BK-5 OR

Backing Keyboard

BK-5 OR
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A World of Magical Music

Continuing a long tradition of successful world-music products, Roland proudly announces the BK-5 OR, addressing the sounds of the Middle East as well as Turkey and North Africa. The BK-5 OR retains all characteristics and features of the recently announced BK-5 and adds newly created sounds and rhythms.

* Sold exclusively in Europe and Middle East.

Sounds and Rhythms

The BK-5 OR is loaded with dozens of expressive and exotic new instruments, drum sounds, and rhythms from the Middle East, Turkey and North Africa regions.

Scale Tuning Controls

For fast and easy control of scale tunings, the BK-5 OR is equipped with 12 front-panel buttons to instantly manage each note of a scale, plus three buttons for storing/recalling the related settings.

Rhythm Composer

The onboard Rhythm Composer can instantly add rhythmic backing tracks to your music. Additional rhythms can be imported from USB memory. More than one drum track can be used for rhythms and SMFs.

Audio Recorder

The BK-5 OR lets you record directly to a USB memory. It's a great way to listen back and evaluate your performances, and share your creations with others.

USB Accompaniment

Add full backing accompaniment to your performances directly from USB memory. The BK-5 OR lets you import and control rhythm files, SMFs, MP3s, and WAV files.

Keyboard
61 keys (with velocity)
Display
160 x 160 dots Graphic LCD (with backlit)
Sound Generator
Max. Polyphony
128 voices (GM2/GS/XG Lite compatible)
Sounds
Over 1,100 tones Over 50 Drum Sets
Multitimbral parts
3 keyboard 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
Keyboard 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 keyboard parts (selectable via Tone Part 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
Over 250 in 6 “Rhythm” families (localized rhythms for specific areas are included)
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
Songs
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
Oriental tunings
MEMORY buttons
1, 2, 3 (storage of three USER SCALE sets of frequently used settings)
USER SCALE buttons
Instant quarter-tone tuning of each note of a scale (C to B). Adjustable tuning range (–64 to +63 cent) for each button. Tunings can also be saved to Performance memories.
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
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
Knob
VOLUME
Rotary encoder
[CURSOR/VALUE] 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 ports
USB COMPUTER connector (Type A, reception and transmission of MIDI data) USB MEMORY (Type B, data storage devices)
MIDI connectors
MIDI IN, MIDI OUT (Visual Control function)
VIDEO OUTPUT jack
RCA-type (CVBS, PAL or NTSC – selectable)
Foot pedal jacks
HOLD, SWITCH/EXPRESSION (programmable)
General specifications
Speakers
10 cm x 2
Rated power output
12 W x 2
Power supply
AC adaptor
Power consumption
1,100 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, CD-ROM (Style Converter 4.0, USB driver)
Options (sold separately)
USB
USB Flash memory (M-UF-series)
Pedals
DP-series/BOSS FS-5U foot switch Roland EV-series expression pedal
Size and Weight (Without music rest)
Width
1044 mm
41-1/8 inches
Depth
317 mm
12-1/2 inches
Height
129 mm
5-1/8 inches
Weight
7.5 kg
16 lbs. 9 oz.
Size and Weight (Including music rest)
Width
1044 mm
41-1/8 inches
Depth
317 mm
12-1/2 inches
Height
301 mm
11-7/8 inches
Weight
7.5 kg
16 lbs. 9 oz.
Weight excluding AC adaptor and music rest
Weight excluding AC adaptor and music rest

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