E-mu Keyboards High Point NC

-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.

Musicians Supply
(336) 887-8775
1701 N Main St Ste D
High Point, NC
 
Yesterday'S Music
(336) 889-4287
106 Westover Dr Ste 108
High Point, NC
 
Don's Music City
(336) 288-6363
2623 Battleground Ave
Greensboro, NC
 
Guitar Center #734
(336) 852-8620
2221 Vanstory St
Greensboro, NC
 
Guitar Center #734
2221 Vanstory St
Greensboro, NC
 
Musicians Supply
(336) 887-8775
1701-D N Main St
High Point, NC
 
Guitar Center Greensboro
(336) 852-8620
2221 Vanstory Street
Greensboro, NC
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Sat: 10-7
Sun: 12-6

Fretworks
(336) 854-8689
908 Moran Dr
Greensboro, NC
 
Music Barn
(336) 272-2118
920 S. Chapman Street
Greensboro, NC
 
Djl Vintage Audio
(336) 274-6767
2907 Pacific Avenue
Greensboro, NC
 

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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