E-mu Keyboards Provo UT

-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.

Bill Harris Music
(801) 374-1440
312 S. University Ave.
Provo, UT
 
Best In Music
(801) 802-8022
444 W. 800 North
Orem, UT
 
Bert Murdock Music
(801) 225-7922
981 N 1200 W
Orem, UT
 
Great Salt Lake Guitar Company
(801) 375-4435
362 W Center St
Provo, UT
 
Piano Gallery Of Orem
(801) 224-0466
650 S State St
Orem, UT

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Alpine Electronics
(801) 373-7372
2048 N Canyon Rd
Provo, UT
 
Best In Music
(801) 802-8022
444 W 800 N
Orem, UT
 
Bill Harris Music
(801) 374-1440
312 S University Ave
Provo, UT
 
Alpine Electronic Service
(801) 373-7372
2048 N Canyon Rd
Provo, UT
 
Borders Books & Music
(801) 224-2720
4801 N University Ave Ste 910
Provo, UT
 
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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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