E-mu Keyboards Brick NJ

-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.

Monmouth Music
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30 Monmouth Street
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Musicians Prep
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12 Lanes Mill Rd
Brick, NJ
 
MasterCraft Music
(732) 920-4854
415 Old Silverton Rd
Brick, NJ
 
Piano Felicitas
(732) 363-2513
1044 Central Ave
Lakewood, NJ
 
Gabys Music
(732) 942-8300
200 Clifton Ave Ste E
Lakewood, NJ
 
Jake's Music
(732) 477-0445
909 Cedar Bridge Ave
Brick, NJ
 
Jersey Drums N Percussion
(732) 451-0888
294 Brick Blvd
Brick, NJ
 
Ocean County Music
(732) 899-8282
619 Arnold Ave
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
 
Music Zone
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1880 W County Line Rd Ste D
Lakewood, NJ
 
Garden State Music Center
(732) 255-9331
1861 Hooper Ave
Toms River, NJ
 

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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