E-mu Keyboards Athens 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.

Musicians Warehouse
(706) 548-7233
485 E Clayton St
Athens, GA
 
Musicians Warehouse Inc
(706) 548-7233
150 Crane Dr
Bogart, GA
 
Krazy Al's Discount Music
(706) 336-6565
2721 Homer Rd
Commerce, GA
 
Borders Books & Music
(706) 583-8647
196 Alps Rd Ste 50
Athens, GA
 
Mccollum Bert
(706) 543-0885
125 Collins Industrial Blvd
Athens, GA
 
The Musician'S Warehouse
(706) 548-7233
150 Crane Dr
Bogart, GA
 
Krazy Al'S Music
(706) 336-6565
2721 Homer Rd
Commerce, GA
 
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
(706) 354-1195
3650 Atlanta Hwy
Athens, GA
 
Music Exchange
(706) 549-6199
296 W Broad St
Athens, GA

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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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