BK-3

YOUR PERSONAL BACKUP BAND

Perfect for solo entertainers and home hobbyists alike, the BK-3 Backing Keyboard brings a new level of performance to entry-level auto-accompaniment instruments. Featuring a wide range of quality onboard sounds and rhythms, song playback via USB memory, built-in speakers, and more, this portable, self-contained keyboard puts the power of a full ensemble under your fingertips. From one-person shows to social gatherings to personal practice, the BK-3 brings endless hours enjoyment for playing all musical styles.

Description

FEATURE

  • 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
  • Available in black or white finish

Wide Range of Sounds and Rhythms Onboard

The BK-3 is filled with 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 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, allowing you to capture full-ensemble BK-3 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.

Keyboard

Keyboard type: 61 keys (velocity sensitive)
Keyboard Modes: Whole, Split, Dual


Display type

132 x 64 dots, Graphic monochrome LCD (with backlit)


SOUND GENERATOR

Maximum 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 % 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


RHYTHM SECTION

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 % 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

Media


Save format

Audio files: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear)


METRONOME

Time Signature

1 to 32/16, 1 to 32/8, 1 to 32/4, 1 to 32/2


Mode

Always, Play


Count In

Off, 1 bar, 2 bar


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. 999


OTHERS

Search function

Quick location of Rhythms and Songs on the connected USB memory


Demo

Yes


Lyrics on Internal Display

SMF, mp3/WAV


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


Power consumption

1,200 mA


Auto Off function

Off, 10 min, 30 min, 240 min.


Accessories

Owner’s Manual
AC adaptor
Power cord (for connecting the AC adaptor)
Music rest.


Options (sold separately)

USB flash memory (M-UF-series)
Wireless USB Adaptor (WNA1100-RL)
Pedal Switch: DP-series
Footswitch: BOSS FS-5U


SIZE AND WEIGHT (EXCLUDING AC ADAPTOR AND 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


Weight

7.5 kg
16 lbs. 9 oz.

SIZE AND WEIGHT (INCLUDING MUSIC REST)

Width (W)

1,044 mm
41-1/8 inches


Depth (D)

408 mm
16-1/8 inches


Height (H)

318 mm
12-9/16 inches

INTRODUCING
PERFECT SOUND

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