E-mu Keyboards Denver CO

-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.

Colfax Guitar Shop
(303) 394-0099
3220 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO
 
Dtr Technologies
(303) 573-6288
2525 W 6th Ave
Denver, CO
 
Guitar Center Denver
(303) 759-9100
1585 S.Blvd.
Denver, CO
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Onofrio Piano
(303) 777-2636
1332 S Broadway
Denver, CO
 
Production Services International
(208) 388-8400
4880 E Pacific Pl
Denver, CO
 
Tenorio Werx
(303) 722-4887
525 E. Ohio Avenue
Denver, CO
 
Sound Town
(303) 733-3336
1233 West Alameda Ave
Denver, CO
 
Guitar Center #421
1585 S Colorado Blvd
Denver, CO
 
Psi Dba Audio Denver
(303) 757-8400
4880 E Pacific Pl
Denver, CO
 
Dc Sound Systems, Inc.
(303) 777-6400
1559 S Broadway
Denver, CO
 

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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