E-MU Xboard 49
E-MU Xboard 49

Xboard 49, 49-Key MIDI Keyboard from E-MU.

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Average Score:4.3( 4.3/5 based on 22 reviews )
 12 reviews55 %
 5 reviews23 %
 1 user review5 %
 2 reviews9 %
Value For Money : Excellent
Audiofanzine FR03/09/2009

Audiofanzine FR's review

E-MU Xboard 49
(Originally written by barbilux/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
I was looking for a compact keyboard to play my hardware and software synths (I already have an 88-key model).

This keyboard provides after touch (very good) but I miss a breath controller connector. Sustain and CC7 (volume) use the same input connector so you'll have to choose one.


Good playing feel, which doesn't mean a lot, the dynamic response is more important and I like the way it is adjusted because the playing is very responsive!

Many functions and it's rather difficult to remember all of them. The small three-digit display is not enough and you'll have to search in the user's manual pretty often.

The function buttons are convenient.

I don't use the software.


I've been owning it for two years but I don't use it that often because I placed it on my DAW's desk and I don't like to play when the keyboard is too high. I can't say if it's sturdy but I think it was conceived for home use rather than stages. The plastic keys don't seem to be very sturdy...

It's ok to trigger instruments in my DAW but a five-octave keyboard would be better to play with both hands.

I like the USB connector and the blue LEDs.

You get a very comprehensive Midi interface at an affordable price. I had no problems with it in spite of all the things I read about its reliability.

MrIceStorm's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good Value for money"

E-MU Xboard 49
What characteristics have motivated your choice?
- Presents knobs, aftertouch, design

What connector (MIDI pedals ...)?
- USB on the pc + Sustain Pedal.


The touch keyboard is it nice? Should your use?
- For a price, that's what he does best.

The general configuration is simple?
- Yes


For how long have you been using it?
- 6 years

Did you try many other models before getting this one?
- Yes

What thing do you like most/least about it?
+ = Look, touch, robustness

What is your opinion about the value for the price?
- Being a great time of purchase.

Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice?
- For the same price, probably yes.

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Distrust"

E-MU Xboard 49
The price used for a keyboard of 49 keys


Touch correct for this master keyboard and a good price

conf's not easy at least in my opinion I may not be best placed in this area!

No manual cd but with apps that do not work either??


I used it occasionally for two years rather capricious to install via USB, once ok, another non-ok, until the sale and no longer works.
Given the times or it may be served is not really a model of reliability of supply over the software does not work for me, in short, look elsewhere ....

nan3200's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

E-MU Xboard 49
What technical specifications motivated your choice?
Everything has already been said

What connector (MIDI pedals ...)? ...


nothing but the Proteus X ships with bowls and bowls of sounds worth the trip.


everything has been written on this very good keyboard, but one detail is important, version 2 fixes many worries annexes such as buttons and knobs fragile, the black keys a bit hard ..
a view on the purchase!
frankly a good opportunity at this price! a killer!

Have you tried many other models before acqurir?

How do you report qualitprix?

Exprience with, you will do again this choice? ...

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

E-MU Xboard 49
RE-edit: I ay is a key that does not work anymore ...
I took it because it has the two knobs, knobs 16 and it is simple, there is the aftertouch or no frills.
I pay 149 euros price level thus leaving it silent little prs like other manufacturers, even a little better.


The touch is so enjoyable plutt, arponds well, we can adjust the curve VLOC, indispensable function according to your play and instrument you play, I'm no expert APRS piano keys but you really can have several distinct rponses is perfect.
The config 'on the keyboard is very simple, it works normally with USB or MIDI, never had any dcrochage. It is well thought out with shortcut keys.

Good points!

Supplied with the VSTi has never worked on any of my two pc (a Pentium III laptop, and a nine), I have not insisted hardly using the VSTi but I am not a c ' Clearly ... I dj configured much other stuff galre. The contents of the cd silent moldy!

Not good even if I dab, everyone did not net the ACCS!


E-mu had used to make machines think trs good solid interface which suits me. (Sampler, rhythm box)

Knowing that it is and not Creative E-mu which manufactures I asked that see their foray into the computer music:

- After a year was squeak! squeak! When we play, we hear the springs ....
- Some keys have become softer.
- The wheel DCON, it oscillates around the zero alone, super convenient ....
- The knobs will have at the moment but I do not use until recently (I sold my MIDI CONTROLLER rcemment) but simply remove the cap to notice the quality chapter ... it's low-end component, like the rest of the keyboard.
- The plastoc Hull is cheap I do not know what can give a concert, there's no intrt to drop it, it was sr!

