FANTOM-6/FANTOM-7/FANTOM-8 System Program ( Ver.1.51 )

Before you start, check the system program version of your FANTOM-6 / FANTOM-7 / FANTOM-8.
  1. Press [ MENU ] to invoke the MENU screen.
  2. Touch < SYSTEM >.
  3. Turn the [ E1 ] FUNCTION knob to select INFO.
    The display changes to the INFO screen and the version information is shown.
* If this shows the latest version, there's no need to update your FANTOM-6 / FANTOM-7 / FANTOM-8.

[ Ver.1.51 ] MAR 2020
[ Bug Fixes ]
The following bugs were fixed.
  • When using Master Key Shift, the pitch of SuperNATURAL Acoustic sounds fails to be set correctly.
  • With certain Scene settings, the unit sometimes fails to start correctly.

[ Ver.1.50 ] JAN 2020
Please refer to the "FANTOM Version 1.50 Supplementary Manual" for detailed information in the [ Owner's Manuals ].
[ Additional Functions ]
  • ZEN-Core TONE IMPORT and EXPORT functions are provided.
  • SuperNATURAL Acoustic Strings and Brass are provided in the sound source.
  • VOCODER is provided in Input FX.
  • A TONE Raiting function is provided.
  • A TONE text search function and Rating search function are provided.
  • Pattern and Variation Play functions are provided in PAD MODE.
  • A Remote Keyboard Switch function is provided.
  • An LCD Brightness function is provided.
  • A USB Memory Unmount function has been added.
  • AIRA LINK is supported.
[ Functionality Improvements ]
  • In Piano Roll Edit, it is now possible to select, copy, and work with multiple events in other ways.
  • In the V-Piano Technology sound engine, Coarse Tune, Fine Tune, and Octave Shift can now be carried out.

[ Ver.1.11 ] DEC 2019
[ Additional Function ]
  • Batch installation and uninstallation of multiple added tones is now supported.
[ Functionality Improvements ]
  • The sequencer's PATTERN screen was revised.
  • The pattern-creation conditions at the Piano Roll screen display were revised.
[ Bug Fixes ]
The following bugs were fixed.
  • Tone saving
  • ZONE EQ operations at the MIXER screen
  • Pad sample play immediately after startup
  • Normalizing of lengthy samples

[ Ver.1.10 ] OCT 2019
Please refer to the "FANTOM Version 1.10 Supplementary Manual" for detailed information in the [ Owner's Manuals ].
[ Additional Functions ]
  • A TONE addition function (EXPANSION) was provided.
  • A PATTERN-EDITING function using the piano roll was added.
  • A SCENE search function was added.
  • "ZONE assign" and "PLAYBACK level" functions for the sample pads were added.
  • A NOISE SUPPRESSOR function was added to the analog filter.
  • A function for setting the timing of pattern switching was added.
  • A copy function for TR-REC was added.
  • A Playback/Stop function for TARGET PATTERNS was added.
  • A Normalize Function for Sample Editing was added.
  • An End-Point preview function for WAVE editing was added.
  • ZEN-Core and System parameters were added.
[ Functionality Improvements ]
  • Recording at high-resolution velocity during pattern recording is now supported.
  • The list view displayed when a Tone Name or the like is double-tapped has been improved.
  • The operation of the TONE CATEGORY buttons at the SCENE SELECT screen has been improved.
[ Bug Fixes ]
The following bugs were fixed.
  • Operation of the TONE CATEGORY buttons
  • Knob operation with enable of "Transmit Edit Data"
  • Problems when importing a Standard MIDI file
  • Functioning at the time of slider operation

  • USB Memory
    * The USB Memory need to be formatted on a FANTOM-6 / FANTOM-7 / FANTOM-8.

Please open/extract the downloaded "" file on your computer to get the update file in the "fantom678_sys_v151" folder.

  • You must not rename the extracted files.
  • Never turn off the FANTOM-6 / FANTOM-7 / FANTOM-8's power while the update is in progress.
Creating the Update USB Memory
  1. Copy all files inside the "fantom678_sys_v151" folder to the USB flash memory's root directory (the level displayed immediately after opening the device).

Update Procedure
  1. Connect the USB Memory to the USB MEMORY port.
  2. Hold down the [ WRITE ] button and turn on the power.
    The message "preparing for update..." appears at the top of the display, and the initial update starts.
    * Continue to hold down the [ WRITE ] button until "preparing for update..." appears on the display.
    * The update operation takes about 2 minutes.
  3. After confirming that the message "Update (board1) End..." has been displayed, detach the USB flash memory without turning off the power.
    * Do not turn off the power.
  4. Connect the USB flash memory to any one of the EXT DEVICE jacks (1, 2, or 3).
    The message "Running Update..." appears at the bottom of the display, and the update starts again.
    * The update requires about 5 minutes.
  5. After confirming that the message "Update (board2) End..." has been displayed, turn off the power.
    Detach the USB Memory from the FANTOM-6 / FANTOM-7 / FANTOM-8.

    This completes the update operation. The new system program runs at the next startup.
    Follow the procedure for verifying the version to verify that the version has been updated.


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