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Roland BK5 61Key Backing Keyboard

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The Roland BK5 backing keyboard is a self-contained, do-everything keyboard with auto-accompaniment engine and built-in sound system. The BK5 features high-quality, fresh sounds combined with an easy user interface and advanced features. It is the perfect partner for the one-man band, as well as music hobbyists and amateurs.

Roland BK5 Backing Keyboard Features
  • 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

Sound Generator
The BK5 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 BK5 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'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 BK5, 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 BK5'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

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Product Specifications

    Roland BK5 61Key Backing Keyboard Specifications
    • Keyboard61 keys (velocity sensitive)
    • Display160 x 160 dots Graphic LCD (with backlit)

    Sound Generator

    • Max. Polyphony128 voices (GM2/GS/XG Lite compatible)
    • Sounds1,172 tones, 60 Drum Sets
    • Multitimbral parts3 real-time parts (UP1, UP2, 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
    • Part mute functionsTRACK MUTE (Rhythms, SMF), CENTER CANCEL (mp3, WAV, AUDIO INPUT signals)


      Real-time parts (UP1, UP2, LWR), Rhythms/SMF section
      • Reverb: 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 memory

    Rhythm section

    • Rhythms305 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-ROM
    • One Touch memories4 programmable registrations per rhythm
    • Rhythm Makeup Tools Instrument-oriented editing

    • Real-time playerSMF (Format 0/1), KAR, mp3, WAV, mp3+CDGSong chord extractor
    • Automatic chord detection for SMF files
    • SMF Makeup ToolsInstrument-oriented editing

    Performance Memories

    • Performance ListsUnlimited number (storage on USB memory)
    • Over 500 “Music Assistant” memories (internal memory)
    • 5 “Factory Song” memories (internal memory)
    • Performance memories per ListMax. 999
    • Search functionQuick location of SMF, audio and JPG files on the connected USB memory


    • Yes

    • MediaUSB Flash memory
    • Song Save FormatAudio files: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear)


    • LyricsSMF, mp3/WAV, mp3+CDGSlide shows
    • Picture folder linked to songs (recommended resolution: 512 x 384 or 1024 x 768 pixels)


    • Panel controlsKnobs: VOLUME, Rotary encoder: Data dial
    • Connectors
    • PHONES 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 2
    • Rated power output12 W x 2
    • Power supplyAC adaptor
    • Power consumption1100mA
    • Auto Off functionOff, 10 min, 30 min, 240 min
    • AccessoriesOwner’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 series

    Size and Weight (Without music rest)

    • Width (W)1,044 mm 41-1/8 inches
    • Depth (D)317 mm 12-1/2 inches
    • Height (H)129 mm 5-1/8 inches
    • Weight7.5 kg 16 lbs. 9 oz.

    Size and Weight (With music rest)
    • Width (W)1044 mm 41-1/8 inches
    • Depth (D)317 mm 12-1/2 inches
    • Height (H)301 mm 11-7/8 inches
    • Weight7.5 kg 16 lbs. 9 oz.

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