V-Combo VR-09 Introduction
Introducing the V-Combo VR-09 Live Performance Keyboard.
V-Combo VR-09 Overview
Take a guided tour of the V-Combo VR-09 Live Performance Keyboard.
V-Combo VR-09 Synth Section
Take an in-depth look at the V-Combo VR-09’s Synth section.
V-Combo VR-09 Splits & Layers
Learn how to create splits and layers on the V-Combo VR-09.
V-Combo VR-09 Piano Editing
Take an in-depth look at piano editing on the V-Combo VR-09.
V-Combo VR-09 Organ Section
Take an in-depth look at the V-Combo VR-09’s Organ section.
V-Combo VR-09 Drums & Looper
Learn about the onboard drums and audio looper section in the V-Combo VR-09.
V-Combo VR-09 iPad Editor
Ed Diaz demonstrates how to use the iPad editor with the V-Combo VR-09.
V-Combo VR-09 MFX Sound Editing “Atk Pad”
Ed Diaz edits the “Atk Pad” patch using the MFX controls.
V-Combo VR-09 v1.03 New Sounds
This video takes a look at the new sounds that you will find in the latest update for the Roland VR-09 V-Combo Performance Keyboard.
V-Combo VR-09 MFX Sound Editing “JP8 Stone”
Ed Diaz edits the “JP8 Stone” patch using the MFX controls.
V-Combo VR-09 MFX Sound Editing “MG Bass”
Ed Diaz edits the “MG Bass” patch using the MFX controls.
V-Combo VR-09 MFX Sound Editing “SyncLd1”
Ed Diaz edits the “SyncLd1” patch using the MFX controls.
V-Combo VR-09 MFX Sound Editing “TR 808”
Ed Diaz edits the “SyncLd1” kit using the MFX controls.
V-Combo VR-09 MFX Sound Editing “Vintage EP”
Ed Diaz edits the “Vintage EP” patch using the MFX controls.
V-Combo VR-09 Demo Video
Keiki Uto performs on the V-Combo VR-09 Live Performance Keyboard.
V-Combo VR-09 Loops, Tweaks & Effects
Instantly tweak, twist and even mangle your sounds with the V-Combo VR-09’s realtime controls.
V-Combo VR-09 Sound Examples
V-Combo VR-09 sound examples performed by Fabio Picchi (Oevel, Belgium).
V-Combo VR-09 Synth Sounds
Tricks and tweaks for effects and synth sound modifications.
V-Combo VR-09 NAMM Booth Demo
Ed Diaz demonstrates the V-Combo VR-09 Live Performance Keyboard at NAMM 2013.
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.
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 or Lightning to USB Camera Adapter, depending on your iPad model.