Overview This tutorial set is for the Roland Fantom 06/07/08 Workstation and gives an in-depth explanation of all of the features, menus, and controls that will bring you to a professional level. You will instantly have the knowledge to edit performances and record your own music in a concise list of videos that total nearly 5 hours!
Our videos are USB Thumbdrive and/or 4k Download format, so virtually any computer can play them without having to worry about NTSC/PAL formatting. For your convenience, each lesson topic is covered in its own separate video clip. This allows the user to more easily navigate, pause, start, and stop the lesson at any point. We suggest the free VLC Media Player which supports proper playback for the codec used in the download versions. The Disc format of this lesson has been retired due to many computers now no longer having disc drives.
About the Author
Paul Duffey is certified trainer for the last 15 + years. He is also certified trainer and video content provider for other affiliates such as TechnicalLead.com.
1. Introduction - Runtime 11:46
This is a very comprehensive video that gives an overview of the controls and capabilities of the Roland Fantom 0, also discussing in comparisons to other workstations.
2. Navigating Scenes - Runtime 10:18
Learn how to quickly browse and select sounds (Scenes) in the Fantom 0, you'll also learn how to save once you make changes and store those to different banks.
3. Tone Selection - Runtime 6:13
Begin to understand the steps and procedures for making changes to individual tones in a track or "zone" in a scene.
4. Splits and Layers- Runtime 6:30
Dive into advanced sound editing with creating and adjusting your own splits where you divide out different instruments across the board. Also you'll learn how to combine sounds in layers.
5. Knobs & Sliders - Runtime 8:00
Paul explains how to use and adjust parameters with the Fantom's front panel knobs.
6. Motional Pad - Runtime 4:02
In this tutorial you'll learn how to adjust dynamic controls of the Fantom 0's Motional Pad.
7. LFO Knobs - Runtime 7:24
Learn how to use the Fantom 0's LFO knobs in order to adjust parameters that affect the tone at the base of the LCD.
8. Arpeggiator - Runtime 9:50
It's easy to set adjust arpeggio patterns and parameters using the Fantom 0's on-screen controls. Discover the ins and outs using the Arpeggiator in the Fantom 0.
9. Joystick Area Controls - Runtime 5:47
Paul explains how to adjust play controls in the Fantom 0. These features control how the assigned left hand joystick and buttons can be assigned to different parameters.
10. S1 S2 /Transpose /Chords- Runtime 5:16
Paul explains how to adjust play controls in the Fantom 0. These features control how the assigned left hand S1/S2, Transpose, and Chord buttons affect playability.
11. Tone OSC Editing - Runtime 10:20
In this video Paul narrates in detail the settings and steps used to accurately begin to start editing tones.
12. Tone Editing - Filters - Runtime 8:25
Follow along in this video to explore how to make edits and changes to Tone filters.
13. Tone Editing - Amplitude - Runtime 5:06
In this video you'll get a comprehensive overview of some available amp edits.
14. Step LFOs - Runtime 9:46
This video acts as a guide to understanding and controlling the step LFOs in the Roland Fantom 0 in order to create modulation changes progress and sync to a tempo.
15. Zone Offsets - Runtime 5:23
Learn how to easily change sound parameters of a tone that store with the scene rather than a tone. You'll later learn how to record changes to these in pattern mode.
16. Playing Rhythm Patterns - Runtime 6:02
In this video Paul explains how to navigate pattern mode and play patterns and groups of patterns.
17. Recording Rhythm Patterns - Runtime 10:20
In this video Paul covers how to record the Fantom 0's own rhythm patterns into the pattern sequencer. This allows you to later arrange the patterns which can be very useful for arranging songs.
18. Recording Arps Realtime - Runtime 5:05
This video explains how to use the realtime record feature in order to record your own patterns into the pattern sequencer.
19. Recording Filter Changes - Runtime 2:56
Learn how to quickly record in filter changes over your already recorded notes.
20. Step Recording & TR Rec- Runtime 9:04
Learn how to record both step recording and recording using the TR Rec record feature.
21. Pattern Grouping - Runtime 8:31
Learn how to use the pattern grouping feature to select individual patterns to be played together as a single unit called a "group".
22. Arranging Groupings - Runtime 3:35
This video shows the process of taking your grouped patterns and arranging them into a song.
23. Save Song SMF - Runtime 2:22
Learn how to save your arranged song to a SMF (Standard Midi File).
24. Scene Chain - Runtime 2:27
The Fantom 0 actually has a very logical and useful method for storing your common used scenes in a sequential order. This feature is very handy for live performance.
25. File Utilities - Runtime 5:54
This lesson explains how to use the file utilities feature to format cards, reset your unit, perform backups, and many other functions.
26. Recording Samples - Runtime 12:16
Get step by step instruction for recording samples, editing samples, and playback options in the Roland Fantom 0.
27. Effects - Runtime 16:24
The Roland Fantom 0 has a very expansive effects section, in this video Paul demistifies the options, routing, and controls of the effects section.
28. Firmware Update- Runtime 7:40
Get Paul's step by step guide to updating the Fantom 0's firmware.
29. Connecting with Abelton - Runtime 15:03
The Fantom has the ability to connect to Abelton Live, taking control of the software DAW with onscreen controls, sending and receiving both midi and audio. In this video Paul walks you through the set up before using Abelton.