Christmas is coming

Aug 18, 2013 by Tony Chung in Technology

Just in case you were wondering what to get me for a Christmas present, I thought I’d help you out a bit. Wow. This new flagship keyboard from Roland, the BK-9 is pretty skookum.

From the website:

Equipped with a pro-quality 76-note keyboard and weighing less than 21 pounds (9.4 kg), the BK-9 is surprisingly light, making it easy to carry anywhere you want to play. Its user interface has been designed for maximum efficiency and ease of use while performing, with an innovative dual LCD system, logical panel layout, and many dedicated and user-assignable controls…

Some of the cool features that impress me include:

  • Combo XLR-1/4-inch input for a microphone, routed through a dedicated reverb effect.
  • Video out to play slideshows, useful for lyric slides in MIDI files, to help me sing.
  • Onboard workstation features.
  • Built for both production and performance.
  • Did I mention that it’s light? Just over 20 pounds!

You can read the rest on the website Roland BK-9 product page