E-mu Keyboards Boise ID

-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.

Old Boise Guitar Co
(208) 344-7600
Boise, ID
 
Dunkley Music
(208) 342-5549
410 S Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID
 
Guitar Center #251
5761 Fairview Ave
Boise, ID
 
Guitar Center #251
(208) 685-0505
5761 W Fairview Ave
Boise, ID
 
Old Boise Guitar Co.
(208) 344-7600
515 W Main St
Boise, ID
 
Rush Electronics
(208) 375-7888
4402 Emerald St
Boise, ID
 
Large Sound
(208) 343-1686
2500 Davis
Boise, ID
 
Old Boise Guitar Co.
(208) 344-7600
515 W Main St
Boise, ID
 
Guitar Center Boise
(208) 685-0505
5761 Fairview Avenue
Boise, ID
Store Information
Mon-Thur: 11-8
Fri: 10-8
Sat: 10-8
Sun: 11-6

Dorsey Music - Boise
(208) 853-4141
5015 W State St
Boise, ID
 

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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