Roland BK-3 Backing Keyboard (Black)

Roland BK-3 Backing Keyboard (Black)
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Roland BK-3-BK Overview

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

Roland BK-3-BK Specs

KeyboardType: 61 keys (velocity sensitive)
Modes: Whole, Split, Dual
Display Type132 x 64 dots, Graphic monochrome LCD (with backlit)
Sound Generator
PolyphonyMax: 128 voices (GM2/GS/XGlite compatible)
Sounds851 tones; 53 drum sets
Multitimbral2 keyboard parts (UPP, LWR) + 16 song parts
Master Tuning415.3 to 466.2 Hz
Key Control (Transpose)-6 to +5 in semitones (for audio/MIDI data)
Tempo Change20 to 250 BPM for SMF and rhythms
75 to 125 % for mp3 and WAV files
EffectsReal 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)
BackingRhythms: 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 RecordingMedia: USB Flash memory
Save Format: Audio files: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear)
MetronomeTime 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 MemoryPerformance 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 FunctionQuick location of Rhythms and Songs on the connected USB memory
LyricsOn internal display, SMF, mp3/WAV
ControlsVolume knob
Balance (Backing/Keyboard) buttons
Connectors1 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 TimeOff, 10 min, 30 min, 240 min.
Speakers2 x 3.3" (10 cm)
Rated Output Power2 x 7.5 W
Power Consumption1,200 mA
DimensionsWith 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)
Weight16.5 lb (7.5 kg)
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