So yes I pay 150 euros, it's always what you pay for, well I be the ls!
Having a keyboard that matre DCON after a year without it even after the Exit 1 studio and I've never Malmen ... is abuse.
This keyboard is not worthy of E-MU ... there is more than a name .... do not want to say anything!

Creative = poop, shit Xboard = dark

Fed up of disposable stuff that falls in the bay the day after the end of the warranty => 0 points.

Too much enthusiasm for this keyboard MRIT who do not at all, I wanted to repeat.

outhline's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

E-MU Xboard 49
- What characteristics have motivated your choice?

The number of buttons, knobs now assign the pitch, key velocity.

- What connector (MIDI pedals ...)?...

Midi out connector, 6.5 jack for the pedal (it's not vulgar) but the possibility of making power supply fed by USB.

RMQ: It lacks the power supply is external damage to some applications without USB.


- The touch keyboard is it fun? Should your use?

The touch is nice but I get used to bad because I never played the piano too or the synth, it looks tough (especially since I had OCCAZ) the knobs are precise ( 128). I use it to make scenes on Fruity and is convenient, fast and musical.

- The general configuration is it simple?

No test yet in depth, but connected to a Yam RM1X it worked right away, also on Fruity (excluding knobs on Fruity).

- The selection of MIDI channels, patches is easy?

I discovered inadvertently while fingering MIDI control panel ... too easy what. What is a patch (beuar)
- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...

Pitetre will know I did not open


- How long have you use it?

1 month and broutillettes

- What is so special that you like most and least?

Most is the quality / price ratio, the keyboard is sturdy and heavy fine for € 100 (my price OCCAZ)

- Have you tried many other models before buying it?

My sister's piano there are more than ten years ... unsynthé and a shop ... What experience phew .. In any case, he looked much nicer than the range behr .... range cacamou!

- How would you rate the quality / price?

Excellent, there's something behind it (a conspiracy antiriche maybe)

- With experience, you do again this choice? ...

With the same budget yes! But no, I would pay a MIDI interface with pads because it is bulky (49 keys ... I even know if I had the use of all OCCASION)

damsession's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

E-MU Xboard 49
Lai I bought because it was more than my previous conpact
with 16 knobs to manage certain plug and not very expensive
I used at the beginning with atari stacy 4 (a Retired) and an old cubase expander
this side of the see no problem too complex for even an atari!
since I use it on Ableton Live


I find the keyboard to do a little play!
the buttons do not trust me except the knobs can be
the congig is very simple
Actually I had never touched a keyboard or MIDI made before
I have all alone apris not need manual
be intuitive, but I do not use all the functions

That said I have a problem: Ableton there is a slight delay between when I press a note and the moment I heard
someone to just be me
thank you


I have 2 years
what I like least are the buttons and not just crosfader
I used one before MAUDIO Keystation 49 E
do it again if I bought another model and another brand (or korg MAUDIO)

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

E-MU Xboard 49
Hello I am a beginner nivo sound. and I buy a rcement xboard61 and Id like to know if you can make instruments directly from the PC.


Touch is pleasant !!


...dropoff Window

acidtek's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

E-MU Xboard 49
Personally and in connection with this keyboard test in a shop in SONO, I can not tell you of the benefits in the test carried out by AudioFanzine ...


The aftertouch n'tant not specially useful for lives "Tekno Tribe" I can tell you whether it is more effective than other keyboards but it is true that the hen is active we feel ^ ^

And like so well in the test of the keyboard on AudioFanzine is true that we are not obliged to hit the keys extra power to hear the highest volume of at least ca quickly treat evil for those who use the aftertouch ^ ^


At this price the! ca change MIDI controllers incomplete and Synths that saturate the office wishes BPM ... Personally I tried this keyboard in a shop sound equipment and I find it really interesting!

Relatively intuitive and therefore relatively easy to use APRS distinction of having done diffrent knobs functions of this keyboard is a powerful vritable controller in Ableton Live 6!

For the electronic music of''type''Tekno Tribe biensur a rhythm box type ER1 or ES1 is required in order to overcome its weaknesses but all that is Młoda or bassline (notably using the plugin AudioRealism) this keyboard is really the ball! simple and efficient! + What about?

Oh yes! I took in October ^ ^

Hugaw's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

E-MU Xboard 49


Simple, quite a few functions: latch mode, etc ...
To change the midi channels on the fly is not too much that (MIDI key slider + channel + enter key ... arf)
on the other hand very well for aftertouch

impossible to walk properly the plugs provided, not to mention the patch editor is pretty bad.


Good keyboard in all but ...

IL ME slap FINGERS AT THE END OF A YEAR AND A HALF while only rarely had it out for the live. One morning, no way to turn it on. So here, fortunately it happened at home rather than live. In short, to be careful with this kind of low-end keyboards ...