E-mu Keyboards Hillsboro 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.

Five Star Guitars
(503) 439-9500
2303 Nw 185Th Ave
Hillsboro, OR
 
Best Buy Store #451
(503) 350-0559
3055 Sw Cedar Hills Blvd
Beaverton, OR
Recycling Services
Recycling Kiosk
Ink & Toner Drop-off
We also recycle, rechargable batteries, cables, wiring, cords, game controllers

Portland Music Co.
(503) 641-5505
10075 S.W. Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy
Beaverton, OR
 
Guitar Center #244
(503) 644-9500
9575 Sw Cascade Ave
Beaverton, OR
 
Tigard Music
(503) 620-2844
11579 S.W. Pacific Hwy
Tigard, OR
 
Five Star Guitars
(503) 439-9500
2303 Nw 185th Ave
Hillsboro, OR
 
Best Buy Beaverton #451
(503) 350-0559
3055 Sw Cedar Hills Blvd
Beaverton, OR
Recycling Services
Recycling Kiosk
Ink & Toner Drop-off
We also recycle, rechargable batteries, cables, wiring, cords, game controllers

Guitar Center #244
9575 Sw Cascade Ave
Beaverton, OR
 
Guitar Center Beaverton
(503) 644-9500
9575 S.W. Cascade Ave.
Beaverton, OR
Store Information
Mon-Fri: 11-9
Sat: 10-8
Sun: 11-6

Char Lutheries
(503) 286-0068
5922 N Willamette Blvd
Portland, 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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