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Roland VR-760 Performance Keyboard
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It is a unique instrument built to cover all keyboard sounds”including the virtual ToneWheel organs of Roland's VK-Series, high-quality FP and RD Ser...Click To Read More About This Product
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A new-concept performance keyboard.
It is a unique instrument built to cover all keyboard sounds”including the virtual ToneWheel organs of Roland's VK-Series, high-quality FP and RD Series pianos, all-new electric pianos with COSM amp modeling, and synth sounds with SRX expansion. This 76-note instrument sports a waterfall keyboard and a host of futuristic performance features including a D-Beam, Active Expression, and V-Link for synchronizing video in live performance. Fully polyphonic organ sounds; 128-voice polyphony for piano and synth sounds. Synth section includes 6 tone categories with 3 variations each.
- First of its kind performance instrument combining top-quality organ, piano, and synthesizer sounds with a 76-note waterfall keyboard
- Fully polyphonic organ sounds: 128-voice polyphony for piano and synth sounds
- Organ section based on the sounds of the VK-Series with COSM amp and rotary speaker modeling
- Piano section features amazing new electric pianos with COSM amp modeling
- Synth section includes 6 tone categories with 3 variations each, plus intuitive sound editing knobs
- Expandable via 2 SRX-Series Wave expansion boards
- Light-sensing D-Beam with multicolored LED for expressive realtime control
- Active Expression for ultra-expressive performance with optional EV-7 expression pedal
- V-LINK feature for synchronizing video clips in live performance
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I forgot to include in my previous review: My previous keyboard was a Roland U20 from the 80's. Now perhaps it was just the point in time when they were designed, but the U20 was a pain in the rear to change sounds / program. In fact, that's the point. Back then, you had to be more of a programmer to wield this thing's abilities around. It was the day of Midi madness. Of course if you knew what you were doing, you could get incredible sounds out of it. But the point of this is that on my VR 760, after fiddling around with it for 20 minutes at the store, I could dial in more capability on it than the 20 years I had my U20! I wanted to become a better MUSICIAN, not PROGRAMMER. The VR 760 is easy to use!
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The Hammond(s) are to die for on this. You have your choices of how old (how much leakage) the Hammond has, which, to me, is just overboard on realism. Add the draw bars to that and the Hammond blows me away so much which is why 5 stars. I'll admit the piano choices aren't that many, as the synth, but how many piano choices do you need? I read one review where he marked them down because the 'effects' weren't real good on the piano - chorus, and other effects which beg me to ask "if you're playing with those effects, why are you playing a piano?"
the VR-760 has great organ sounds and the rhodes pianos are pretty good, BUT you have to pound on the keyboard to get that real punchy rhodes sound. Otherwise, it sounds the key as if you barely touched it. The synth sounds are...synth sounds. Also, the effects on the piano section were less than good in my opinion. The vibrato and chorus were relatively shallow even at full blast, especially the vibrato. and the wah is just completely strange. I didn't mess with the phaser too much. Also, no distortion on the piano section either. And the acoustic piano was really not very good. The organ is great though.
Very good organ sound! I Love it.
Sounds great, but only for the organ patches.
This is really the keyboard I've always wanted. I'm a guitarist and bassist, and have always used stompboxes for effects. could never get into detailed programming and want to be able to adjust sounds on the fly. My girlfriend bought this board on my recommendation and uses it now in our band- over 100 gigs so far, no problems. The features are great! The phaser in the piano section is not awesome, and neither is the wah... I'd prefer a way to control it by foot, but these are minor details. The organ section is great, not quite as good of a Leslie simulator as her Korg CX3, but the CX3 is in the garage gathering dust because this board kicks butt overall. If you're a "vintage keys" kind of player, give this one a try.
This is a terrific instrument. What I like most about it (other than the wonderful sounds)is that there is a knob and/or button for EVERY FUNCTION, so I don't have to go scrolling endlessly through one menu after another. The action is very good, the Hammond sounds are spectacular, and the acoustic and Wurlitzer patches have enough punch for me to be heard cleanly above my sonicmeister guitarist Edwin. My only beef is that it doesn't come with an expression or sustain pedal; that's why I only gave it 8 stars for value. In light of the fact that Roland has DROPPED THE PRICE SINCE I BOUGHT IT, you would think the pedals could have been included from the start. Otherwise I have no complaints about this instrument; it's built solidly, plays well and sounds great, and has become my main keyboard.
Good for gigs where simple sounds and ease of use are important.
The organ blows me away. the tone is full, flexable and fun. the piano is bearly passable. roland needs to listen to yamaha's piano samples. that the way it's done!! the synth only has 18 sounds. I am not joking. the bare basics of what you need. you really need to plan on spending the extra on the ultimite keys card. it gives you 475 great sounds to choose from.It lacks as a midi controller as well. only two zones and no controller knobs. I understand that this was not the mission of the vr-760 but you do need an outside module and this board makes it hard to do that.
I have spent an hour and a half messing around with the V-combo in the music store. The electric piano sounds are very lush along with the acoustic piano sounds (just even try a Fender Mark 2 preset with phaser, melts your brain away). I tried blending a Grand Piano with Jupiter8 Ensemble Strings sounds; excellent layering effects!! I like the church reverb with space delay when I go for the trippy, out of orbit kind-of-stuff. Simply put, the VR760 is truly not only an innovative instrument, but covers all grounds of ultimate realism and functional creativity for the buc. Well, not even that. It's just simply excellent! Let's just put it this way, if your looking for something to learn piano on, play great vintage organ sounds with harmonic adjustments, and blazzing synth sounds, and jam with your buddies at a concert; you've come to the right place. However, the only disadvantage that you have here is that there are no samplers nor recording sequencers on board (if you do not mind not having them features). However, the VR760 has the same great quality sounds and layering functions as the Fantom S series. The multi effects processor on the VR760 is very powerful and the effects with various voice presets will captivate you. With an SRX Wave expansion pack (esp the SRX07 Ultimate Keys), you'll be blown away by how much more enhancing and various layeriing abilities you'll have to blend various synth, organ or piano sounds. The D-beam control is quite splendid!! You can control rotary or break speed for your organ functions. You can even blend a synth sound with the organ and have a unique resonance creating a lush harmony. The D-beam does excellent swooping portamento effects with other synth sounds, especially if you adjust the pitch level with the picth stick-control on the left of the keyboard simultaneously. With an expression pedal for Active Expression, you can really buffer the sounds! You can adjust overall volume or frequency timbre for various harmonies of a synth sound. You even have a storage bank where you can store a custom-made sound you have made, so the next time you play the keyboard, you can press that bank pad number for the sound you made without ever having to search and scroll for it again in the sounds preset-module menu. This keyboard, I find, very powerful, unique! Definitley first of its kind! It will do great in not only in performances, but even at a computer studio at home if you just want to experiment and be creative. If you're the kind of person who likes to sequence or record sounds over one another, you may want to consider getting appropriate studio/sound software for your computer, or even buying a separate sequencer module you can hook up to your VR760 keyboard and controller(since there is no sequencer or sampler on board)-- use it as a controller for other electrical keyboards as well. All in all, the Roland VR760 Performance Keyboard is a great tool for performance, learning how to play piano, jam great synth sounds with your buddies at the concert, or be those one-of-a-kind musicians experimenting and finding creativity.
I am disappointed that this VR-760 doesn't have an arrpegiator. For this price you would think it would be included in the keyboard!
Great keyboard feel. Has everything I was looking for in a one-stop keyboard. I have several other keyboards, but the roland is one of the best I have for bringing one keyboard if need be. Great B3, always getting compliments, great Piano.