BK-5

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.

Description

FEATURE

  • 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

Sound Generator

The BK-5 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 BK-5 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-5’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 BK-5, 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 BK-5’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 song. Turn your show into a multimedia experience!

Keyboard

61 keys (with velocity)


Display

160 x 160 dots Graphic LCD (with backlit)


SOUND GENERATOR

Maximum 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)


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-ROM


One Touch memories

4 programmable registrations per rhythm


Rhythm Makeup Tools

Instrument-oriented editing


SONG

Real-time player

SMF (Format 0/1), KAR, mp3, WAV, mp3+CDG


Song chord extractor

Automatic chord detection for SMF files


SMF 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. 999


Search function

Quick location of SMF, audio and JPG files on the connected USB memory


DEMO

Yes


RECORDING

Media

USB Flash memory


Song Save Format

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


VIDEO

Lyrics

SMF, mp3/WAV, mp3+CDG


Slide shows

Picture folder linked to songs (recommended resolution: 512 x 384 or 1024 x
768 pixels)


OTHERS

Panel controls

Knobs: 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)


Speakers

10 cm x 2


Rated power output

12 W x 2


Power supply

AC adaptor


Power consumption

1100mA


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, 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


Weight

7.5 kg
16 lbs. 9 oz.

SIZE AND WEIGHT (WITH MUSIC REST)

Width (W)

1,044 mm
41-1/8 inches


Depth (D)

317 mm
12-1/2 inches


Height (H)

301 mm
11-7/8 inches


Weight

7.5 kg
16 lbs. 9 oz.

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