E-mu Keyboards Charlottesville VA

-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.

Heinz Electronics Ltd
(434) 977-2797
2171 Ivy Rd Ste 8
Charlottesville, VA
 
Music & Arts Center #84
(434) 973-2805
1512 Seminole Trl # 29
Charlottesville, VA
 
Music & Arts
(434) 973-2805
Shoppers World North, 1512 Seminole Trail (RT. 29)
Charlottesville, VA
 
Heinz Musitronics
(434) 977-2797
2171 Ivy Rd Suite 8
Charlottesville, VA
 
Charlottesville Piano
(434) 296-8886
634 Rio Rd W
Charlottesville, VA
 
Charlottesville Music Ctr
(434) 973-5859
1710 Seminole Tr Ste 2
Charlottesville, VA
 
Stacys Music Shop Inc
(434) 974-1555
1816 Rio Hill Ctr
Charlottesville, VA
 
Interlaken Inc.
(434) 978-4911
1453 Clearbrook Lane
Charlottesville, VA
 
Richardson Guitar Studio
(434) 293-4017
1720-2 Allied St
Charlottesville, VA
 
Music & Arts Center
(434) 973-2805
1512 Seminole Trail
Charlottesville, VA
 

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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