Roland BK-5 Backing Keyboard
The BK-5 features high-quality, fresh sounds combined with an easy user interface and advanced features.
Number One for One-Man Bands
One keyboard, one keyboardist…. With the debut of the BK-5 61-Note Arranger Keyboard, Roland proudly sets another milestone in the history of auto-accompaniment instruments. 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.
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
The BK-5 is powered by a state-of-the-art Roland sound engine, 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!
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 minimise the vocals from pre-existing songs to create instant karaoke-style sing-along tracks.
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, 44.1KHz/16-bit linear format) on a USB storage device.
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!
Roland BK5 Specifications
Keyboard61 keys (velocity sensitive)Display160 x 160 dots Graphic LCD (with backlit)Sound GeneratorMax. Polyphony128 voices (GM2/GS/XG Lite compatible)Sounds1,172 tones, 60 Drum SetsMultitimbral parts3 real-time parts (UP1, UP2, LWR) + 16 song partsMaster Tuning415.3 to 466.2 HzKey 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 filesPart mute functionsTRACK MUTE (Rhythms, SMF), CENTER CANCEL (mp3, WAV, AUDIO INPUT signals)EffectsReal-time parts (UP1, UP2, LWR), Rhythms/SMF sectionReverb: 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 memoryRhythm sectionRhythms305 in 6 “Rhythm” families (localized rhythms for specific areas are included in the WORLD 1 and WORLD 2 families)Rhythm ComposerInternal Rhythm Composer, SMF-to-Rhythm Converter provided as PC application (Windows) on the bundled CD-ROMOne Touch memories4 programmable registrations per rhythmRhythm Makeup ToolsInstrument-oriented editingSongsReal-time playerSMF (Format 0/1), KAR, mp3, WAV, mp3+CDGSong chord extractorAutomatic chord detection for SMF filesSMF Makeup ToolsInstrument-oriented editingPerformance MemoriesPerformance ListsUnlimited number (storage on USB memory)
Over 500 “Music Assistant” memories (internal memory)
5 “Factory Song” memories (internal memory)Performance memories per ListMax. 999Search functionQuick location of SMF, audio and JPG files on the connected USB memoryDemoYesRecordingMediaUSB Flash memorySong Save FormatAudio files: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear)VideoLyricsSMF, mp3/WAV, mp3+CDGSlide showsPicture folder linked to songs (recommended resolution: 512 x 384 or 1024 x
768 pixels)OtherPanel controlsKnobs: VOLUME, Rotary encoder: Data dialConnectorsPHONES 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)Speakers10 cm x 2Rated power output12 W x 2Power supplyAC adaptorPower consumption1100mAAuto Off functionOff, 10 min, 30 min, 240 minAccessoriesOwner’s Manual, AC adaptor, Power cord (for connecting the AC adaptor), Music rest, CD-ROM (Style Converter 4.0, USB driver)Option (sold separately)USB Flash Memory: M-UF series, Pedal Switch: DP series, Footswitch: BOSS FS-5U, Expression Pedal: EV seriesSize and Weight (Without music rest)Width (W)1,044 mm
41-1/8 inchesDepth (D)317 mm
12-1/2 inchesHeight (H)129 mm
5-1/8 inchesWeight7.5 kg
16 lbs. 9 oz.Weight excluding AC adaptor and music restSize and Weight (Including music rest)Width (W)1044 mm
41-1/8 inchesDepth (D)317 mm
12-1/2 inchesHeight (H)301 mm
11-7/8 inchesWeight7.5 kg
16 lbs. 9 oz.
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