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Roland launches the BK-3 backing keyboard

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Out Now

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01792 702701

Jory Mackay
The Roland BK-3 keyboard with auto-accompaniment

Roland has announced the BK-3, the latest addition to the BK-series of instruments with intelligent backing track technology.

Now available in the UK, the Roland BK-3 is the latest edition to the BK-series of instruments.

A completely self-contained system, the BK-3 features a 61-note keyboard, a global array of intelligent music and rhythm accompaniments, and a built-in stereo sound system.

Outfitted with one of Roland’s top-level sound engines (compatible with GM2, GS and XG Lite formats), the BK-3 provides over 800 sounds and dozens of drum and percussion kits to choose from.  An intuitive front panel features clearly labeled buttons, dedicated controls and an LCD display, for easy navigation.

Users can also play a variety of external backing formats via USB memory, including WAV and MP3 audio, SMF, and Roland rhythms (BK, E, G, and VA series). The playback tempo can easily be adjusted with all formats, including audio. A Center Cancel function reduces the volume of vocals in commercial WAV/MP3 audio files, ideal for karaoke singing and minus-one playing. It’s also easy for players to record their performances directly to USB memory.

The BK-3 is compatible with Roland Wireless Connect, which allows users to communicate with an Apple iPhone or iPad over a wireless network via the optional WNA1100-RL Wireless USB Adapter. The free app for iPhone/iPad offers integration with the BK-3, including Air Recorder, music sharing on social networks, and a lyrics display for SMF songs (with embedded lyrics) played on the BK-3.  



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