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Roland VR-09 Stage

Submitted by on April 3, 2013 – 7:00 am No Comment

The Roland VR-09 is a great piece of equipment designed to be great for live shows. Its lightweight, only 5kg and its got the perfect and easy to use design to make It a perfect instrument for those live shows when you want to change the effect or whatever while playing. The interface is very simple to use so you don’t have to worry about complicated menus. Just choose and play.

Its powerful software options also make it an awesome tool for any musician. It has got a very fruitful choice of instruments to fit the players every need. You can change up, edit, mix up the sound into something completely different and custom, it’s very interesting, you can find yourself playing around just with the sound for hours making up new and interesting sounds.

Also something very amusing and new for this keyboard is the iPad app. You can mix it up even more with all the interesting little and some not so little details, you can change up, and test out some interesting
effects like for the organ, you have the option to add leakage and even more. Not to get too technical and spoil all the amazing stuff the Roland VR-09 Stage has to offer, but one thing also worth mentioning is the amazing selection of
synth sounds, there are some old and some new, and not to forget the looper and built in rhythm patterns.

Here are the Roland VR-09 Stage specifications :

  • Professional keyboard with instant-access operation for performing musicians
  • Light and mobile; battery or AC power
  • Pro-quality 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

For its price the Roland VR-09 stage keyboard is a beautiful piece of equipment, and a great addition to any aspiring or professional musician.

Here are some images of the Roland VR-09 Stage and its awesome iPad app:

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