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Digital Piano Roland VR 730 Full Review. Is it a good keyboard?

Digital Piano Roland VR 730 Full Review. Is it a good choice?

Roland is a Japanese electronic musical instrument company that has always been known for its electronic synthesizers and keyboards, as well as professional products for electric guitars, drums, and more. Now we are going to review the Roland VR 730, a good performance keyboard, with the following features:

  • With professional Sounds (Different sounds of piano and other instruments) for live music
  • 73 key half-weighted keyboard
  • Fast access to organ, piano, and synthesizer sounds by selecting on the user interface
  • Virtual drawbars with authentic vintage organ sounds
  • 3 Built-in Rotary effects
  • Including a newly developed Rock rotary for strong band performance
  • Vintage e-pianos and acoustic grand pianos
  • A selection of electric pianos from Roland RD-2000
  • Seven simultaneous effects with a real-time controller
  • Not speakers, not sustain pedal (The most important pedal of a piano or keyboard is the sustain pedal and is used to keep the note playing even if you stop pressing the key.) included
  • Metronome (Element of basic study to study and practice the tempo of a piece of music.)
  • Looper
  • Can operate with batteries
  • You can download sounds reloaded free of
    charge at the Roland’s Axial Website
  • USB audio recording function
  • Line Output (L / MONO, R) jack
  • Sustain pedal input
  • EXT input: Stereo 3.5 mm jack
  • Standard midi (MIDI allows you to do such wonderful things as connect the keyboard to the computer, record a soundtrack, and with certain programs pass with a click what you have played to musical notes in a score. MIDI tracks store information from musical notes) (IN, OUT)
  • Comes with free iPad editor app for sound editing
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 1215 x 366 x 124 mm and a weight of 9.9 kg

Now that we’ve listed and described the features of this digital piano there’s no better than taking a look at the following video where they tell us more about the Roland VR 730 and you can hear the different sounds of this piano. It costs around €1.199/$1600/£1,090.

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Now let’s compare the Roland VR 730 with its more common alternatives. Also at the end of the post, you will find a section with the best shopping possibilities for this digital piano. But you can go directly to that part of the post by pressing the following button.

Roland VR 730 vs Clavia Nord Electro 6

The digital piano Roland VR 730 costs around €1.199/$1600/£1,090 and the Clavia Nord Electro 6, €1.775/$2500/£1,599.

These two keyboards have practically no point of comparison, as they have very different characteristics. It’s important to know what you’re looking for on a keyboard and decide based on the features already mentioned.

They both have 73 keys, Clavia Nord Electro works with 73 Keys with Nord Hammer Action Portable while Roland model has 73 key half-weighted keyboards.

On the other hand, Nord Electro 6 has quick access to two-manual setups with the dual-organ mode while Roland VR 730 has Fast access to organ, piano and synthesizer sounds by selecting on the user interface.

Additionally, unlike the Clavia model, the Roland keyboard has Virtual drawbars use authentic vintage organ sounds, and Vintage e-pianos and acoustic grand pianos.

Clavia Nord Electro 6 has Piano with Synth functions, Advanced Splitting, and layering. In addition, it counts with the Vibe effect, reverb, and delay effects separated and All effects are in stereo.

Let’s put the features of each of these pianos in 2 different columns to make it easier to see the differences

Roland VR 730

Clavia Nord Electro 6

  • With professional sounds for live music
  • 73 key half-weighted keyboard
  • Fast access to organ, piano, and synthesizer sounds by selecting on the user interface
  • Virtual drawbars with authentic vintage organ sounds
  • 3 Built-in Rotary effects
  • Including a newly developed Rock rotary for strong band performance
  • Vintage e-pianos and acoustic grand pianos
  • A selection of electric pianos from Roland RD-2000
  • Seven simultaneous effects with a real-time controller
  • Not speakers, not sustain pedal included
  • Metronome
  • Looper
  • Can operate with batteries
  • You can download sounds reloaded free of
    charge at the Roland’s Axial Website
  • USB audio recording function
  • Line Output (L / MONO, R) jack
  • Sustain pedal input
  • EXT input: Stereo 3.5 mm jack
  • Standard MIDI (IN, OUT)
  • Comes with free iPad editor app for sound editing
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 1215 x 366 x 124 mm and a weight of 9.9 kg
  • 73 Keys with Nord Hammer Action Portable
  • Advanced Splitting and layering
  • Piano with Synth functions
  • 6 Split points with LED display
  • 1 GB Memory for Nord Piano Library
  • 512 MB Memory for Nord Sample Library
  • North C2D B3 Tone Wheel simulation
  • Principal Pipe Organ model
  • B3 Tone Wheel bass
  • Transposer
  • Leslie 122 Simulation of the North C2D
  • Extended polyphony, enough to play everything
  • Program selection with set-list function
  • Organize mode for rearranging programs and samples
  • Seamless transitions function. Professional transitions
  • Quick access to two-manual setups with the dual-organ mode
  • 9 LED pull bar
  • Holder for optionally available Half-Moon switch from Nord
  • All effects are in stereo
  • Tube Overdrive simulation
  • Vibe effect
  • reverb and delay effects separated
  • 2x Line-Out jack (L/R)
  • Monitor input mini stereo jack
  • Headphone output
  • Input for control and sustain pedal (not included)
  • Input for Rotary Speaker Pedal
  • MIDI In/Out
  • USB to Host
  • Dimensions: 1074 x 344 x 121 mm
  • A good weight of: 11,4 kg

