Emu Xboard 61 USB/MIDI Controller Now Shipping

The new E-MU Xboard 61 USB/MIDI Controller features 61 premium full-size keys with aftertouch, 16 programmable real-time control knobs, 16 new patch select/program change buttons, Xboard Control editing software, and a full version of E-MU’s Proteus X Version 1.5 Desktop Sound Module with over 3GB of sounds, including a new custom bank of E-MU’s keyboard sounds.

The Xboard Control (Windows/Macintosh) 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 also gives you four Zones per patch (each with its own key and velocity ranges), allows you to set discrete MIDI channels for each knob and offers unrivalled real-time 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 triggers – perfect for drum loops. The Xboard 61 can run on USB, battery, or AC power.

E-MU Xboard 61 Features:
• 61 full-size professional keys with Aftertouch
• Xboard Control software (Windows/Macintosh) lets you easily create custom setups for your favorite hardware/software instruments
• Xboard 61 offers you four Zones per patch, each with its own key and velocity ranges, as well as advanced studio/live performance features like Latch Mode for triggering drum loops, Snap Shot for instantaneous program changes, and many more
• 16 real-time controllers that can be assigned to the key performance parameters of all your favorite virtual instruments
• 16 patch select/program change buttons for quick sound changes during performance
• Includes full version of E-MU’s Proteus X Desktop Sound Module (Version 1.5 for Windows) with over 3GB of sounds, including the exclusive Xboard Performer bank of E-MU’s keyboard sounds
• Ships with Steinberg’s Cubase LE (Windows/Macintosh) and WaveLab Lite (for Windows)
• USB, battery or AC powered – take your music anywhere
• PC & Mac compatible – Windows XP, 2000, x64 and Macintosh OS X drivers

The Xboard 61 sells for $349. More information on the Emu Xboard 61

Author: FutureMusic

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