E-mu Keyboards Parkersburg WV

-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.

Ca House Music
(304) 422-4676
3700 Cavalier Circle
Parkersburg, WV
 
Studio On Third
(740) 706-1067
423 Third St - Side Entrance
Marietta, OH
 
A 1 Video & Electronics
(304) 865-3500
3206 Dudley Ave
Parkersburg, WV
 
River Cities Symphony Orchestra
(304) 424-3457
521 Market St
Parkersburg, WV
 
Gallagher Music
(304) 422-5010
3009C Murdoch Ave
Parkersburg, WV
 
Ca House Music
(304) 422-4676
3700 Cavalier Cir
Parkersburg, WV
 
Jerrys Music/Third Street Music
(740) 373-8558
423 Third Street
Marietta, OH
 
Ca House Music
(304) 422-4676
3700 Cavalier Cir
Parkersburg, WV
 
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(304) 485-4152
212 7th St
Parkersburg, WV
 
Gallagher Music
(304) 422-5010
2501 Dudley Ave
Parkersburg, WV

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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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