E-mu Keyboards Hopkinsville KY

-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.

Music Central Inc
(270) 885-0074
1003 Skyline Dr
Hopkinsville, KY
 
Music Central Inc
(270) 885-0074
1003 Skyline Dr
Hopkinsville, KY
 
Amazon.Com
(859) 586-6384
1155 Worldwide Blvd
Hebron, KY
 
Willis Music Co
(859) 525-6050
7567 Mall Road
Florence, KY
 
Backstage Music Co Inc
(270) 651-2495
801 W Main St
Glasgow, KY
 
Bills Pawn & Bargains
(270) 885-6000
1019 Skyline Dr
Hopkinsville, KY
 
Heartland Music
(270) 737-7999
4507 N Dixie Hwy
Elizabethtown, KY
 
Guitar Center Lexington
(859) 272-0877
3801 Mall Road
Lexington, KY
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Thumbs Up Music
(270) 274-0631
105 Midtown Plaza
Beaver Dam, KY
 
Amazon.Com
(859) 381-2183
172 Trade Street
Lexington, KY
 

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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