Be a one-man band, with the Roland BK-3 Compact Backing Keyboard. An incredible choice for solo performers, featuring a wide range of quality rhythms and sounds, the BK-3 allows you to explore an extensive range of genres from all over the world.
This portable keyboard places the power of a full ensemble at your fingertips! Whether performing on stage, playing with friends, or practising alone, the BK-3 brings you a full band sound, thanks to Roland's incredible backing track technology.
Product Ref: 31105
The Roland BK-3 is simplicity itself. Select a single sound to play across the keyboard, or layer and split your favourite sounds to enhance your performance. When you want to dive deeper, the BK-3 is packed with suitable sounds and rhythms from around the world. 250 onboard styles with intros and verse variations build intensity throughout your song. Simply by selecting a style you can then choose from four one-touch settings which contain suitable sounds for the style. The 850 high quality onboard tones are subdivided into ten sound groups, each with an individual selector button for easy navigation. Different fingering modes suit different performance styles and ability levels, from single finger chords to full piano style. The BK-3 features a clear backlit LCD screen along with an intuitive front panel. This features clearly labelled light up controls, making it easy to read in all environments.
The BK-3's ten sound groups feature high quality Roland sounds ranging from lush piano and string sounds, crunchy or super-smooth electric pianos and synth sounds which can go from warm pads to searing leads. Selecting a sound also selects relevant and appropriate effects for the type of sound you're playing. BK-3 will select a rotary speaker for your organ sounds, or perhaps a phaser for your electric piano, making for a next level performance without a wealth of experience. BK-3 includes 500 different music assistant settings to make it easy for beginners to cover a wide variety of popular songs, including those often found in learn-to-play books. The BK-3 features a high quality onboard speaker system, making it ideal for home practice or entertaining family and friends.
With the BK-3, capturing your perfomance couldn't be easier. A single button on the control panel opens up the recording menu, allowing you to quickly record your performances 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 CD or upload them to internet streaming sites such as SoundCloud.
WAV, MP3 and standard MIDI files can be replayed from USB memory, you can even automatically drop out the lead part from MIDI files so you can jam or sing along. Using standard MIDI files, the screen of the BK-3 can display lyrics of the song you're playing. 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.
BK-3 isn't just for beginners as it inherits some complex features from the more advanced BK-5. All of the sounds and styles can be deep-edited to suit the demands of your performance, allowing you to make the creative decisions when it comes to accompaniment. Songs can be as intense or as minimalist as you choose, allowing you to emulate everything from a big band to a jazz trio. The BK-3 gives you the ability to completely revoice a style to suit a different genre of music entirely, so you'll never run out of inspiration.
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