E-mu Keyboards Montgomery AL

-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.

Bailey Brothers
(334) 262-7827
Po Box 2269
Montgomery, AL
 
Bailey Brothers Music
(334) 262-7827
231 E Jefferson St
Montgomery, AL
 
Bailey Brothers
(334) 262-7827
231 E Jefferson St
Montgomery, AL
 
Guitar Center Montgomery
(334) 396-6245
2572 Eastern Blvd.
Montgomery, AL
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Guitar Center #752
(334) 396-6245
2572 Eastern Blvd
Montgomery, AL
 
Jg's Music Center
(334) 264-0064
3857 South Court St
Montgomery, AL
 
Arts Music Shop Inc
(334) 271-2787
3030 Eastern Blvd
Montgomery, AL
 
Arts Music
(334) 271-2787
3030 Eastern Blvd
Montgomery, AL
 
Guitar Center #752
2572 Eastern Blvd
Montgomery, AL
 
Capitol Music
(334) 277-9990
3834 Harrison Rd
Montgomery, AL
 

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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