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Roland VR-09 V-Combo Organ 

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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 play...Click To Read More About This Product

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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.

FEATURES
  • Professional keyboard with instant-access operation for performing musicians
  • Light 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 newly developed 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

Order this lightweight, mobile keyboard today, for a truly expressive performance.

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RolandVR-09 V-Combo Organ
 
4.8

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (15)
  • Easy to use (14)
  • Good audio (12)
  • Responsive / good action (8)
  • Touch sensitive keys (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment (8)
  • Travel (6)
  • Concerts (5)
  • Electronic music (3)
  • Learning (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (7)

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5.0

Nailed it

By jamZegan

from Dirty, jersey

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Portable
  • Realistic Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Electronic Music
    • Travel

    Comments about Roland VR-09 V-Combo Organ:

    Perfect if you play some keys as a doubler guitar/keys. Sounds are very good. The learning curve is not too steep. It all makes sense. This thing is built with the gigging musician in mind. Great sounds with the ability to split or layer. Enough tweaks right there to adjust tone or effects on the fly.

     
    5.0

    Bbest keyboard I evever bought

    By Steve

    from Prince Frederick,Md

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Portable
    • Pre-programmed music
    • Realistic Sound
    • Responsive / Good Action
    • Touch Sensitive Keys

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Roland VR-09 V-Combo Organ:

        Great keyboard. great for live performances.I left my my Motief home by mistake and did it all on this awesome keyboard.I d wish they would do a 76 keys version of this keyboard.Organ is just like a B 3 with leaslie. Draw bars and everythimg

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best out there for the money

        By Walrus

        from Bristol, TN

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Portable
        • Realistic Sound
        • Responsive / Good Action
        • Touch Sensitive Keys

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Chamber Music
          • Concerts
          • Electronic Music
          • Travel
          • Working band/groups/combos live performance

          Comments about Roland VR-09 V-Combo Organ:

          Been playing in bands on and off for many years. Owned a few keyboards over the years and even carried around a full size Hammond and Leslie from club to club at one time. The VR 09 is ultra portable and light. The organ sounds are authentic and very tweekable. Just take some time and they are as good as it gets. Nothing touches it for the money. Many other good voices also. Versatile and fast to use live. I bought a second one and double stacked them so I can have double keyboards and different voices. Great job Roland.

           
          5.0

          Great live use keyboard.

          By Desertpete

          from Hudson, New York

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Portable
          • Realistic Sound
          • Responsive / Good Action
          • Touch Sensitive Keys

          Cons

          • No Speakers

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Concerts
          • Travel

          Comments about Roland VR-09 V-Combo Organ:

          Excellent switching between organ, piano, and synthesizer. Great Leslie sound.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Would buy this board again

          By Walrus

          from Bristol, TN

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Portable
          • Realistic Sound
          • Touch Sensitive Keys

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Concerts
            • Learning

            Comments about Roland VR-09 V-Combo Organ:

            Very good organ, brass, harmonica and some good electric piano voices. Some decent synthesizer sounds. Covers a lot of ground in a very light portable package.

             
            5.0

            This is a super keyboard!!!

            By CB

            from Tampa, FL

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Portable
            • Realistic Sound
            • Responsive / Good Action

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Accompaniment
              • Concerts
              • Learning

              Comments about Roland VR-09 V-Combo Organ:

              What a great keyboard for tweaking sounds and effects to your liking. Easy to use, yet chanllenging enough to make it an adventure.

              (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best Drawbar Keyboard for the $$

              By Paul

              from undisclosed

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

              • Portable
              • Realistic Hammondleslie
              • Realistic Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hammond Organ Replacement

                Comments about Roland VR-09 V-Combo Organ:

                Let me start by saying I've owned and played most every Hammond and Hammond "clone" keyboard out there. Hammond's SK-1 came close to replicating a real Hammond and especially the Leslie effect, but at around two grand for the board alone, plus half again that much for a Neo Vent Leslie effect box, the Roland VR-09 at under half of that cost seemed a logical alternative. How good is this? Honestly, if I put the VR-09 against the SK-1 at the same time, the VR-09 actually sounds more realistic and true. Plus the Hammond just never cut through the mix on stage as well as this Roland does. The Roland's more "gutsy", more "ballsey"--thicker, if you will, and the drawbar pitches are spot-on.

                I can't comment on the other features of this board as I purchased it primarily as my "Hammond on stage", however the limited use of the pianos, strings, horns, etc. seem to indicate a higher level of accuracy when compared to the SK-1.

                For the money, you can't beat this board if you are looking for an inexpensive and lightweight Hammond clone.

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Very Nice Board

                By StevieG

                from Clermont Florida

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Portable
                • Realistic Sound
                • Responsive / Good Action
                • Touch Sensitive Keys

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Roland VR-09 V-Combo Organ:

                    I bought the VR09 after seeing all the on-line videos. For the money its a steal. Great action and sounds - if your are a B3 player you can tweak the VR09 to get the sound you want. Also just add any Midi controller and you have a double deck B3

                    You can add leakage - key click - rotor and woofer speeds etc.

                    And you can carry it in one hand!

                    (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Very lightweight

                    By The General

                    from West Monroe, Louisiana

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    See all my reviews

                    Pros

                    • Decent Organ
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Good Electric Pianos
                    • Good Pianos
                    • Portable
                    • Touch Sensitive Keys

                    Cons

                    • Eq Is Difficult To Achiev
                    • No Speakers
                    • Panel Memory Difficult
                    • Poor Instructions

                    Best Uses

                    • Accompaniment
                    • Rehearsal
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Roland VR-09 V-Combo Organ:

                    I can edit my sound but saving it to 1 button for live gigs is difficult!

                    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Keyboard

                    By MSR

                    from Madison, WI

                    About Me Experienced

                    See all my reviews

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Portable
                    • Realistic Sound

                    Cons

                    • Stiff Key Action

                    Best Uses

                    • Live Performance

                    Comments about Roland VR-09 V-Combo Organ:

                    I got this keyboard because I was tired of lugging my Yamaha Motif ES7 around to gigs. I owned a Roland keyboard before and was always impressed with their sound and overall quality. I was definitely not disappointed with this keyboard. The sound is great. The voice selection is a bit limited compared with my Motif, but the sounds it has are top notch. I really like the organ section and clonewheel emulation. My only complaint is that the feel of the keys is quite stiff and take some getting used to. However, once you get the feel for it, it's a great keyboard. 12 pounds is also a lot less to lug around to gigs!

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