Roland BK5 Keyboard


Self Contained Keyboard With Auto-Accompaniment

The perfect partner for the “one-man band” as well as music hobbyists and amateurs

  • 1,172 tones, 60 Drum Sets
  • 305 Rhythms
  • Playback Via USB Memory
  • 2x12 Watt, 2x10cm Speakers
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Roland BK-5: Backing Keyboard
Number One for One-Man Bands

One keyboard, one keyboardist…. With the debut of the BK-5, Roland proudly sets another milestone in the history of auto-accompaniment instruments. The BK-5 features high-quality, fresh sounds combined with an easy user interface and advanced features. It’s the perfect partner for the “one-man band” as well as music hobbyists and amateurs.

  •     Self-contained, do-everything keyboard with auto-accompaniment engine and built-in sound system
  •     Wide selection of sounds, Music Assistants, and Rhythms that cover a wide landscape of musical genres (including East-Europe, Latin-America, Asia, and more)
  •     Friendly graphical user interface
  •     Onboard effects, including reverb, chorus, EQ, multi-band compressor, and dozens of multi-effects
  •     Music rhythm compatibility with Roland BK-7m/E-series/ G-series/VA-series instruments
  •     Compatible with backing formats (SMF, MP3, WAV, and Rhythm) directly from USB memory; instant audio recording onto USB memory
  •     Automatic chord detection for SMF files
  •     Video output to share SMF/MP3 Lyrics with friends or the audience on an external screen

The BK-5 is powered by a state-of-the-art Roland sound engine, packed with over 1,100 great sounds and dozens of drum and percussion kits. The instrument is able to handle 128 voices simultaneously, and is compatible with a variety of voicing formats, including GM2, GS, and XG Lite. Feed the BK-5 a Standard MIDI File, buckle up, and get ready for a great-sounding band!
Creative Control

In addition to playing MIDI Files with its internal sound generator, the BK-5 can also play and manipulate audio files. Play MP3 or WAV files via USB and use the onboard controls to change key signature and tempo to best suit your vocal range or performance style. You can also use the BK-5’s Center Cancel feature to minimise the vocals from pre-existing songs to create instant karaoke-style sing-along tracks.
USB Compatibility

To expand the capabilities of the BK-5, a USB port is provided for connecting to industry-standard USB storage devices such as a USB key or self-powered USB hard disk for playing and modifying/saving files. You can also use the USB port to record your performances as audio files (WAV, 44.1KHz/16-bit linear format) on a USB storage device.
Video Compatibility

The BK-5’s composite video output can be connected to an external monitor, which allows the audience or other musicians onstage to follow the lyrics and chord symbols of the performed song. Turn your show into a multimedia experience!

    61 keys (velocity sensitive)
    160 x 160 dots Graphic LCD (with backlit)
Sound Generator
Max. Polyphony
    128 voices (GM2/GS/XG Lite compatible)
    1,172 tones, 60 Drum Sets
Multitimbral parts
    3 real-time parts (UP1, UP2, LWR) + 16 song parts
Master Tuning
    415.3 to 466.2 Hz
Key Control (Transpose)
    -6 to +5 in semitones (for audio/MIDI data)
Tempo change
    20 to 250 BPM for SMF and rhythms, 75 to 125% for mp3 and WAV files
Part mute functions
    TRACK MUTE (Rhythms, SMF), CENTER CANCEL (mp3, WAV, AUDIO INPUT signals)
Real-time parts (UP1, UP2, LWR), Rhythms/SMF section
    Reverb: 8 types (selectable via Makeup Tools)
    Chorus: 8 types (selectable via Makeup Tools)
    MFX: 84 types for real-time parts (selectable via Tone Part MFX)
    MFX: A & B for rhythm and SMF section (selectable via Makeup Tools)
    Parametric EQ: 6 presets + 1 User memory
    Multi-band compressor: 6 presets + 1 User memory
Rhythm section
    305 in 6 “Rhythm” families (localized rhythms for specific areas are included in the WORLD 1 and WORLD 2 families)
Rhythm Composer
    Internal Rhythm Composer, SMF-to-Rhythm Converter provided as PC application (Windows) on the bundled CD-ROM
One Touch memories
    4 programmable registrations per rhythm
Rhythm Makeup Tools
    Instrument-oriented editing
Real-time player
    SMF (Format 0/1), KAR, mp3, WAV, mp3+CDG
Song chord extractor
    Automatic chord detection for SMF files
SMF Makeup Tools
    Instrument-oriented editing
Performance Memories
Performance Lists
    Unlimited number (storage on USB memory)
    Over 500 “Music Assistant” memories (internal memory)
    5 “Factory Song” memories (internal memory)
Performance memories per List
    Max. 999
Search function
    Quick location of SMF, audio and JPG files on the connected USB memory
    USB Flash memory
Song Save Format
    Audio files: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear)
    SMF, mp3/WAV, mp3+CDG
Slide shows
    Picture folder linked to songs (recommended resolution: 512 x 384 or 1024 x
    768 pixels)
Panel controls
    Knobs: VOLUME, Rotary encoder: Data dial
    PHONES jack x2: Stereo 1/4" phone type
    AUDIO INPUT jack: Stereo miniature phone type
    AUDIO OUTPUT jacks (L/Mono, R/Mono): 1/4" phone type
    USB COMPUTER connector (Type B, reception and transmission of MIDI data)
    USB MEMORY (Type A, data storage devices)
    MIDI connectors (IN, OUT): Visual Control function
    VIDEO OUTPUT jack: RCA-type (CVBS, PAL or NTSC selectable)
    Foot pedal jack: HOLD, SWITCH/EXPRESSION (programmable)
    10 cm x 2
Rated power output
    12 W x 2
Power supply
    AC adaptor
Power consumption
Auto Off function
    Off, 10 min, 30 min, 240 min
    Owner’s Manual, AC adaptor, Power cord (for connecting the AC adaptor), Music rest, CD-ROM (Style Converter 4.0, USB driver)
Option (sold separately)
    USB Flash Memory: M-UF series, Pedal Switch: DP series, Footswitch: BOSS FS-5U, Expression Pedal: EV series
Size and Weight (Without music rest)
Width (W)
    1,044 mm
    41-1/8 inches
Depth (D)
    317 mm
    12-1/2 inches
Height (H)
    129 mm
    5-1/8 inches
    7.5 kg
    16 lbs. 9 oz.
Weight excluding AC adaptor and music rest
Size and Weight (Including music rest)
Width (W)
    1044 mm
    41-1/8 inches
Depth (D)
    317 mm
    12-1/2 inches
Height (H)
    301 mm
    11-7/8 inches
    7.5 kg
    16 lbs. 9 oz.
Weight excluding AC adaptor and music rest
All specifications and appearances are subject to change.