Piano is one of the most tender musical instruments ever created – the soothing melodies one could play with it know no bounds, and it’s not a coincidence that you want to become a piano player yourself. We’re here to talk about digital pianos in general – what they are, and what you should know before purchasing one, among other things.
YOUR PERSONAL BACKUP BAND
Perfect for solo entertainers and home hobbyists alike, the BK-3 Backing Keyboard brings a new level of performance to entry-level auto-accompaniment instruments. Featuring a wide range of quality onboard sounds and rhythms, song playback via USB memory, built-in speakers, and more, this portable, self-contained keyboard puts the power of a full ensemble under your fingertips. From one-person shows to social gatherings to personal practice, the BK-3 brings endless hours enjoyment for playing all musical styles.
Wide Range of Sounds and Rhythms Onboard
The BK-3 is filled with sounds and rhythms covering an extensive range of music genres from around the world, including Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Asia. There are over 850 tones and 50 drum kits built in, providing a universe of voices for melody playing and accompaniment. Compatibility with GM2, GS, and XG Lite formats ensures high-quality playback with Standard MIDI Files.
Play Backing Tracks and Rhythms via USB Memory
The BK-3 can play a variety of external backing formats from optional USB memory, including WAV and MP3 audio, SMF, and Roland rhythms (BK, E, G, and VA series). Playback tempo and song key can easily be adjusted to suit your vocal range or performing needs, even with audio files. In addition, a Center Cancel function reduces the volume of vocals in commercial WAV/MP3 songs, ideal for karaoke singing and minus-one playing.
Easy Audio Recording
A dedicated front-panel button makes it simple to record audio directly to USB memory, allowing you to capture full-ensemble BK-3 performances any time you wish for self-evaluation and sharing with friends and family. Your recordings are saved as CD-quality WAV data, making it easy to transfer them to your computer for burning audio CDs.
Roland Wireless Connect for iPhone and iPad
Compatibility with Roland Wireless Connect allows BK-3 players to communicate with an Apple iPhone or iPad over a wireless network via the optional WNA1100-RL Wireless USB Adapter. There are a number of fun, free iOS apps available, including Air Recorder for capturing BK-3 audio to your iPhone, and Lyrics Viewer for displaying SMF song lyrics on your iPad. And with Show Your Music, you can create video clips of your music performances and share them on your favorite social networks!
Keyboard type 61 keys (velocity sensitive) Keyboard Modes Whole, Split, Dual Display type 132 x 64 dots, Graphic monochrome LCD (with backlit) Max. Polyphony 128 voices (GM2/GS/XGlite 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 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 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 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 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. Accessories Owner’s Manual, AC adaptor, Power cord (for connecting the AC adaptor), Music rest. Weight 7.5 kg