E-mu Keyboards Grand Rapids MI

-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.

Best Buy Grand Rapids I #406
(616) 957-2522
2650 E Belt Line Se
Grand Rapids, MI
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Rainbow Music Inc
(616) 774-0565
1148 Leonard St Nw
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Rainbow Music Inc
(616) 774-0565
1148 Leonard St Nw
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Guitar Center #338
(616) 464-0000
2891 Radcliff Ave Se
Kentwood, MI
 
Guitar Center Grand Rapids
(616) 464-0000
2891 Radcliff Ave SE
Kentwood, MI
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Best Buy Store #406
(616) 957-2522
2650 E Beltline Ave Se
Grand Rapids, MI
Recycling Services
Recycling Kiosk
Ink & Toner Drop-off
We also recycle, rechargable batteries, cables, wiring, cords, game controllers

On Stage Services
(616) 735-9049
528 Butterworth Sw
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Snyder'S Keyboard World, Inc.
(616) 249-9000
2300 28Th St Se
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Guitar Center #338
2891 Radcliff Ave Se
Kentwood, MI
 
Firehouse Music, Inc.
(616) 662-8160
1961 Pine Ridge Dr Sw
Jenison, MI
 

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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