Roland BK-3 Compact Backing Keyboard, White

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£369.00 RRP £409.00 (including VAT @ 20%)

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  • Roland BK-3 Backing Keyboard, White
  • Intelligent Backing Track Technology
  • Roland Wireless Connect For iPhone and iPad
  • Play SMF, MP3, WAV Rhythms
  • Great For Karaoke, Fun With Friends and One-Man Bands!

Roland BK-3 Compact Backing Keyboard, White


The BK-3 Backing Keyboard is the perfect entry level auto-accompaniment instrument. This portable keyboard puts the power of a full ensemble under the solo entertainer or home player's fingertips! Whether performing on stage, playing with friends or practising alone the BK-3 is a great investment.

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Massive Choice of Onboard Sounds and Rhythms

Whichever genre of music you're looking for the BK-3 is packed with sounds and rhythms from around the world including Eastern Europe, Latin America and Asia. With over 850 tones and 50 drum kits you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to voices for melody playing and accompaniment. Compatibility with GM2, GS and XG Lite formats ensures high-quality with Standard MIDI files.

This BK-3 61 note keyboard has been programmed by Roland's master technicians from around the world creating special rhythms and a wide range of colourful, authentic music for you to choose from. The top level Roland sound engine provides masses of great sounds whilst the front panel is intuitive and user friendly with clearly labelled buttons, dedicated controls and a clear LCD display.

Upload Backing Via USB and Sing Karaoke!

The USB memory can be used to play a number of external backing formats including WAV, MP3, SMF and Roland rhythms (BK, E, G and VA series). Even when using audio files, the playback tempo or song key can easily be adjusted to suit your vocal range. This, along with the Center Cancel function, which reduces the volume of track vocals, makes the BK-3 perfect for karaoke and minus-one playing.

Easy Audio Recording

If you wish to capture your performance on the BK-3 a dedicated front panel button makes it simple and easy to record directly to USB. These recordings are saved as CD-quality WAV data so it's easy to transfer them to a computer if you want to burn them onto CDs.

Roland Wireless Connect for iPhone and iPad

This compatibility with Roland Wireless Connect allows BK-3 players to communicate with their Apple iPhone or iPad over the wireless network with the optional WNA1100-RL Wireless USB Adaptor. There are a number of fun, free iOS apps available to download including Air Recorder which captures audio on your phone and Lyrics Viewer which displays SMF song lyrics on your iPad - more karaoke fun! With Show Your Music you can create video clips of your performances and share them online.



  • Keys: 61 keys (velocity sensitive)
  • Keyboard Modes: Whole, Split, Dual
  • Display type: 132 x 64 dots, Graphic monochrome LCD (with backlit)

Sound generator

  • Max. Polyphony: 128 voices (GM2/GS/XG Lite compatible)
  • Sounds: 851 tones; 53 Drum Sets
  • Multitimbral parts 2 keyboard parts (UPP, 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


  • Real Time parts (UPP, LWR): Reverb and Chorus: depending on Rhythm/SMF Reverb Chorus Macro 1 Mfx (84 Mfx Editable Macro) (selectable via Tone Part Mfx) EQ
  • Rhythms/SMF section: Reverb: 8 types, Chorus: 8 types, 2 Mfx (84 Mfx Editable Macro) EQ

Backing section

  • Rhythms: 250 in 5 "Rhythm" families (localized rhythms for specific areas are included in the WORLD 1 and WORLD 2 families)
  • Real-time player: Rhythms (STL), SMF (Format 0/1), KAR, mp3, WAV
  • Key Control: -6 to +5 in semitones (for rhythm, smf, mp3/wav)
  • Tempo Change: 20 to 250 BPM for SMF and rhythms
  • Time Stretch: 75 to 125 for mp3 and WAV
  • One Touch memories: 4 suitable tones for each rhythm (Programmable)
  • Rhythm and SMF Makeup Tools: Instrument-oriented editing
  • Track Mute: for Rhythms/SMF
  • Center Cancel: for mp3/WAV

Audio Recording

  • Media: USB Flash memory.
  • Save format: Audio files: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear)


  • Time Signature: 1 to 32/16, 1 to 32/8, 1 to 32/4, 1 to 32/2
  • Mode: Always, Play
  • Count In: Off, 1 bar, 2 bar

Performance Memories

  • 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 Rhythms and Songs on the connected USB memory
  • Demo: Yes
  • Lyrics on Internal Display: SMF, mp3/WAV
  • Panel Controls: Volume Knob Balance (Backing/Keyboard) Buttons

  • Connectors:
    • Phone/Output Jack: 1/4"
    • phone type (TRS connector)
    • USB COMPUTER port (Type B, reception and transmission of MIDI data)
    • USB MEMORY port (Type A, data storage devices)
    • MIDI IN, MIDI OUT (Visual Control function)
    • Foot Pedal jack: PEDAL HOLD/SWITCH (assignable)
  • Speakers: 2 x 10 cm
  • Rated power output: 2 x 7.5 W
  • Power supply: AC adaptor
  • Power consumption: 1,200 mA
  • Auto Off function: Off, 10 min, 30 min, 240 min.

Size and Weight (excludeing AC adaptor and 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: 408 mm, 16-1/8 inches
  • Height: 318 mm, 12-9/16 inches


  • Owner's Manual
  • AC adaptor
  • Power cord (for connecting the AC adaptor)
  • Music rest

Options (sold separately)

  • USB flash memory (M-UF-series)
  • Wireless USB Adaptor (WNA1100-RL)
  • Pedal Switch: DP-series
  • Footswitch: BOSS FS-5U