E-mu Keyboards Kennewick WA

-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 Machine
(509) 582-3568
212 W Kennewick Ave
Kennewick, WA
 
Music Machine
(509) 582-3568
212 W Kennewick Ave
Kennewick, WA
 
Rays Guitars Etc
(509) 545-0651
1827 W Court St
Pasco, WA
 
Ebony & Ivory Pianos
(509) 948-3007
721 Jadwin
Richland, WA
Prices and/or Promotions
Pianos starting at $499.99

Music Unlimited
(509) 946-5163
1360 Jadwin Ave
Richland, WA
 
Brown Ted
(509) 783-3481
2600 N Columbia Center Blvd Ste 102
Richland, WA
 
Dickerson's Piano Svc
(509) 547-6982
PO Box 2992
Pasco, WA

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Brown Ted Music Company
(509) 783-3481
2600 N Columbia Center Blvd Ste 102
Richland, WA
 
Bill Van Winkle Piano Tuning
(509) 735-7954
1412 Florida Ave
Richland, WA

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Ebony & Ivory Pianos LLC
(509) 943-8811
721 Jadwin
Richland, WA
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$499.99 to $32,463.00

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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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