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Roland GO:KEYS - GO-61K Music Creation Keyboard

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If you're looking for a fun and inspiring way to start playing music, Rolands GO:KEYS is the answer! With its innovative Loop Mix function, anyone can build fully produced songs right away, even with no previous music experience. There's also a diverse range of pro sounds to explore, plus an easy-to-use recorder to capture and share your creations. And with Bluetooth connectivity, you can jam along with music from your smartphone or tablet and work with all sorts of great music apps. Compact and battery powered, GO:KEYS lets you enjoy the magic of musical creativity everywhere you go.


• Fun and inspiring keyboard for beginning musicians
• Loop Mix allows you to build songs by simply playing notes on the keyboard
• Manipulate the sounds of your loops with intuitive one-touch control
• Bluetooth audio/MIDI support for connecting with your smartphone or tablet
• Over 500 pro-quality sounds: pianos, synths, strings, bass, brass, and more
• Built-in song recorder with USB backup
• Play anytime with built-in speakers or headphones
• Lightweight, travel-ready, and runs on batteries

Create Music Instantly with Loop Mix

No musical experience? No problem! Anyone can start creating cool music right away with the Loop Mix function in GO:KEYS. Unlike accompaniment features in other keyboards that require knowledge of chords, Loop Mix offers a completely new approach that even beginners can enjoy. By triggering loop phrases from the keyboard, you can intuitively construct professionally produced songs in real time with drums, bass, and various instruments. And with a simple touch of the performance pads, you're able to manipulate your songs like a DJ, adjusting pitch, filtering, and more.


Keys Layout: 61 Keys (ivory-feel and box-shaped keys with velocity)
Touch Sensitivity: Key touch: 3 types

Sound Generator
Maximum Polyphony: 128 voices
Parts: 8 parts
MIDI Format: Conforms to GM2
Tones: Over 500 tones (includes GM2 sound)
Master Tuning415.3 to 466.2 Hz (adjustable in increments of 0.1 Hz)
Transpose: -5 to +6 (in semitones)
Octave Shift: -3 to +3
Sampling Frequency: 44.1 kHz

Loop Mix
Set Content: Over 12 sets
Patterns: Over 672 patterns (12 sets x 56 patterns)
Chord: Interactive chord function
Tempo: Quarter note= 5 to 300

Pad: 10 (5 x 2)
Function: Bender (Pitch bend/modulation)
Effect: Roll/Filter

Save Features: Standard MIDI files (format O)
Number of Songs: 99 songs (within the limits of note storage)
Note Storage: Approximately 30,000 notes
Tempo: Quarter note= 5 to 300
Resolution: 96 ticks per quarter note

Bluetooth Version: 4.2
Profile Supported: A2DP(Audio), GATT (MIDI over Bluetooth Low Energy)
Codec: SBC (Support to the content protection of the SCMS-T method)

Other Features
DisplayCharacter: LCD (with backlit)
Amplifier Power: 2 x 2.5 W
Speakers: Two Speakers: 4.7 x 2.4" (12 x 6 cm)
- Phones/Output Jack: Stereo 1/8" (3.5 mm) miniature-phone jack
- Aux In Jack: Stereo 1/8" (3.5 mm) miniature-phone jack
- Pedal Jack: 1/4" (6.3 mm) phone jack
- USB Computer Port: USB Micro-B type (MIDI)
- DC IN jack

Power Supply: AC adapter or Alkaline battery (AA, LR6)
Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 6
*Carbon-zinc batteries cannot be used.
Current Draw: 500 mA
Battery Life:
Rechargeable Ni-MH batteries (AA, HR6): Approximately 6 hours
Alkaline batteries: (AA, LR6): Approximately 4 hours
Accessories: AC adaptor

Size and Weight
Dimensions (W x D x H): 35 x 11 x 3.25" (877 x 271 x 82 mm)
Weight: 8.6 lb (3.9 kg) excluding AC adapter

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Closest StoreToronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
Do not get this if you need it to function as a MIDI controller. Roland inexplicably did not include MIDI over USB functionality, at least on PC.
Posted by Thor on May 23, 2019
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