Roland BK-9 Backing Keyboard

by Roland
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At just under 10kg, the Roland BK-9 is lightweight and portable 76-note backing keyboard that's sophisticated enough for regular gigging.

It combines over 1700 onboard sounds with 70 drum kits and the ability to add your own backing tracks via USB. You won't get lost amongst all that power though: the two screens and logical, intuitive layout make it easy to direct your virtual band - there's all the features you need, and none that you don't. The ability to pre-set your ten favourite tones for any part makes it easy to change mid-set, too.

There's also the Virtual Tone Wheel sound engine which gives you legendary organ tones, and space for future expansion, with a User Tone area dedicated for upcoming BK-series sound collections.

Includes five independent multi-effects engines (MFX) offering an enormous range of sound processing possibilities, with three MFX dedicated to rhythms and two MFX dedicated to real-time parts. You can instantly adjust the levels of the rhythm and real-time parts, MFX parameters, and more simply by using the harmonic bars on the front panel.

A built-in 16-track sequencer makes composing and editing MIDI data simple, while the Rhythm Composer lets you create and customise your own rhythms with ease. The convenient Chord Loop feature instantly captures rhythm backings as WAV audio loops, and also makes it simple to build chord sequences from rhythms to use for composing in the sequencer.

Spec summary

  • Flagship 76-note instrument with top-level sounds, industry-leading auto-accompaniment features, and a lightweight, mobile design
  • Over 1,700 sounds and 70 drum kits, including 22 SuperNATURAL sounds and 500 all-new tones
  • Legendary Virtual Tone Wheel organs, with dedicated harmonic bars for authentic vintage organ performance
  • 540 rhythms (including 25 new rhythms), remastered for exceptional audio quality; over 1000 Music Assistants onboard
  • Five independent multi-effects engines (MFX), plus dedicated mastering effects
  • All-new user interface with intuitive panel layout, powerful dual LCD system, and Mixer function
  • Professional 16-track sequencer and built-in Rhythm Composer; Chord Loop and Audio Key functions
  • Song playback/recording, unlimited Performance List storage, and more from convenient USB memory
  • XLR mic input with dedicated reverb effect; composite video output for displaying lyrics and photos
  • Compatible with Apple iOS devices via Roland Wireless Connect; supports USB connection to iPad with Apple’s iPad Camera Connection Kit (not included)
  • Free iOS apps include BK Partner, Lyrics Viewer, Air Recorder, and more

Now you can extend your enjoyment with the Bk Partner App which lets you browse, select, and control the sounds ("Tones") and musical accompaniments ("Rhythms") of your Roland BK-series instrument or download the User Scale App for iPad which lets you change the tuning scale of your Roland musical instrument.


Warranty3 years

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