E-mu Keyboards Minot ND

-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.

Northwest Music & Sound
(701) 852-3736
913 W Burdick Expressway
Minot, ND
 
Prairie Winds Band Instrument Repair LLC
(701) 852-7909
315 31st Ave SW
Minot, ND
 
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
(701) 852-9001
2400 10th St SW Ste 15
Minot, ND
 
Popplers Music
4924 Hwy 2
Grand Forks, ND
 
Eckroth Music
(701) 223-5320
1655 N Grandview Ln Ste 201
Bismarck, ND
 
Jacobsen Music Inc
(701) 838-8709
315 31st Ave SW
Minot, ND
 
Dakota Pawnbrokers
(701) 838-9410
409 Burdick W Expy
Minot, ND
 
Kennys Music Shoppe
(701) 772-8670
2001 South Washington Street
Grand Forks, ND
 
Eckroth Music
(701) 223-6707
1655 North Grandview Lane #201
Bismark, ND
 
Precision Electronics
(701) 234-0823
1250 3rd St N
Fargo, ND
 

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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