E-mu Keyboards Lafayette LA

-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.

Red River Music/Use 001
(318) 443-6365
3700 Johnston St
Lafayette, LA
 
Lafayette Music Co. Inc.
(337) 984-3700
3700 Johnston St.
Lafayette, LA
 
Lafayette Music Co Inc
(337) 984-3700
3700 Johnston St
Lafayette, LA
 
One Love Intl
(337) 234-6005
317 Bellot Street
Lafayette, LA
 
Whitmire Piano Service
(337) 261-0633
127 Edwin St
Lafayette, LA
 
C & M
(337) 989-2838
5427 Johnston St
Lafayette, LA
 
Red River Music
(318) 443-6365
3700 Johnston St
Lafayette, LA
 
C & M Music Center
(337) 989-2838
5427 Johnston St
Lafayette, LA
 
Prof Erny's Music
(337) 232-1850
1508 S College Road
Lafayette, LA
 
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
(337) 989-4142
5705 Johnston St
Lafayette, LA
 

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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