E-mu Keyboards Hilton Head Island SC

-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.

Freedman'S Music
(843) 815-7997
1308 Fording Island Rd Ste A
Bluffton, SC
 
Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra
(843) 842-2055
32 Office Park Rd Ste 214
Hilton Head Island, SC
 
Johns Music
(843) 842-5225
23 New Orleans Rd
Hilton Head Island, SC
 
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
(843) 342-6690
20 Hatton Pl Ste 200
Hilton Head Island, SC
 
Bay Street Music
(843) 524-6344
102 Sea Island Pkwy
Beaufort, SC
 
Hilton Head International Piano Competition
(843) 842-5880
32 Office Park Rd Ste 214
Hilton Head Island, SC
 
Piano Gallery
(843) 842-2122
23 New Orleans Rd
Hilton Head Island, SC
 
Red Piano Art Galler
(843) 785-2318
220 Cordillo Pkwy
Hilton Head Island, SC
 
Freedmans Music
(843) 815-7997
1308 Fording Island Rd Ste A
Bluffton, SC
 
Hames Music
(843) 468-9495
1945 W Palmetto St Unit 115
Florence, SC
 

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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