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Fantom s vs. Fantom x Rackmount Synthesizers
Old 12th September 2007
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Fantom s vs. Fantom x

Whats some of the differences between the s and the x series im thinking od buying a new keyboard and i really want a fantom but sonce i could get the s for cheaper than the x im wondering whats the diferences and should i just wait it out and buy the x.
Old 12th September 2007
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Whats some of the differences between the s and the x series im thinking od buying a new keyboard and i really want a fantom but sonce i could get the s for cheaper than the x im wondering whats the diferences and should i just wait it out and buy the x.
im not sure about the difference, but i wanted to tell you i'm selling a fantom s-61 for $700 if your interested. It has 160mb of ram and i'm including a 128mb memory card.
holler if interested
Old 12th September 2007
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i had a fantom s. liked it alot. from what i gathered the main diff is the color screen and the x had a really xtra nice piano sample.
Old 13th September 2007
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i have the fantom X running thru my Midi controller and into pro-tools.... Fantom is sick, but motif got the best synth sounds...
Old 13th September 2007
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i got a motif i know love them syths.
Old 13th September 2007
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Fantom X has all the old Roland Synths in one unit.......plus the S is hard to look at.....after working on the X when i used my buddies S it sucked.....now im sure that if u start with the S its not so bad
Old 13th September 2007
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i dont see how working on the x was great and the s sucked. the os and features is basically the same. was the color screen that much of a big deal?
Old 13th September 2007
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Ya thats what im saying.....it was hard to look at for me coming from the X....like I said if u started with the S then its prob no biggie....plus the tilted screen is nice too....ne way...these are just minor things but the question was what r the Diff....in my opinion the X is the way to go....now i i kinda wish i would have gone with the Rack....Cuz its cheaper....i really dont use the Fantom to sample and i think the Pads suck....so I would really go with the XR......I have an X8 which was $3000 the weighted keys are nice but looking back i could have gotten a rack and a nice controller...used the extra cash for plugins or other toys
Old 13th September 2007
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ok, i get ya...954..........................
Old 14th September 2007
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i see the rack goes for like 1grand or 800 used id coulde get a x6 for like 1000-1300.by having old synths do you mean it had the jv 1080 jd990 juno etc.
Old 14th September 2007
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Yes
Old 14th September 2007
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nice think im gonna gop wth x then.
Old 14th September 2007
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fantm x has some newer sounds. you can import XV-5080 sounds into both units which is cool with the free editor librarian.
Old 14th September 2007
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they sell the upgrade roms for it...up to a gig expandable and its got the 8 audio tracks which is pretty nice...but def get the upgrade roms...i like it and u should be happy with it....Its def. the tweakers workstation so if u like playing with lfo,envelops,etc than u cant go wrong
Old 15th September 2007
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anyone know hot to mess with the portamento setting when u touch from key to key? The XR
Old 15th September 2007
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well in the x8 u can do it from the advanced patch edit window or hit onne of the 2 assignable buttonns. press shift and one of the assignables and a pop up menu comes up....scroll till u reach portomento and there you go....XR i dunno never used it
Old 7th March 2017
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Hey .. I was wondering if the fantom s and fantom x can share the same samples? .. I've seen that their are sample sounds you can buy off eBay for the fantom x but nome for the fantom s. Cam they read the same formats? Thanks
Old 8th March 2017
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color screen, not much more. Maybe a few more kits, but pretty much the same as the S. Still use mine everyday for 14 years now!
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