E-mu Keyboards Jackson MS

-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.

Mississippi Music
(601) 544-5821
1001 Sara Ln
Flowood, MS
 
Lakeland Music
(601) 992-0089
5200 Highway 25
Flowood, MS
 
Guitar Center #790
(601) 956-8053
1189 E County Line Rd Ste 4
Jackson, MS
 
Morrison Bros Music
(601) 956-0135
127 Dyess Rd
Ridgeland, MS
 
Burrell's Guitar Services
(601) 829-4260
105 Barksdale Rd
Brandon, MS
 
Mississippi Music
(601) 922-1200
1001 Sara Lane
Flowood, MS
 
Guitar Center #790
1189 East County Line Road Ste 4
Jackson, MS
 
Guitar Center Jackson
(601) 956-8053
1189 East County Line Rd suite 4
Jackson, MS
Store Information
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Fri: 10-8
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Morrison Bros.Music Inc.
(601) 956-0135
127 Dyess Rd
Ridgeland, MS
 
Mississippi Music Inc
(601) 922-1200
1001 Sara Ln
Jackson, MS
 

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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