Roland BK-5 Backing Keyboard

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Roland BK-5 Backing Keyboard


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Manufacturer's ID: BK-5

What we say:

At A Glance:

The BK-5 from Roland is a fantastic backing keyboard. It features many standard arrangement functions, a responsive and dynamic keyboard and a ton of great sounds. You’ll also find the interface incredibly easy to use and the accompaniment features are intuitive so you can focus on playing. With this in mind, the BK-5 is perfect for one-man bands at any level!

Features We Love:

High Quality Sounds

The BK-5 sound engine provides realistic and expressive instrument sounds. There are over 1,100 sounds on board spanning tons of different styles. You’ll find plenty of great keyboards, acoustic instruments, drums and more on the BK-5. It’s just like having a professional sounding band backing you up!

Playback Control

The BK-5 can load in external MIDI and audio files via USB memory. Just pop in a USB stick with your files and off you go! You can play the MIDI arrangements with the great in-built sounds. There is also the option of playing and editing audio files, which means you can load in your favourite songs and minimize the vocals. Viola, instant karaoke version!

Video Output

There is also the option to send a video feed from the BK-5. This can be used to display lyrics and chord symbols. This is great for Karaoke sessions, or performing with other musicians. It’s easy to keep everyone on the same page!


  • Flexible and intuitive backing keyboard
  • High quality sound engine
  • Full band arrangements
  • Easy to use interface
  • Video output
  • Loads MIDI and audio files

What's Included:

  • BK-5 Backing Keyboard
  • Owner’s Manual
  • AC adaptor
  • Power cord
  • Music rest


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)
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
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
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 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
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)
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)
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.

Customer reviews

Overall Rating 5 (2 reviews)

Excellent value for money keyboard. When played through a quality amp and speakers the keyboard sounds amazing.

R.W. - 14/10/2014

great....does everything I want it to do with ease of use

A.B. - 28/3/2012

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