Home > All Brands > Roland > Roland Keyboards & Synthesizers >

  Roland VK-8 Combo Organ

Roland VK-8 Combo Organ


 

Roland VK-8 Combo Organ

61-Key Modeled Tonewheel Organ with COSM Effects
List Price: $2,599.00
Our Price: $2,199.00
Savings: $400.00
Found a Better Price? Let Us Know.


Availability: DISCONTINUED, no longer available
Product Code: SKU19876
Qty:

Description Specs
 

Roland VK-8 Combo Organ

This item is discontinued, this page has only been left up for reference purposes.

The Roland VK-8 Combo Organ puts the enhanced Virtual ToneWheel sound of the flagship VK-77 in an attractively priced single-manual design with authentic B3-styled waterfall keys. But it doesn't stop there! The Roland VK-8 Organ also sports rotary speaker modeling based on Roland's COSM technology, new orchestral voices, and a D-Beam controller.

Features:

  • 61-note, single-manual combo organ with enhanced Virtual ToneWheel technology
  • Cool waterfall keyboard with velocity-sensitive keys plays like classic organs
  • Sophisticated rotary speaker modeling with overdrive effect
  • Traditional panel layout: 9 harmonic bars, vibrato/chorus knob, and new percussion button
  • D-Beam controller with preset templates for more expressive performance
  • New 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
  • Authentic solid wood cabinet and vintage-style keys
Enhanced Virtual ToneWheel SoundThe 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 KeyboardOne look at the VK-8’s new 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 Modeling and Beyond…The VK-8 takes rotary speaker modeling 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 FutureWhile 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 CombosWith 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.


Write a review »