E-mu Keyboards Lebanon MO

-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.

Two Guys Music
(417) 532-3643
303 W Commercial St
Lebanon, MO
 
West Will Music & Sound
(573) 635-7777
807 Missouri Blvd
Jefferson City, MO
 
Nottelmann Music Co
(314) 296-3780
714 Jeffco Blvd
Arnold, MO
 
Warner Enterprises
(816) 358-1004
Po Box 16802
Raytown, MO
 
Professional Sound & Lighting
(573) 474-0955
5810 Brown Station Rd Ste 101
Columbia, MO
 
Morgan Music Inc
(417) 588-1970
689 N Washington Ave
Lebanon, MO
 
George's Music Service II
(816) 580-0892
Lawson, MO
 
Logic Systems Sound/Light
(314) 968-4050
255 Marshall Road, Suite 160
Valley Park, MO
 
Guitar Center #341
9177 Watson Rd
St Louis, MO
 
Little Shoppe Of Guitars
(314) 831-8784
515 Paul Ave
Florissant, MO
 

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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