E-mu Keyboards Everett WA

-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.

Tommy'S Guitar Shop
(425) 252-9252
1911 Hewitt Ave
Everett, WA
 
Guitar Center #232
(425) 672-8807
18420 33Rd Ave W Ste D
Lynnwood, WA
 
Morgan Sound Service
(425) 771-7257
2004 196th St Sw
Lynnwood, WA
 
Guitarville
(206) 363-8188
19258 15Th Ave Ne
Shoreline, WA
 
Guitar Center Kirkland
(425) 814-9640
12608 120th AVE. N.E.
Kirkland, WA
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Sat: 10-7
Sun: 11-6

Guitar Center #232
18420 33rd Ave West #d
Lynwood, WA
 
Guitar Center Lynnwood
(425) 640-0110
18420 33rd Ave West # D
Lynnwood, WA
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Mon-Fri: 11-9
Sat: 10-7
Sun: 11-6

Summit Consultation & Custom Sales Inc
(206) 919-9466
209 4Th Ave S Ste 101B
Edmonds, WA
 
Mills Music
(425) 775-6500
10700 Woodinville Dr Sr 522
Bothell, WA
 
Guitar Center #234
12608 120th Ave Ne
Kirkland, WA
 

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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