E-mu Keyboards Las Vegas NV

-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.

Pats Desert Music
(702) 433-0808
1450 West Horizon Ridge
Henderson, NV
 
Wiser Electronics
(702) 385-7782
2624 Redwood St
Las Vegas, NV
 
Cowtown Guitars Inc
(702) 866-2600
2797 S Maryland Pkwy Suite 14
Las Vegas, NV
 
Sam Ash Music
(702) 734-0007
2747 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV
 
Guitar Center Summerlin
(702) 228-3858
8621 W. Charleston Blvd. Suite 150
Las Vegas, NV
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Wiser Electronics
(702) 385-7782
2624 Redwood St
Las Vegas, NV
 
Sam Ash Music # 53
(702) 734-0007
2747 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV
 
Sam Ash #53
(702) 734-0007
2747 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV
 
Guitar Center #132
(702) 228-3858
8621 W Charleston Blvd Ste 110
Las Vegas, NV
 
Guitar Center #132
8621 Charleston Blvd Ste 110
Las Vegas, NV
 

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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