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E-mu Keyboards Bend OR

-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.

Bend Instrument Repair
(541) 317-4617
Bend, OR
 
Just Joes Music
(541) 318-5646
61400 S Highway 97 Ste 3
Bend, OR
 
Wall St Guitars
(541) 617-9080
1291 NW Wall St
Bend, OR
 
Mountain View Music
(541) 389-5416
1326 NE 3rd St
Bend, OR
 
Breedlove Guitar Company
(541) 385-8339
2843 NW Lolo Dr
Bend, OR
 
Bryans House of Music
(541) 382-6890
1155 SW Division St
Bend, OR
 
Bryan's House Of Music
(541) 382-6890
1155 SW Division St Ste A2
Bend, OR

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(541) 317-4617
168 NE Greenwood Ave
Bend, OR
 
Moore Music L L C
(541) 383-8863
1531 NE 3rd St
Bend, OR
 
Steves Drum Studio
(541) 848-4497
1273 NW Wall St
Bend, OR
 
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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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