E-mu Keyboards Owensboro KY

-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.

Owensboro Music Ctr
(270) 684-2156
1303 Breckenridge Street
Owensboro, KY
 
Upper Room Music
(270) 683-7575
2500 Frederica St
Owensboro, KY
 
Owensboro
(270) 926-7658
1633 Breckenridge St
Owensboro, KY

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Upper Room Music
(270) 683-7575
2500 Frederica St
Owensboro, KY
 
Patton Music
(812) 842-0600
510 W Main St
Newburgh, IN
 
Upper Room Music Llc
(270) 683-7575
2500 Frederica St
Owensboro, KY
 
On Key Music LLC
(270) 313-9876
507 E. 18th Street
Owensboro, KY
 
Owensboro Music Center
(270) 684-2156
1303 Breckenridge St
Owensboro, KY
 
Sunlite Music
(270) 684-9569
600 W 3rd St
Owensboro, KY
 
Guitar Center Florence
(859) 282-9841
4999 Houston Rd
Florence, KY
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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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