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E-mu Xboard 49 USB/MIDI Controller  

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This product has been discontinued but may be available as a Open Box item.

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Unmatched playability, realtime control, and programmability!

The E-Mu Xboard 49 USB/MIDI Controller is an ideal MIDI controller for studio and stage use with 49 full-size, velocity-sensitive keys with aftertouch and 16 programmable realtime controllers. It also includes the Xboard Control editing software, a full version of E-Mu's Proteus X2 Software Sound Module with 3GB of sounds plus the Mo'Phatt X (hip-hop/dance), Planet Earth X (world) and Protean Drums X (drums and percussion) expansion libraries for an additional 1,500 sounds.

The Xboard Control software provides an intuitive desktop interface that lets you create custom templates for all your favorite hardware and software instruments. The Xboards also allow you to set discrete MIDI channels for each controller and offer unrivaled realtime control and performance features, including Snap Shot, that lets you send multiple program changes and controller values by pressing a single button, and Xboard Latch Mode that enables you to define a section of the keyboard as on/off triggers—perfect for drum loops. Ultra-portable. Runs on USB, battery, or AC power.

  • 49 full-size, velocity sensitive keys with aftertouch
  • 16 assignable, realtime control knobs
  • 6 function buttons
  • 3-segment LCD display
  • Navigational buttons
  • Data slider (also master volume)
  • Pitch and mod wheels
  • Xboard Control software lets you easily create custom setups for your favorite hardware/software instruments
  • Advanced studio/live performance features like Latch Mode for triggering drum loops, Snap Shot for instant program changes, and more
  • Includes full version of E-MU's Proteus X2 Software Sound Module with 3GB of sounds plus the Mo'Phatt X (Hip-Hop/Dance), Planet Earth X (World) and Protean Drums X (Drums and Percussion) expansion libraries for an additional 1,500 sounds

Xboard 49 USB/MIDI Controller Specifications:

  • Includes drivers for Windows XP, 2000, x64, Vista, and Mac OS X
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Good board for the price.


from New Orleans, La.

I use this to control Native Instruments B4 and GForce MTron (mellotron) at live shows. It sits on some velcro on top of my Wurlitzer 200A electric piano. When I got it i was just looking for an inexpensive controller with some knobs and as such it doesn't disappoint. It seems kinda flimsy and toy-like, but I've put it through some rough transportation situations over the last 3 years and it's still in tip top shape. After touch is nice. Action is a little springy, like a cheap synth, but i've felt much worse at higher pricepoints. I find that I would like faders and/or buttons, but again, at this price, I've got no real complaints. Utilitarian and gets the job done. For a studio, i would recommend spending a little more and getting something a little more solid with maybe more control options.

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