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E-mu Keyboards Enid OK

-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.

Tiger Pawn Shop
(580) 366-0533
130 E Maine
Enid, OK
 
Audio Solutions Inc
(580) 242-8346
112 N Independence St
Enid, OK
 
Guitar Stand, The
(405) 607-8871
7617 N May
Oklahoma City, OK
 
Edmond Music
(405) 348-0004
3400 S Broadway
Edmond, OK
 
Norman Music Center
(405) 321-8300
317 West Gray
Norman, OK
 
Miles Music
(580) 237-0910
1016 W Broadway
Enid, OK
 
Midwest Music
(580) 237-0134
2013 W Garriott
Enid, OK
 
Jeff's Music
(918) 423-6211
2646 N Mian
Mcalester, OK
 
Jenkins Music Co
(405) 737-7607
7100 Se 15th Street
Midwest City, OK
 
The Music Store, Inc.
(918) 664-7333
9120 E 31St St Ste C
Tulsa, OK
 

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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