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E-MU SHORTboard 49 - USB/MIDI Instrument


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E-MU SHORTboard 49 - USB/MIDI Instrument

B&H # EMSB49 Mfr # 25-83011
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • 49 Keys
  • Velocity Sensitive with Aftertouch
  • 192 Built-In Sounds
  • 128 Voice Polyphony
  • Split Mode
  • Built-In Wireless Audio Transmitter
  • Dual Headphone Outputs
  • USB, Adapter, or Battery Powered

The SHORTboard 49 from Emu is a 49-note USB/MIDI instrument ideal for the stage or studio. The instrument sports an all new E-MU synthesizer chip capable of 128-voice professional sample playback, along with 16-part multi-timbral operation. The keyboard comes packed with a 64MB sound set that includes a General MIDI bank, and a complete range of classic keyboard sounds, featuring grand pianos, electric pianos, B3s, Clavinets, and Solina-Moog-OB-Prophet-Juno-TB synthesizer leads and basses.

Designed to operate as a standalone instrument, the SHORTboard 49 can be powered via the USB bus from a computer, via an included external power supply, or battery power. Use with a computer is as easy as plug in and go. With the Kensington security slot and dual headphone jacks, the SHORTboard 49 is also ideal in academic and institutional settings.

Additionally, the keyboard has a built in wireless transmitter that, when combined with an E-MU PIPEline receiver and a set of batteries, enables a totally wireless playing experience. (PIPEline is E-MU's wireless stereo transceiver system designed for musicians.) Complementing the feature set are adjustable 32-bit reverb and chorus effects.

49-note velocity sensitivity keyboard with aftertouch
E-MU 8030-based sound-engine with 128-voice polyphony
Over 192 built in sounds featuring 64 custom E-MU classic keys presets and a full GM bank with drums
128-voice polyphony
16-part multi-timbral synthesizer
Reverb and chorus effects
User-definable split keyboard (for playing 2 sounds at once)
Synthesizer controller knobs (double as MIDI controllers)
Pitch and modulation wheels
Data control slider
Octave transpose buttons
Built-in wireless E-MU PIPEline audio transmitter
MIDI Input and Output jacks (the MIDI jacks can also function as a MIDI interface for your computer)
Dual 1/4" headphone jacks
Can be powered via USB, DC adapter, or batteries
Keyboard 49 keys, velocity sensitive with aftertouch
Polyphony 128
Multitimbral 16 part
Synthesis Method Sample playback
Presets 192
User Memory Yes
Effects Reverb
Sequencer No
Controllers 1 x Modulation Wheel
1 x Pitch Wheel
2 x Octave +/- Buttons
1 x Data Slider
2 x Filter Rotary Encoder
2 x Envelope Rotary Encoder
1 x Volume Knob
12 x Patch Location Buttons
2 x System Control Buttons
Expansion Slots No
Sample RAM No
Outputs 2 x 1/4" TS phone L/R Output
2 x 1/4" TRS phone Headphone
1 x 5-pin DIN MIDI Out
Inputs 1 x 5-pin DIN MIDI In
1 x 1/4" TS phone Sustain Footswitch
1 x 1/4" TRS phone Control Footpedal
Headphone Output Yes
Internal Storage No
External Storage No
Display 3-digit LED
Power Requirements 5VDC 500mA power supply (included)
USB port
6 x D-size batteries (not included)
System Requirements Mac:
128MB system RAM
USB 1.0 or 2 port

Windows XP or Vista
128MB system RAM
USB 1.0 or 2 port

Dimensions (WxDxH) 32.5 x 11.5 x 3.0" (826 x 292 x 76mm)
Weight 12 lbs (5.4kg)
Specialties Built-in wireless audio transmitter compatible with the E-MU PIPEline wireless stereo audio transmitter/receiver system
E-MU SHORTboard 49 - USB/MIDI Instrument
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