E-mu Keyboards Aberdeen SD

-mu's LONGboard 61 and SHORTboard 49 are the first E-mu hardware keyboards since the Proteus PK-6. Combining robust MIDI controller functions and great internal sounds from the best of the Proteus family is enough bang-for-buck given that these bad boys sell for real-world prices of about $400 for the 61-key version and $350 for the 49-key version. But E-mu upped the ante from there. They have aftertouch, which is pretty much unheard of in synths at this price.

Engel Music Inc
(605) 225-2840
209 S Main Street
Aberdeen, SD
 
Pauer Sound & Music Inc
(605) 226-2380
216 S Main St
Aberdeen, SD
 
Schmitt Music Center
(605) 361-8480
1020 E 41st Street
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Haggerty's Musicworks
(605) 348-4801
514 St. Joe Street
Rapid City, SD
 
Guitar Center Sioux Falls
(605) 361-5369
3709 W.41st Street
Sioux Falls, SD
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Engel Music Supply
(605) 225-2840
209 S Main St
Aberdeen, SD
 
Haggertys Music Works
(605) 348-0500
2520 W Main St
Rapid City, SD
 
Guitar Center #370
3709 West 41st St
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Best Buy Sioux Falls #17
(605) 334-0003
2101 W 41st St
Souix Falls, SD
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Haggertys Music Works
(605) 348-6737
2520 W Main St
Rapid City, SD
 

E-mu Keyboards

E-mu's LONGboard 61 and SHORTboard 49 are the first E-mu hardware keyboards since the Proteus PK-6. Combining robust MIDI controller functions and great internal sounds from the best of the Proteus family is enough bang-for-buck given that these bad boys sell for real-world prices of about $400 for the 61-key version and $350 for the 49-key version. But E-mu upped the ante from there. They have aftertouch, which is pretty much unheard of in synths at this price.

They have a small but intelligently-chosen complement of knobs, to control filter cutoff and resonance, and envelope attack and release (or decay, depending on the patch). When you think about it, that's the stuff you reach for 90% of the time, anyway: "This pad would make a great comping sound if only it had a quicker attack," or "A little more (or less) cutoff, and this lead would be perfect." On top of that, both models transmit audio wirelessly to an E-mu PIPEline receiver you can patch into your mixer. With guitar-strap pins on the 49-key model, you've got a real wireless synth.

E-mu's Michael Lee dropped both review units off at our mothership, and editor Stephen Fortner got to try them out in these videos. If you can't see the window below, CLICK HERE to open the video separately.

 

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