If I had infinite deskspace, I’d probably go with the Yamaha due to its really deep-seeming Cubase integration, but the thing would literally occupy all usable space on my desk. The FA-06 is only slightly smaller (same width but 2 inches shorter in depth), but would at least give me a little wiggle room on the desk when I needed it.
So I’m wondering- in practice, how are the Roland FA-06/08 workstations as a Cubase DAW controller? Is the performance acceptable? Do they have the features you need?
I do wish the Rolands had more assignable controls (like the A-800 PRO), but I wanted to have something capable of making sounds for times when I don’t feel like powering on my interface and firing up the DAW in order to sketch out a song idea.