E-mu Keyboards Kissimmee FL

-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.

Csm Guitars
(407) 870-8680
2207 Steffanie Ct
Kissimmee, FL
 
Hendrix Sound Inc
(407) 343-6030
2595 N Orange Blossom Trail
Kissimmee, FL
 
Guitar Center #777
12402 S Orange Blossom Trail St 1
Orlando, FL
 
Audiolink, L.L.C
(407) 850-2335
10501 S. Orange Ave. Unit 122
Orlando, FL
 
George'S Music
(407) 352-8000
6817 Visitors Cir
Orlando, FL
 
Lewis Music Store
(407) 847-6397
117 Broadway
Kissimmee, FL
 
Guitar Center #777
(407) 251-6659
12402 S Orange Blossom Trl Ste 1
Orlando, FL
 
Guitar Center Orlando
(407) 251-6659
12402 Orange Blossom Trail, Ste. 1
Orlando, FL
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George's Music Inc (Ol)
(407) 352-8000
6817 Visitors Circle
Orlando, FL
 
Music & Arts
(407) 345-0544
4676 Millenia Plaza Way
Orlando, FL
 

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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