E-mu Keyboards Albany GA

-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.

Ed Jordan Music
(229) 439-8801
2403 Westgate Dr
Albany, GA
 
Parker Music
(229) 435-4591
404 N Westover Blvd
Albany, GA
 
Albany Music & Pawn
(229) 888-1039
2005 E Broad Ave
Albany, GA
 
Amr Music, Inc
(912) 352-1333
8108 Abercorn St
Savannah, GA
 
Vickers Music Co.
(912) 384-0949
537 Peterson Ave S
Douglas, GA
 
Stallion Music Inc
(229) 436-0464
709 N Jefferson St
Albany, GA
 
Portmans Music
(229) 432-1835
1027 N Westover Blvd
Albany, GA
 
Jim's Piano & Organ Galleries
(229) 420-3737
2100 N Slappey Blvd
Albany, GA
 
Dirt Cheep Music
(770) 433-0196
2415 S Cobb Dr Se
Smyrna, GA
 
Music & Arts
(770) 982-0822
Presidential Market Center, 1905 Scenic Highway Ste 610
Snellville, GA
 

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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