E-mu Keyboards New Orleans 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.

Int'l Vintage Gtr
(504) 524-4557
646 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA
 
C & M Music Center
(504) 361-9330
2007 Stumpf Blvd
Gretna, LA
 
Mc Cann Electronics
(504) 837-7272
100 Division Street
Metairie, LA
 
Guitar Center #711
1000 S Clearview Parkway
Harahan, LA
 
Guitar Center #711
(504) 818-0338
1000 S Clearview Pkwy Ste 1040
Harahan, LA
 
New Orleans Mus Exchange
(504) 891-7670
3342 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA
 
C & M Music Center
(504) 361-9330
2007 Stumpf Blvd
Terrytown, LA
 
Zeagler Music
(504) 780-9200
3501 Severn Ave
Metairie, LA
 
Unlimited Sound Inc
(504) 371-8484
5421 Lapalco Blvd
Marrero, LA
 
Guitar Center New Orleans
(504) 818-0336
1000 S. Clearview Parkway, Suite 1040
Harahan, LA
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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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