V-Combo

Performance Keyboard

A New Concept in Performance Keyboards.

  • SRX
  • D-BEAM
  • V-LINK
  • COSM

A New Concept in Performance Keyboards.

The V-Combo Performance Keyboard is a unique instrument built to cover the bases of keyboard sounds—including the same Virtual ToneWheel organs of Roland's VK-Series, high-quality FP- and RD-Series pianos, all-new electric pianos with COSM Amp Modeling, and even synthesizer sounds with SRX expansion. This 76-note instrument also sports a waterfall keyboard and a host of futuristic performance features including a D Beam, Active Expression and V-LINK for synchronizing video.

  • - First-of-its-kind performance instrument combining top-quality organ, piano and synthesizer sounds with a 76 note waterfall keyboard
  • - Fully polyphonic organ sounds; 128-voice polyphony for piano and synth sounds
  • - Organ section based on the “Virtual ToneWheel” sounds of the VK-Series with COSM Amp and Rotary Speaker Modeling
  • - Piano section features amazing new electric pianos with COSM Amp Modeling
  • - Piano section also features stereo-sampled acoustic pianos from the legendary FP- and RD-Series with COSM Mic Modeling
  • - Synthesizer section includes 6 Tone categories with 3 variations each, plus intuitive sound editing knobs
  • - Expandable via two optional SRX-Series Wave Expansion Boards
  • - Light-sensing D Beam with multi-colored LED for expressive realtime control
  • - Active Expression for ultra-expressive performance w/ optional EV-7 Expression Pedal
  • - V-LINK feature for synchronizing video clips in live performance

Organ

The Sound and Feel of a Classic
The V-Combo uses the same “Virtual ToneWheel” technology found in the popular VK-8 Combo Organ—complete with COSM Amp and Rotary Speaker Modeling—for the most realistic organ tones imaginable. Three tone wheel types (Vintage 1, Vintage 2 and Clean) accurately simulate the sound of clean gospel organs, gritty rock organs and everything in between.

●Wheel Types
Vintage 1:Modeling of a '70s combo organ with all noise eliminated,including leakage
Vintage 2:Faithful modeling of a '62 classic combo organ
Clean:Modeling of a '70s combo organ with motor noise eliminated

Of course, the sound itself is only half of the story. That’s why Roland gave the V-Combo a 76-note waterfall keyboard—ideal for the distinctive style of organ playing. Seasoned organists will be right at home with these quick-firing keys, which are perfect for playing solos and glissandos. Nine harmonic bars give you full control over the organ tones, which can be played back with full polyphony.

Plug Into COSM Amp and Rotary Speaker Modeling
Four COSM amp models further enhance the VR-760’s organs, delivering a range of distinctive overdriven amp sounds. The V-Combo can even simulate the effect of a vintage rotary speaker with full control over rotary speed and braking. Get those vintage speaker sounds you want without having to hunt down (or move) the real thing!

●Amp Types
Type 1:Faithful simulation of the most popular rotary speaker
Type 2:Simulates the characteristics of a large tube guitar amp
Type 3:Variation of a rotary speaker simulation
Type 4:Features an incredible gain stage for sharper distortion sounds

Piano

Unrivaled Electric Piano Sounds
When it comes to classic Rhodes and other electric pianos, the V-Combo is hard to beat. These newly-sampled electric pianos are quite simply the finest Roland has ever offered. And with new COSM Amp Modeling, you can get those classic “suitcase” and “stage” sounds without need for a speaker cabinet—you won’t believe your ears! Dedicated multi-effects let you add anything from rich-sounding chorus to vintage phasing, tremolo and wah effects to create just the electric piano sound you’re after.

Acoustic Pianos That Are Truly “Grand”
The V-Combo boasts some of Roland’s finest acoustic piano sounds ever, just like our professional digital pianos used on stages the world over. Whether you need expressive grand pianos or bright pop pianos engineered to cut through the mix, the V-Combo has you covered. New COSM Mic Modeling gives these piano sounds natural ambience and resonance—just like a miked grand!

Synth

An Expandable Synthesizer with Breathtaking Sounds
With its high-quality synthesizer section, the V-Combo gives players access to just about any sound imaginable. So whether you need rich orchestral sounds or a fat synth lead, you won’t have to search long. Just choose from one of several Tone categories—like Strings, Choir/Scat, Brass, Synth Lead, Synth Pad and Bass—and select the sound you need. Two slots for optional SRX-Series expansions let you add up to 128MB of high-quality sounds tailored for specific genres and applications. These sounds can be further enhanced using the dedicated multi-effects processor, which serves up 40 studio-quality algorithms like distortion, flanging, delay and an enhancer.

