Roland announces the BK-3 Backing Keyboard, the latest member of its popular lineup of BK-series instruments.
The BK-3 features a 61-note keyboard, music and rhythm accompaniments, and a built-in stereo sound system. The BK-3 is outfitted with a Roland sound engine (compatible with GM2, GS, and XG Lite formats), which provides 800 sounds and dozens of drum and percussion kits to choose from. The front panel features labeled buttons, dedicated controls, and a LCD display.
Users can 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 be adjusted with all formats, including audio. A Center Cancel function reduces the volume of vocals in commercial WAV/MP3 audio files, suited for karaoke singing and minus-one playing. It’s also suitable for players to record their performances 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.
The BK-3 comes in two different finishes: black (BK-3-BK) and white (BK-3-WH).
For more information, visit www.rolandus.com/products/details/1254/459.
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