E-mu Keyboards Conway AR

-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.

Jack'S Music Inc.
(501) 327-8129
506 Oak St
Conway, AR
 
Conway Music
(501) 336-9363
1010 Oak St
Conway, AR
 
Music City
(501) 834-5000
4200 E Kiehl Ave
North Little Rock, AR
 
Independent Music Service Inc
(501) 833-0855
9851 Brockington Rd
North Little Rock, AR
 
Hale Ed Dulcimer Shop
(501) 791-0255
3015 W 58th St
North Little Rock, AR
 
We Rent Backline Equipment & Musical Instruments.
(501) 328-5466
1340 B Nabholz Ave
Conway, AR
 
Jacks Music
(501) 327-8129
506 Oak St
Conway, AR
 
Dickson Music
(501) 835-3100
8700 Highway 107
North Little Rock, AR
 
International Piano
(501) 851-4442
8100 Bicentennial Rd
North Little Rock, AR
 
All Star Music
(870) 931-5600
3707a E Highland Dr
Jonesboro, AR
 

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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