E-mu Keyboards Florence SC

-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.

Hames Music
(843) 468-9495
1945 W Palmetto St Unit 115
Florence, SC
 
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
(843) 665-2412
2701 David H Mcleod Blvd Unit 1200
Florence, SC
 
Hames Music
(843) 468-9495
1945 W Palmetto St
Florence, SC
 
Old World Music
(843) 665-6115
3201 Pamplico Hwy
Florence, SC
 
Palmetto Music
(864) 232-1726
3 Wade Hampton Blvd
Greenville, SC
 
Hames Music, Inc.
(843) 468-9495
1945 West Palmetto Street Ste 115
Florence, SC
 
Musical Depot
(843) 407-0226
906 S Cashua Dr Ste D
Florence, SC
 
Hodges Piano & Organ Co
(843) 662-1865
779 N Cashua Dr
Florence, SC
 
Guinn Lutherie
(864) 848-9510
1620 Old Hwy. 14 South
Greer, SC
 
Music Maker, The
(864) 859-1077
6952 Calhoun Memorial Hwy
Easley, SC
 

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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