Roland BK-9

Roland BK-9
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Specifications

Form

Number of Keys: 76
Key Weight: Synth
Key Size: Full
Touch Sensitive:
Aftertouch:

Sound

Number of Voices: 1718
Polyphony: 128
Sound Generation: NULL
Piano Sounds:
Real World Sounds:
Sounds Editable:
Accompaniments:

Extra Features

Recorder/Sequencer:
Tutorials:

Communication

MIDI:
USB:
Tablet Connectivity:

Power

Power Supply:
Batteries:

Audio

Speakers:
Audio Out:
Audio In:

Pedals

Sustain Pedal:
Soft Pedal:
Expression Pedal:

Release Info

Year: 2013
RRP: $0

Description

A World of Music at Your Command

The BK-9 Backing Keyboard is the new flagship instrument in the acclaimed BK series, bringing together sensational sounds, top-class rhythms, and an incredible selection of premium features. You have a world of music under fingertip control, with a massive sound selection—including Roland’s renowned SuperNATURAL® sounds—and a huge range of completely remastered rhythm accompaniments in nearly every musical genre, from classic to modern. An innovative dual LCD system and intuitive panel layout make it easy to direct your virtual band, while powerful effects and assignable real-time controls let you select and shape sounds with ease. With numerous additional highlights such as USB song playback/recording, an onboard 16-track sequencer, Rhythm Composer, and much more, the BK-9 is a powerhouse music machine for professional performing, song composition, and casual enjoyment at home.

HIGHLY MOBILE PRO INSTRUMENT, BUILT FOR LIVE PERFORMANCE

Equipped with a pro-quality 76-note keyboard and weighing less than 21 pounds (9.4 kg), the BK-9 is surprisingly light, making it easy to carry anywhere you want to play. Its user interface has been designed for maximum efficiency and ease of use while performing, with an innovative dual LCD system, logical panel layout, and many dedicated and user-assignable controls. 10 Favorite tones can be stored for each real-time part, an extremely convenient feature for live playing. 1000 onboard Music Assistants provide instant setups for every musical genre, and you can save an unlimited number of custom setups as Performance Lists to USB memory.

MASSIVE SOUND SELECTION

A flagship instrument deserves a flagship sound set, and the BK-9 delivers with over 1,700 fantastic sounds and 70 drum kits. 22 sounds feature Roland’s renowned SuperNATURAL technology, providing ultra-realistic acoustic instrument tones with an incredible range of natural expression. Also included are 500 all-new tones, specially selected for the BK-9 from the expansive Roland libraries. The Virtual Tone Wheel sound engine puts legendary organ tones at your fingers, with front-panel harmonic bars and a rotary effect for authentic organ performance. The BK-9 is also equipped for future expansion, with a User Tone area dedicated for upcoming BK-series sound collections.

REMASTERED RHYTHMS

Filled with full-ensemble accompaniments in almost every musical genre imaginable, the BK-9 lets you lead the world’s most versatile backing band as you play. 540 built-in rhythms include 25 new selections, and all the rhythms have been remastered with the BK-9’s superior sounds and powerful new effects processing for impressive audio quality straight from the recording studio. Via USB memory, unlimited additional rhythms can be added, and MP3, WAV, and SMF files can be played as well.

MULTI-EFFECTS AND ONBOARD MIXING

Five independent multi-effects engines (MFX) offer an enormous range of sound processing possibilities, with three MFX dedicated to rhythms and two MFX dedicated to real-time parts. Global reverb and chorus effects are available as well, along with two mastering processors that allow you to optimize the sound of the rhythm and real-time sections separately to suit performance venues and add final polish for recordings. A great new feature for live playing is the Mixer function, which gives you instant adjustment of rhythm and real-time part levels, MFX parameters, and more using the harmonic bars on the front panel.

POWERFUL TOOLS FOR CREATIVITY

A built-in 16-track sequencer provides a professional platform for composing and editing SMF data, while the Rhythm Composer lets you create and customize your own rhythms with ease. The convenient Chord Loop feature allows you to record and save chord sequences to drive the rhythms, great for generating on-the-fly backing patterns for two-handed solo/melody playing or preparing complete song arrangements for live performance, practice, or composition in the sequencer. With the Audio Key function, audio files stored on USB memory can be assigned to the top seven keyboard keys for quick-access playback while performing. Additionally, BK-9 performances can be easily recorded directly to USB memory as CD-ready WAV audio.

