E-mu Keyboards Columbia MO

-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.

Professional Sound & Lighting
(573) 474-0955
5810 Brown Station Rd Ste 101
Columbia, MO
 
Palen Music Center
(573) 256-5555
2609 E Broadway Ste 208
Columbia, MO
 
Palen Music Center Inc
(573) 256-5555
2609 E Broadway Suite 208
Columbia, MO
 
Music Suite
(573) 442-3040
1906 N Providence Rd
Columbia, MO
 
Instrumental Influence Inc
(573) 446-8742
103 Buckner
Columbia, MO
 
Blue Guitar Music Company
(573) 441-0055
1206 Business Loop 70 W Suite I
Columbia, MO
 
Barnhouse'S Crazy Music Llc
(513) 445-0000
125 S 8Th St
Columbia, MO
 
Family Pawn Stores
(573) 474-1262
2416 Paris Rd
Columbia, MO
 
Blue Guitar Music
(573) 441-0055
1206 Business Loop 70 W,Ste I
Columbia, MO
 
Hennessy And Sons Music
(573) 445-6111
1729 W Broadway St
Columbia, MO
 

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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