Roland VK-7

Roland VK-7

Release date: 1998
Type: Digital organ

Winner of the 1998 Keyboard Magazine "B3 Wanna Be" contest.

The Roland VK-7 is a digital organ and keyboard instrument released by Roland Corporation in 2000. It is part of Roland's VK (Virtual Keyboard) series of instruments, which are designed to emulate the sound and feel of classic Hammond organs and Leslie speakers. The VK-7 features a variety of organ and keyboard sounds, as well as a built-in Leslie speaker emulation.

The VK-7 features a 61-key keyboard with velocity sensitivity and aftertouch. It has a variety of organ and keyboard sounds, including classic Hammond organ sounds, as well as piano, clavichord, and harpsichord sounds. These sounds can be customized using the VK-7's onboard effects, including overdrive, reverb, and chorus.

One of the main features of the VK-7 is its realistic organ sound. The instrument uses Roland's advanced V-Organ technology to emulate the sound and feel of classic Hammond organs. The VK-7 also includes a variety of virtual drawbars, which allow the user to adjust the balance of the organ's harmonic overtones and create a wide range of organ sounds.

The VK-7 also has a variety of keyboard sounds, including piano, clavichord, and harpsichord. These sounds can be used to create a wide range of musical styles, from classical to jazz to pop. The VK-7 also features a variety of onboard effects, such as overdrive, reverb, and chorus, which can be used to further customize the sounds.

The VK-7 also features a built-in Leslie speaker emulation, which can be used to create the classic "rotary speaker" sound associated with the Hammond organ. The Leslie speaker emulation can be adjusted to create a wide range of sounds, from a slow, smooth rotation to a fast, intense rotation. This feature makes the VK-7 a versatile instrument that can be used to create a wide range of sounds and styles.

The VK-7 also has a variety of connectivity options, including MIDI and USB, which allow it to be used in conjunction with other MIDI-enabled devices and software. This makes it an ideal instrument for live performances and studio productions. The VK-7 also has a variety of preset and user-programmable settings, which can be used to quickly and easily recall sounds and settings.


Liam: "I love it - I think it's great! I'm really into the VK-7. I like the fact that it's got other sounds like strings, which I think are really good. The versatility of the organ and the distortion of the Leslie is great. It's really good. "


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