Affordable Keyboard with Auto-Accompaniment
Angeles, CA, November 1, 2012 — Roland is pleased to announce the BK-3 Backing Keyboard,
the latest member of its popular lineup of BK-series instruments with
intelligent backing track technology. The BK-3 delivers exceptional sound
quality and a large selection of music styles from around the world, providing
full-ensemble backing at the touch of a button. With its affordable price, ease
of use, and premium features, the BK-3 is perfect for a wide range of users,
from hobbyists and home players to one-man bands and pro entertainers.
self contained, the BK-3 features a 61-note keyboard, a global array of intelligent
music and rhythm accompaniments, and a built-in stereo sound system. Master programmers
from around the world have created special rhythms for the BK-3, putting a wide
range of colorful, authentic music under the user’s fingertips.
The BK-3 is
outfitted with a top-level Roland sound engine (compatible with GM2, GS, and XG
Lite formats), which provides over 800 great sounds and dozens of drum and
percussion kits to choose from. A friendly and intuitive front panel makes
navigation easy, with clearly labeled buttons, dedicated controls, and a LCD display.
play a variety of external backing formats via convenient 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 fun and useful 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.
comes in two different finishes: black (BK-3-BK) and white (BK-3-WH).
About Roland Corporation
Roland Corporation is a leading manufacturer and
distributor of electronic musical instruments, including keyboards and
synthesizers, guitar products, electronic percussion, digital recording
equipment, amplifiers, audio processors, and multimedia products. With more
than 40 years of musical instrument development, Roland sets the standard in
music technology for the world to follow. For more information, visit http://www.RolandUS.com.