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Average rating: 3.3 out of 5
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dave croston a professional user from usa writes:
Just acquired a Roland VK-8 Organ.My controlling keyboard is a Korg Triton Pro. The VK 8 seems to stuck in omni mode, which as a sound module makes it unuseable for midi sequensing.The procedure described in the owner's manual for getting it out of omni mode doesn't seem to work.Does anybody know how to assign a specific midi channel to a Roland VK 8? Thanx Dave

Rating: 0 out of 5 posted Friday-Nov-18-2011 at 17:28
peter saxe a professional user from chicago writes:
I want to either split the keyboard or play the lower manual (or pedal) from an external keyboard. The problem is that when I do this, both the Chorus/Vibrato and the Leslie sim affect the lower and pedal parts too. I don't want chorus or leslie sim on the bass line. Is there a way to disable it for the "bass" part?

Rating: 0 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-11-2011 at 12:39
marco(from Holland) writes:
Well now a few days later,i have got the Roland vk8 back from Roland,and they simply atmid that its a fault in the vk8 but they wil not fix it,its simple enough just to bad for me.... So you understand that i got nothing good to say about the service of Roland... But the shop where i bought it helped me allot with finding a good replacement for the Vk-8 and i now can proudly say that i am the owner of a brandnew Nord Electro 2 Seventy-Three.... And i must say that its sounds way better than the Vk-8 especially the Leslie simulation.... For me the VK-8 was a very bad experience and i will never buy one again.... Now that i heard the Nord Electro,i think this is the best hammond clone there is ever made....

Rating: 1 out of 5 posted Friday-Nov-18-2005 at 16:35
marco(from holland) writes:
Jeff said,and i quote, and... oh... the wrost part... the action of the keys has this bounce to it. Play any key staccato and get a double register on it. Absolutely unforgivable.... a waste of the nice waterfall keys.

I have the same problem,and so it turns out,every VK-8 has this,i allready bought the thing before i noticed it,so i went back, and the shop where i bought it,was very suprised,so they send it back to Roland,and now i'm still waiting for it to return..... But if they cant fix it(witch i doubt,because its a worldwide problem)i will go looking for a CX-3....... Hopefully with the assistance of the shop where i bought it,because its just a 1,5 month old,and i payed good money for it(1500euro)so if they want to do the right thing,they help me find a good CX-3,or give me my money back, Because i bought something of them that doesnt work,like it should work But we will wait and see......

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Nov-09-2005 at 10:08
Jeff a professional user from Toronto writes:
I rented a VK8 when my old CX3 died on me. Originally I thought I might buy it... it was a relatively good price.

But....

I dunno... it just doesn't do it for me. The leslie simulator (I know I should be using a real one) is wierd. The overdrive kinda stinks, and the frequency it puts out just isn't... there. The tone wheel sounds on it are real annoying... and... oh... the wrost part... the action of the keys has this bounce to it. Play any key staccato and get a double register on it. Absolutely unforgivable.... a waste of the nice waterfall keys.

Anyway.... It's cheap to get... 1800... in the world of new organs anyway. But I don't think it's worth it. Nevermind the new price.

When my CX3 gets fixed... I'm taking the Roland back.

Old CX3's rock!

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Monday-Sep-26-2005 at 23:42
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