E-mu Keyboards Canton OH

-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.

Akron Canton Electronics
(330) 478-9411
3208 Whipple Ave Nw
Canton, OH
 
E.A.R. Co.
(330) 786-9683
36 N Van Buren Ave
Barberton, OH
 
The Music Farm Llc
(330) 682-5595
3166 Mount Eaton Rd
Orrville, OH
 
Morris Pawn Shop
(330) 456-8018
435 Tuscarawas St E
Canton, OH
 
Cool Breeze Music
(330) 453-1331
2529 Cleveland Ave NW
Canton, OH
 
Lay's Guitar Repair
(330) 848-1392
Akron, OH
 
Roselyn's Music Studio
(330) 343-5911
125 North Wooster Ave
Dover, OH
 
Music Farm LLC, The
(330) 682-5595
3166 Mt Eaton Rd
Orrville, OH
 
Gattusos Music & More
(330) 454-7000
1300 Market Ave N
Canton, OH
 
Dons Instrument Repair Gattuso
(330) 453-9325
1307 22nd St NW
Canton, OH
 

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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