Roland went to great lengths to re-create the sound a feel of an real, “old-school” organ. The VK8 is Roland’s latest addition to their long-established VK series of tonewheel organ emulations. But due to the current popularity of the tonewheel sound, there are now plenty of other Hammond imitators around. The 61-note VK-8 delivers a huge range of classic organ sounds, including the virtual ToneWheel sound of the VK-77 double-decker combo organ. Compared to the VK-7, the chorus/vibrato on this model are vastly improved. But it doesn’t stop there: The VK-8 also sports rotary speaker modeling based on COSM technology, new other tones and a D Beam controller-making it the leader in combo organs.
According to several user reviews, they have praised it for the First-class Hammond sounds; Excellent chorus/vibrato and COSM effects; A novel ‘spring shock’ effect using the D-Beam; Well built, and attractive. Also, some users have complained it for the Leslie effect lacks ‘whoompf’; Editing is a nightmare; The ‘Other Tones’ are a waste of time; Limited performance controls.
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To restoring the roland VK-8 to factory settings, just simply power on while simultaneously holding the HARMONIC BAR PART (UPPER) (LOWER) (PEDAL) buttons until all of the panel indicators light. The Factory Reset procedure is complete.
Warning! When you execute this procedure, all settings will be restored to what they were when the instrument first left the factory. Be sure that you want to do this. Hopefully the article of “Resetting a Roland VK-8 Combo Organ” can help you.
Reference: Roland VK-8’s manual