The BK-5 Backing Keyboard by Roland is a portable, 61-key arranger keyboard ideal for one-man bands, hobbyists and amateurs. It's packed with over 1,100 high-quality tones, 60 drum kits and over 500 performances to accompany your compositions. The preset songs and rhythms are there to help inspire you, back you and aid in your creativity. Choose from a wide selection of sounds, music assistants and rhythms that cover many musical genres from East-Europe, Latin-America, Asia and more.
Roland Sound Engine - Features over 1,100 sounds and dozens of drum and percussion kits. Plus, the BK-5 is able to play back 128 simultaneous voices and is compatible with multiple formats including GM2, GS and XG Lite. The Roland sound engine can also play back most any standard MIDI or audio file.
Creative Control - Play MP3 or WAV files via USB and use the onboard controls to change key signature and tempo to suit your vocal range and style. The Center Cancel feature allows you to minimize the volume of the vocal on songs and create karaoke-like tracks to sing along with.
USB Compatibility - The BK-5 is easily expanded with the convenient USB port. Connect USB storage devices such as USB keys or a self-powered USB hard disk for playing, editing and saving files. Also, you can record your performances on a USB storage device and save them as a 44.1 kHz wav file.
Video Compatibility - Connect the BK-5's composite video output to an external monitor or television and allow the audience or other musicians to follow the lyrics and chords of songs.
61 keys (velocity sensitive)
160 x 160 dots graphic LCD (with backlit)
128 voices (GM2/GS/XG lite compatible)
1,172 tones, 60 drum sets
3 real-time parts (UP1, UP2, LWR) plus 16 song parts
2 x 3.93"
Rated Power Output
2 x 12W
Auto Power Off
Off, 10, 30, 240 min
(WxDxH) Without music rest: 3.42 x 1.04 x 0.42' (104.24 x 31.69 x 12.8 cm) With music rest: 3.42 x 1.04 x 0.98' (104.24 x 31.69 x 29.87 cm) Weight 16.5 lb (7.5 kg)