VK-88

Combo Organ

VK-88
Discontinued

The VK-88 Combo Organ is the ultimate instrument for players who crave the most authentic organ sound and feel. This gorgeous double-manual instrument incorporates Roland's advanced "Virtual ToneWheel" organ sound with COSM Amp and Rotary Speaker Modeling - plus waterfall keyboards that play just like a classic organ. A D Beam with multi-colored LED gives players enhanced realtime control, while two additional harmonic bars and Active Expression let players blend in other instrument tones.

Authentic In Every Way

Even the most sophisticated organ aficionado will revel in the beautifully designed VK-88. Its gorgeous wooden cabinet captures the look of a classic, while the traditional panel layout - with nine harmonic bars per manual (upper/lower), two harmonic bars for the pedal part, and two additional harmonic bars for Orchestral Tones - gives players intuitive control of the organ sound. Dual waterfall keyboards with quick-firing keys make it possible to play using traditional organ techniques like glissandos.

Advanced Virtual ToneWheel Sound

The VK-88's organ sounds are based on the same advanced Virtual ToneWheel sound engine used in the acclaimed VK-8 Combo Organ. Players can choose from four authentic tone wheel types - Vintage 1, Vintage 2, Solid and Clean - and then further adjust the sound using the harmonic bars. The VK-88 even lets players adjust the leakage level and click sound - just like the organs of yesteryear!

COSM Amp and Rotary Speaker Modeling

In addition to its ability to accurately model the sound of a vintage rotary speaker, the VK-88 sports four types of COSM amp models. Now you can get any organ tone imaginable - from the clean sound of a gospel organ to the gritty sound of a rock organ (courtesy of the newly developed COSM Amp Type IV, which features an incredible gain stage for down-right killer distortion).

Built for Performers

Take your performance to the next level with the light-sensing D Beam controller. Using an infrared beam of light with an LED that changes color depending on the proximity of your hand, you can control a variety of preset options like rotary speed (Slow/Fast). And with Active Expression, players can slowly fade in one of the VK-88's Orchestral Tones using an optional EV-7 Expression Pedal. These additional tones offer new possibilities for organ performance, while 64 User registrations make for quick and easy recall.

Super Size Your Combo!

By adding the optional PK-25, players gain a 25-note pedalboard ideal for playing bass. Designed to match the distinctive look of the VK-88, the PK-25 also includes a detachable expression pedal and two footswitches. Pair up the VK-88 with Roland's KC-1000 stereo mixing amplifier, and you¡¦ll get 310 watts of powerful sound with unique RSS ambient effects, split-frequency compression and ultra-realistic tone cabinet reverberation.

Keyboard
Upper: 61 keys (Waterfall with velocity and after touch),
Lower: 61 keys (Waterfall with velocity)
Sound Generator
Organ: Virtual ToneWheel,
Orchestral Tones: PCM
Part
Organ: 3 parts (Upper, Lower, Pedal),
Orchestral Tones: 3 parts (Upper, Lower, Pedal)
Maximum Polyphony
Organ: Full Polyphony,
Orchestral Tones: 128 Voices
Organ
Tone Wheel
Tone Wheel(VINTAGE1, VINTAGE2, SOLID, CLEAN), Leakage Level, Key Click Level
Vibrato and Chorus
V-1, V-2, V-3, C-1, C-2, C-3
Percussion
SECOND, THIRD, SOFT, SLOW
AMP simulator
AMP Type (Type I, Type II, Type III, Type IV), Overdrive, Tone
Reverb
Reverb type(Room, Hall, CHURCH, SPRING), Reverb Level
D BEAM
CRESCENDO, ROTARY SPEED, RING MODULATOR, TONE WHEEL BRAKE, SPRING SHOCK
Orchestral Tones
Tone
Upper: STRINGS, LARGE CHOIR, GOSPEL CHOIR, SYNTH PAD, BRASS, WOOD WIND, JAZZ SCAT, ACCORDION
Lower: PIANO, E.PIANO 1, E.PIANO 2, CLAVI, VIBES, HARPSICHORD, A.BASS, E.BASS
Pedal: PIANO, E.PIANO 1, E.PIANO 2, CLAVI, VIBES, HARPSICHORD, A.BASS, E.BASS
Effect
Chorus, Reverb
Internal Memory
Registration memory: 64 (User Memory)
Connectors
INPUT Jacks(L/MONO, R): 1/4 inch phone type,
MIX OUTPUT Jacks(L, R): XLR 3-32 type,
MIX OUTPUT Jacks(L/MONO, R): 1/4 inch TRS phone type,
ORGAN OUTPUT Jacks(L/MONO, R): 1/4 inch TRS phone type,
ORCHESTRAL TONES OUTPUT Jacks(L/MONO, R): 1/4 inch TRS phone type,
PHONES Jack: Stereo 1/4 inch phone type,
EXPRESSION PEDAL Jack,
HOLD PEDAL Jack,
CONTROL PEDAL 1 Jack, CONTROL PEDAL 2 Jack
MIDI Connectors (IN, PEDAL IN, OUT),
PK IN Connector,
ROTARY TONE CABINET Connector,
AC Inlet
Power
AC 117 V, AC 230 V, AC 240 V
Power Consumption
55 W
Finish
Top Panel: Simulated Walnut, Side Panel: Natural Wood Walnut Finish
Accessories
Owner's Manual, Edit Mode Quick Reference, Music Rest, Rear Cover, Screw Set, Cord Clamp, PK Cable, Power Cord
Options
Organ Stand: KS-88, Pedal Keyboard: PK-25/7, Organ Bench: BNC-88, Keyboard Amplifier: KC Series, Expression Pedal: EV-7
Size and Weight
Width
1,184 mm
46-5/8 inches
Depth
590 mm
23-1/4 inches
Height
1,130 mm
44-1/2 inches
Weight
62.0 kg
136 lbs. 11 oz.
Including the music rest and organ stand(KS-88), Weight: VK-88(39 kg/86 lbs.), KS-88(23 kg/50 lbs./12 oz.), BNC-88(20 kg/44 lbs. 2 oz.), RKS-88(9 kg/ 19 lbs.14 oz.)
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Updates & Drivers

  • VK-88 System Update Version 1.02

    This is the latest Operating System for the VK-88. This update resolves an issue where the volume of the Percussion sound randomly diminishes. Please refer to the readme.pdf document for the update procedure

    The downloaded file is compressed as a .zip file and will need to be unzipped using either WinZip on a Windows PC or StuffIt on a Macintosh.

    If you need, you can get WinZip from the following link:http://winzip.com

    If you need, you can get Stuffit Expander from the following link:http://www.stuffit.com/mac/expander/

    Note to PC Users:
    If you are having problems sending these files from your sequencer, or if you need a sequencer to send these files, download the PCSMF Update Application located here.

    Note to Mac Users:
    You will need the Q-MIDI Application if you do not have access to a sequencer program.

Support

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