Roland FA 07 Review

Roland FA 07 review

Why Roland FA 07 Is All In One Music Workstation


Roland FA 07 Review : My luck sometime brings me some unexpected turns and twist and this time I was lucky enough to use FA 07 Music Workstation as soon as it launched (2017) for 46 days.

This is the best part of my business to review musical instruments and trust me it also worst part of my business. 


Its bad because I genuinely fall in love with every keyboard I get, but at last I don't keep all of them. Any way lets begin what I felt with FA 07.


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The FA-07 brings you everything that the preceding FA-06 and the FAL 8 brought you, but also new sounds, a brand new key action that plays beautifully.


There are three different  versions of the FA- series. You have the 61-note (FA-06), the 88-note (FA-08) which is a weighted action but now with this one it’s 76, so it has the weighted syntax in action.


This expands the keyboard, so you really have to stretch out, which is really gratifying. The keyboard is re imagined music workstation designed to escalate your creative flow.


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Roland FA 07 Features

KEYBOARD & 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 multiplex 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.

SOUNDS

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 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.

CONNECTIVITY

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

Roland FA 07 Connectivity Option

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

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.

  • Powerful real-time performance options such as D-beam modulation, arpeggiation, looping and step sequencing make playing enjoyable and exciting.
  • Provides with the best feeling pads and the easiest –to –use control layout possible.
  • There’s a complete integration being a stage keyboard and also working eith your DAW.
  • More expansion slots would have been great.
  • No volume control for samplers.

I would undoubtedly recommend the Roland FA-07 for any budding musician who needs an affordable great sounding board.

It does not offer any thing out of the box but the built in features and sounds are great for long musical journey. 

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


That's all from Our End. 

Till Than

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This post was most recently updated on May 13th, 2019

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