Roland V-Combo VR-09-B 61-key Stage Performance Keyboard
Lightweight, affordable, and outfitted with top-level Roland sounds, the V-Combo VR-09B is the all-in-one solution for performing keyboard players. Dedicated organ, acoustic/electric piano, and synth engines are organized in three sections on the front panel, providing fingertip access to the essential tones you need for covering any music style.
Powerful real-time controls give you maximum expression on stage, with hands-on sliders for tone shaping and a large array of knobs and buttons for tweaking the seven simultaneous effects and numerous other parameters. With its versatile sounds, smart user interface, and highly mobile design, the V-Combo VR-09B is a dream come true for gigging musicians.
Easy to Carry
The VR-09B weighs just 12 lbs. 3 oz./5.5 kg, so it’s a breeze to transport and even easier to set up. And with support for battery operation, the VR-09B delivers the ultimate mobile convenience for street gigs, weddings, and various on-the-go events.
The VR-09B was designed with the needs of live players in mind. Its smart, nicely organized front-panel layout features a clear LCD screen and dedicated organ, piano, and synth sound sections. This gives you direct access to all the sounds you need, plus real-time controls for expressive tone manipulation. Seven simultaneous effects include rotary, delay, reverb, tone, overdrive, compressor and MFX, and the dedicated knobs tweak multiple parameters for powerful sound shaping with minimal effort. It’s also simple to set up splits and layers on the fly, and to save all your settings in user memory locations for instant recall on stage.
Authentic Combo Organs
With the VR-09B, you’re able to deliver authentic organ performances with all the tonal characteristics of revered vintage combo organs. Roland’s latest Virtual Tone Wheel Organ engine faithfully emulates the sound-generating process of a real tone wheel organ in every way, while nine harmonic bars provide classic hands-on tone control. Rotary effects are vital to the combo organ sound, and the VR-09B’s three genre- oriented types make it simple to call up the right rotary tone for any style, from gospel and pop to jazz and rock. You can also deepen the sound further with the Twin Rotary effect, add some grit with tube-style overdrive, or call up the ring modulator for a more aggressive sound.
Electric and Acoustic Pianos
Piano is a cornerstone sound for live playing, and the VR-09B provides a wide selection for covering all musical styles. Many historic electric piano types are on board, along with complementary vintage effects like phaser, tremolo, touch wah and tape delay. The gorgeous acoustic grand piano features 88-note stereo multi- sampling, delivering pro-level tone that rivals Roland’s dedicated stage pianos. The VR-09B’s easy-access compressor effect works great with the piano sounds, ensuring that your playing always cuts through when performing with loud bands and big ensembles.
Synth Sounds from Vintage to Modern
The VR-09B is packed with ready-to-play synths, from analog classics to textured, modern-era digital tones and beyond. There are lots of fat, analog-style lead and bass tones to choose from as well, plus organic ‘80s-era synth sounds from Roland’s famous D-50. The 200- plus sounds cover a wide range of styles and genres, and are organized into dedicated one-touch categories like Lead, Bass, Pad, Strings, and more for fast access.
Dedicated iPad Editor for Organs and Synths
The free VR-09 Editor app for iPad gives you powerful, intuitive control of the VR-09B’s organ and synth sound engines via your tablet’s full-color touchscreen interface. Quickly edit organ sounds and customize vintage tone wheel characteristics such as leakage, click noise, and rotary speed, and easily access synth sounds to build custom tones and layers. After tweaking sounds at home, you can take your iPad to the gig and use the app for extra real-time control on stage. Cable-free communication between the VR-09B and iPad is simple to set up with Roland Wireless Connect. Alternately, you can link up with a standard USB cable using the appropriate adapter for your specific iPad model.
Roland V-Combo VR-09-B Live Performance Keyboard Features:
- Portable 61-note performance keyboard with pro sounds for all music styles
- Dedicated panel sections give you immediate access to organ, piano, and synth sounds
- Sweetwater Exclusive sound library expansion created by Daniel Fisher
- Roland's Virtual Tone Wheel Organ delivers authentic vintage organ sounds
- 9 drawbars make dialing in the perfect organ sound easy
- 3 onboard rotary effects, including an aggressive rock rotary type
- Vintage electric pianos and rich acoustic grand pianos
- Broad selection of SuperNATURAL synth sounds, from vintage classics to modern must-haves
- Onboard sound library expandable with free downloads from Roland's Axial website
- Free downloadable iPad editor app for customizing organ and synth sounds
- 7 simultaneous effects with dedicated real-time controls
- D-BEAM optical controller for advanced performance options
- Enhance your performances and practice sessions with rhythm patterns, metronome, USB audio recording/playback, and more
- Gig-ready at just 12 lb. 3 oz.
- Runs on AC or battery power
- Type: Stage Keyboard
- Sound Engine Type(s): Virtual Tone Wheel Organ, SuperNatural Synth, PCM Synth
- Number of Keys: 61
- Type of Keys: Velocity sensitive
- Other Controllers: Pitchbend/Modulation lever, D-Beam controller
- Polyphony: 128 Notes
- Number of Presets: 245 sounds
- Effects Types: Delay, Reverb, Overdrive, Chorus, Vibrato, Rotary,
- Audio Recording: WAV files, 16-bit/44.1kHz
- Audio Playback: WAV, AIFF, MP3
- Storage: USB flash drive
- Audio Inputs: 1 x 1/8" (aux in)
- Audio Outputs: 2 x 1/4" (main out)
- Headphones: 1 x 1/4"
- USB: 1 x Type A, 1 x Type B
- MIDI I/O: In/Out/USB
- Pedal Inputs: 2 x 1/4" (damper, expression), 1 x 8-pin DIN (PK-9 pedalboard)
- Software: iPad editor app
- Power Supply: AC adapter power supply (included) / 6 x AA batteries (Ni-MH)
- Height: 4.18"
- Width: 39.68"
- Depth: 11.81"
- Weight: 12 lbs. 3 oz.