Digital keyboards are different from digital pianos in various ways. Keyboards do not need to have the feel or realistic sound of an acoustic piano as they are brought for their wider range of sounds. They have added features and controllers that digital pianos do not have such as an arranger which allows the user to play a backing track while you play the keys.
Considering that most keyboards are MIDI compatible, you are able to connect to your computer and store your recordings to edit them at a later date. This gives you more freedom as a musician to explore the sounds you want to make.
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The digital keyboard is a music producer's sidekick. Each model and brand will have specialised features that help you to create music in your style. However, in order to use the right tool to develop your musical abilities properly, you need to know what to look for and figure out which product is more suited to your needs.
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Roland has pulled out all the stops with their VR 09 digital keyboard. They have been conscious of the fact that musicians will be using this keyboard to perform and so have added extra features to ensure the user can perform to the best of their abilities.
The lightweight (7.82kg), travel-ready makes it the ideal keyboard for performers on the road. Unlike a digital piano, this keyboard can be powered by using either batteries or an AC, making it easier to play at any location. The adapter is provided upon purchase.
With dedicated piano, organ and synth sound engines, you are able to express your creativity in numerous way by navigating the easy to follow three-block panel. Not only that but all the essential tones, ranging from vintage classics to modern essentials, are only a touch away. This allows you to give your best performance without the complication of confusing buttons.
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Equipped with real-time controls, you are able to easily create music while performing. The keyboard features nine tone-shaping sliders, seven simultaneous effects and an array of parameters that are controlled by a large collection of knobs. As well as this, Roland has included:
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Roland stays true to their slogan 'inspire the enjoyment of creativity.' With the music industry playing host to increasing diversity, Roland have not struggled to keep up the array of demands and expectations that modern musicians have comet o expect from their products.
Having a rich history of innovative ideas, such as the world's first electronic musical instruments and professional A/V products, Roland have not stopped bringing revolutionary products into the music world.
Created with professional and amateurs in mind, Roland's VR 09 stays true to their aims and targets as a company. The product inspires the user to create with new sounds and tones.
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Unlike many other keyboards of it's kind, this module does not come with built-in speakers. This means that in order to play to an audience, you are required to buy an external speaker. While this may be an issue for performers, you can play the sound through computer monitors or by using headphones allowing for a more private session.
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This keyboard is for the creative performer. The ones who aren't afraid to test the limits and create new sounds on the spot. Its lightweight and easily portable design matched with its duel power source allows the user to use this instrument wherever and whenever they wish. It captures the easiness of a digital piano while offering more creative freedom for any performer.
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