E-mu Keyboards Goodyear AZ

-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.

Atomic Guitar Works
(623) 878-4127
8550 N 91st Ave Ste 52
Peoria, AZ
 
The Bass Place
(480) 423-1161
5420 W Camelback Rd Ste 4
Glendale, AZ
 
Sam Ash Music
(602) 863-7746
4402 West Cactus Road
Glendale, AZ
 
Sam Ash Music # 61
4402 W Cactus Rd
Glendale, AZ
 
Bizarre Guitar
(602) 248-9297
4322 N 7th Ave
Phoenix, AZ
 
Bass Place, The
(623) 583-2911
9880 W. Peoria Ave
Peoria, AZ
 
Charles T Cellino
(602) 299-9790
Phoenix, AZ
 
Sam Ash #61
(516) 932-6400
4402 W Cactus Rd
Glendale, AZ
 
Music Brokers
(602) 230-7777
4420 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ
 
Guitar Center Phoenix
(602) 375-3800
2750 West Peoria St.
Phoenix, AZ
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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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