EXTRAS FOR ENTERTAINING

If you sing or work with a vocalist, you’ll appreciate the BK-9’s convenient XLR microphone input, which features phantom power, a dedicated reverb effect, and easily accessible front-panel controls. A composite Video Out jack is also provided, allowing you to display embedded MP3/SMF lyrics and chord symbols on an external video monitor for performance assistance or sing-along entertaining. Photo slideshows can be displayed as well, letting your audience enjoy custom images while listening to your music.

ROLAND WIRELESS CONNECT AND FREE IOS APPS

The BK-9 is compatible with Roland Wireless Connect, which provides cable-free communication with Apple’s iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch via Roland’s optional WNA1100-RL Wireless USB Adapter. An iPad can also be connected directly to the BK-9 with a USB cable using Apple’s iPad Camera Connection Kit. Many free iOS apps are available to enhance your BK-9 experience, including Air Recorder for jamming and capturing performances (iPhone/iPad), BK Partner for selecting tones and rhythms (iPad), Lyrics Viewer for displaying SMF lyrics (iPad), and a number of others.

SPECIFICATIONS

DISPLAY TYPE

Display

2 Displays 160 X 160 Pixels, Graphic LCD (Backlit)

KEYBOARD

Keyboard Type

76 Velocity Sensitive Keys Key Touch: High, Medium, Low, Fixed

Keyboard Modes

Organ, Piano

SOUND GENERATOR

Max. Polyphony

128 Voices (GM2/GS/XGlite Compatible)

Tones

1,718 (Included 22 SuperNATURAL) + User Tone.

Favorite Tone

Possibility to create four lists (UPPER1, UPPER2, LOWER, M. BASS) of 10 frequently used sounds and recall them instantly.

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

Real Time Parts (UPPER1, UPPER2, LOWER, M. BASS)

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

MIC

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)

Track Mute

For Rhythms/SMF

Center Cancel

For mp3/WAVE

Rhythm Composer

Internal Rhythm Composer

Rhythm and SMF Makeup Tools

Instrument-oriented editing

AUDIO RECORDING

Media

USB Flash memory

Save format

Audio files (WAVE 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear), MIDI files (SMF)

SEQUENCERS

16 tracks sequencer

Internal 16 tracks MIDI sequencer with microscope and macro editing functions

Chord Loop

Loop/Sequencer Mode

METRONOME

Time Signature

1 to 32/16, 1 to 32/8,, 1 to 32/4, 1 to 32/2

Mode

Always, Play, Rec

Count In

Off, 1 bar, 2 bars

Volume

Internal and external by METRONOME OUT jack

PERFORMANCE MEMORIES

Performance Lists

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

OTHER

Search Function

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)

Panel Controls

Rotary encoder: Data dial with push switching function

VOLUME: 1 Knob

AUDIO IN: 1 Knob

MIC VOLUME: 1 Knob

MIC REVERB: 1 Knob

BALANCE (Backing/Keyboard): 1 Knob

Pitch Bend/Modulation Lever: 1

Mixer/Harmonic bars section: 10 sliders

D-BEAM controller: 1

Assign Switches: 4

Connectors

Audio OUTPUT jacks: (R, L/Mono) 1/4” phone type

PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4” phone type

Audio INPUT jack (R, L/Mono): 1/4” phone type

MIC IN: 1/4” phone type/XLR type (Phantom power switch OFF/ON)

METRONOME OUT: 1/4” phone type

MIDI connectors: THRU, IN, OUT (Visual Control function)

USB ports: USB COMPUTER connector (Type B, reception and transmission of MIDI data), USB MEMORY (Type A, data storage devices)

Foot pedal jacks: HOLD, EXPRESSION , CONTROL (assignable)

FC-7 PEDAL: 1 socket (assignable)

VIDEO OUTPUT jack RCA-type (CVBS, PAL or NTSC – selectable)

Power supply

AC adaptor

Current Draw

1,100 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

Options (sold separately)

USB: USB flash memory (M-UF2G), Wireless USB Adaptor (WNA1100-RL)

Pedal Switch: DP-series

Footswitch: BOSS FS-5U

Expression Pedal: EV-5, EV-7

Footswitch: FC-7

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