E-mu Keyboards Alexandria LA

-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.

Cenla Music
(318) 443-9010
3404 Jackson St Ste B
Alexandria, LA
 
Red River Music, Inc.
(318) 443-6365
5731 Jackson Street Ext
Alexandria, LA
 
Rapides Symphony Orchestra
(318) 484-4460
1101 4th St Ste 300
Alexandria, LA
 
Strings & Things
(318) 487-6005
2417 Lee St
Alexandria, LA
 
B & A Music World
(318) 442-9856
2977 Highway 28 E
Pineville, LA
 
Red River Music Inc
5731 Jackson St Ext
Alexandria, LA
 
City Park Players
(318) 442-1800
Po Box 1064
Alexandria, LA
 
Cenla Music
(318) 443-9010
3404 Jackson St Ste C
Alexandria, LA
 
Red River Music Inc
(318) 443-6365
5731 Jackson Street Ext Ste A
Alexandria, LA
 
C & M Music Center Llc
(504) 468-8688
2515 Williams Blvd
Kenner, LA
 

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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