Songs created within the Fantom X are not audio; they're a special sort of MIDI file that your computer cannot accurately recreate.
There are two ways to get the sound of your Fantom X song into a computer for burning or uploading to the web:
The Easy Way - Recording Straight Into The Computer
- Connect the A MIX (L&R) 1/4" outputs from the Fantom-X to the audio input of your computer. Ideally, you'll want to use a dedicated audio interface, but most computers include an 1/8" stereo input.
- Record the sound of the Fantom-X to an audio track within some sort of audio recording software. Most Macs include GarageBand and PCs can use free software such as Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/).
The Better Way - Bouncing Internally And Loading Via USB
Important: The Fantom-X comes stock with 32MB of RAM and storage. This allows you to record 3 minutes of stereo audio. To capture longer songs, you must expand the Fantom-X's RAM and storage.
- Load your song.
- Press SONG EDIT.
- Press F3 (Audio Track).
- Hold SHIFT and press F1 (Mixdown).
- Press F8 (Start).
- When the song has finished, press WRITE.
- Press F3 (Sample) and follow the prompts to save your sample to either the internal storage or PC card.
- Press EXIT.
- Attach the Fantom-X to your computer via USB. Make sure Windows Media Player is NOT open.
- Press MENU, select USB Storage, and press ENTER.
- Press F3 (Internal) or F6 (Memory Card) to access the Fantom X's storage from your computer. On a PC, the Fantom drive will appear within "My Computer". On a Mac, the Fantom drive will appear on the desktop.
- Double-click the Fantom drive.
- Double-click the ROLAND folder.
- Double-click the SMPL folder.
- Drag the audio file from the folder to your desktop.
- Eject the Fantom's drive from your computer. On a PC, right-click the Fantom drive and select "Eject". On a Mac, drag the Fantom drive to the trash.