2 Use a commercially available USB flash drive or a USB flash drive sold by Roland. However, we cannot guarantee that all commercially available USB flash drives will work with this unit.

SIZE AND WEIGHT
Dimensions (W x D x H): 1,231 x 311 x 107 mm (48-1/2 x 12-1/4 x 4-1/4 inches
Weight: 8.5 kg (18 lbs. 12 oz.)

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Closest StoreEdmonton North, Alberta
Bought this about a year ago on sale and it's been great so far. I use it for gigging in a wedding band and it is versatile, lightweight, and does the job of 2 or 3 keyboards in one. Highly recommend it for gigging. If you want weighed piano feel then this board is not for you.
Posted by Jan on May 2, 2021
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Fantastic workstation5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StorePickering, Ontario
Bought this to replace an aging Triton LE 76. The FA-07 keybed is actually fantastic, this was my first concern -- if it's not infinitely comfortable to play, I didn't feel I'd use it to its potential. I don't like the FA06 keys and am not particularly fond of the FA08 keys for piano (I guess I'm more of a Yamaha piano guy) but the keys on the FA-07 are comfortable and consistent. The rest likely applies to the entire FA-0[6-8] line -- sequencer is easy to use. Sound sets are great -- the addition of the Axial sounds, especially with the ability to import many Integra-7 sounds, plus the VA engine and sampling gives you a pretty limitless palette. Building custom tones, layers, and sound sets becomes effortless really quickly, so you can concentrate on making music instead of hunting for a manual. While I love the big tank-like older gen workstations, the FA-07 doesn't seem delicate and is easy to carry around. Worth buying a good case for it, but even the added cost of that doesn't offset (to me) that the entire package is a great value.
Posted by Kent on Sep 6, 2018
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