GO:KEYS

Jam Along with Your Favorite Online Music Streamed from Your Smartphone

GO:KEYS is a fun, easy-to-use keyboard that lets you play along with your favorite music—streamed wirelessly through its powerful onboard speakers. Just connect your smartphone via Bluetooth®, pick a song, and play along! And with sound quality that beats most standalone Bluetooth speakers, GO:KEYS is great for just listening to music too.

GO:KEYS uses your smartphone to access free online musical content, so you’ll never run out of songs to play along with. You can also work with dedicated apps that teach you how to play the latest songs or classical pieces, or get vocal with some karaoke. And when you’re ready to start creating your own music, the built-in Loop Mix function lets you jam with over 500 pro-quality onboard sounds. Compact, portable, and battery-powered, GO:KEYS can be played wherever you get the urge. A world of music is waiting for you—start the journey with GO:KEYS!

Description

FEATURE

Connect Wirelessly to Your Smartphone and Jam with Your Favorite Music

The Bluetooth functionality in GO:KEYS makes it simple to connect wirelessly with your smartphone or tablet and get more from your new keyboard. Call up favorite songs from your music library, and access unlimited free online music content from piano lessons to karaoke. Whatever you choose, you can play along as the audio streams wirelessly through the high-quality onboard speakers, or simply sit back and enjoy the music. With GO:KEYS and a smartphone, you’ve got everything you need to practice or perform. And when you’re ready to step up to more advanced music production, GO:KEYS is a perfect partner for MIDI recording in popular apps like GarageBand and many others.

Set Up Fast and Save Space in Your Home

A full-sized acoustic piano just isn’t feasible for many homes. But thanks to GO:KEYS’s compact and lightweight design, there’s nothing to stop you from creating music, even when space is at a premium. Switch on your keyboard, connect to your smartphone, and you’re ready to start playing, with no lengthy setup or untidy wiring. The onboard Bluetooth speakers are ideal for performance, but when you need to dial down the decibels for quieter play, GO:KEYS lets you plug in headphones and keep the fun rolling.

Play Music Anywhere with Battery Power and a Wireless Smartphone Connection

When inspiration strikes, you’ll always be ready to react with GO:KEYS. It’s compact enough to throw in a carry bag, while six AA batteries supply all the power you need to play music anywhere, from camping trips to tour buses. And with no wires to slow you down, it’s fast and easy to use with content from your smartphone, so you can always work on your music, even when you’re on the move.

Even Beginners Can Create Pro Music with Loop Mix

No musical knowledge? No problem with GO:KEYS. Even if you’re playing a keyboard for the first time, the Loop Mix function lets you start creating cool music right away. Unlike other keyboards that have accompaniment features that require chord basics, Loop Mix is a fresh approach that even beginners can enjoy. By triggering loop phrases using single keys, anyone can create polished songs in real time. Drums, bass, and other instruments are easy to add to the mix, and the performance pads let you manipulate sounds like a DJ by adjusting pitch, filtering, and more. And with the onboard recorder, you can capture it all for immediate playback and sharing.

Inspire Your Songwriting with Over 500 Pro-Quality Sounds

Even without a smartphone, GO:KEYS is a versatile instrument in its own right, offering over 500 ready-to-play sounds derived from Roland’s acclaimed pro synthesizers. Use the intuitive category buttons to call up pianos, synths, strings, brass, and more, and then incorporate them into your Loop Mix jams and take your songs to the next level.

Create High-Quality Videos with Your Smartphone and GO:MIXER

Once you’ve written a great new song using Loop Mix, you’ll want to share it with the world. Recording videos with your smartphone is easy, but its built-in mic doesn’t always sound so good. By plugging your phone and GO:KEYS into Roland’s cool GO:MIXER, you can directly capture the keyboard’s great sound to your videos while you shoot. You can plug additional sources into GO:MIXER as well, such as a mic or another keyboard. With the combination of your smartphone, GO:KEYS, and GO:MIXER, there’s no simpler way to create pro-quality videos for sharing on social media.

