Roland BK-3 Backing Keyboard
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.
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...
KeyboardKeyboard type: 61 keys (velocity sensitive)Keyboard Modes: Whole, Split, DualDisplay type132 x 64 dots, Graphic monochrome LCD (with backlit)Sound generatorMax. Polyphony128 voices (GM2/GS/XGlite compatible)Sounds851 tones; 53 Drum SetsMultitimbral parts2 keyboard parts (UPP, LWR) + 16 song partsMaster Tuning415.3 to 466.2 HzKey Control (Transpose)–6 to +5 in semitones (for audio/MIDI data)Tempo change20 to 250 BPM for SMF and rhythms75 to 125 % for mp3 and WAV filesEffectsReal Time parts (UPP, LWR)Reverb and Chorus: depending on Rhythm/SMF Reverb Chorus Macro1 Mfx (84 Mfx Editable Macro) (selectable via Tone Part Mfx)EQRhythms/SMF sectionReverb: 8 typesChorus: 8 types2 Mfx (84 Mfx Editable Macro)EQBacking sectionRhythms250 in 5 “Rhythm” families (localized rhythms for specific areas are included in the WORLD 1 and WORLD 2 families)Real-time playerRhythms (STL), SMF (Format 0/1), KAR, mp3, WAVKey Control–6 to +5 in semitones (for rhythm, smf, mp3/wav)Tempo Change20 to 250 BPM for SMF and rhythmsTime Stretch75 to 125 % for mp3 and WAVOne Touch memories4 suitable tones for each rhythm (Programmable)Rhythm and SMF Makeup ToolsInstrument-oriented editingTrack Mutefor Rhythms/SMFCenter Cancelfor mp3/WAVAudio RecordingMediaUSB Flash memory.Save formatAudio files: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear)MetronomeTime Signature1 to 32/16, 1 to 32/8, 1 to 32/4, 1 to 32/2ModeAlways, PlayCount InOff, 1 bar, 2 barPerformance MemoriesPerformance ListsUnlimited number (storage on USB memory)Over 500 “Music Assistant” memories (internal memory)5 “Factory Song” memories (internal memory)Performance memories per ListMax. 999