E-mu Keyboards Rapid City SD

-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.

Haggertys Music Works
(605) 348-6737
2520 W Main St
Rapid City, SD
 
Haggertys Music Works
(605) 348-0500
2520 W Main St
Rapid City, SD
 
Black Hills Piano Gallery
(605) 791-4646
333 Omaha St,. Ste #4
Rapid City, SD
 
Haggerty's Music Works
(605) 348-6737
2520 W Main St
Rapid City, SD
 
Haggerty's Inc
(605) 348-6737
Rapid City, SD
 
Haggerty's Inc
(605) 348-6737
Rapid City, SD
 
Haggerty's Musicworks
(605) 348-4801
514 St. Joe Street
Rapid City, SD
 
Masters Music/MOBILE DJ
(605) 209-0399
1502 Copperfield Drive
Rapid City, SD
 
Batchelders Plummer Piano & Organ
(605) 342-5000
629 St Joseph St
Rapid City, SD
 
Audio Connections
(605) 692-4036
400 Main Avenue
Brookings, SD
 

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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