E-mu Keyboards Colorado Springs CO

-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.

Prosound Music Centers Inc
(719) 597-9962
2235 Academy Place
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Guitar Center #424
(719) 591-9040
535 N Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Fisher Guitar Works
(719) 622-0483
Colorado Spgs, CO
 
Music Exchange
(719) 578-0883
303 E Pikes Peak Ave
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Mister Music,the
(719) 390-8706
306 Main Street
Security, CO
 
Prosound Music Centers Inc
(303) 652-4135
2235 Academy Pl
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Guitar Center #424
535 N Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Guitar Center Colorado Springs
(719) 591-9040
535 N. Academy Blvd.
Springs, CO
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Graner School Music
(719) 574-2001
4460 Barnes Road
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Surreal Entertainment
(719) 684-2338
10025 Lucky 4 Ranch
Green Mtn Falls, CO
 

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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