BK-5 OR

Backing Keyboard

A World of Magical Music

  • Roland Wireless Connect
  • USB Memory
  • USB
  • SMF
  • XGlite
  • GS
  • GM2
  • MIDI Visual Control

Information

(Oct. 24, 2013)
Compatibility information with iOS 7 about Air Recorder

(Jun. 11, 2013)
BK-5 OR System Program Version 1.04 Now Available!

(Jan. 21, 2013)
Lyrics Viewer Now Available on the App Store!

(Jan. 21, 2013)
User Scale Now Available on the App Store!

(Jan. 21, 2013)
BK Partner Now Available on the App Store!

(Dec. 3, 2012)
Show Your Music Now Available on the App Store!

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 from the Middle East, Turkey, and North Africa
  • - 12 scale-tuning buttons with dedicated scale memories
  • - Instant playback of backing tracks directly from USB memory
  • - Friendly graphical user interface
  • - Onboard effects, including reverb, chorus, EQ, multi-band compressor, and dozens of multi-effects
  • - Video output to share SMF/MP3 Lyrics with friends or the audience on an external screen

Variation

  • BK-5
    <Sounds and rhythms from the East-Europe, Latin-America, Asia, and more>

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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 Flash 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/XGlite 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 (W)
1,044 mm41-1/8 inches
Depth (D)
317 mm12-1/2 inches
Height (H)
129 mm5-1/8 inches
Weight
7.5 kg16 lbs. 9 oz.

Weight excluding AC adaptor and music rest

Size and Weight (Including music rest)

Width (W)
1,044 mm41-1/8 inches
Depth (D)
317 mm12-1/2 inches
Height (H)
301 mm11-7/8 inches
Weight
7.5 kg16 lbs. 9 oz.

Weight excluding AC adaptor and music rest

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.

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