• Roland BK-9 Backing Keyboard

  • 76-Note Arranger Keyboard featuring the SuperNatural Sound Engine

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Roland BK-9 Backing Keyboard

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  • Our Price £1,599.00
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  • RRP £1,940.00 You Save £341.00
  • Manufacturer SKU: ROL-BK-9
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  • Weight: 10 kg
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Roland BK-9 Backing Keyboard  - Information

Roland BK-9 adds to the popular BK-series of backing keyboards, offering a 76-note flagship accompaniment keyboard loaded with professional sounds ideal for solo performers and also hobbyists who appreciate sophistication and quality. Roland BK-9 Backing Keyboard combines the incredible and highly acclaimed SuperNatural sound engine with a powerful accompaniment section taking this concept to new levels of performance. BK9 also features the legendary Virtual Tone Wheel Organ, USB recording plus a professional 16-track sequencer, giving you all the tools you need for delivering great-sounding performances.

BK-9 weighs in less than 21 pounds (9.4kg), offering the ideal keyboard for mobile sessions/gigging featuring an impressive 1,700 sounds plus 70 drum kits, including 22 SuperNATURAL tones. Dedicated harmonic bars give a truly authentic vintage organ feel and a the advanced effects section, featuring five independent multi-effects engines (MFX), plus dedicated mastering effects, gives you all the power you will ever need. It even comes with an inbuilt XLR mic input for connecting a microphone and a composite video output for displaying lyrics and photos ideal if your repertoire includes Karaoke.

When playing live, there’s nothing worse than reaching the end of the song and realising you can’t find the sounds for the next song. BK-9 lets you quickly recall your ten favourite tones for each real-time part, so you can concentrate on playing rather than worrying about finding your trusted, favourite sounds. You also get 1000 onboard Music Assistants which provide instant setups for every musical style, and you can save an unlimited number of custom setups to USB memory giving peace of mind and protection from data loss.

You can play BK-9 along with your favourite music from either USB or iPhone. Alternatively, you can also stream the music wirelessly (using the optional WNA1100-RL Roland Wireless Connect system) and even record yourself back to iPhone using the free Air Recorder app, or simply hardwire via the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit. The optional USB memory also lets you play along with WAV audio files, but here's the clever bit: you can change the key and adjust the speed of the audio, and even reduce the sound of pre-recorded vocals so you can sing over the top.

The rhythm section is the backbone of any performance, and Roland BK-9 comes brimming with full-ensemble accompaniments in almost every musical style imaginable. This means you get to lead the world’s most versatile backing band as you play, but without the tantrums or egos. The 540 built-in rhythms have all been remastered with the BK-9’s superior sounds and powerful new effects processing for impressive audio quality straight from the recording studio. You can also add unlimited additional rhythms via USB, and you can play along with MP3, WAV, and SMF files as well, so you don’t need to plug in a separate audio player.

Roland BK-9 Backing Keyboard  - Specifications

  • 76-note premium accompaniment keyboard with professional sounds
  • Display Type: 2 Displays 160 X 160 Pixels, Graphic LCD (Backlit)
  • Keyboard: 76 Velocity Sensitive Keys Key Touch: High, Medium, Low, Fixed
  • Keyboard Modes: Organ, Piano
  • Max. Polyphony: 128 Voices (GM2/GS/XGlite Compatible)
  • Tones: 1,718 (Included 22 SuperNATURAL) + User Tone.
  • Drum Sets: 77
  • Multitimbral parts: 4 keyboard parts (UPPER1, UPPER2, LOWER, M. BASS) + MELODY INTELLIGENT + 16 song parts
  • Master Tuning: 415.3 to 466.2 Hz
  • Key Control (Transpose): –6 to +5 in semitones (for rhythm, SMF, mp3/WAVE)
  • Organ Section Harmonic Bar: 16’, 5-1/3’, 8’, 4’, 2-2/3’, 2’, 1-3/5’, 1-1/3’, 1’ + LEVEL
  • Vibrato/Chorus: V-1/V-2/V-3/C-1/C-2/C-3
  • Percussion: 2nd/3rd, Soft, Slow
  • Rotary Sound: Slow/Fast, Brake, Level
  • Tone Wheel Type: 50/60/70
  • Amplifier Type: TYPE 1/TYPE 2/TYPE 3/TYPE 4/ TYPE 5
  • Effects: Reverb and Chorus: selectable via Tone Part effects 2 Mfx (84 Mfx Editable Macro) (selectable via Tone Part effects) Part EQ
  • Rhythms/SMF section
  • Reverb: 8 types (selectable via Makeup Tools) Chorus: 8 types (selectable via Makeup Tools) 3 Mfx (84 Mfx Editable Macro) (selectable via Makeup Tools) Part EQ
  • 2-band EQ +gain for each band , Reverb
  • Backing Section Rhythms: Over 500 in 10 “Rhythm” families
  • Real-time player
  • Rhythms (STL), SMF (Format 0/1), KAR, mp3, WAVE
  • Tempo Change: 20 to 250 BPM for SMF and rhythms
  • Time Stretch: 75 to 125% for mp3 and WAVE
  • One Touch memories: 4 suitable tones for each rhythm (Programmable)
  • Center Cancel
  • Audio Recording Media: USB Flash memory
  • Audio files (WAVE 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear), MIDI files (SMF)
  • Sequencers16 tracks sequencer
  • Internal 16 tracks MIDI sequencer with microscope and macro editing functions
  • Loop/Sequencer Mode
  • Internal and external by METRONOME OUT jack
  • Unlimited number (storage on USB memory) Over 1000 “Music Assistant” memories (internal memory) 5 “Factory Song” memories (internal memory)
  • Performance memories per List: Max. 999
  • Quick location of Rhythms, and Songs on the connected USB memory
  • Demo: Yes
  • Lyrics: SMF, mp3/WAVE, mp3+CDG (mp3+CDG on video output socket only)
  • Slide Shows: Picture folder linked to songs (recommended resolution: 512 x 384 or 1024 x 768 pixels)
  • 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
  • Size (Including Music Rest): Width 1251 mm 49-5/16 inches, Depth 445 mm 17-9/16 inches, Height 308 mm 12-3/16 inches
  • Weight: 9.4 kg 20 lbs. 12 oz.




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