Roland FA 07 Review – The MusicStation For Music Magicians / Creators

The new and Updated Roland FA 07 Workstation can be termed as a beast when counting upon the creativity scale.

In-fact all of the FA Series workstation keyboards provides a wide range of features and is a perfect DAW companion.

Roland FA 07 Review - The Ultimate Workstation from Roland

As of this writing (2020) FA series consists of 3 models :

  • Roland FA 06 (61 Keys)
  • Roland FA 07 (76 Keys)
  • Roland FA 08 (88 Keys)


There are three different versions of the FA-series, you have the 61-note (FA-06), 88-note which has weighted action keys (FA-08) and (FA-07) which comes with 76-Notes which comes with velocity sensitive and synth action keys (old version), as with the update, the latest addition in the FA-07 comes with Semi-Weighted Action, Velocity Sensitive Keys, with multiple splits or zones.

The FA-07 brings you everything that the previous FA-06 and the FA-08 brought you but also new sounds, a brand new key action that plays beautifully.

The main reward of this keyboard is the sound collection that includes more than 2,000 sounds inherited from the latest INTEGRA-7 comprising of the entire Super NATURAL Synth engine.

In addition to it, there is an incredible basket of effects and processors, with all of them being just the beginning.

With the support of the onboard sequencing and sampling you can develop your tracks and the numerous features of the FA-07 makes the playing experience truly one of a kind.

Its quite easy to lost track when working on a workstation with these much capabilities and customization options, to avoid this the keyboard's front interface is divided in 3 parts “synthesizer” “sequencer” & “sampler”.

The user-friendly layout allows its players right from the perfectly sized LCD screen to the control functions, all of them have been structured in such a way that you just need to sit and produce music by laying your hands on the keyboard.

The keyboard is light enough for you to take it with you wherever and whenever you wish too.

You are all set to explore and excel in your musical journey of learning and mastering the art of creating music.

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Roland FA 07 Features

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Keyboard and Design

Roland’s powerful FA-07 streamlines a 76-note, velocity sensitive keyboard with synth action that’s semi-weighted, presenting great feel and expanded range for multiple live setups with multiple splits and zones.

roland fa-07 keybed

The keyboard is for multiple uses such as organ, synth, piano, guitar sounds etc. you will just be in awe of the screen, user interface and overall look of the board.

The intuitive FA series is versatile in design to furnish users with eloquent expressive freedom in any musical environment.

It offers enhanced playing feel and is a jack of all trades.


Now moving on next to sound performance of the Roland FA-07.

It all kick starts off with the sounds — a collection of over 2,000 sounds taken from the flagship INTEGRA-7 sound module including the complete SUPERNATURAL synth engine and acoustic tones and drums.

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If that isn’t satisfying enough, the FA-07 comes loaded with 16 independent MFX engines, 6 COMP+EQ processors, a TFX (total effects) section, global EQ, chorus and reverb to polish your sounds with studio quality effects.

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You can even expand the on board sound set with free wave sound expansion collections, which is also there at the axial site. Lastly, I would say the FA-07 sounds fantastic, as Roland’s sound fits my purposes excellently.

16 Track Sequencer

The FA series’ intuitive 16- track sequencer has been designed to enable you to encapsulate your inspiration as it happens.

Roland FA 07 layout

In a nick of time, you can build an entire arrangement with the instrument’s massive array of sounds. With un-interrupted recording in loop mode, you’re able to fill up all 16 tracks without stopping.

Along with it, step recording enables you to edit and mix your tracks and save songs as stereo audio files to an SDHC card.

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DAW Integration

Apart from its impressive performance, FA series flawlessly transitions into any DAW environment.

So it’s just one button push you’re back from playing live, really cool creative ideas using the sequencer to maybe bouncing the stems and bring those into Pro tools or into logic.


Roland FA 07 Connectivity Option

Guitar/ MIC and line input jacks for performing, sampling, DAW and recording.

Dedicated input reverb provides ambiance for tracking. You can connect your FA-07 to your Apple iPad via the camera connection kit.

Features at glance of Roland FA 07

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  • Versatile design making creation and performance of music fun and intuitive.
  • Streamlined user interface provides you with a completely uninhibited, creative workflow.
  • On board sampler based on the SP-404SX, features 16 pads, 4banks and direct recording and playback via SDHC card
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    Combination of the PCM stuff
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    Type of keys: semi- weighted and velocity sensitive.
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    Other controllers: 1*pitchbend /mod wheel, 1*D- beam, 16*sample pads.
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    Storage: SDHC card
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    Expansion: 2* virtual SRX slots
  • Semi-weighted 76-note keyboard, providing nice balance for playing a wide range of instrument sounds.
  • Add extra tones via internal wave sound expansion slots.
  • 16 track sequencer
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    Type : music workstation
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    Sound engine type: synth, XV – 5080 PCM, GM2 compatible.
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    Polyphony : 128 notes
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    No. of presets: 2000+
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    Arpeggiator: yes
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    Audio playback : yes
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    USB: 1* type A, 1*type B

Roland FA 07 Alternate

The Best Alternative Of Roland FA 07 is Yamaha MX88. The Price is bit low so don't forget to check it. (Check Detailed Review Here)

Roland FA 07 Alternate Yamaha MX88 88-Key Weighted Action Synthesizer

My Experience With Roland FA 07 Workstation

Roland FA 07 complete view

As I said earlier that I used FA 07 for around 46 days and the overall experience might be summed as "Good".

Their are few disadvantages too. SO lets give a look at them.

Reasons To Buy

  • Powerful real-time performance options such as D-beam modulation, arpeggiation, looping and step sequencing make playing enjoyable and exciting.
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    Provides with the best feeling pads and the easiest to use control layout possible.
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    There’s a complete integration being a stage keyboard and also working with your DAW.

Reasons To Avoid

  • More expansion slots would have been great.
  • No volume control for samplers.

I would undoubtedly recommend the Roland FA-07 for any musician who needs a mid range great sounding workstation keyboard.

It does offer most of the feature you expect from an workstation but their is still some room for improvement. It sounds are great and might be a good option to consider if you are totally into musical stuff and knows what you are doing. 

So, If you are looking for All-In-One instrument that adapts every changes than FA 07 is the answer you are looking for.

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That's all from Our End. Hope this review of Roland FA 07 helped you in making a informational decision.

Till Then,

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Author - Daniel Cooper

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Daniel Cooper loves to make weird sounds by pressing the Black & White Buttons on the instrument and claims to be a musician.

4 thoughts on “Roland FA 07 Review – The MusicStation For Music Magicians / Creators”

    • Hello Dorothy, All most all of the famous DAW is supported by FA 07, Abelton Live, Garageband, Cubase, Pro Tools to name only a few.

  1. Hello there, I am between roland fa and korg krome ex
    If you had tried the Krome EX already, which one would you recommend for ambient dream pop sounds ?


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