E-mu Keyboards Merrimack NH

-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.

Guitar Center Nashua
(603) 891-5777
258 Daniel Webster Hwy
Nashua, NH
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Whitsett Guitar Works
(978) 454-1601
Lowell, MA
 
HEI Music
(603) 546-6760
433 Amherst St
Nashua, NH
 
Firelight Music Studio
(603) 566-7364
www.firelightmusicstudio.com
Nashua, NH
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$75/month for private music lessons. $30/month/family for drama social group. First lesson free!

Guitar Center
(603) 891-5777
258 Daniel Webster Hwy,Unit 4
Nashua, NH
 
Music & Arts
(603) 623-0153
Ted Herberts, 934 Elm St.
Manchester, NH
 
HEI Music
(603) 546-6760
433 Amherst St
Nashua, NH
 
Blue Ntoe Music
(603) 425-2552
44 Nashua Rd Ste 2
Londonderry, NH

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(603) 888-1160
293 Daniel Webster Hwy
Nashua, NH

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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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