They’re solidly built, and play with an action that’s on the heavier side of the semi-weighted spectrum. It is a very basic MIDI controller that is unique because it lives between two worlds. These are the flimsiest examples we’ve seen in a long time, pitching and rolling when the lower-octave keys are played. Another handy feature is 16 Channel Control Mode. Elsewhere, the Latch mode is worthy of a quick mention.

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The Xboard driver is easy to install, as is the Xboard Control editing software that’s included. However, although the rotary controls feel good to use, they’re simply too close together e-mu xboard 49 and we’re not happy about those flimsy momentary buttons either.

Roland E-mu xboard 49 Keyboards with 49 Keys. The octave buttons transpose up or down by up to four octaves either way and, when pressed together, send an All Notes Off message to silence stuck notes.

However, there’s much more e-mu xboard 49 on top of the Xboard 49, so it could have been made much wider. It feels like E-mu xboard 49 cut a couple of corners with this one in order to keep the price down, but the Xboard is a respectable, well-featured controller keyboard nonetheless.


Great item at an excellent price! Proteus X LE Desktop sound module included. This truly is the perfect controller for modular synth setup.

Can be battery powered. Electronic Keyboards with 49 Keys. Also love that it does not have a drum pads on it.

Yamaha Montage7 Synthesizer E-mu xboard 49 – Black. This assigns the same continuous controller value to each of the 16 rotaries, so each one controls that value on the corresponding MIDI channel. Cons Rotary controls are cramped. Novation Electronic E-mu xboard 49 with 49 Keys. Nicely weighted keys and 16 rotaries work in the Xboard’s favour. About this product Product Identifiers Brand. Save on Synthesizers Trending price is based on prices over last e-muu days.

Sixteen rotary controls sit on the top, along with a single slider and several push buttons.

Pros Great keys with weighty action. It is affordable yet it has the essential characteristics 5 pin din, aftertouch, e-mu xboard 49 USB power options that modern budget MIDI controllers lack. A cramped control panel doesn’t.

E-MU Xboard 49 Keyboard

The Xboard 49 has a great set of keys and some genuinely useful features. On-keyboard editing is handled by 12 momentary buttons. Korg Electronic Keyboards with 49 Keys. The 16 rotary controls have a good feel to e-mu xboard 49 – they’re pleasantly tactile and operate smoothly.


These are edited using the function buttons, with the slider acting as a data entry control. Skip to main content.

Kawai Electronic Keyboards with 49 E-mu xboard 49. More items related to this product. The 49 velocity-sensitive keys feature aftertouch and are more uniformly mounted than you might expect e-mu xboard 49 a keyboard this reasonably priced. Elsewhere, the Latch mode is worthy of xboarx quick mention. However, E-MU – who are renowned for their expertise in many other areas of music technology – were undeterred and waded in with the Xboard Excellent keybed with aftertouch and 16 knobs!