Learn more about GO:MIXER >>

Use GO:KEYS with ScratchX and Encourage Children to Create Interactive Stories, Games, and Animations

With its high-quality sounds and Loop Mix function, GO:KEYS is an ideal companion for ScratchX*, a free educational programing language. With ScratchX and the GO:KEYS ScratchX Extension, kids can create original interactive stories, games, and animations with authentic sounds and music accompaniment from GO:KEYS. In addition, it’s possible to use GO:KEYS as an interactive controller for animation and other content created with ScratchX. Together, GO:KEYS and ScratchX is a unique and powerful platform for inspiring children and helping them explore their creativity.

*ScratchX is a browser-based platform for working with experimental extensions built by developers for the visual programming language Scratch. Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and is used by millions of children around the world.

To be used with ScratchX, GO:KEYS must be running System Program 1.20 or higher. You also need the GO:KEYS ScratchX Extension. Both are available at the links below.

ScratchX and the GO:KEYS ScratchX Extension are compatible with Google Chrome for Windows and Mac.

Learn more about Scratch at the Scratch website.
GO:KEYS System Program latest version
GO:KEYS ScratchX Extension: https://rolandcom.github.io/gokeys-scratch-extension/

KEYBOARD

Number of Keys

61 keys (Ivory Feel and Box-shape Keys with velocity)


Touch Sensitivity

Key Touch: 3 types, fixed touch


SOUND GENERATOR

Maximum Polyphony

128 voices


Parts

16 parts (Keyboard play: 8 parts, LOOP MIX: 8 parts)


MIDI Format

Conforms to GM2


Number of Tones

554 tones
*GM2 compatible sounds are included.


Effects

Multi-Effects / Chorus / Reverb
*Only Reverb level is adjustable.


Master Tuning

415.3 Hz–466.2 Hz (adjustable in increments of 0.1 Hz)


Transpose

-5–+6 (in semitones)


Octave Shift

-3–+3


Sampling Frequency

44.1 kHz

LOOP MIX

Loop Mix Set

22 sets


Number of Patterns

1,232 patterns (22 sets x 56 patterns)


Chord

Interactive Chord function


Tempo

Quarter note = 5–300

PERFORMANCE PAD

Number of Pads

10 (5 x 2)


Function

Bender: Pitch Bend / Modulation
Effect: Roll / Filter

RECORDER

Save Format

Standard MIDI Files (Format 0)


Song Storage

99 songs (within the limits of Note Storage)


Note Storage

Approx. 30,000 notes


Tempo

Quarter note = 5–300


Resolution

96 ticks per quarter note


BLUETOOTH

Bluetooth Ver 4.2

Profile Support: A2DP(Audio), GATT(MIDI over Bluetooth Low Energy)
Codec: SBC (Support to the content protection of the SCMS-T method)
*This function is not available for GO-61KL.

OTHER

Display

Custom LCD (with Backlit)


Amplifier Power Output

2.5 W x 2


Speakers

12 x 6 cm (4-3/4 x 2-3/8 inches) x 2


Connectors

PHONES/OUTPUT jack: Stereo miniature phone type
AUX IN jack: Stereo miniature phone type
PEDAL jack: 1/4-inch phone type
USB COMPUTER port: USB Micro-B type (MIDI)
DC IN jack


Power Supply

AC adaptor or Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) / Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 6
*Carbon-zinc batteries cannot be used.


Current Draw

1,000 mA


Battery Life for Continuous Use

Rechargeable Ni-MH batteries (AA, HR6): Approximately 6 hours
Alkaline batteries (AA, LR6): Approximately 4 hours
*This figure will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.


Accessories

Owner’s manual
Leaflet “USING THE UNIT SAFELY”
AC adaptor

*Music rest not included.


Options (sold separately)

Keyboard stand: KS-12
Pedal switch: DP series

SIZE AND WEIGHT

Width

877 mm
34-9/16 inches


Depth

271 mm
10-11/16 inches


Height

82 mm
3-1/4 inches


Weight (excluding AC adaptor)

3.9 kg
8 lbs 10 oz

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