is pleased to announce the V-Combo VR-09, an
easy-to-transport, all-in-one solution for performing keyboard players.
Dedicated piano, organ, and synth sound engines provide essential tones
for live playing, while extensive real-time controls and other features
offer maximum expression on stage. With its versatile sounds, inspiring
operation, and smart user interface, the streamlined V-Combo VR-09 is a
dream come true for gigging musicians.
The V-Combo VR-09 was
designed from the ground up with live players in mind. An intuitive
front-panel layout and clear LCD screen provides quick access to
Roland’s top piano, organ, and synth sound engines, as well as plenty of
real-time controls for expressive sound manipulation. Seven different
effects are available simultaneously, with dedicated knobs that allow
users to tweak multiple parameters with a single twist. In addition,
convenient buttons make it simple to set up splits and layers and
quickly save/recall custom keyboard setups while performing.
is a cornerstone sound for live playing, and the V-Combo VR-09 is
filled with a wide variety for covering all musical styles. The gorgeous
acoustic grand piano sound features 88-note stereo multi-sampling,
delivering pro-level tone that rivals Roland’s dedicated stage pianos.
Many popular vintage E. Piano sounds are onboard as well, along with
complementary effects such as vintage phaser and tremolo.
renowned SuperNATURAL® technology powers the V-Combo VR-09’s classic
tone wheel organs, while nine harmonic bars provide authentic,
instantaneous performance control. In addition, a newly added
transistor-type organ offers the unique sound of combo instruments from
the 1960s. Rotary speaker and amp simulators are also included,
including the all-new “Twin Rotary” effect.
A large variation of
ready-to-play synthesizer sounds range from vintage analog classics to
modern digital synths. Front-panel controls allow players to tweak synth
tones while performing, including convenient ADR and cutoff/resonance
adjustment with the harmonic bars in the ORGAN block. Effects like “Bit
Crash” provide the ability to create modern synth sounds for current
dance music, including Dubstep.
The free VR-09 Editor app for
iPad provides powerful control of the organ and synth sound engines via
the tablet’s full-color touchscreen interface. iPad users can
intuitively edit the V-Combo VR-09’s organ and synth sounds at home with
the VR-09 Editor, then take the tablet to the gig and use the app for
extra real-time control on stage. Convenient, cable-free communication
between the V-Combo VR-09 and iPad is simple to set up with Roland
Wireless Connect. Alternately, users can link up with a USB cable via
Apple’s iPad Camera Connection Kit.
Many additional features are
provided in the V-Combo VR-09 to expand and enhance the onstage
experience. A built-in looper lets users build rich ensemble tracks on
the fly with the instrument’s large selection of sounds, and WAV, MP3,
and SMF songs can be played directly from optional USB flash memory for a
full-band sound while performing solo or in small combos. A wide
selection of onboard rhythms offer backing for practice and performing,
while the famous D-BEAM® controller gives players powerful, dynamic
expression with a wave of a hand.