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Roland, Electronic Keyboard BK-5

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One keyboard, one keyboardist…. With the debut of the BK-5, Roland proudly sets another milestone in the history of auto-accompaniment instruments. The BK-5 features high-quality, fresh sounds combined with an easy user interface and advanced features. It’s the perfect partner for the “one-man band” as well as music hobbyists and amateurs.

  • Self-contained, do-everything keyboard with auto-accompaniment engine and built-in sound system
  • Wide selection of sounds, Music Assistants, and Rhythms that cover a wide landscape of musical genres (including East-Europe, Latin-America, Asia, and more)
  • Friendly graphical user interface
  • Onboard effects, including reverb, chorus, EQ, multi-band compressor, and dozens of multi-effects
  • Music rhythm compatibility with Roland BK-7m/E-series/ G-series/VA-series instruments
  • Compatible with backing formats (SMF, MP3, WAV, and Rhythm) directly from USB memory; instant audio recording onto USB memory
  • Automatic chord detection for SMF files
  • Video output to share SMF/MP3 Lyrics with friends or the audience on an external screen



61 keys (velocity sensitive)


160 x 160 dots Graphic LCD (with backlit)

Sound Generator

Max. Polyphony

128 voices (GM2/GS/XGlite compatible)


1,172 tones, 60 Drum Sets

Multitimbral parts

3 real-time 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



Real-time 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 real-time parts (selectable via Tone Part MFX)
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


305 in 6 “Rhythm” families (localized rhythms for specific areas are included in the WORLD 1 and WORLD 2 families)

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


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

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





USB Flash memory

Song Save Format

Audio files: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear)



SMF, mp3/WAV, mp3+CDG

Slide shows

Picture folder linked to songs (recommended resolution: 512 x 384 or 1024 x
768 pixels)


Panel controls

Knobs: VOLUME, Rotary encoder: Data dial


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 COMPUTER connector (Type B, reception and transmission of MIDI data)
USB MEMORY (Type A, data storage devices)
MIDI connectors (IN, OUT): Visual Control function
VIDEO OUTPUT jack: RCA-type (CVBS, PAL or NTSC selectable)
Foot pedal jack: HOLD, SWITCH/EXPRESSION (programmable)


10 cm x 2

Rated power output

12 W x 2

Power supply

AC adaptor

Power consumption


Auto Off function

Off, 10 min, 30 min, 240 min


Owner’s Manual, AC adaptor, Power cord (for connecting the AC adaptor), Music rest, CD-ROM (Style Converter 4.0, USB driver)

Option (sold separately)

USB Flash Memory: M-UF series, Pedal Switch: DP series, Footswitch: BOSS FS-5U, Expression Pedal: EV series

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


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


7.5 kg16 lbs. 9 oz.

Roland, Electronic Keyboard BK-5
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