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Roland BK-5 Backing Keyboard

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A 61-key auto-accompaniment machine ideal for the one-man or woman band.

The BK-5 features high-quality, fresh sounds combined with an easy user interface and advanced features. It's the perfect partner for the "one-man band" as well as music hobbyists and amateurs. Powered by a state-of-the-art Roland sound engine, the BK-5 is packed with over 1,100 great sounds and dozens of drum and percussion kits. The instrument is able to handle 128 voices simultaneously, and is compatible with a variety of voicing formats, including GM2, GS, and XG Lite. Feed the BK-5 a Standard MIDI File, buckle up, and get ready for a great-sounding band.

Creative Control
In addition to playing MIDI files with its internal sound generator, the BK-5 can also play and manipulate audio files. Play MP3 or WAV files via USB and use the onboard controls to change key signature and tempo to best suit your vocal range or performance style. You can also use the BK-5's Center Cancel feature to minimize the vocals from pre-existing songs to create instant karaoke-style sing-along tracks.

USB Compatibility
To expand the capabilities of the BK-5, a USB port is provided for connecting to industry-standard USB storage devices such as a USB key or self-powered USB hard disk for playing and modifying/saving files. You can also use the USB port to record your performances as audio files (WAV, 16-bit/44.1KHz linear format) on a USB storage device.

Video Compatibility
The BK-5's composite video output can be connected to an external monitor, which allows the audience or other musicians onstage to follow the lyrics and chord symbols of the performed song. Turn your show into a multimedia experience!

FEATURES
Self-contained, do-everything keyboard with auto-accompaniment engine and built-in sound system
Wide selection of sounds, Music Assistants, and Rhythms that cover a wide landscape of musical genres (including East-Europe, Latin-America, Asia, and more)
Friendly graphical user interface
Onboard effects, including reverb, chorus, EQ, multi-band compressor, and dozens of multi-effects
Music rhythm compatibility with Roland BK-7m/E-series/ G-series/VA-series instruments
Compatible with backing formats (SMF, MP3, WAV, and Rhythm) directly from USB memory; instant audio recording onto USB memory
Automatic chord detection for SMF files
Video output to share SMF/MP3 Lyrics with friends or the audience on an external screen

More detailed features:
Keyboard: 61 keys (velocity sensitive)
Display: 160 x 160 dots Graphic LCD (with backlit)

Sound Generator
Max. Polyphony: 128 voices (GM2/GS/XG Lite compatible)
Sounds: 1,172 tones, 60 Drum Sets
Multitimbral parts: 3 realtime parts (UP1, UP2, LWR) + 16 song parts
Master Tuning: 415.3 to 466.2Hz
Key Control (Transpose): -6 to +5 in semitones (for audio/MIDI data)
Tempo change: 20 to 250BPM for SMF and rhythms, 75 to 125% for MP3 and WAV files
Part mute functions: TRACK MUTE (Rhythms, SMF), CENTER CANCEL (mp3, WAV, AUDIO INPUT signals)

Effects
Realtime parts (UP1, UP2, LWR), Rhythms/SMF section:
Reverb: 8 types (selectable via Makeup Tools)
Chorus: 8 types (selectable via Makeup Tools)
MFX: 84 types for real-time parts (selectable via Tone Part MFX)
MFX: A & B for rhythm and SMF section (selectable via Makeup Tools)
Parametric EQ: 6 presets + 1 User memory
Multi-band compressor: 6 presets + 1 User memory

Rhythm section
Rhythms: 305 in 6 "Rhythm" families (localized rhythms for specific areas are included in the WORLD 1 and WORLD 2 families)
Rhythm Composer: Internal Rhythm Composer, SMF-to-Rhythm Converter provided as PC application (Windows) on the bundled CD-ROM
One Touch memories: 4 programmable registrations per rhythm
Rhythm Makeup Tools: Instrument-oriented editing

Songs
Realtime player: SMF (Format 0/1), KAR, mp3, WAV, mp3+CDG
Song chord extractor: Automatic chord detection for SMF files
SMF Makeup Tools: Instrument-oriented editing

Performance Memories
Performance Lists: Unlimited number (storage on USB memory), over 500 "Music Assistant" memories (internal memory), 5 "Factory Song" memories (internal memory Performance memories per List: Max. 999
Search function: Quick location of SMF, audio and JPG files on the connected USB memory

Recording
Media: USB Flash memory
Song Save Format: Audio files: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear)

Video
Lyrics: SMF, mp3/WAV, mp3+CDG
Slide shows: Picture folder linked to songs (recommended resolution: 512 x 384 or 1024 x 768 pixels)

Other
Panel controls: Knobs - VOLUME, Rotary encoder: Data dial
Speakers: 10cm x 2
Rated power output: 12W x 2
Power supply: AC adaptor
Power consumption: 1100mA
Auto Off function: Off, 10min, 30min, 240min

Connectors
PHONES jack x2: Stereo 1/4" phone type
AUDIO INPUT jack: Stereo miniature phone type
AUDIO OUTPUT jacks: (L/Mono, R/Mono): 1/4" phone type
USB COMPUTER connector: Type B, reception and transmission of MIDI data
USB MEMORY: Type A, data storage devices
MIDI connectors (IN, OUT): Visual Control function
VIDEO OUTPUT jack: RCA-type (CVBS, PAL or NTSC selectable)
Foot pedal jack: HOLD, SWITCH/EXPRESSION (programmable)

Accessories:
Owner's Manual, AC adaptor
Power cord (for connecting the AC adaptor)
Music rest
CD-ROM (Style Converter 4.0, USB driver)

Enter the BK-5 lounge and have a cavalcade of fun. Order today!

SPECIFICATIONS
Size and Weight without music rest:
WxDxH: 1,044mm x 317mm x 129mm, 41-1/8" x 12-1/2" x 5-1/8"
Weight: 7.5 kg / 16lb., 9 oz.
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RolandBK-5 Backing Keyboard
 
3.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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25%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back-up (4)
  • Practicing (3)
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(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Nice touch and sounds

By John roca

from San Juan

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Quality

Cons

  • Not Functional
  • Poor video tutorials and style editors

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Practicing

Comments about Roland BK-5 Backing Keyboard:

Dial up and enter is not practical for arrangers keyboards,and the favorite system is no funtional
the piano sounds and ep,s are great...the jazz scat amazing........nylon guitar very ugly
The Korg pa600 ac piano is a little weak..but the other sounds and styles are better ....
also the latin styles of the Bk-5 sound horrible

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Great Sounds Complicated to Operate

By Key wizard

from Alexandria La.

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Good Quality
  • The sounds are excellent

Cons

  • Difficult To Use
  • Steep learning curve

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Practicing
  • Teaching Chords

Comments about Roland BK-5 Backing Keyboard:

The sounds are excellent when obtained on this keyboard. There is to much internal wok required to edit voices and patterns. I wouldn't recommend it for musicians who like to use simple rhythm patterns, bass piano split. Very hard to navigate

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not easy to even get youre favorite sounds

By John roca

from San Juan

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Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

  • Difficult To Use
  • Not Functional

Best Uses

  • Backup

Comments about Roland BK-5 Backing Keyboard:

Very dissapointed

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sound great

By John roca

from San Juan

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Gigs
    • Practicing

    Comments about Roland BK-5 Backing Keyboard:

    I had a Korg pa500,Motif xs6,Korg pa600
    this keyboard has a lot of nice sounds and the come ready to used
    light weigth i can use it as an arranger or a a synth

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