E-mu Keyboards Lake Charles 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.

Doc'S Music
(337) 474-1991
2508 Ryan St
Lake Charles, LA
 
Act Electronics
(337) 474-4651
3817 Kirkman St
Lake Charles, LA
 
Lake Charles Symphony Inc
(337) 433-1611
Po Box 3102
Lake Charles, LA
 
Docs Music Shoppe
(337) 474-1991
1031 E Prien Lake Rd
Lake Charles, LA
 
Beardens Music
(337) 625-5397
202 S Cities Service Hwy
Sulphur, LA
 
Lake Charles Music, Inc.
(337) 474-0430
1000 E. Prien Lake Rd.
Lake Charles, LA
 
Swicegood Music Co
(337) 477-2704
308 E Prien Lake Rd
Lake Charles, LA
 
Lake Charles Music
(337) 474-0430
1000 E Prien Lake Rd
Lake Charles, LA
 
Lyons Music
(337) 625-7915
337 Beglis Pkwy
Sulphur, LA
 
C & M
(337) 989-2838
5427 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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