Professional Reverb and EQ
With onboard 3-band EQ, the V-Combo lets players tailor their sounds for any live venue. This professional equalizer offers control over the Low, Mid and High frequencies bands—complete with a sweepable mid. Three varieties of reverb (Room, Hall and Church) give the V-Combo’s organ, piano and synthesizer sounds just the right amount of ambience.

Innovative New Controllers
The V-Combo’s light-sensing D Beam provides realtime control over parameters like octave, glide or rotary speed. And with Active Expression, you can slowly fade in a synth sound while playing an organ tone—or even intensify the sound’s richness and volume—using an optional EV-7 Expression Pedal. And with new V-LINK technology, you can trigger video clips from the V-Combo’s keyboard or Registration buttons*. Features like these can only be found in the V-Combo.

*Requires Edirol DV-7PR Digital Video Workstation (sold separately) with software version 1.5 or higher.

Keyboard
Waterfall 76 keys (with velocity and aftertouch)
Sound Generator
Organ: Virtual ToneWheel, Piano, Synth, Rhythm: PCM
Part
Organ, Piano, Synth, Rhythm
Maximum Polyphony
Organ: Full Polyphony, Piano, Synth, Rhythm: 128 voices
Wave Memory
96 M bytes (16-bit linear equivalent)

Organ Section

Harmonic Bar
16', 5-1/3', 8', 4', 2-2/3', 2', 1-3/5', 1-1/3', 1'
ToneWheel
VINTAGE 1, VINTAGE 2, CLEAN
Vibrato and Chorus
V-1, V-2, V-3, C-1, C-2, C-3
Percussion
SECOND, THIRD, SOFT, SLOW
Amplifier
TYPE 1, TYPE 2, TYPE 3, TYPE 4, OVERDRIVE
Rotary
SLOW/FAST, BRAKE

Piano Section

Tones
9 (3 variations by each A.PIANO, E.PIANO, OTHERS categories)
Mic/Amp
TYPE 1, TYPE 2, DISTANCE/EQ
Piano MFX
CHORUS, TREMOLO, WAH, PHASER, DEPTH, RATE

Synth Section

Tones
18 (3 variations by each STRINGS, CHOIR/SCAT, BRASS,
SYNTH LEAD, SYNTH PAD, BASS categories), SRX EXPANSION
Tone Modify
ATTACK, RELEASE, CUTOFF, RESO
Synth MFX
ON/OFF, CONTROL
Active Expression
FADE, TIMBRE
Rhythm Section
Rhythm Pattern: 24
Internal Memory
Registration: 64
D Beam
ORGAN: ROTARY SLOW/FAST
PIANO: OCTAVE
SYNTH: GLIDE
Reverb
ROOM, HALL, CHURCH, DEPTH
Master EQ
LOW, MIDDLE (FREQ, LEVEL), HIGH
Expansion Slot
Wave Expansion Board SRX series: 2 slots
External Memory
CompactFlash Memory*
*The V-Combo's CompactFlash file system is developed by Kyoto Software Research, Inc. Fugue ©1999-2003 Kyoto Software Research, Inc. All rights reserved.
Other Functions
V-LINK, ONE TOUCH, SPLIT, H-BAR MANUAL
Display
16 characters, 2 lines (Backlit LCD), 7 segments, 2 characters LED
Connectors
Output Jacks (L/MONO, R), Output Jacks (XLR type), Phones Jack, Expression Pedal Jack, Damper Pedal Jack, Control Pedal Jack, MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT, THRU), AC Inlet
Power Consumption
20 W
Accessories
Music Rest, Owner's Manual, Power Cord
Options
Wave Expansion Board: SRX Series, Expression Pedal: EV-7/5, FV-300L (BOSS), Damper Pedal: DP-2/8, Foot Switch FS-5U (BOSS), Keyboard Stand: KS-12

Size and Weight

Width (W)
1,291 mm50-7/8 inches
Depth (D)
400 mm15-3/4 inches
Height (H)
121 mm4-13/16 inches
Weight
17 kg37 lbs. 8 oz.

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.

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