E-mu Keyboards Dalton 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.

Masons Music Mart
(706) 278-2644
2525 E Walnut Ave
Dalton, GA
 
Allan Gilreath & Associates
(706) 602-7667
405 Belwood Rd Se Ste 5
Calhoun, GA
 
Downtown Music
(706) 226-4060
1730 Cleveland Hwy
Dalton, GA
 
Mason's Music Mart
(706) 278-2644
2525 E Walnut Ave
Dalton, GA

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Bigham Discount Music
(706) 226-3651
409 N Glenwood Ave
Dalton, GA
 
Stephens Music Company Inc
(706) 629-5500
1115 S Wall St
Calhoun, GA
 
Music On The Square LLC
(706) 639-9250
101 A East Patton St
Lafayette, GA
 
Dalton Pawn Brokers Inc
(706) 278-4888
308 S Hamilton St
Dalton, GA
 
Music Factory
(706) 226-1313
118 W Crawford St
Dalton, GA
 
Masons Music Mart
(706) 278-2644
2525 Chatsworth Rd
Dalton, 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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