E-mu Keyboards Anderson SC

-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.

Draisen-Edwards Music
(864) 225-4666
Anderson, SC
 
Piedmont Music Inc.
(864) 225-4666
2902 N Main St
Anderson, SC
 
Musicians Den
(864) 888-8686
555 By Pass 123 #e
Seneca, SC
 
Morris Gospel Music & Ice Cream Parlor
(864) 231-6855
116 E Shockley Ferry Rd
Anderson, SC
 
The Music Station
(864) 226-7681
3446 Cinema Ctr
Anderson, SC
 
Draisen Edwards Music
(864) 225-4666
2902 N Main Street
Anderson, SC
 
Bannister Music Center
(864) 369-6757
309 E Greer St
Honea Path, SC
 
Musicians Den
(864) 888-8686
555 By Pass 123 Ste E
Seneca, SC
 
Bannister Music Center
(864) 225-5322
2500 N Main St
Anderson, SC
 
Piedmont
(864) 224-8247
2902 N Main St
Anderson, SC
 

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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