V-Combo VR-09

Live Performance Keyboard

V-Combo VR-09
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Instant Access to Inspiring Tones and Live Expression

Travel-ready, affordable, and outfitted with top-level Roland sounds, the V-Combo VR-09 is the ideal all-in-one solution for performing keyboard players. Dedicated piano, organ, and synth sound engines—organized in three intuitive blocks on the front panel—provide all the essential tones you need, right under your fingertips. The powerful real-time controls give you maximum expression on stage, 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 features include an onboard looper, a drum section stocked with a library of rhythms for practice and jamming, and more. With its versatile sound selection, inspiring operation, and smart user interface, the V-Combo VR-09 is a dream come true for gigging musicians.

Intuitive Operation for Expressive Stage Performance

The V-Combo VR-09 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, along with plenty of real-time controls for expressive tone manipulation. Seven simultaneous effects include rotary, delay, reverb, tone, overdrive, compressor, and customizable MFX, with 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 user memory locations for instant recall on stage.

Pro Acoustic and Electric Pianos

Piano is a cornerstone sound for live playing, and the V-Combo VR-09 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, ensuring that your playing always cuts through when performing in loud bands.

World-Class Organs

Roland’s renowned 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 a ton of ready-to-play synthesizer sounds, from 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, including 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 VR-09 Editor app for iPad gives you powerful, intuitive control of the organ and synth sound engines via your tablet’s full-color touchscreen interface. Quickly edit organ sounds and customize 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. Alternately, you can link up with a USB cable via Apple’s iPad Camera Connection Kit or Lightning to USB Camera Adapter, depending on your iPad model.

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, XGlite
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
Wireless USB Adapter (WNA1100-RL or ONKYO UWF-1)

* Use USB flash memory sold by Roland and Wireless USB Adapter specified above. 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.

Downloads

Brochures

Updates & Drivers

  • VR-09 System Update Version 1.03

    This is the latest version of operating system for the VR-09. After downloading and extracting the compressed file, please refer to the “VR-09_System_Update_Procedure” pdf document included for the update procedure.

    The version 1.03 update for the VR-09 adds 10 new electric piano sounds including SA and FM electric pianos which are based on waveforms from the RD-800 digital piano and the FA-series workstation. It also gives you waveforms from the highly-acclaimed SRX-12 Classic EPs expansion board and the original V-Combo, the VR-760. You even get 15 synth sounds from the popular Synth Legends library for INTEGRA-7 on the Axial site.

Support

If you have questions about operating your Roland product, please check our Knowledge Base for answers to the most common questions.
You can also contact our Product Support department by phone or email.
In addition, we have a library of Owner’s Manuals and Support Documents that you can download and reference.

Owner's Manuals

Support Documents

  • V-Combo VR-09 Workshop Booklet 01: The Performer’s Solution

    This booklet introduces you to the V-Combo VR-09. It provides a quick tour through the VR-09’s major features and shows why it makes such a great all-around performance keyboard.

  • V-Combo VR-09 Workshop Booklet 02: The VR-09 EFX

    In addition to being packed with awesome performance sounds, the VR-09’s got a a cool secret identity: It’s an effect-manipulation and sound-mangling funhouse. This booklet explains how to get in on the action using the VR-09’s EFX knobs.

  • V-Combo VR-09 Workshop Booklet 03: Using Registrations

    When it’s time to customize your VR-09 with your own sounds, layers, and splits, you’ll be glad you mastered VR-09 registrations. With 100 registrations available at a time—and the ability to save gig-specific sets of them—the VR-09 can be whatever you need it to be in every situation.

  • V-Combo VR-09 Workshop Booklet 04: The VR-09 and the iPad

    The VR-09 is built for speed, putting everything right at your fingertips. If you’ve got an iPad, though, you can get beneath the hood of its organ and synth sounds for some serious programming. Connect your VR-09 to your iPad wirelessly with Roland Wireless Connect, or using USB. If you’ve got a VR-09 and an iPad, you’ll want to read this booklet.