E-mu Keyboards Pittsburgh PA

-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.

Pittsburgh Guitars
(412) 431-0700
1305 E Carson St
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Guitar Center #855
1020 Park Manor Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Guitar Center Pittsburgh
(412) 788-1071
1020 Park Manor Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA
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Volkweins
(412) 788-5900
138 Industry Dr
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Swissvale Music,Inc.
(412) 351-5882
2037 Noble St
Swissvale, PA
 
Pittsburgh Guitars
(412) 431-0700
1305 E Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Guitar Center #855
(412) 788-1071
1020 Park Manor Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Lawrence Music
(412) 563-2264
985 Castle Shannon Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Hollowood Music
(412) 722-1234
601 Chartiers Ave
Mc Kees Rocks, PA
 
Empire Music, Inc.
(412) 343-5299
719 Washington Rd
Pittsburgh, PA
 

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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