Connect the Phantom to the computer
Press the ‘Layer / Split’ button on the Phantom Synthesis.
Press the ‘Menu’ button. A menu is displayed. Select ‘System’ in the menu and press the ‘Enter’ button.
Press the ‘F1’ button on the Phantom and click the ‘F4’ to activate the synths USB connection.
Turn off Phantom if the screen now displays a USB setting for ‘Storage.’ If it does not, turn the synth’s value selector counterclockwise until you see a warning message on the screen, then press the ‘F6’ button twice in succession and turn off the synthesizer.
Connect a USB cable between the Phantom and the computer that contains the MIDI file you want to play on the Phantom.
Turn on the Phantom.
Press the ‘Layer / Split’ button, followed by the ‘Menu’ button.
Select ‘USB storage’ ‘Enter’ button.
Click the ‘F2’ button to select the Phantom user memory location. The synthesizer and computer are now connected.
Copy MIDI file
Open the Phantom hard drive on your computer after connecting. You can find it in the same list as your computer’s other hard drives and CD-ROM drives.
Open the ‘FANX USER’ folder on Phantom, from your computer.
Open its ‘Roland’ folder, click on the ‘SEQ’ folder inside and select the ‘SNG’ folder.
Copy the MIDI file on your computer to this ‘SNG’ folder. You can usually just drag the MIDI file (with an extension of ‘.smf’ ‘) into the mouse folder.
Disconnect the Phantom from the computer in the same way as you would remove any other portable device. In Windows, click the ‘Remove Hardware’ button in the system tray near the Windows clock to complete it.
Play MIDI file
Press the ‘Layer / Split’ button.
Press the ‘left cursor’ button on the synth and click the ‘INC’ button.
Press the ‘right cursor’ value character until it reads ‘PRST: 64 GM2 template’.
Press the ‘Song Edit’ button and turn t he value signal to select the MIDI file you imported earlier.
Press ‘F6’ to load the MIDI file.
Press the ‘Play’ button on Phantom to play the MIDI file.
The musical instrument’s digital interface (MIDI) is a standard file format for sharing digital music between synthesizers. A MIDI file contains notes and various parts of a song, not unlike classical music scores. The synthesis interprets each part as a separate channel, and you can assign a unique synthesizer sound to each channel. The Roland Fantom series of synthesizers supports MIDI file import so you can play MIDI files directly on the synthesizer. To do this, you must be able to connect the Phantom to a computer that contains the MIDI file so that it can download to the instrument.