E-mu Keyboards Coeur D Alene 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.

Burts Music & Sound
(208) 664-4957
1123 E Sherman Avenue
Coeur D Alene, ID
 
The Guitar Stop
(208) 762-8664
7736 N Government Way
Dalton Gardens, ID
 
Kuntz Tom Piano Services
(208) 667-1205
6264 W Heine Rd
Coeur D Alene, ID
 
Long Ear C D's & Stuff
(208) 765-3472
2405 N 4th St
Coeur D Alene, ID

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Northwest Academy of Music
(208) 667-6200
4055 N Government Way Ste 14
Coeur D Alene, ID
 
Guitar Stop Inc, The
(208) 762-8664
7736 N Government Way
Dalton Garden, ID
 
Discount Music Supply
(208) 661-0945
5380 E Seltice Way Ste A
Post Falls, ID
 
Long Ear CDs & Stuff
(208) 765-3472
2405 N 4th St
Coeur D Alene, ID
 
Burt's Music & Sound
(208) 664-4957
12th & Sherman Ave
Coeur D Alene, ID
 
Borders Books & Music
(208) 762-4497
450 W Wilbur Ave
Coeur D Alene, ID
 
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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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