E-mu Keyboards Alamogordo NM

-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.

Chappells Music
(575) 437-1755
747 1st St
Alamogordo, NM
 
T N T Music
(575) 443-8600
207 Canal St
Alamogordo, NM
 
Flowers & Hubbard Inc./ Dba Hubbards
(575) 526-8884
108 Wyatt Dr
Las Cruces, NM
 
Main Street Music
(505) 334-5210
210 S Main Ave
Aztec, NM
 
Robertson And Son Violin
(800) 284-6546
3201 Carlisle Blvd Ne
Albuquerque, NM
 
SORENSEN PIANO SERVICE
(915) 478-2153
ASPEN DR
ALAMOGORDO, NM
 
Guitar Center #410
(505) 889-6300
6001 Menaul Blvd Ne Ste B
Albuquerque, NM
 
Larry'S Music
(575) 546-9442
Po Box 375 926 East Pine
Deming, NM
 
Guitar Center Albuquerque
(505) 889-6300
6001 Menaul Blvd. NE Suite B
Albuquerque, NM
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Mon-Thur: 11-8
Fri: 10-8
Sat: 10-7
Sun: 12-6

Lesmens/Celebrity Ltd.
(505) 268-2111
5413 Lomas Blvd Ne
Albuquerque, NM
 

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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