E-mu Keyboards Columbia MD

-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.

Music & Arts
(240) 409-5486
Columbia Crossing, 6131 Columbia Crossing Drive
Columbia, MD
 
Music & Arts
(240) 568-0600
Cherrytree Center, 11200 Scaggsville Rd Unit 111
Laurel, MD
 
Music & Arts
(410) 461-1844
Chatham Station, 9210 Baltimore National Pike, Suite W-7
Ellicott City, MD
 
Best Buy Store #265
(301) 497-1890
14160 Baltimore Ave
Laurel, MD
Recycling Services
Recycling Kiosk
Ink & Toner Drop-off
We also recycle, rechargable batteries, cables, wiring, cords, game controllers

Music & Arts
(240) 409-5487
Arundel Mills Corporate Park, 7750 Teague Road
Hanover, MD
 
Music & Arts Center #17
(240) 568-0600
11200 Scaggsville Rd Ste 111
Laurel, MD
 
Smithsonian (C/O Evelyn Hawkins)
8779 Greenwood Place
Savage, MD
 
Angela Instruments
(301) 725-0451
10830 Guilford Rd Suite 309
Annapolis Juncton, MD
 
Best Buy Laurel Lakes #265
(301) 497-1890
14160 Baltimore Ave
Laurel, MD
Recycling Services
Recycling Kiosk
Ink & Toner Drop-off
We also recycle, rechargable batteries, cables, wiring, cords, game controllers

Warden's Custom Guitar
(410) 461-0682
Woodstock, MD
 

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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