Roland V-Combo VR-09 All-In-One Performance Keyboard


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.

18 thoughts on “Roland V-Combo VR-09 All-In-One Performance Keyboard

  1. will it make your hands glow green and purple? I might find that a bit distracting during performances.

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    • I seem to remember my hands like that after a Grateful Dead show at Alpine in ’89.

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  2. It’s Game day bucket go boom. I like arrangers,a few simple left handed chord changes, and you’re a quasi Wakeman/Emerson, in real time. speaking of which, why are these Arian fathered sons of the latter cocksucking rappers?

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  3. Roland has obviously decided to only focus on live/performance keyboards, maybe a smart move given the move towards virtual instruments in he studio.

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  4. I have just one question – who the hell uses those “transistor organ” patches? They seem to stuff them in every performance keyboard and stage piano, but I’ve yet to find a single good usage for them outside Doors & Beach Boys tribute acts.

    It’s probably the same guy who has a need to launch into a wicked Erhu solo on his Jupiter-80. With the D-Beam.

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    • Me. Not nearly as much as tonewheel sounds, but it’s still one of my staples. To be fair, it is mostly for Doors type stuff, but also as a wandering type lead, handy for Tangerine Dream type stuff. Sorry, but I’m actually kind of excited for this thing, like it will be everything the Casio XW-P1 was supposed to be, but wasn’t.

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    • I’ve used them for some Smashmouth covers – Have a friend with a surf band, so they’d be good for playing with that type of stuff.

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  5. i own-ded a vox super continental.. was sweet to look at, but a beyatch to play, roll a chord down and have half the notes stick.. a nightmare. could care less if any future keyboard emulates this worthless like tone set…

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  6. Listening to their long demo video, a lot of the songs sound like soundalike songs you’d hear on Robot Chicken. Getting pumped!

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  7. Those organ sounds will come in handy on bingo night and 40’s night at the skating rink.

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