E-mu Keyboards Auburn AL

-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.

Auburn Guitar Shoppe
(334) 821-6818
758 E Glenn Ave
Auburn, AL
 
Guitar Shoppe
(334) 821-6818
758 E Glenn Ave
Auburn, AL
 
Mc Clain's Music
(334) 745-7600
2900 Lafayette Pkwy
Opelika, AL
 
Norris Music
(205) 487-2699
1003 U.S. Hwy 43
Winfield, AL
 
Fret Shop
(256) 430-4729
309 Jordan Ln Nw
Huntsville, AL
 
Auburn Guitar Shoppe
(334) 821-6818
758 E Glenn Ave
Auburn, AL
 
R & R Music Inc
(334) 821-4330
1910 Opelika Road
Auburn, AL
 
Abs Audio
(256) 880-1234
2828 Drake Ave
Huntsville, AL
 
Guitar Gallery Inc Tuscal
(205) 758-2202
309 Hargrove Rd. East
Tuscaloosa, AL
 
Arts Music
(334) 271-2787
3030 Eastern Blvd
Montgomery, AL
 

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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