The V-COMBO VR-09 live performance keyboard debuted last week at Winter NAMM 2013 with great enthusiasm across social networks. Many questions were brought to the attention of Ed Diaz (our resident synth ninja), which he will address in the following weeks. In the meantime please check out this coverage of the VR-09 by Keyboard Magazine. Please note, these video recordings were taken from a live trade show environment. More
The V-Combo VR-09 is an easy-to-transport rig for performing keyboard players, with dedicated piano, organ, and synth engines. It’s built around a single idea: playing live. Because you don’t need any distractions onstage, the V-Combo VR-09 is all about getting the exact sounds you need as quickly and simply as possible, with a well-organized panel layout and a ton of intuitive real-time controls. It also features USB song playback, onboard rhythms, battery-powered operation for mobile playing, and much more. More
Combining Roland’s top piano technologies in one attractive instrument for the home, the new HPi-50 brings the joy of playing and learning the piano to your entire family. SuperNATURAL® Piano technology and the Acoustic Projection audio system fill your living space with gorgeous sound, while the latest DigiScore® interactive education features make learning and practicing fun for all ages. More
Roland CONNECT Mobile App Now Available
Roland Corporation U.S. is happy to announce 18 new products and several new multi-media tools that provide immediate access to the very latest product-launch news from Roland, BOSS and Cakewalk. Roland CONNECT, Roland’s online portal for new product releases, is live several days prior to the opening of the 2013 Winter NAMM show this year, giving Roland gear aficionados an exclusive preview of Roland’s new product lineup. Amongst the new gear debuting here is BOSS’ 100th compact pedal, the TE-2 Tera Echo, featuring BOSS’ new Multi-Dimensional Processing, the V-Combo VR- 09 Live Performance Keyboard, plus several new electronic percussion, recording, and digital piano instruments.
It turns out we don’t know what 50 Roland pianos sound like together quite yet, but we will after this weekend. On November 10, 2012, internationally renowned pianist Lang Lang will lead 100 young pianists ages 8-18 on the concert hall stage of the Kennedy Center, with each paired two per piano to create a “piano orchestra.” The goal is to entertain and educate both young audience members and experienced concert goers. This unique program is part master class, part concert, and includes performances of Franz Schubert’s Marche Militarie No. 1 and Johannes Brahms’s Hungarian Dance No. 5. More