E-mu Keyboards Columbus GA

-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.

Jimmerson Music Co
(706) 571-0402
1313 13th Street
Columbus, GA
 
Baker Music Shop
(706) 563-7924
2 Midtown Loop
Columbus, GA
 
Gorilla Guitars
(706) 507-0462
1038 Broadway
Columbus, GA
 
Mazur Piano Service
(706) 322-1365
1501 19th St
Columbus, GA

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Everything Musical
(706) 323-1809
Veterans Pkwy & Britt David Road
Columbus, GA
 
Everything Musical
(706) 323-1809
2400 W Britt David Rd
Columbus, GA
 
Todd Piano Shop
(706) 327-6889
2223 51st St
Columbus, GA
 
Alpine Pawn & Sporting Goods
(706) 563-4133
3901 Buena Vista Rd
Columbus, GA
 
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
(706) 653-7880
5555 Whittlesey Blvd, Ste 1800
Columbus, GA
 
Millies Corner
(706) 682-7060
2035 S Lumpkin Rd
Columbus, GA

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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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