Roland BK-5

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Roland BK-5 properties

Product name BK-5
Brand Roland
Type Keyboard Instruments
Keyboard Instrument Keyboard
Rotary Controls Yes

Additional information


Product type

Keyboard Instrument

Rotary Controls

1 review for Roland BK-5

  1. Sniper

    I believe that this instrument can be easily compared to the Roland E-80. I have had it since February 2012 as one of the first ones in the US right after the 2012 fair. The advantage is really beautiful sounds. I am quite demanding in this respect and I was thinking about buying the E-80, only this weight put me off (the price of the new E-80 is also much higher). The BK-5 is a very universal instrument. In addition, you can load him accompaniments from other Rolands, e.g. from the E-80 🙂 – and use them instantly. In my opinion, the accompaniments sound very natural – just like the sounds. The downside for me is the lack of battery power, which makes it impossible to perform where there is no 220V power supply, e.g. on the street. A huge advantage is the ability to record on any pen-drive formatted by this Roland and play mp3 from any USB 1.1 and 2.0 flash drive even without formatting (reads from mp3). With mp3 you can quickly cut vocals with one button – but of course to remove the voice completely you must have good mp3 quality and the voice centrally placed – hence the name Center Cancel). Generally, you can record your songs, ideas for new melodies, accompaniment on the external memory … The downside is, compared to the E-80, the lack of an internal processor with effects to which you can connect a microphone. But for $ 400, you can buy the BOSS VE-20 which the South American visitor uses in his YouTube presentation. (Latina), which is presenting the BK-5 at the NAMM 2012 fair, or another, for example, TC Helicon (there is also a special version of TC Helicon for keyboardists). The BK-5’s advantage, however, is the line-in socket through which you can connect, for example, mp3, but also other sound sources (small jack input). The built-in sound system is of good quality. Video output – this is another plus – you connect the projector with a typical video cable (I have a 20 m long / vivanco / digital cable) and it is displayed immediately, automatically on the screen or wall, without any waiting, the text of the running song, the image assigned to it can also be displayed songs). To get to this text on the BK-5 display, you have to enter the menu and press a bit (which is troublesome as there is not much time during the performance), while connecting a video receiver, you immediately have the text on the screen.

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Frequenty asked questions about Roland BK-5

How to connect Roland BK-5 to computer?

Roland BK-5 keyboard is a standalone instrument that has its own sound engine. However you can connect it to a PC/Mac computer. It will significantly extend the functions and usability of the instrument. You can use USB-MIDI interface to control co called DAW Software like Ableton Live, Fl Studio, Logic Pro or Cubase to record MIDI notes and command or pure digital audio.

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