The E-MU Xboard 61 USB/MIDI Controller features 61 premium full-size keys with aftertouch, 16 programmable realtime control knobs, and 16 patch select/program change buttons. This keyboard synth also ... Click To Read More About This Product
The E-MU Xboard 61 USB/MIDI Controller features 61 premium full-size keys with aftertouch, 16 programmable realtime control knobs, and 16 patch select/program change buttons. This keyboard synth also includes a full version of E-MU's Proteus X Version 1.5 Desktop Sound Module with over 3GB of sounds, including a custom bank of E-MU's finest performance keyboard sounds, plus the Mo'Phatt X (Hip-Hop/Dance), Planet Earth X (World), and Protean Drums X (Drums and Percussion) expansion libraries for an additional 1,500 sounds. The Xboard Control editing software provides an intuitive desktop interface that lets you effortlessly create custom templates for all of your favorite hardware and software instruments.
The Xboard 61 synth also gives you four zones per patch (each with its own key and velocity ranges), allowing you to set discrete MIDI channels for each knob and offers unrivaled realtime control and performance features, including Snap Shot that lets you send multiple program changes and controller values by pressing a single button, and Latch Mode that enables you to define a section of the keyboard as on/off triggersâperfect for drum loops. Runs on USB, battery, or AC power.
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very nice board, just a few minor issues. The outer barrel for the Midi connector on back of board is small, almost too small for midi cables, I have to practically jam the cable into it, I'm a bit worried about breaking it. It would be nice if the slider controlled midi volume, but it only controls sysexc volume, so instead I assign one of the knobs to midi volume, no big deal, though I can't store the assignment so I have to reassign the knob every time its powered up. Other than that it really is great!
Ive Had this controller 4 a while now. Never once have I been unhappy with its performance or features. I does all that its competitors do (with the exception of veolocity pads which is why i gave it a 4.0 for the features). It does however have a 16 button direct patch select which is something not many other controllers offer. In short the E-Mu Xboard 61 is a midi powerhouse at a better price than most others.
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