After I bought this keyboard, I thought it would be good. But it was not.
The sounds are good, and that's all that is good.
I thought the 16 tracks Sequencer would be perfect, but no. You can not record in the same key transpose that you have selected in the setup. One can only record tracks in the "Key transpose 0".
This means that the 16 tracks Sequencer is useless.
After four days, the keyboard has also crashed. Suddenly there comes a sound from an instrument and it does not go away and I have to turn on and off the keyboard with the on and off button. 3 times this has happened now. And there are several bugs in the last OS 1.06. It can not save volume on the tracks when you wish to change a track. I had a major problem to change the volume after it is saved. It retains the old settings and you can not change different settings as volume on a track ex. I do not know if it is always so, but often it happens to me.
I bought BK-9 because I wanted to use the 16 tracks sequencer in the right Key transpose during recording, but it is impossible. I have already received answers from Roland. Key transpose works only in playback.
Who want it to be so? I think none.
I want to say that the BK-9 is not for songwriters at all or on live performing. Songwriters must be able to record the tracks in the right Key transpose, and there are many bugs in OS 1.06.
This means that you can not concentrate about music. Instead you concentrating on irritation.
Will there be any good music this way? Hmmmm. Not for me, as I want to do it professionally. This is just a useless toy.
A keyboard you can throw in the trash.
After several Yamaha keyboards including a Tyros 3 kept for 5 years, it was almost normal to pass Tyros 5 after the deadlock on the Tyros 4. The only problem is the price around 4200 € (61 ratings + € 200 in 76) ... in short, out of the question to pay a keyboard to a high price!
The alternative is the Roland 9-BK. Having had one in 25 years of Roland music, namely the E-20, I turned to the BK-9 and any result for a sum divided by 2!
- A weighted 76-note keyboard (in this price range, they are only 61 keys and more unweighted), a real treat to play on;
- The super sounds natural non absolutely nothing to envy super joints 2 Yamaha;
- Sounds galore (1700);
- Ditto for styles (540);
- The excellent effects processors;
- Ease of use;
-Sync audio files with style, and I stress the above insofar as the Tyros 5 does not offer ... strange for a keyboard for more than 4000 €;
- Options to configure everything and unlimited backup performance (equivalent to Registration Memory Yamaha);
- Brief as all good;
- Etc ....
The best for last: a great value! Roland has it all and we offer a very good instrument.
I also tried the Korg PA900 length: Very good keyboard also sounds nice, but a bit below the Roland in my eyes.
I recommend the BK-9 to anyone who does not want to ruin the purchase of a keyboard .... and I also want to clarify that there is not only the Tyros 5 on the market! !