At the 2013 NAMM Show, Roland is introducing the V-Combo VR-09 keyboard, a new all-in-one solution for performing keyboard players.
The Roland VR-09 offers dedicated piano, organ, and synth sound engines—organized in three blocks on the front panel, with an array of sliders and knobs for live tweaking. Other key features include an onboard looper, a drum section and a free iPad editor app that can connect wirelessly to the keyboard.
- Light and mobile; battery or AC power
- 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
- Free VR-09 Editor app available for iPad
VR-09 Editor for iPad
The free VR-09 Editor app for iPad gives you control of the organ and synth sound engines via your tablet’s touchscreen interface. The app lets you edit organ sounds and customize vintage tonewheel characteristics such as leakage, click noise, and rotary speed, and access synth sounds to build custom tones and layers.
The app can also be used for real time performance control. 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.
Pricing and availability for the Roland V-Combo VR-09 are TBA. See the Roland site for details.