E-mu Keyboards Augusta 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.

Berkshire Guitars
(706) 823-5800
102 13th St
Augusta, GA
 
Rock Bottom Music
(706) 724-1172
758 Broad St
Augusta, GA
 
Portmans Music
(866) 966-0101
4020 Washington Road
Martinez (Augusta), GA
 
Vintage Music Store
(803) 644-8399
318 Park Ave
Aiken, SC
 
Powers Baldwin of Augusta
(706) 738-4507
2701 Washington Rd Ste 19
Augusta, GA
 
Jays Music Center
(706) 736-1250
2702 Washington Rd
Augusta, GA
 
Center Stage Music, Inc
(706) 860-8600
3830 Washington Rd Suite 33
Martinez, GA
 
Rock Bottom Music
(803) 649-1919
1032 Pine Log Road
Aiken, SC
 
Big City Music
(706) 364-3033
3526 Wrightsboro Rd
Augusta, GA
 
Kirkwoods Music and Repair
(706) 863-1542
1325 Augusta West Pkwy Ste 35
Augusta, 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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