E-mu Keyboards Lees Summit 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.

Preston Electronics
(816) 537-7242
100 Se 16th St Suite B
Lee's Summit, MO
 
Pch Enterprises
(816) 721-6230
100 Se 16Th St Ste A
Lees Summit, MO
 
Preston Electronics, Llc
(816) 600-7599
100 Se 16Th St Ste B
Lees Summit, MO
 
Warner Enterprises
(816) 358-1004
6910 Woodson Rd
Raytown, MO
 
Guitar Center #343
(816) 373-9191
3911 S Bolger Rd
Independence, MO
 
Legacy Music Inc.
(816) 554-7350
196 Nw Oldham Pkwy
Lees Summit, MO
 
Legacy Music
(816) 554-7350
196 Nw Oldham Parkway
Lees Summit, MO
 
Warner Enterprises
(816) 358-1004
Po Box 16802
Raytown, MO
 
Warner Enterprises
(816) 358-1004
6910 Woodson
Raytown, MO
 
Guitar Center #343
3911 Bolger Rd
Independence, 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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