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Roland VR-730


Live Performance Keyboard

  • With professional sounds for live music
  • 73 key Waterfall keyboard (half-weighted)
  • Weighs only 9.9 kg and can also be operated with batteries
  • Fast access to organ, piano and synthesizer sounds by selecting on the user interface
  • Virtual drawbars produce authentic vintage organ sounds
  • 3 Built-in Rotary effects
  • Including a newly developed Rock rotary for strong band performance
  • Vintage e-pianos and acoustic grandpianos
  • A selection of e-pianos from Roland RD-2000
  • Great selection of classic and vintage SuperNATURAL synthesizer sounds
  • Vintage look through wood sides
  • 7 simultaneous effects with real-time controller
  • Advanced exercise and performance features with rhythm patterns
  • Metronome and looper
  • Roland's Axial Website allows additional sounds to be reloaded free of charge
  • Free iPad editor app for sound editing


  • USB audio recording / playback
  • Output (L / MONO, R) 6.3 mm jack
  • Headphone: stereo 1/4 "jack
  • EXT input: Stereo 3.5 mm jack
  • Mutes: TRS 6.3 mm jack
  • Expression pedal: TRS 6.3 mm jack
  • MIDI (IN, OUT), PK IN: 8-pin DIN type
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 1215 x 366 x 124 mm
  • Weight: 9.9 kg
Available since November 2017
Item number 422185
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Number Of Keys 73
Hammer Action Keys No
Number of simultaneous Voices 128
Number Of Sounds 268
Effects Yes
Speaker No
Headphone Outputs 1
Sequencer No
Metronome Yes
Master keyboard function Yes
Pitch Bend Yes
Modulation Wheel Yes
Split Zones 1
Layer Function Yes
MIDI interface 1x In, 1x Out
Included Accessories PSU
Weight 9,9 kg
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13 Reviews

Great gigging keyboard
rvdh190 27.09.2018
I play keyboards in a bluesrock combo. Mostly organ, piano, wurly, strings and a bit of synth. My setup consists of both Hammond XK1-c and Roland VR-730 and KC990. On small stages where I can only take 1 keyboard, I take the Roland VR-730. It sounds great, it feels great (marvellous keybed), seems solid enough, puts all the controls that you need during a gig right under your fingers and is easy to carry (around 10kg). It is also a great keyboard to practice at home: I select a rhythm, tap the tempo and play.

Quality of sounds
Easy layering & splitting
Easy gig-oriented interface
Keybed great for organ but also very good compromise for piano & synth

Seems to work only with EV 5 expression pedal (I want to use my FC-7 but it seems to need an adaptor to reverse polarity)


Great keyboard for live use
Pbassist 10.05.2023
I've only recently started to play as a keyboard player in a band, and was looking for a suitable keyboard which covered mainly the classic sounds. I knew someone who had one, so could try it out and absolutely loved the sounds and simplicity of the instrument. It's divided into three simple sections, organ, piano's and synth, which are super intuitive to get to via the 'main' buttons indicating each section.

I absolutely love the sounds of the organ. I guess nothing can beat the real thing, but for something so light and portable it gives you all the B3 tones you could wish for. And then there is the electric pianos, which sounds are some of the best I have yet come across, especially at this price point. I must say though, the piano sounds are a bit weaker. I can get away with this because I don't use to much piano sounds, but it is something to keep in mind if you're predominantly a piano player.

The keyboard itself feels premium, even though it is made of plastic. In my opinion, this is largely due to the high quality feel of the knobs and switches, and the very nice keyboard action. The 'Hammond' type waterfall key bed feels absolutely wonderful to play on. It works really well for the glissando's and fast playing on organ and the electric piano's. Yet it's weight decent enough to play piano parts as well.

The overall quality is rather good. Even though it's made of plastic it doesn't feel cheap or fragile. It feels like a high and stage instrument, build to last.

Overall I think this is a brilliant piece of gear for the gigging keyboard player. It covers all the classic sounds you might need, and does so rather good. Especially at this price point I think you can't really go wrong.


The Nord beater
drumaniac 30.05.2023
For the gigging player, this does everything you want, plus all the sounds you'll ever need, at half the price.


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Gute Sounds und einfach zu bedienen
Ich_Hier 17.12.2017
Da ich mich noch in der Kennenlernenphase befinde, nachfolgend der erste Eindruck...

Der Roland kam früher als erwartet bei mir an und dann ging es natürlich ans Auspacken...

Wenn man die großen, farbigen Displays anderer Workstations gewohnt ist, dann kommt einem das kleine Display des VR-730 zunächst etwas "befremdlich" vor, was aber nun überhaupt bedeutet, dass die Bedienung kompliziert wäre. Ganz im Gegenteil, der VR-730 erschließt sich einem doch wirklich sehr schnell und das meiste geht wirklich schon intuitiv ohne vorher die Bedienungsanleitung zu wälzen.

Der VR-730 ist in die Sektionen Orgel/ Piano und Synth aufgeteilt, welche beliebig miteinander kombiniert oder variiert werden können. Was die Summe an Sounds angeht, so muss einem klar sein, dass es sich hierbei um eine sehr begrenzte Anzahl handelt. Diese sind aber alle dafür durchweg sehr gut und es gibt die Möglichkeit einen direkten Einfluss auf die Effekte; Lautstärken zu nehmen.
Eigene Variationen oder Kombinationen lassen sich dann auch sehr einfach als Registration in einer der Bänke abspeichern.
MIt dem "Looper" und dem Sequenzer habe ich mich bisher noch nicht wirklich auseinandergesetzt, die ersten Versuche damit waren aber auch mehr als einfach.
Ganz generell würde ich aber jedem empfehlen, sich zum VR-730 gleich noch einen USB- Stick zuzulegen um die Songs, Loops und Regsitrations darauf zu sichern.

Was die Bespielbarkeit angeht, so har der VR-730 wirklich eine sehr schöne Tastatur mit einem angenehmen Spielögefühl, die ein schnelles Spielen zulässt.


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