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E-Mu Xboard 49

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E-Mu Xboard 49 review: specs and price

E-Mu Xboard 49
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E-Mu Xboard 49

Why is E-Mu Xboard 49 better than the average?

  • Total keys
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    49vs43.03
  • Number of knobs
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    16vs5.97
  • Height
    241mmvs246.59mm

Price comparison

Design

1.Has backlit LED buttons
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Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.

E-Mu Xboard 49
2.Has a display
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The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.

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3.height
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Best

Akai Professional LPK 25

97mm

241mm

4.weight
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Best

Akai Professional LPK 25

453g

3.9kg

5.volume
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Best

CME Xkey

838.08cm³

15059.85cm³

6.thickness
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Best

CME Xkey

16mm

79mm

Controls & Buttons

1.Has octave buttons
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The octave buttons are used to shift the keyboard up or down in one octave increments. This extends the range of the keyboard in either direction, which lets you play notes that lie outside the number of keys available.

E-Mu Xboard 49
2.Has navigation buttons
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Navigation buttons allows users to navigate through their files/data.

E-Mu Xboard 49
3.Has transpose buttons
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Transpose buttons are used for moving a collection of notes (pitches or pitch classes) up or down in pitch by a constant interval, usually in semitone increments.

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4.number of buttons
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The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.

Best

Novation SL MkII 61

58

12

5.number of knobs
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More knobs (rotating controls) can give the user more dedicated control over the device – e.g., volume, effects, EQs, etc. Types of knobs may differ between endless type or step type.

Best

E-Mu Xboard 49

16

16

6.number of faders
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Faders can be either channel volume faders, pitch sliders, crossfaders or even EQs.

Best

Nektar Panorama P6

10

1

Keys & Pads

1.Has velocity sensitive keys
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Velocity sensitive keys are just spring loaded keys that sound out louder the harder you hit them. If you "lightly" press a key, the sound will be quiet; the harder you press, the louder it gets.

E-Mu Xboard 49
2.total keys
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The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.

Best

Icon Logicon 8 air

88

49

3.drum pads
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The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.

Best

Novation Launchkey 61

16

0

4.Has synth-action keys
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A synth-action keyboard feels more like an electronic organ. The spring-loaded keys are light and capable of being moved very quickly. They also tend to return to their resting position much more quickly. Synth-action keys are perfect for musicians who aren’t pianists by nature, such as guitarists wanting to add MIDI functionality to their setup.

E-Mu Xboard 49
5.Has an aftertouch keyboard
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Aftertouch keyboards are sensitive to the pressure applied to keys after the initial impact, and while the keys are being held down or sustained.

E-Mu Xboard 49

Features

1.MIDI device works and communicates via USB
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Devices can communicate in both directions with each other without any additional MIDI interface. The biggest advantage is that the USB connection can be used for everything; power supply, MIDI-in and MIDI-out. This means you need less cables.

E-Mu Xboard 49
2.The device is mappable
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Users can map, set and regulate the entire midi controller giving different functionalities to all different buttons, knobs and faders. The device could be also set up with different softwares.

E-Mu Xboard 49
3.Is compatible with Windows
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It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.

E-Mu Xboard 49
4.Is compatible with Mac OS X
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It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.

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