V-Combo VR-09

V-Combo VR-09

V-Combo VR-09: V-Combo VR-09

Inspiring piano, organ and synth sounds for live use

Features



If you’re a gigging keyboard player, you’ll be looking for at least three things from your next keyboard. First, you’ll need a diverse range of convincing sounds to help you get the gigs. Secondly, you’ll want to be able to edit sounds quickly when on stage, should you need to. Thirdly, you’d like to tuck the keyboard under your arm after the gig and drive home.

The Roland V-Combo VR-09 keyboard is an affordable, easy-to-transport rig (weighing just 5 kg) for performing keyboard players, with dedicated piano, organ, and synth engines containing essential tones for live use. The three sound engines are organised in three intuitive blocks on the front panel—giving fast access to the sounds you need and especially useful on a dark stage. The VR-09 is all about controlling your sound too, with nine sliders for tone shaping and a large array of knobs and buttons for tweaking the seven simultaneous effects and various parameters. Other great additions include an onboard looper and a drum section packed with rhythms for practice and jamming.

  • Inspiring piano, organ and synth sounds for live use with 61-note keyboard
  • Lightweight (just 5 kg) and mobile; battery or AC power
  • Pro-quality acoustic and electric pianos, including grand piano with 88-note stereo multi-sampling
  • SuperNATURAL-powered Virtual Tone Wheel organ with nine harmonic bars, plus transistor-type ‘60s organ tone
  • Wide range of synth tones, from vintage classics to modern essentials
  • Seven simultaneous effects with dedicated real-time controls
  • Looper and built-in rhythm patterns; WAV/MP3/SMF song playback via optional USB memory
  • Free VR-09 Editor app available for iPad
Intuitive operation for expressive stage performance

The V-Combo VR-09 was designed with the needs of live players in mind. An intuitive front-panel layout and clear LCD screen lets you quickly select Roland’s flagship piano, organ, and synth sounds along with plenty of real-time controls for expressive tone manipulation. The seven simultaneous effects - rotary, delay, reverb, tone, overdrive, compressor, and a customisable MFX section – have dedicated knobs that 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, and to save all your keyboard settings in the user memory for instant recall on stage.

Pro acoustic and electric pianos for live performance

Piano is a cornerstone sound for live playing, and the V-Combo VR-09 is filled with a wide selection covering all musical styles. The gorgeous acoustic grand piano features 88-note stereo multi-sampling, delivering pro-level piano sound 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, ensuring that your playing always cuts through when performing in loud bands.

World-class organs with a keyboard (and drawbars) to match

Roland’s SuperNATURAL technology powers the V-Combo VR-09’s classic tonewheel 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 overdriven tube circuits with astounding realism, while a new “Twin Rotary” option delivers a deep, aggressive effect never before heard.

Vintage and Modern Synth Tones

The V-Combo VR-09 is packed with ready-to-play synthesizer sounds, from vintage analogue 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, including convenient ADSR and cutoff/resonance adjustment with the harmonic bars from the ORGAN block. Effects like “Bit Crash” let you get your hands dirty by creating authentic, relevant sounds for current dance music genres, including Dubstep.

Free VR-09 iPad Editor for editing sounds

The free VR-09 Editor app for iPad gives you powerful, intuitive control of the organ and synth sound engines via your iPad’s full-colour touchscreen interface. Quickly edit organ sounds and customise vintage tonewheel 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. Convenient, cable-free communication between the V-Combo VR-09 and iPad is simple to set up with Roland Wireless Connect. You can also link up with a USB cable via Apple’s iPad Camera Connection Kit.

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Specs

Keyboard
Keyboard
61 keys (with velocity)
Keyboard Modes
Whole Dual (volume balance adjustable) Split (split point, volume balance adjustable) 2-manual mode (when using sold separately MIDI keyboard)
Sound Generator Section
Organ Section
Virtual Tone Wheel method (SuperNATURAL)
MIDI Format
Conforms to GM2, GS, XG Lite
Maximum Polyphony
128 voices
Parts
Organ (3 parts) Piano (2 parts) Synthesizer (2 parts) Drum (1 part) GM2 (16 parts)
Sounds
223 sounds
Registrations
100 (4 x 25 banks)
Effects (7 systems always on / global control)
Overdrive Tone Compressor Multi-effects: 20 types Delay: 6 types Reverb: 6 types Rotary: 2 types
SMF/Audio File Player Section
Playable File Format
SMF File: Format 0, 1 Audio File: WAV, AIFF, MP3
Recording Format
SMF File: Format 0 Audio File: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear, stereo)
Looper Section
Recording Time
20 seconds (stereo)
Other
Rhythm Patterns
52
Controller
Virtual Tone Wheel organ: Harmonic bar x 10 Synthesizer controller: Slider x 5 D-BEAM controller Pitch bend/Modulation lever Effects knob x 6 (global control)
Display
Graphic LCD 128 x 64 dots
External Memory
USB Flash Memory
Connectors
Output (L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type EXT INPUT jack: Stereo miniature phone type DAMPER jack: TRS 1/4-inch phone type EXPRESSION PEDAL jack: TRS 1/4-inch phone type MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors PK IN connector: 8-pin DIN type USB COMPUTER port: USB Type B (supports USB MIDI) USB MEMORY port: USB Type A DC IN jack
Power Supply
AC adaptor Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 8
Current Draw
650 mA
Expected battery life under continuous use:
Rechargeable Ni-MH battery: Approx. 5 hours (approx. 3 hours if USB flash drive is connected) These figures will vary depending on the specifications of the batteries and the actual conditions of use. * Carbon-zinc batteries and alkaline batteries cannot be used.
Accessories
Owner's Manual AC adaptor Power cord USB memory protector
Options (sold separately)
Keyboard stand: KS-18Z, KS-12 Damper pedal: DP series Expression pedal: EV series Pedalboard: PK-6, PK-9 USB Flash Memory * Use USB Flash Memory sold by Roland. We cannot guarantee operation if other products are used.
Size and Weight
Width
1008 mm
39-11/16 inches
Depth
300 mm
11-13/16 inches
Height
106 mm
4-3/16 inches
Weight
5.5 kg
12 lbs. 3 oz.

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