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I am going to talk about the Roland E09 keyboard. The VR09 is a keyboard that is built on the very popular and successful series of Roland keyboards.
The look and feel of this keyboard including the sound patches really hints at the fact that this keyboard looks like a professional keyboard arranger. But its low price might be a tad on the low end which would make you think that it is cheap in construction. Nothing could be further from the truth when I tested this keyboard out.
Built From the Bottom Up
The E09 has been rebuilt from the bottom up and no longer resembles the baseline E. series keyboards. Essentially the E09 sound bank comes complete with wholly different sounds and musical styles featuring styles from Western, Middle East, and Asian countries. The new sounds are completely compliant with GM2 standards.
For an arranger keyboard and a little bit surprised at this keyboards features only 64 notes of polyphony. Because this keyboard is meant to be used to compose and arrange music and particularly to create complete orchestrations, polyphony.
I liked what I saw with respect to the effects section which features 47 different effects including eight different types of reverb and a types of chorus.
Some of the standard controls on the VR09 include the ability to transpose 12 semitones up-and-down.
16 Track Midi Sequencer for All Your Creative Composing Needs
A 16 track MIDI sequencer with start/stop, Phil, variation, ending, and tap tempo round out the controls for the sequencer.
One of the features that I liked on the Roland VR09 is the 130 preset interactive styles which come with Asian, Middle East and Western instruments. So you can use the presets to add rich and full arrangements to your performance.
Storage capacity on the VR09 consists of 32 MB to store your WAV files.
The keyboard is feature rich for the price.
For an arranger keyboard, the VR09 should come with 128 notes of polyphony instead of the 64 notes that it comes with.
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