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Roland BK3 61-Key Backing Keyboard

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Product Description

The Roland BK3 61-Key Backing Keyboard is the ultimate choice for solo entertainers or anyone who wants a high quality auto-accompaniment instrument! This incredible keyboard puts the power of a full band under your fingers, allowing you to create arrangements for live performance and practice. A wide range of quality onboard sounds and rhythms, song playback via USB memory, built-in speakers, and more give the Roland BK3 great usability, bringing endless hours of enjoyment for playing all musical styles.

Roland BK3 61-Key Backing Keyboard Features

  • 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
  • Roland Wireless Connect capability for cable-free communication with iPhone and iPad; free iOS apps available for music sharing, lyrics display, and more
Wide Range of Sounds and Rhythms Onboard
The BK-3 is filled with Roland sounds and rhythms covering an extensive range of music genres from around the world, including Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Asia. There are over 850 tones and 50 drum kits built in, providing a universe of voices for melody playing and accompaniment. Compatibility with GM2, GS, and XG Lite formats ensures high-quality playback with Standard MIDI Files.

Play Backing Tracks and Rhythms via USB Memory
The BK-3 backing keyboard 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 easily 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.

Easy Audio Recording
A dedicated front-panel button makes it simple to record audio directly to USB memory, so you can capture full-ensemble Roland BK3 performances any time you wish for self-evaluation and sharing with friends and family. Your recordings are saved as CD-quality WAV data, making it easy to transfer them to your computer for burning audio CDs.

Roland Wireless Connect for iPhone and iPad
Compatibility with Roland Wireless Connect allows Roland BK-3 players to communicate with an Apple iPhone or iPad over a wireless network via the optional WNA1100-RL Wireless USB Adapter. There are a number of fun, free iOS apps available, including Air Recorder for capturing BK-3 audio to your iPhone, and Lyrics Viewer for displaying SMF song lyrics on your iPad. And with Show Your Music, you can create video clips of your music performances and share them on your favorite social networks!

Product Specifications
Roland BK3 61-Key Backing Keyboard Specifications
  • Keyboard type: 61 keys (velocity sensitive)
  • Keyboard Modes: Whole, Split, Dual
  • Display type: 132 x 64 dots, Graphic monochrome LCD (with backlit)
  • Max. Polyphony: 128 voices (GM2/GS/XG Lite compatible)
  • Sounds: 851 tones; 53 Drum Sets
  • Multitimbral parts: 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 percent 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) EQ
    • Rhythms/SMF section: Reverb: 8 types Chorus: 8 types 2 Mfx (84 Mfx Editable Macro) EQ
  • 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 percent 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)
  • Panel Controls: Volume Knob Balance (Backing/Keyboard) Buttons
  • Connectors: Phone/Output Jack: 1/4” phone type (TRS connector) USB COMPUTER port (Type B, reception and transmission of MIDI data) USB MEMORY port (Type A, data storage devices) MIDI IN, MIDI OUT (Visual Control function) Foot Pedal jack: PEDAL HOLD/SWITCH (assignable)
  • Speakers: 2 x 10 cm
  • Rated power output: 2 x 7.5 W
  • Power supply: AC adaptor
  • Included Accessories: Owner’s Manual, AC adaptor Power cord, Music rest
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 41-1/8 x 12 1/2 x 5 1/8 inches
  • Weight: 16lbs 9oz
Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  (323) 890-3700 Warranty:  M.I. Products: 1 year parts, 90 days labor
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