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Roland Fantom #444xChallenge




Updating my studio with Roland Fantom Workstation

Angel and the BEAST

Roland's way of putting together panels on synthesizers is logical, intuitive and easy to work with. All the controls are in the right places for performance ability. The controls are programmable and assignable for anything we want - offering extensive control over what we are doing and providing an incredibly flexible platform for sound design, studio work and live performance. You can't go wrong with a Roland!

The Angel: I purchased Roland JD-Xi five...

Roland Fantom Flagship Workstation Synthesizer


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4 partials per tone
Each partial has its own oscillator, filter, amplifier, envelopes, effects, 2 LFOs...
16 tones per scene (16 layered instruments simultaneously)

=> Each scene can have up to 64 oscillators and 128 LFOs!
(it has 4 chips to process and do all that heavy lifting without glitching or crackling - one chip dedicated entirely to V-Piano engine)

128 Scenes x 4 Banks...

🎹🎡 Dynamite BTS Advanced Piano Tutorial with Sheet Music #MobileMusic

🎹🎡 Dynamite BTS Advanced Piano Tutorial with Sheet Music #MobileMusic

This is the advanced version with accurate melody -

Original song -


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Check this one out - ADVANCED & FULL version song (Long Form) Tutorial with accurate melody and Video FX -
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  • Key change
  • Tempo change
  • Micro-Tuning
  • Video FX...

Original song -


CUBASIS: Make Producing Music EASIER (150+ issues & suggestions)

I made over 150 issues/suggestions to also improve the UX.

Vote on your desired features or add your own needs -


🎹🎸πŸ₯ Dance Monkey ADVANCED Piano Tutorial

COMPLETE advanced tutorial with Lead, Chords, Bass, Drums and more...

This is the advanced version with ACCURATE melody!

Original song -


StaffPad review and issues

StaffPad was a super-hit app on Surface tablets -

And when they brought the app to iPadOS, I watched the 3 hour inspiring and very beautiful video by the founder and bought it immediately -

Dynamics and Articulation tools (Tile-bar) -

Mixer and Effects for staves -



StaffPad app

I was using Pencil 2 mostly in LumaFusion and Cubasis so far but this...

iPad Pro Buying Guide

Confused whether to go for 11" or 12.9" iPad Pro?

I bought both these sizes in 2018, used them for over a month and evaluated their usabilities. I wrote a detailed article comparing both editions here -

Hope this helps...

What do you guys think and what are your experiences with these sizes?


PS: Apple seems to be working on a 12" iPad Pro this year. If this is real, more work for developers again optimizing their apps -

Check out my posting here -

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Audio Tool - optimal & modular design, FREE and the BEST -

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  • Roland Fantom #444xChallenge

    What is the #444xChallenge that is making circles on social media?

    Fantom firmware update 2.10 release added 4 FREE Model Expansions JX-8P, SH-101, JUNO-106, and JUPITER-8 (worth $600) extending the sound spectrum of the Fantom series extremely - either alone as a classic emulation or in combination with other sounds, the possibilities are endless!

    Roland JX-8P Roland SH-101

    Roland JUNO-106 Roland JUPITER-8

    Roland JX-8P Model Expansion for ZENOLOGY Software Synthesizer

    Roland SH-101 Model Expansion for ZENOLOGY Software Synthesizer

    Roland JUNO-106 Model Expansion for ZENOLOGY Software Synthesizer

    Roland JUPITER-8 Model Expansion for ZENOLOGY Software Synthesizer

    It all started here - by Max Fattori who took social media to the next level by inviting and challenging other Fantom fans to produce a song using the 4 new Model Expansion with 4 Chords in 4 Minutes (#444xChallenge) - that goes to illustrate the power of Fantom's super-friendly UI and mode-less workflow which let us create songs in 4 minutes -

    And that resulted in all these -

    Youngr (Drivers License)


    The Synthsation

    Doctor Mix -

    Kebu -

    Ludvig Olin -

    Gattobus -

    and many more -

    Anyone can upload their creation to the challenge with the hashtag #444xChallenge using these model expansions and anyone can invite others to the challenge too.

    So, where is mine?? It's coming (you betcha). It's just a matter of finishing up some long-overdue pressing tasks first. There is no due date for the challenge.


    PS: A quick reference to some cool Fantom videos -

    Roland Fantom Tutorial - Pink Floyd "On The Run" sequence using a Single Tone Program - by Gattobus

    Single tone and a single key press - this is the wizardry of the ZenCore which is amazing! Mind you the same thing needs layering several tones and zoning on some synths. Fantom is a workstation that doesn't give up on being a synthesizer.

    Roland Fantom - Quick Trance Scene - by R.Dario

    In just 5 minutes - the power of Fantom's great UI and cool mode-less workflow!