Roland V-Combo VR-09 Live Performance Keyboard
By Dave Bryce |
Roland Redefines Bread and Butter
By David Bryce
There is a set of sounds that pretty much every keyboardist needs to have under their fingers in live situations: pianos (acoustic and electric), organs, clavs, strings, brass, bass and a few others. Almost every keyboard player would love to have just one utility keyboard that can provide them a with a really good assortment of those sounds – ideally in an instrument that’s easy to use, doesn’t weigh much, and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.
Sounds like too much to ask for? That’s exactly what Roland is after with their V-Combo VR-09. Just how close to the mark did they hit?
David Bryce is a composer/producer living in Thousand Oaks CA. Specializing in keyboards and synthesizers, Bryce is also comfortable with guitar, bass, drums…and can sort of play some horns. He operates his own state of the art professional recording studio, where he does music and audio production, and is also an accomplished voice-over artist, with credits ranging from radio and TV spots in markets across the USA through industrial presentations and computer video games. He currently plays keyboards for a few LA based bands, and spends a large portion of his days consulting with a variety of professional audio and musical instrument manufacturers.