E-mu Keyboards Grants Pass OR

-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.

Larrys Music West
(541) 476-4525
211 N E Beacon Dr
Grants Pass, OR
 
Great Northwest Music
(541) 956-8600
220 SW G St
Grants Pass, OR
 
Larry's Music
(541) 476-4525
211 NE Beacon Dr
Grants Pass, OR
 
Marilyn'S Music Plus
(541) 523-3848
1821 Main St
Baker City, OR
 
Guitar Center Eugene
(541) 689-1820
1015 Green Acres Road
Eugene, OR
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Fri: 10-8
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Sun: 11-6

Larry'S Music West
(541) 476-4525
211 Ne Beacon Dr
Grants Pass, OR
 
Southern Oregon Audio Visual
(541) 479-8020
545 Rogue River Hwy
Grants Pass, OR
 
Blue Note Woodworks
(541) 855-9262
PO Box 467
Gold Hill, OR
 
Bend Instrument Repair
(541) 317-4617
Bend, OR
 
Stompbox Music
(503) 670-4949
15717 Sw 74 Th Ave Ste 400
Tigard, OR
 

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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