The Roland V-Combo VR-730 delivers top-quality organ, electric piano, acoustic piano, and synth sounds in a travel-ready instrument with a 73-note waterfall keyboard. You don’t need to carry around that heavy vintage combo organ, rotary speaker, and traditional EP anymore—the VR-730 gives you the essential sounds and authentic playability you need while saving your back. The onboard organs faithfully respond to classic techniques, while the historic electric pianos—which include a selection from the acclaimed Roland RD-2000 Stage piano—offer impeccable tone and touch. And with the smart user interface and direct access controls, you can focus on playing without being bothered with fussy adjustments and complicated settings. The V-Combo VR-730 is the perfect instrument for pro performers on the move, providing versatile, gig-ready sounds in a highly mobile package.
The Roland VR-730 is equipped with a 73-note waterfall keyboard with semi-weighted action, ideal for playing traditional organ techniques like trill, sputter, glissando, and percussive hits. As soon as you put your hands on the keys, you’ll feel right at home with the smooth touch that has just the right amount of resistance. The quick response thanks to Quick Firing feature makes it easy and comfortable to play fast passages, percussive attack expressions, and soft glissandos. The waterfall shape also provides a friendly feel for piano players, and the extra octave is a welcome addition for those used to 61-note keyboards, offering extended playing range and bigger zones for splits.
Vintage gear is great, but it’s not very practical for the average working keyboard player who needs to travel light. A combo organ, rotary speaker, and electric piano can add up to several hundred pounds, and are very bulky and difficult for one person to move. The Roland VR-730 includes all these sounds and more in an instrument that weighs just 21 lb. 14 oz./9.9 kg, so it’s a breeze to transport and even easier to set up. And with support for battery operation, the VR-730 delivers the ultimate mobile convenience for street gigs, weddings, and various on-the-go events.
The VR-730 was designed from the ground up with the needs of live players in mind. Its smart, nicely organized front-panel layout features a clear LCD screen and dedicated organ, piano, and synth sound sections. This gives you direct access to all the essential sounds you need, plus lots of real-time controls for expressive tone manipulation. Seven simultaneous effects include rotary, delay, reverb, tone, overdrive, compressor, and MFX, and the dedicated knobs tweak multiple parameters for powerful sound shaping with minimal effort. It’s also simple to set up splits and layers on the fly, and to save all your settings in user memory locations for instant recall on stage.
With the VR-730, you’re able to deliver authentic organ performances with all the tonal characteristics of revered vintage combo organs. Roland’s latest Virtual Tone Wheel Organ engine faithfully emulates the sound-generating process of a real tone wheel organ in every way, while nine harmonic bars provide classic hands-on tone control. Rotary effects are vital to the combo organ sound, and the VR-730’s three genre-oriented types make it simple to call up the right rotary tone for any style, from gospel and pop to jazz and rock. You can also deepen the sound further with the Twin Rotary effect, add some grit with tube-style overdrive, or call up the ring modulator for a more aggressive sound.
Piano is a cornerstone sound for live playing, and the VR-730 provides a wide selection for covering all musical styles. Many historic electric piano are on board, including a selection derived from the RD-2000. You can also spice up your EPs with vintage effects like phaser, tremolo, touch wah, and tape delay. The gorgeous acoustic grand piano features 88-note stereo multi-sampling, delivering pro-level tone that rivals Roland’s dedicated stage pianos. The VR-730’s easy-access compressor effect works great with the piano sounds, ensuring that your playing always cuts through when performing with loud bands and big ensembles.
The VR-730 is packed with a ton of ready-to-play synths, from Roland analog classics like JUNO strings and JUPITER pads to textured, modern-era digital tones and beyond. There are lots of fat, analog-style lead and bass tones to choose from as well, plus organic ‘80s-era synth sounds from Roland’s famous D-50. The 200-plus sounds cover a wide range of styles and genres, and are organized into dedicated one-touch categories like Lead, Bass, Pad, Strings, and more for fast access.
|Keyboard||73 keys (semi-weighted, waterfall keyboard with velocity)|
Dual (volume balance adjustable)
Split (split point, volume balance adjustable)
2-manual/3-manual mode (when using sold separately MIDI keyboard)
|Sound Generator Section|
|Sound Generator||Virtual Tone Wheel Organ
*GM2 compatible sounds are included.
|Maximum Polyphony||128 voices|
|Parts||Organ (3 parts)
Piano (2 parts)
Synthesizer (2 parts)
Drum (1 part)
GM2 (16 parts)
|Registrations||100 (4 x 25 banks)|
|Effects (7 systems always on / global control)||Overdrive
Multi-effects: 20 types
Delay: 6 types
Reverb: 6 types
Rotary: 3 types
|SMF/Audio File Player Section|
|Playable File Format||SMF File: Format 0, 1
Audio File: WAV, AIFF, MP3
|Recording Format||SMF File: Format 0
Audio File: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear, stereo)
|Recording Time||20 seconds (stereo)|
|Recording/Loadable File Format||Audio File: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear, stereo)|
|Controller||Virtual Tone Wheel organ: Harmonic bar x 10
Synthesizer controller: Slider x 5
Pitch bend/Modulation lever
Effects knob x 6 (global control)
|Display||Graphic LCD 128 x 64 dots|
|External Memory||USB Flash Memory|
|Connectors||Output (L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
EXT INPUT jack: Stereo miniature phone type
DAMPER jack: TRS 1/4-inch phone type
EXPRESSION PEDAL jack: TRS 1/4-inch phone type
MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors
PK IN connector: 8-pin DIN type
USB COMPUTER port: USB Type B (supports USB MIDI)
USB MEMORY port: USB Type A
DC IN jack
|Power Supply||AC adaptor
Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 8
|Current Draw||600 mA|
|Expected battery life under continuous use:||Rechargeable Ni-MH battery: Approx. 5 hours (approx. 3 hours if USB flash drive is connected)
These figures will vary depending on the specifications of the batteries and the actual conditions of use.
* Carbon-zinc batteries and alkaline batteries cannot be used
Leaflet using the unit safely
|Options (sold separately)||Keyboard stand (*1): KS-18Z, KS-12
Damper pedal: DP series
Expression pedal: EV series
USB Flash Memory (*2)
*1 When using the KS-18Z, ensure that the height of the unit is one meter or lower.
*2 Use a commercially available USB flash drive or a USB flash drive sold by Roland. However, we cannot guarantee that all commercially available USB flash drives will work with this unit.
|Size and Weight|
|Weight (excluding AC adaptor)||9.9 kg
21 lbs 14 oz