Roland BK-3 Backing Keyboard (Black)

Roland BK-3 Backing Keyboard (Black)

Roland BK-3 Backing Keyboard (Black)

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Roland BK-3-BK overview

  • 1Description

The black BK-3 Backing Keyboard from Roland is a portable, self-contained keyboard with built-in sound system. It includes music genres from around the world, including Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Asia. There are over 850 tones and 50 drum kits built in. The BK-3 is compatible with the GM2, GS, and XG Lite formats to ensure playback with Standard MIDI Files.

A dedicated front-panel button allows you to record audio directly to USB memory. Your recordings are saved as CD-quality WAV data, making it easy to transfer them to your computer for burning audio CDs. The BK-3 can play a variety of external backing formats from optional USB memory, including WAV and MP3 audio, SMF, and Roland rhythms (BK, E, G, and VA series). Playback tempo and song key can be adjusted to suit your vocal range or performing needs, even with audio files. In addition, a Center Cancel function reduces the volume of vocals in commercial WAV/MP3 songs, ideal for karaoke singing and minus-one playing.

This backing keyboard is compatible with Roland Wireless Connect which allows you and other players to communicate with an Apple iPhone or iPad over a wireless network via the optional WNA1100-RL Wireless USB Adapter (sold separately). Free iOS apps such as Air Recorder for capturing BK-3 audio to your iPhone, and Lyrics Viewer for displaying SMF song lyrics on your iPad are available. The Show Your Music app lets you create video clips of your music performances and share them on social networks.

Portable, self-contained keyboard with built-in sound system
High-quality sounds, rhythms, and Music Assistants
Comfortable, intuitive user interface
Compatible with music rhythms from Roland's BK, E, G, and VA series
Play a variety of backing formats (SMF, MP3, WAV, and rhythms) and record performances with optional USB memory (sold separately)
Roland Wireless Connect capability for cable-free communication with iPhone and iPad; free iOS apps available for music sharing, lyrics display, and more
In the Box
Roland BK-3 Backing Keyboard (Black)
  • AC Adaptor
  • Power Cord
  • Music Rest
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty on Parts
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty on Labor
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    Roland BK-3-BK specs

    Keyboard Type: 61 keys (velocity sensitive)
    Modes: Whole, Split, Dual
    Display Type 132 x 64 dots, Graphic monochrome LCD (with backlit)
    Sound Generator
    Polyphony Max: 128 voices (GM2/GS/XGlite compatible)
    Sounds 851 tones; 53 drum sets
    Multitimbral 2 keyboard parts (UPP, LWR) + 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
    Effects Real Time Parts (UPP, LWR):
    Reverb and Chorus: Depending on Rhythm/SMF Reverb Chorus Macro
    1 Mfx (84 Mfx Editable Macro) (selectable via Tone Part Mfx)
    Rhythms/SMF Section:
    Reverb: 8 types
    Chorus: 8 types
    2 Mfx (84 Mfx Editable Macro)
    Backing Rhythms: 250 in 5 "Rhythm" families (localized rhythms for specific areas are included in the WORLD 1 and WORLD 2 families)
    Real-Time Player: Rhythms (STL), SMF (Format 0/1), KAR, mp3, WAV
    Key Control: -6 to +5 in semitones (for rhythm, smf, mp3/wav)
    Tempo Change: 20 to 250 BPM for SMF and rhythms
    Time Stretch: 75 to 125 % for mp3 and WAV
    One Touch Memories: 4 suitable tones for each rhythm (programmable)
    Rhythm and SMF Makeup Tools: Instrument-oriented editing
    Track Mute: For Rhythms/SMF
    Center Cancel: For mp3/WAV
    Audio Recording Media: USB Flash memory
    Save Format: Audio files: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear)
    Metronome Time Signature: 1 to 32/16, 1 to 32/8, 1 to 32/4, 1 to 32/2
    Mode: Always, Play
    Count In: Off, 1 bar, 2 bar
    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: 999
    Search Function Quick location of Rhythms and Songs on the connected USB memory
    Demo Yes
    Lyrics On internal display, SMF, mp3/WAV
    Controls Volume knob
    Balance (Backing/Keyboard) buttons
    Connectors 1 x 1/4" phone jack, headphone output
    1 x USB type B, computer (reception and transmission of MIDI data)
    1 x USB type A, memory (data storage devices)
    1 x MIDI input, Visual Control
    1 x MIDI output, Visual Control
    1 x Food Pedal jack, assignable
    Auto Off Time Off, 10 min, 30 min, 240 min.
    Speakers 2 x 3.3" (10 cm)
    Rated Output Power 2 x 7.5 W
    Power Consumption 1,200 mA
    Dimensions With Music Rest: 41.4 x 16.4 x 12.6" (104.4 x 40.9 x 31.8 cm)
    Without Music Rest: 41.4 x 12.5 x 5.4" (104.4 x 31.7 x 12.9 cm)
    Weight 16.5 lb (7.5 kg)

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