Roland BK-7M Backing Module
The Roland BK-7M is a solo artist's dream, combining a state-of-the-art sound module that crams a fully interactive band into such a small package. This really is very compact, portable and is no bigger than a book, the BK-7M is perfect for the solo musician who needs his/her own backing band on stage, in the studio, or at home practising. It contains fantastic tones, music styles, and rhythms, which are all quickly accessible with single-touch buttons. The BK7M has a library of built-in styles or the user can play their own music files directly from a USB. The BK7M even allows you to record your performances to the USB memory for distribution and archiving.
By adding in any of these products - Roland FC7 Foot Controller, the FS-5U Footswitch or the Roland EV-5/EV-7 - it gives the user greater control over the BK7M using the onboard programmable foot switch modes.
- Portable backing module compatible with MIDI-capable pianos, keyboards, accordions, organs
- 1,000-plus tones, 57 drum kits, 128-voice polyphony
- Over 400 high-quality music styles, each with four one-touch settings
- Over 900 Music Assistants covering every musical genre
- SMF and audio file playback via on-board USB connector
- Audio recording in WAV format directly to connected USB storage device
- Cover function for SMFs and Music Styles
- Composite Video Out to display Lyrics and/or Chord Symbols on external display
Here's what Roland have to say.............
The BK-7m is powered by a state-of-the-art Roland sound engine, packed with over 1,000 great Tones and dozens of drum and percussion kits. The module 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-7m a quality Standard MIDI File, buckle up, and get ready for a great-sounding band. You can also use it as a high-quality sound module for a MIDI-compatible instrument such as a digital piano, V-Accordion, organ or guitar.
In addition to playing MIDI Files with its internal sound generator, the BK-7m can also play and manipulate audio files. Play MP3 or WAV files via USB and use the on-board controls to change key signature and tempo to best suit your vocal range or performance style. You can also use the BK-7m's Centre Cancel feature to minimise the vocals from pre-existing songs to create instant karaoke-style sing-along tracks.
To expand the capabilities of the BK-7m, 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.
The BK-7m’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!
- Width 303 mm, 11-15/16 inches
- Depth 194 mm, 7-11/16 inches
- Height 101 mm, 4 inches
- Weight 1.7 kg, 3 lbs. 12 oz