E-mu Keyboards Princeton 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.

Conncert Music World
(304) 327-7058
Rt 2 Box 701
Bluefield, WV
 
Cheap Thrills Records
(304) 487-0404
1130 Stafford Dr
Princeton, WV
 
Glenwood Music & Jewelry Repr
(304) 425-9027
646 Kirby Addition Rd
Princeton, WV
 
Conncert Music World
(304) 327-7058
5023 E Cumberland Rd
Bluefield, WV

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Logan Music Llc
(304) 752-9294
118 Nick Savas Dr
Logan, WV
 
Conncert Music World
(304) 327-7058
5023 E Cumberland Rd
Bluefield, WV
 
Music Exchange
(304) 425-7007
852 Mercer St
Princeton, WV
 
Fye
(304) 325-6628
Mercer Mall
Bluefield, WV
 
Musician'S Paradise
(304) 824-3535
7786 Lynn Ave
Hamlin, WV
 
Mack & Dave's
1010 3rd Avenue
Huntington, WV
 
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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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