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Roland BK-7m Backing Module

Turn your MIDI keyboard into a full-on arranger synth with Roland's BK-7m backing module, packed with 1,000+ tones, dozens of drum kits, and 400 styles. (1) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

Add a world-class backing band to your show with the Roland BK-7m, a state-of-the-art module that packs an interactive band into a sleek, slim package. No bigger than a book, the BK-7m is a dream machine for the entertaining artist or solo musician who needs a backing band onstage, in the studio, or at home. With hundreds of great Tones, Music Styles, and rhythms onboard -- all quickly accessible with one-touch buttons -- the BK-7m will make you sound like a pro ensemble onstage. Choose from the library of built-in styles or play your own music files directly from USB for play-along accompaniment. You can even record your performances directly to USB memory for distribution and archiving.

Sound Generator

The BK-7m is powered by a state-of-the-art Roland sound engine, packed with over 1,000 great Tones and dozens of drum and percussion kits. The module 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-7m a quality Standard MIDI File, buckle up, and get ready for a great-sounding band. You can also use it as a high-quality sound module for a MIDI-compatible instrument such as a digital piano, V-Accordion (r), organ or guitar.

Creative Control

In addition to playing MIDI Files with its internal sound generator, the BK-7m 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-7m'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-7m, 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-7m'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:

- Portable backing module compatible with MIDI-capable pianos, keyboards, accordions, organs
- 1,000-plus tones, 57 drum kits, 128-voice polyphony
- Over 400 high-quality music styles, each with four one-touch settings
- Over 900 Music Assistants covering every musical genre
- SMF and audio file playback via onboard USB connector
- Audio recording in WAV format directly to connected USB storage device
- Cover function for SMFs and Music Styles
- Composite Video Out to display Lyrics and/or Chord Symbols on external display

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Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 7 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 16 x 13 x 9 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 323-890-3700
Customer Reviews
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Overall: I'm using arranger PSR-S910, which I've been OK and happy with its voices and styles. But this BK-7M blows me away with its sound quality. Both voices, and styles are much better than my S910, a distance difference! Roland natural piano is lovely. Just connect to a good PA, then you can see the sound quality piano differences between the BK-7M piano and the S910 SA piano. And the drum beat, bass in the styles are so clear, and realistic, which helps both musicians and vocals in the band to follow the beat as well. I've tried the audiostyle of the new S950, but it is still not as good and realistic as the BK-7M Real Band styles. I'm using Roland A-800 Pro (61 key MIDI controller) to connect to BK-7M. This setup has become my main one, as the S910 becomes a backup. The BK-7M seems strange at first, but after 1, 2 day playing around with all the buttons (for live playing), it becomes straightforward and natural It can be controlled using ipad via free apps (Roland partner), but I haven't tried this yet. Heard that will be easier to control during live playing. In summary, BK-7M is one of the best module for MIDI keyboard, especially when we need the arranger functions.
Style of Music: Rock, country, pop, latin, ballroom...
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