Roland VK-8MItem ID: VK8M
Desktop Virtual Tonewheel Organ Module
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Desktop ToneWheel Convenience!The Roland VK-8M Organ Sound Module puts Roland's acclaimed Virtual ToneWheel organ sound in a convenient desktop unit with nine harmonic bars and retro-style wood panels. COSM Amplifier and Rotary Speaker Modeling further complement these authentic sounds, while an audio input and Active Expression feature let players fade in an external tone with a pedal. The VK-8M makes adding distinctive organ sounds to any setup easy.
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Cecil, Mesquite, TX
Reviewsbased on 11 reviews
The best clone on the market
by Brad Herrington from Ontario CanadaI have had this unit for 5 years now and I havr nothing but good comments on my tone and hammond sound. Other than the gold inserts on the dials imediatley falling off, the unit has performed flawles... read more [+]sly. The cosm amp modelling is excellent and Leslie sound is extemeley realistic. While a B3 could cut your neck with ther high notes, the VK-8m can cut your head clean off so be carefull. close [-]
November 30, 2010
Music Background: Ex pro musician, played b3s in 70s and 80s
by Paul Bosch from nashua nhIve traveled overseas with it a couple of times and giged with it for 7 years. I love it. Amazing percussion.
October 16, 2010
Music Background: live and recording for 20 ys
by David B. from Springfield, Mo.Man, you have the B-3 sounds and so much more. I just got it and I am in awe over this module. There is so many extras to enhance an infinate number of sounds. Great work again by Roland.I use two Edi... read more [+]rol M80 controllers, a Roland KC350 amp with the Motion Sound Pro-3 Rotating horn on top. Sounds excellent. I bought all the equipment from Jon Gauthier at Sweetwater. You guys ROCK !!!!!!! close [-]
January 25, 2007
Music Background: Started at 41/2 years old and I am 57 now. Played professionally for many years.
This is the one...
by Esh from Hilton Head, SCI love my VK8m, and I'm not really a big Roland fan. This thing growls and/or purrs on cue, and as a one-piece B3 module it stands alone. In fact, Hammond had to resort to a two-piece contraption to c... read more [+]ome close. The VK8m is very expressive and easy to tote. The only faults are these: no leslie speed footswitch option, that cool D-Beam controller is distracting on stage and very often gets triggered inadvertently, and who on Earth really needs the VK8m's "reverb spring shock" sound? These are minor quibbles to be sure considering how great the VK8m sounds. A lot of attention has been paid to the rotating speaker effect and there are an amazing number of options related to it. Using "Active Expression" you can mix in another sound with the organ sound and control it with an expression pedal - perfect for adding horn stabs over organ parts so that both rise in volume realistically. Utterly cool. Besides the killer B3 you can also recreate many other classic organ sounds with the VK8m. There's not much more you could ask for in an organ module and I believe that VK8m will become a classic. I am using the updated OS 2.0. close [-]
September 12, 2006
Music Background: Pro Musician
B3 in a box
by Ray F. from Upstate NYI just received my unit and played it thought an Alesis 6.2 61 note keyboard. It took a little to set up and I mean very little. The sound reproductiona nd warmth of tone is so close to a B3 it would ... read more [+]take an expert to hear the difference. I have a B3 and put them side by side through the same 147. Incredible sound. Of course nothing beats a B3 but this does the job and then some. There is only one drawbcak. The brake for fast and slow needs to be on a foot switch. that would keep both hands free to play duel keys. But I also have a Leslie emulator that can't be beat. Hughe's and Ketner warm tube Leslie emulator. Man what a sound I have now. close [-]
April 19, 2011
Music Background: Professional musician, Teach piano, drums and voice. Score film and video productions, studio musician.