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Roland BK-5 61-Key Backing Keyboard

B&H # ROBK5 Mfr # BK-5
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This is a special order item and is non-cancelable and non-returnable. Est. arrival at B&H is 7-14 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at time of shipment.

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You Pay: $999.00
Product Highlights
  • Loaded with 1,172 Tones and 60 Drum Sets
  • Packed with 305 Rhythm Patterns
  • Includes Over 500 Performances
  • Maximum 128 Note Polyphony
  • Built-in Effects
  • Plays MP3 and WAV Files
  • Center Cancel Reduces Vocal Volume
  • Video Output for External Monitoring
  • USB Storage Capability

The BK-5 Backing Keyboard by Roland is a portable, 61-key arranger keyboard ideal for one-man bands, hobbyists and amateurs. It's packed with over 1,100 high-quality tones, 60 drum kits and over 500 performances to accompany your compositions. The preset songs and rhythms are there to help inspire you, back you and aid in your creativity. Choose from a wide selection of sounds, music assistants and rhythms that cover many musical genres from East-Europe, Latin-America, Asia and more.

The BK-5 features an intuitive control panel and simple, easy-to-read LCD display. It also includes a large selection of multi-effects such as Reverb, Chorus, EQ and more. If that wasn't enough, the BK-5 also offers the ability to connect an external monitor or television and allow the audience or other musicians to follow lyrics and chords on most any display.

What's more is the BK-5 is easily expandable. With the convenient USB port you can connect various USB storage devices such as USB keys or self-powered USB hard drives for playing, editing and saving files. You can even record your performances on a USB storage device and save them as 44.1 kHz wav files and then play them back on a portable music player or mobile device.

Roland Sound Engine
Features over 1,100 sounds and dozens of drum and percussion kits. Plus, the BK-5 is able to play back 128 simultaneous voices and is compatible with multiple formats including GM2, GS and XG Lite. The Roland sound engine can also play back most any standard MIDI or audio file
Creative Control
Play MP3 or WAV files via USB and use the onboard controls to change key signature and tempo to suit your vocal range and style. The Center Cancel feature allows you to minimize the volume of the vocal on songs and create karaoke-like tracks to sing along with
USB Compatibility
The BK-5 is easily expanded with the convenient USB port. Connect USB storage devices such as USB keys or a self-powered USB hard disk for playing, editing and saving files. Also, you can record your performances on a USB storage device and save them as a 44.1 kHz wav file
Video Compatibility
Connect the BK-5's composite video output to an external monitor or television and allow the audience or other musicians to follow the lyrics and chords of songs
Keyboard 61 keys (velocity sensitive)
Display 160 x 160 dots graphic LCD (with backlit)
Polyphony 128 voices (GM2/GS/XG lite compatible)
Sounds 1,172 tones, 60 drum sets
Multitimbral 3 real-time parts (UP1, UP2, LWR) plus 16 song parts
Master Tuning 415.3 to 466.2 Hz
Key Control (Transpose) -6 to +5 in semitones (for audio/MIDI data)
Tempo Change 20 to 250 BPM 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 Reverb: 8 (selectable via Makeup Tools)
Chorus: 8 (selectable via Makeup Tools)
MFX: 84 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 plus 1 user memory
Rhythm Patterns 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 bundled CD-ROM
Instrument-oriented editing
Registrations 4 per rhythm
Songs Real-time player: SMF (format 0/1), KAR, mp3, WAV and mp3+CDG
Song chord extractor: automatic chord detection for SMF files
SMF makeup tools: instrument-oriented editing
Performance Memory 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
Demo Yes
Media Compatibility USB Flash memory
Audio Format WAV 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear
Lyrics SMF, mp3/WAV, mp3+CDG
Slide Shows Picture folder linked to songs (recommended resolution: 512 x 384 or 1024 x 768 pixels)
Controls Volume, rotary encoder: data dial
Connectors Headphone: 2 x 1/4" stereo
Audio input: 1/8" stereo mini
Audio output: 1/4" L/mono, R/mono
USB: type B - reception and transmission of MIDI data
USB memory: type A, data storage devices
MIDI: in and out, visual control function
Video output: RCA (CVBS, PAL or NTSC selectable)
Foot pedal: hold, switch/expression (programmable)
Speakers 2 x 3.93"
Rated Power Output 2 x 12W
Power Supply AC adapter
Power Consumption 1100mA
Auto Power Off Off, 10, 30, 240 min
Dimensions (WxDxH) Without music rest: 3.42 x 1.04 x 0.42' (104.24 x 31.69 x 12.8 cm)
With music rest: 3.42 x 1.04 x 0.98' (104.24 x 31.69 x 29.87 cm)
Weight 16.5 lb (7.5 kg)
Roland BK-5 61-Key Backing Keyboard
  • AC Adapter with Power Cord
  • Music Rest
  • CD-ROM with Style Converter 4.0 and USB driver
  • Limited 1 Year Warranty
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