E-mu Keyboards Poughkeepsie NY

-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.

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Wappingers Falls, NY
 
Imperial Guitar & Sound
(845) 567-0111
99 Rt 17k
Newburgh, NY
 
New York School Of Music Inc
(845) 778-7594
42 Orchard St # B
Walden, NY
 
Barcones Music
(845) 331-6089
528 Broadway
Kingston, NY
 
Music for Less
(845) 473-9370
61 Catharine St
Poughkeepsie, NY
 
Alto Music
(845) 297-0011
1659 Route 9 Bank Plaza
Wappingers Falls, NY
 
New York School Of Music
(845) 778-7594
42 B Orchard St
Walden, NY
 
Barcone's Music
(845) 331-6089
528 Broadway
Kingston, NY
 
Stamell Stringed Instruments
(845) 337-3030
7 Garden St
Poughkeepsie, NY
 
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
(845) 485-2224
2518 South Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY
 

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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