Roland BK5 Interactive Backing Keyboard

Roland BK5 Interactive Backing Keyboard

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[gap]Roland BK5 Interactive Backing Keyboard –  

Number One for One-Man Bands

One keyboard, one keyboardist…. With the debut of 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.

  • – 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
    • Keyboard 61 keys (velocity sensitive)Display 160 x 160 dots Graphic LCD (with backlit)
    • Sound Generator


    • Max. Polyphony 128 voices (GM2/GS/XGlite compatible)Sounds 1,172 tones, 60 Drum SetsMultitimbral parts 3 real-time parts (UP1, UP2, LWR) 16 song partsMaster Tuning 415.3 to 466.2 HzKey Control (Transpose) -6 to 5 in semitones (for audio/MIDI data)Tempo change 20 to 250 BPM for SMF and rhythms, 75 to 125% for mp3 and WAV filesPart mute functions TRACK MUTE (Rhythms, SMF), CENTER CANCEL (mp3, WAV, AUDIO INPUT signals)
    • Effects


    • 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


    • Rhythms 305 in 6 “Rhythm” families (localized rhythms for specific areas are included in the WORLD 1 and WORLD 2 families)Rhythm Composer Internal Rhythm Composer, SMF-to-Rhythm Converter provided as PC application (Windows) on the bundled CD-ROMOne Touch memories 4 programmable registrations per rhythmRhythm Makeup Tools Instrument-oriented editing
    • Songs


    • Real-time player SMF (Format 0/1), KAR, mp3, WAV, mp3 CDG
    • Song chord extractor Automatic chord detection for SMF filesSMF Makeup Tools Instrument-oriented editing
    • Performance Memories


    • Performance Lists Unlimited number (storage on USB memory)
    • Over 500 “Music Assistant” memories (internal memory)
    • 5 “Factory Song” memories (internal memory)Performance memories per List Max. 999Search function Quick location of SMF, audio and JPG files on the connected USB memory
    • Demo


    • Yes
    • Recording


    • Media USB Flash memorySong Save Format Audio files: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear)
    • Video


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


    • Panel controls Knobs: VOLUME, Rotary encoder: Data dialConnectors 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)Speakers 10 cm x 2Rated power output 12 W x 2Power supply AC adaptorPower consumption 1100mAAuto Off function Off, 10 min, 30 min, 240 minAccessories Owner’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 mm41-1/8 inchesDepth (D)317 mm12-1/2 inchesHeight (H)129 mm5-1/8 inchesWeight 7.5 kg16 lbs. 9 oz.
    • Weight excluding AC adaptor and music rest


    • Size and Weight ???Including music rest???


    • Width (W)1,044 mm41-1/8 inchesDepth (D)317 mm12-1/2 inchesHeight (H)301 mm11-7/8 inchesWeight7.5 kg16 lbs. 9 oz.
    • Weight excluding AC adaptor and music rest


    • All specifications and appearances are subject to change.

*Catalogue Item = availability, price, image, model and specifications may differ at time of purchase, all be it after time of check-out/fulfilment of payment. For your own convenience, please confirm with us first.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Eddie

    Good afternoon, I want to replace the monitor screen on my bk 5. How can I get it?

    1. mercury

      Thank you for your comment, we have emailed you regarding repair on your Roland BK5 🙂

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