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
 
Bills Pawn & Bargains
(270) 885-6000
1019 Skyline Dr
Hopkinsville, KY
 
Willis Music
(859) 283-2050
7380 Industrial Rd
Florence, KY
 
Guitar Tone Shop, The
(606) 787-4619
3156 Mt Hebron Rd
Lancaster, KY
 
Chris's Guitar Shop
(606) 784-6237
427 Flemingsburg Rd
Morehead, KY
 
Music Central Inc
(270) 885-0074
1003 Skyline Dr
Hopkinsville, KY
 
Willcutt Music
(859) 623-4316
415 Leighway Dr
Richmond, KY
 
First Quality Music
(502) 447-1706
7006 Trade Port Dr
Louisville, KY
 
Ashland Guitar Shop
(606) 325-0366
211 16th St
Ashland, KY
 
Chris' Guitar Shop Inc.
(606) 784-6237
427 Flemingsburg Rd
Morehead, 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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