Travel-ready, affordable, and outfitted with top-level Roland sounds, the V-Combo VR09B is the ideal all-in-one solution for performing keyboard players.
Dedicated piano, organ, and synth sound engines are organised in three intuitive blocks on the front panel. This provides all the essential tones you need, right under your fingertips. The powerful real-time controls give you maximum expression on stage. There are nine sliders for tone shaping. The large array of knobs and buttons are for tweaking the seven simultaneous effects and various parameters. Other great features include an onboard looper, a drum section stocked with a library of rhythms for practice and jamming. With its versatile sound selection, inspiring operation, and smart user interface, the VR09B is a dream come true for gigging musicians.
Intuitive Operation for Expressive Stage Performance
The VR09B was designed from the ground up with the needs of live players in mind. An intuitive front-panel layout and clear LCD screen offers quick access to Roland’s top piano, organ, and synth sound engines. Add to that plenty of real-time controls for expressive tone manipulation. There are seven simultaneous effects include rotary, delay, reverb, tone, overdrive, compressor, and customizable MFX. Dedicated knobs tweak multiple parameters with a single twist for powerful sound shaping with minimal effort. The smart interface makes it simple to set up splits and layers on the fly. Save all your keyboard settings in user memory locations for instant recall on stage.
Pro Acoustic and Electric Pianos
Piano is a cornerstone sound for live playing, and the VR09 is filled with a wide selection for covering all musical styles. The gorgeous acoustic grand piano 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 complimentary effects such as vintage phaser and tremolo. The compressor—accessible via a dedicated, easy-to-reach knob—transparently boosts the level of the piano sounds. This ensures that your playing always cuts through when performing in loud bands.
Roland’s renowned SuperNATURAL technology powers the VR09B’s classic tone-wheel organs, while nine harmonic bars provide authentic real-time performance control. A newly developed transistor-type organ is also included, offering the unique sound of combo instruments from the 1960s. The 61-note keyboard has an extremely fast response, perfect for essential organ techniques such as trill, sputter, glissando, and percussive hits. Rotary speaker and amp simulators reproduce the characteristics of vintage organ speaker cabinets and over-driven tube circuits. This is achieved with astounding realism, while a new “Twin Rotary” option delivers a deep, aggressive effect never before heard.
Vintage and Modern Synth Tones
The VR09B is packed with a ton of ready-to-play synthesizer sounds. There are vintage analog classics like JUNO strings and ‘80s synth brass to textured, modern-era digital tones and beyond. Front-panel controllers allow you to tweak the synth tones intuitively in real time. This includes convenient ADR and cutoff/resonance adjustment with the harmonic bars in the ORGAN block. Onboard effects like “Bit Crash” provide the ability to create modern synth voices for current dance music, including dubstep.
VR-09 Editor for iPad
The free VR09B Editor app for iPad gives you powerful, intuitive control of the organ and synth sound engines. Quickly edit organ sounds and customize vintage tone-wheel characteristics such as leakage, click noise, and rotary speed. 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. Convenient, cable-free communication between the V-Combo VR09B and iPad is simple to set up with Roland Wireless Connect. Alternately, you can link up with a USB cable via Apple’s iPad Camera Connection Kit or Lightning to USB Camera Adapter, depending on iPad model.
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