E-mu Keyboards Franklin TN

-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.

Richard Starkey
(615) 595-9304
Franklin, TN
 
Music & Arts
(615) 771-3113
Thoroughbred Village At Cool Springs, 539 Cool Springs Blvd Ste #115
Franklin, TN
 
Nashville Amplifier Serv.
(615) 591-7556
1005 Malvern Rd
Franklin, TN
 
Best Buy Store #170
(615) 376-0539
1600 Galleria Blvd
Brentwood, TN
Recycling Services
Recycling Kiosk
Ink & Toner Drop-off
We also recycle, rechargable batteries, cables, wiring, cords, game controllers

World Music Inc
(615) 425-0256
7069 Highway 70 S
Nashville, TN
 
Music & Arts #71
(615) 771-3113
539 Cool Springs Blvd Thoroughbred Village At Cool Spring
Franklin, TN
 
Musical Inst Reclamation
(615) 771-7135
209 Gothic Court Suite 104
Franklin, TN
 
Best Buy Brentwood #170
(615) 376-0539
1600 Galleria Blvd
Brentwood, TN
Recycling Services
Recycling Kiosk
Ink & Toner Drop-off
We also recycle, rechargable batteries, cables, wiring, cords, game controllers

World Music Inc.
(615) 425-0256
7069 Highway 70 S
Nashville, TN
 
Corner Music
(615) 297-9559
2705 12th Ave South
Nashville, TN
 

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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