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Roland BK-5 Backing Keyboard

Wow the crowd with the Roland BK-5 backing keyboard. This arranger synth is packed with styles and sounds for casual players or one-man-band gigging pros. (3) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and Review This Product
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With the BK-5, 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.

Sound Generator

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!

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, 44.1KHz/16-bit 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 zZounds is an authorized dealer of Roland products.
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
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Shipping Weight: 24 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 46 x 17 x 10 in
Roland Warranty If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 323-890-3700
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Overall: WOW!! It's a good place to start Roland has done it again!! great sounds and backing styles. it is everything i expected and more, from the the feel of the keyboard and it's sensitivity to the easy to read display, and simple recording to a USB memory stick, they have left nothing out on this baby!!, The built in speakers are great and have a great sound, this is a perfect keyboard for the beginner to the studio i give it a triple thumbs up!
Style of Music: jazz-rock-country-blues
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