And below a video of the Clavia Nord Electro 6

If you want to know more about this model do not miss our Clavia Nord Electro 6 review

Roland VR 730 vs Casio PX 560

The digital piano Roland VR 730 costs around €1.199/$1600/£1,090 and the Casio PX 560, €849/$1200/£777.

In this case, the Casio model has more keys to play, it has 88 keys with scaled hammer action II (Tri-Sensor and the Roland Model has 73 key half-weighted keyboards.

Casio PC 560 features 650 Sounds, 256 voices of Polyphony, and 220 Styles + 30 User Styles.

Additionally, It also has Multi-Dimensional Morphing AiR sound generation, Chorus, Reverb, Master EQ, Tone Editor, Transposer, Metronome, Pitch Bend, and Modulation wheels.

Other outstanding features would be Synthetic ebony and ivory touch keys for a better piano playing.

The Casio PX 560 is a more fun keyboard with a variety of functions, styles, and sounds while the Roland VR 730 has a focus on professional performance.

Let’s put the features of each of these pianos in 2 different columns to make it easier to see the differences

Roland VR 730

Casio PX 560

  • With professional sounds for live music
  • 73 key half-weighted keyboard
  • Fast access to organ, piano, and synthesizer sounds by selecting on the user interface
  • Virtual drawbars with authentic vintage organ sounds
  • 3 Built-in Rotary effects
  • Including a newly developed Rock rotary for strong band performance
  • Vintage e-pianos and acoustic grand pianos
  • A selection of electric pianos from Roland RD-2000
  • Seven simultaneous effects with a real-time controller
  • Not speakers, not sustain pedal included
  • Metronome
  • Looper
  • Can operate with batteries
  • You can download sounds reloaded free of
    charge at the Roland’s Axial Website
  • USB audio recording function
  • Line Output (L / MONO, R) jack
  • Sustain pedal input
  • EXT input: Stereo 3.5 mm jack
  • standar MIDI (IN, OUT)
  • Comes with free iPad editor app for sound editing
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 1215 x 366 x 124 mm and a Weight of 9.9 kg
  • 88 Keys with scaled hammer action II (Tri-Sensor)
  • Synthetic ebony and ivory touch keys for a better piano playing
  • 650 Sounds
  • Multi-Dimensional Morphing AiR sound generation
  • 220 Styles
  • 30 User Styles
  • 256 voices of Polyphony
  • Split, layer, and duet function
  • Chorus, Reverb, Master EQ
  • Tone Editor
  • Transposer
  • Metronome
  • Pitch Bend and Modulation wheels
  • LCD Screen
  • 2 Headphone connections for duet mode
  • Midi In / Out
  • Sustain Pedal connection
  • Line In / Out (L / Mono, R) for gigs
  • USB port
  • Speakers 2 x 8 W
  • Dimensions 1322 x 293 x 147 mm
  • Weight: 12 kg
  • Power supply and sustain pedal included

And below a video of the Casio PX 560

If you want to know more about this model do not miss our Casio PX 560 review

Roland VR 730 vs Korg Havian 30

The digital piano Roland VR 730 is usually about 11 € more expensive than Korg Havian 30. Let´s see what we have here.

Firstly, the Roland VR 730 has a weighted average keyboard of 73 keys while the Korg Havian 30 has 88 weighted receptive hammer keys.

While the Korg Havian 30 has 950 default sounds, 256 user sounds, 420 predefined styles, and 128 drum kits. It also has 128 polyphonic notes, 125 types of effects, and up to 1040 styles available.

Continuing with the features, the Roland VR 730 features a metronome, Looper and can operate with batteries, in addition, it has the function of recording audio via USB. In comparison, the Korg Havian 30 has an equalizer, Transposer and Split function, metronome, sequencer, Color display, joystick control, and recording function.

On the other hand, the Roland VR 730 doesn’t include a sustained pedal like the Korg Havian 30 and also doesn’t have a speaker input compared to the Korg that has a 2x 25W speaker system. In addition, the Korg Havian features a lectern and power supply included (The Roland includes its power supply).

