E-mu Keyboards Plano TX

-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.

Guitar Center Plano
(972) 422-7171
2333 North Central Expressway Suite 101
Plano, TX
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B & C Music
(972) 424-9003
1635 Dorchester #600
Plano, TX
 
Nadine'S Music Manor
(972) 985-7884
3031 W 15Th St
Plano, TX
 
Williamson Music Co. Inc.
(972) 633-8203
701 E Plano Pkwy Ste 414
Plano, TX
 
Music & Arts
(214) 383-1737
109 Central Expressway North, Suite 517
Allen, TX
 
Carolyn Nussbaum Music Co
(972) 985-2662
625 Digital Dr Ste 300
Plano, TX
 
Guitar Center #447
(972) 422-7171
2333 N Central Expy
Plano, TX
 
Guitar Center #447
2333 N Central Expressway
Plano, TX
 
Music & Arts Center #6914
(214) 383-1737
109 Central Expy N Ste 517
Allen, TX
 
Dallas Strings Inc
(469) 675-0085
1210 W Mcdermott Dr 107
Allen, TX
 

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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