ROLAND Presents V-COMBO VR-700 Synth Organ Piano Keyboard
NAMM: Los Angeles (MuseWire) – Roland is proud to announce the V-Combo VR-700. Featuring the best of Roland's acclaimed Virtual Tonewheel organ, full key multi-sampled piano, and pro synthesizer sounds, the V-Combo is perfect for players who need an all-in-one keyboard for a variety of musical settings, including houses of worship, stage performances, and rehearsal studios. The V-Combo offers powerful real-time performance capabilities in a simple-to-use-interface.
The V-Combo provides an authentic sound and feel to satisfy any organ player. Using Roland's Virtual Tonewheel engine, the V-Combo simulates the unique structure and distinctive sound of vintage organs. The new amplifier and rotary simulator faithfully reproduces the sound needed for jazz, rock, funk or gospel, while the 76-key waterfall action captures the feel of a vintage organ. Add an optional PK-25 or PK-7A pedalboard for a more console-organ type feel.
The V-Combo takes its lead from Roland's popular instruments, including everything from expressive full key multi-sampled acoustic grand pianos, classic electric pianos, to realistic strings, brass, bass and guitar sounds. With tone remain capability onboard, the 76 keys can easily layer two ensemble tones together, or layer and split with the organ tones.
In addition to the ten harmonic bars on the front panel, the V-Combo also incorporates a variety of expressive controllers for even more exhilarating performances. The red harmonic bard allows players to control the volume of the Ensemble tones. With the D Beam, players can create authentic organ-specific effects, such as wheel braking, or perform filter and level tone shaping on ensemble tones using an infrared light beam.
XLR and Â¼” outputs make the V-Combo ready for any stage, while the USB port and Song Player function enables direct playback and control of backing tracks from USB memory. Keyboardists can also back up and recall Favorites and system settings from USB memory, making the V-Combo easy to share at rehearsal studios.
The V-Combo VR-700 is scheduled to ship in March with a suggested retail price of $2,329.00.
Jan 14, 2010 @ 6:04 PM PST
this shoulld put roland way ahead of competition for live musicians a definite all in one keyboard talking about vr700 I’ve been waiting for just such a keyboard
Oct 17, 2010 @ 11:43 PM PDT
The Roland’s VR 700 is the kind of keyboard I’ve always wanted. I just received mine a couple of months ago and am getting fairly used to it. It’s got every sound I’ve ever wanted in a keyboard but the only 2 things that I don’t like about it is:
1. STRINGS. I’ve played with all the available strings on it but have just not found the String Ensemble that I’m looking for. I’ve previously played a Yamaha DX-7 and it had the best strings (after I tweeked it a bit) that I liked. I wish I had similar tweeking abilities on the VR 700.
2. THE WEIGHT – 35 lbs……I find it a bit heavy to lug around from gig to gig.