Roland VK8 Combo Organ Keyboard

Roland VK8 Combo Organ Keyboard


61 note, 1 manual organ based keyboard with enhanced Virtual ToneWheel technology
Key Points
  • 1 Manual
  • 61 note
  • Virtual ToneWheelTechnology
  • Authentic solidwood cabinet

  
Manufacturer: Roland
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Normally: £1,870.00
Discount Price: £1,589.00
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Roland VK8 Combo Organ Keyboard

61 note, 1 manual organ based keyboard with enhanced Virtual ToneWheel technology

The VK-8 Combo Organ puts the enhanced Virtual ToneWheel sound of the flagship VK-77 in an attractively priced single-manual design with a cool new "waterfall" style keyboard. But it doesn't stop there: The VK-8 also sports rotary speaker modelling based on COSM® technology, orchestral voices and a D-Beam controller-making it the leader in combo organs.
 

  • 61-note single manual combo organ with enhanced Virtual ToneWheel technology
  • Cool waterfall keyboard with velocity-sensitive keys plays like classic organs-great for glissandos
  • Sophisticated rotary speaker modelling with overdrive effect
  • Traditional panel layout: 9 harmonic drawbars, vibrato/chorus knob and new Percussion button
  • D-Beam controller with Preset templates for more expressive performance
  • Orchestral voices for a wider sonic palette (e.g. piano, strings, choir, etc.)
  • Onboard reverb and chorus effects
  • 2 MIDI inputs for connecting a MIDI keyboard or optional PK-7 pedalboard-enjoy full polyphony while playing pedals and keys!
  • Authentic solid wood cabinet and vintage keys

    Features

    Enhanced Virtual ToneWheel Sound
    The VK-8 uses the same enhanced Virtual ToneWheel technology of its big brother, the dual-manual VK-77—giving it that warm, rich sound characteristic of yesterday’s classic organs. Choose from three different tone wheel types: Vintage 1, Vintage 2 and Clean. Then dial in your sound with the VK-8’s nine harmonic bars, conveniently located to the left of the keyboard.

    New Waterfall Keyboard
    One look at the VK-8’s waterfall keyboard and you’ll feel right at home. The 61-note single-manual keyboard has a distinct, aged look like an old friend. Put your hands on the keys and you’ll discover they feel just as good—smooth to the touch and with just the right amount of resistance for performing traditional organ effects like glissandos.

    Rotary Speaker Modelling and Beyond…
    The VK-8 takes rotary speaker modelling to a whole new extreme, using proprietary COSM technology to “model” not only the unique sound of a rotary speaker, but the construction of tube amp circuits, actual speaker cabinet characteristics and its natural ambience. Such attention to detail is what gives the VK-8 its superior sound. (A killer overdrive effect doesn’t hurt either.)

    Back to the Future
    While classic organ sounds are the foundation of the VK-8, players will also appreciate having high-quality instrument sounds including electric/acoustic pianos, strings, bass and choir—even jazz scat voices and synths. There’s also a futuristic D-Beam controller, which lets you create effects from tonewheel motor stops to the shock sound of spring reverb using an infrared beam of light.

    Cool Combos
    With two MIDI inputs, you can connect an external MIDI keyboard or an optional PK-7 pedalboard, which allows you to “kick” bass while playing chords and leads. And when paired up with the KC-1000 Stereo Mixing Keyboard Amplifier, you’ll get powerful, rich output—thanks to a 310-watt, 7-speaker system with unique RSS® ambient effects, split-frequency compression and ultra-realistic tone cabinet reverberation.

    Specs

    Keyboard
    61 keys (Waterfall with velocity)
    Sound Generator
    Organ: Virtual ToneWheel,
    Orchestral Tones: PCM
    Part
    Organ: 3 part (Upper, Lower, Pedal), Other tones
    Maximum Polyphony
    Organ: Full Polyphony,
    Orchestral Tones: 64 Voices
    Organ
    Tone Wheel
    ToneWheel(VINTAGE1, VINTAGE2, CLEAN), Leakage Level, 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
    Other Tones
    Tones
    PIANO, ELECTRIC PIANO 1, ELECTRIC PIANO 2, STRINGS, JAZZ SCAT, CHOIR, SYNTH, BRASS
    Effect
    Chorus, Reverb
    Internal Memory
    Registration memory: 64 (User Memory)
    Control
    HARMONIC BAR: 16', 5-1/3', 8', 4', 2-2/3', 2', 1-3/5', 1-1/3', 1'
    Connectors
    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 (KEYBOARD IN, PEDAL IN, OUT),
    ROTARY TONE CABINET Connector,
    AC Inlet
    Power
    AC 117 V, AC 230 V, AC 240 V
    Power Consumption
    15 W
    Finish
    Top Panel: Simulated Walnut,
    Side Panel: Natural Wood Walnut Finish
    Accessories
    Owner's Manual, Edit Mode Quick Reference, Power Cord
    Options
    Stand: KS-12, Pedal: PK-25 (25-Key Pedalboard)/PK-7 (20-Key Pedalboard)/PK-5A (Dynamic MIDI Pedal), Expression Pedal: EV-7, Damper Pedal: DP-8/DP-2, KC-Series Amplifier
    Size and Weight
    Width
    1,160 mm
    45-11/16 inches
    Depth
    344 mm
    13-9/16 inches
    Height
    109 mm
    4-5/16 inches
    Weight
    14.5 kg
    32 lbs.

     




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