Let’s put the features of each of these pianos in 2 different columns to make it easier to see the differences

Roland VR 730

Korg Havian 30

  • With professional sounds for live music
  • 73 key half-weighted keyboard
  • Fast access to organ, piano, and synthesizer sounds by selecting on the user interface
  • Virtual drawbars with authentic vintage organ sounds
  • 3 Built-in Rotary effects
  • Including a newly developed Rock rotary for strong band performance
  • Vintage e-pianos and acoustic grand pianos
  • A selection of electric pianos from Roland RD-2000
  • Seven simultaneous effects with a real-time controller
  • Not speakers, not sustain pedal included
  • Metronome
  • Looper
  • Can operate with batteries
  • You can download sounds reloaded free of
    charge at the Roland’s Axial Website
  • USB audio recording function
  • Line Output (L / MONO, R) jack
  • Sustain pedal input
  • EXT input: Stereo 3.5 mm jack
  • Standard MIDI (IN, OUT)
  • Comes with free iPad editor app for sound editing
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 1215 x 366 x 124 mm and a weight of 9.9 kg
  • 88-Weighted Responsive Hammer
  • 950 sounds
  • 256 user sounds
  • 420 preset styles
  • 128 drumkits
  • 128-Voice polyphony
  • 125 Effects types
  • Equalizer
  • Transposer and Split function
  • Metronome
  • Sequencer
  • Color screen
  • joystick control
  • Up 1040 styles available
  • Recording function
  • USB-MIDI, USB to host and line/headphones
  • Sustain pedal included
  • Speaker system: 2x 25 W
  • Music rest and power supply included
  • Dimensions 1312 × 389 × 146mm and a weight of 15,1Kg

And below a video of the Korg Havian 30

If you want to know more about this model do not miss our Korg Havian 30 review

Roland VR 730 vs Dexibell Vivo Stage S1

The digital piano Roland VR 730 costs around €1.199/$1600/£1,090 and the Dexibell Vivo Stage S1, €1.266/£1,139.

The Dexibell Vivo Stage S1 features more than 80 chargeable user sounds, a compatible sound source, 81+ record storage locations, and unlimited USB memory for the user.

Other features of the Roland VR 730 are that it has metronome functions, Looper and can operate on batteries, plus it has the function of recording audio via USB. From this, the only common feature with the Dexibell is its functionality with batteries.

Let’s put the features of each of these pianos in 2 different columns to make it easier to see the differences

Roland VR 730

Dexibell Vivo Stage S1

  • With professional sounds for live music
  • 73 key half-weighted keyboard
  • Fast access to organ, piano, and synthesizer sounds by selecting on the user interface
  • Virtual drawbars with authentic vintage organ sounds
  • 3 Built-in Rotary effects
  • Including a newly developed Rock rotary for strong band performance
  • Vintage e-pianos and acoustic grand pianos
  • A selection of electric pianos from Roland RD-2000
  • Seven simultaneous effects with a real-time controller
  • Not speakers, not sustain pedal included
  • Metronome
  • Looper
  • Can operate with batteries
  • You can download sounds reloaded free of
    charge at the Roland’s Axial Website
  • USB audio recording function
  • Line Output (L / MONO, R) jack
  • Sustain pedal input
  • EXT input: Stereo 3.5 mm jack
  • Standard MIDI (IN, OUT)
  • Comes with free iPad editor app for sound editing
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 1215 x 366 x 124 mm and a weight of 9.9 kg
  • Keyboard with 68 half-weighted keys
  • Two Sensors per key
  • 80+ Loadable user sounds
  • Sound Font compatible
  • Registry Storage Locations 81+
  • User unlimited USB memory
  • Sustain Pedal connection
  • 2 extra Pedal connections
  • Stereo Jack outputs
  • Stereo Audio In
  • USB to host
  • USB port
  • 2 Headphone outputs
  • 4 MIDI zones
  • Battery operation possible
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 1090 x 242 x 94 mm and a Weight of 8.5 k
  • Weight: 8.5 kg

And below a video of the Dexibell Vivo Stage S1

If you want to know more about this model do not miss our Dexibell Vivo Stage S1 review

Where to buy Roland VR 730

Thomann

  • Free Shipping.
  • Full warranty. If you have any problems, they take care of everything.
  • 100% reliable payment.
  • Leader in trouble-free shipping.
  • Usually the Best price.
  • Best Reputation: They are the leading online store in Europe and have the best catalog and information.

Amazon

  • Free Shipping and possibility of shipping in one day with Amazon Premium.
  • Full Guarantee but they are no experts in music equipment.
  • Sometimes a better price.
  • He’s got worse stock than Thomann.

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