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E-mu Systems SHORTboard 49 Performance Keyboard

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The E-MU SHORTboard 49 is a professional 49-note USB/MIDI instrument ideal for the stage or studio. The instrument sports an all new E-MU synthesizer chip capable of 16-part multitimbral, 128-voice professional sample playback with 32-bit reverb and chorus effects and comes packed with a 64MB sound set that includes a General Midi bank and a complete range of classic keyboard sounds such as: Grand Pianos, Electric Pianos, B3s, Clavinets, and Solina-Moog-OB-Prophet-Juno-TB synthesizer leads and basses.

Easy to setup and use

Designed to operate as a stand alone instrument, the SHORTboard 49 can operate on USB, wall adapter, or even battery power. To use with a computer, just plug in and go! With the Kensington slot and dual headphone jacks, the SHORTboard 49 is ideal for academic and institutional settings.

The SHORTboard 49 also 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 new wireless stereo transceiver system designed for musicians.)

SHORTboard 49 features:

E-MU 8030-based sound-engine with 128-voice polyphony

Over 192 built in sounds featuring 64 custom E-MU classic keys programs and a full GM bank with drums

128-voice polyphony

16-part multitimbral synthesizer

Reverb and Chorus effects

User-definable split keyboard (for playing two sounds at once)

Synthesizer controller knobs (double as MIDI controllers)

49-note velocity sensitivity keyboard with aftertouch

Pitch and Mod 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 bus-powered via USB, DC adapter, or batteries

Example onboard programs:
+ Grand (x2) and honkey tonk pianos
+ Rhodes, wurlis, CP-70B and DX7's
+ Oberheim, Juno, and Moog's
+ Strings, brass, and sax's
+ Full GM bank
+ 16 drum kits

Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: ROM, Subtractive
Oscillators: 2
Waveforms: ROM
ROM Size: 64
ROM Resolution: 32 bit, 44.1 kHz
Osc Modulation: Knob
Envelopes: 2
Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Release
Filters: 1
Types: 24dB Slope (4-pole), Low Pass, Resonance
LFO: 1
LFO Parameters: Sine, Square
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 128
Timbrality: 16
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Polyphonic
Patches RAM: 1
Patches ROM: 64
Multipatches ROM: 128
Storage: Internal, USB
32 bit reverb and chorus effects
Case: Keyboard
Keyboard: 49 keys, Non-weighted, Plastic
Controls: Buttons, Faders, Knobs, Mod - Wheel, Pitch -Wheel, Pedal - Sustain, Velocity
Display Type: Numeric
Display Count H: 3
Display Count V: 1
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, USB, Stereo Main
Audio Output Count: 4
General MIDI: GM - General MIDI
DAC Bits: 16
DAC Frequency Rate: 44.1
Year Released: 2010
Manuals & Documents

Product Links
Company Product Sites:
[+] www.creative.com
MSRP List Price: $399 - convert
Retail Street Price: $350 - convert

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