E-MU Xboard 49
E-MU Xboard 49

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

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willem98 08/27/2005

E-MU Xboard 49 : willem98's user review


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Value For Money : Excellent
I chose it for several reasons:

- The keyboard good qualitbr /> - aftertouch
- The USB connector, which powers the keyboard and more
- Programmable potentiometers
- The presence of Proteus X LE
- The price (I know it's not technical ...)

Cot connection, he has what it takes, no frills:
- USB (seen as a Midi Peripherals in Windows)
- MIDI (to plug into my Roland A880 MIDI patch ^ ^)
- Transformer

I saw a MIDI Through and deuxime entrepdale, but the price must be reasonable
on the other hand, it lacks a feature to the keyboard splitter into two channels noon damage.


The key is ... sublime. I do not like touching weights, I'm an ordinary self-taught keyboard and I never jou piano: the heavy touching me tire quickly trs hands.
I have a Roland D20 and I had a PC200 MKII, Prot has really touched a lot better.

Cot setup is simplicity itself. The Windows install is transparent, the tools are trs clear and full support. anything.

Cot keyboard is the ultimate: no need to read the doc is so intuitive. The screen displays tons of info (in cyclical passage), the messages are clear. Well, it must know a minimum midday, but it's not complicated trs.

I loaded the manual in French on the site of Emu, I find it not bad, but I do not use it, difficult to have an opinion


I use it intensively for a week (home studio).

+ J'apprcie the terrible simplicity of programming and the quality gnrale: Unlike what I read, I found the potentiometers trs well made, enjoyable to the touch, pr cis.
What a pleasure to modulate the synth sounds during the game, not in the mix!
I rdcouvert my good old vintage synth VST ^ ^

+ The display and the internal software of the keyboard are great penss: when you move a knob or a wheel, it displays the value, and possibly the CC #, etc. Everything is designed to make life easier.

+ Programming software and mmorisation keyboard is very well done, what is more homogne with software range Proteus (including the famous and trs controvers Patchmix of 0404)

+ I think Proteus X LE is a high quality trs. Backing onto the map EMU 0404 (RULES of 10ms latency), we get sounds stunning, and Proteus X is prrgl potentiometers for the XBoard!

- I only regret not having the Split function.

I tried DIFFERENT keyboards cheap (Edirol, for example) and expensive (O2), but definitely in that price range, it has no challenger. I resume without hsitation.