NAMM 2013 - Roland announced a new live performance keyboard named the Roland V-Combo VR-09. The V-Combo VR-09 features 61-keys keyboard, with Roland’s SuperNATURAL technology powers the Virtual Tone Wheel organ with nine harmonic bars, plus newly developed transistor-type ‘60s organ tone, maximum 128 voices Polyphony, with both AC or battery power, LCD display, song playback via optional USB memory and free VR-09 Editor app available for iPad.
If you are a gigging keyboard player, you will be looking for at least three things from your next keyboard. Firstly, you will need a diverse range of convincing sounds to help you get the gigs. Secondly, you will want to be able to edit sounds quickly when on stage, should you need to, and Thirdly, can be easily tuck under your arm after the gig and drive home.
The Roland V-Combo VR-09 keyboard is an affordable, easy-to-transport rig for live 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 on board looper and a drum section packed with rhythms for practice and jamming.