The one-man-band’s dream: the Roland BK-5 Arranger Keyboard is stacked with high-quality sounds, an intuitive user interface, and a plethora of advanced features that make it the go-to instrument of choice for hobbyists and amateurs who want an arranger keyboard that will provide auto-accompaniment that can keep up.
The Roland BK5 Arranger Keyboard is almost overflowing with sound thanks to an engine that crammed with 1,172 tones and 60 drum sets. This is in addition to its capability to handle 128 voices simultaneously and compatibility with GM2/GS & XG Lite voicing formats.
You are not restricted to playing MIDI files with the Roland BK 5 Arranger Keyboard as it also allows you to hook up a USB device to play and manipulate MP3 & WAV files. Onboard controls allow you to play around with tempo and key signature, and there is even the Center Cancel function in place to reduce the vocals on the tracks you are working on (great for sing-alongs).
As previously mentioned the Roland BK-5 Keyboard’s USB connectivity allows you to use audio from USB devices such as a USB memory stick or self-powered USB hard disk. This connectivity also allows you to record your performance to your USB storage device of choice as a WAV file (44.1KHz/16-bit linear format).
To produce an all-encompassing show the Roland BK-5 Arranger Keyboard includes a composite video output. This means you can hook it up to an external monitor for the audience (or other musicians) to display lyrics and chord symbols.
Manufacturer Roland Model BK-5 Dimensions (WxHxD) 1044 x 129 x 317mm Keyboard 61 keys (velocity sensitive) Display 160 x 160 dots Graphic LCD (with backlit) Max. Polyphony 128 voices (GM2/GS/XG Lite compatible) Sounds 1,172 tones, 60 Drum Sets Multitimbral parts 3 real-time parts (UP1, UP2, 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% for mp3 and WAV files Part mute functions TRACK 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 Rhythms 305 in 6 “Rhythm” families (localized rhythms for specific areas are included in the WORLD 1 and WORLD 2 families) Performance Lists Unlimited number (storage on USB memory) Over 500 “Music Assistant” memories (internal memory) 5 “Factory Song” memories (internal memory) 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) Speakers 10 cm x 2 Rated power output 12 W x 2 Included Accessories Owner’s Manual AC adapter Power cord (for connecting the AC adaptor) Music rest CD-ROM (Style Converter 4.0, USB driver)
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