E-MU SHORTboard 49 - USB/MIDI Instrument

E-MU SHORTboard 49 - USB/MIDI Instrument

E-MU SHORTboard 49 - USB/MIDI Instrument

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E-MU SHORTboard 49 - USB/MIDI Instrument

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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
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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
In the Box
E-MU SHORTboard 49 - USB/MIDI Instrument
  • External Power Supply
  • One (1) Year Warranty
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    Specifications
    Keyboard 49 keys, velocity sensitive with aftertouch
    Polyphony 128
    Multitimbral 16 part
    Synthesis Method Sample playback
    Presets 192
    User Memory Yes
    Effects Reverb
    Chorus
    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:
    OS X
    128MB system RAM
    USB 1.0 or 2 port

    PC:
    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
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 36.0 x 5.0 x 14.0"

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