E-mu Keyboards Evansville IN

-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.

Guitar Center Evansville
(812) 475-8477
6220 E. Lloyd Expressway
Evansville, IN
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Opus 1 Music
(812) 479-6787
301 N Royal Ave
Evansville, IN
 
Guitar Center #625
(812) 475-8477
6220 E Lloyd Expy # E
Evansville, IN
 
H&H Music Service Inc
(812) 477-5339
1313 Washington Ave
Evansville, IN
 
The Guitar Lab
(812) 402-5656
4715 Washington Ave
Evansville, IN
 
Moore Music
(812) 479-9595
4200 E Morgan Ave
Evansville, IN
 
Guitar Center #625
6220 E Lloyd Expressway #e
Evansville, IN
 
Abba'S Music
(270) 826-0186
119 N Main St
Henderson, KY
 
Wetzel Violin
(812) 477-7107
737 S Englewood Ave
Evansville, IN
 
Bobeannies
(812) 401-0101
9908 Old State Rd
Evansville, IN
 

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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