E-mu Keyboards Monroe LA

-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.

Matt'S Music Inc.
(318) 387-3628
3235 Breard St
Monroe, LA
 
Zeagler Music
(318) 322-2621
1401 N. 18th Street
Monroe, LA
 
Monroe Symphony Orchestra
(318) 812-6761
410 Lea Joyner Expressway
Monroe, GA
 
P G Guitars
(318) 322-1422
407 Natchitoches St
West Monroe, LA
 
Stan Heberts Music Shoppe
(985) 345-0172
2218 W Thomas St
Hammond, LA
 
Matts Music, Inc
(318) 387-3628
3235 Breard Street
Monroe, LA
 
Matts Music
(318) 387-3628
3235 Breard St
Monroe, GA
 
Paul Hewitt Music Co
(318) 387-3712
1504 Lany Ln
Monroe, GA
 
Elloree Guitars
(318) 388-2635
810 Tidwell Rd
West Monroe, LA
 
Guitar Medic
(504) 669-3954
413 Bernard Ave
Ama, LA
 

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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