E-MU SHORTboard 49

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 plus 16 drum kits