E-mu Keyboards Rock Hill SC

-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.

Woody'S Music
(803) 324-9663
946 Charlotte Ave
Rock Hill, SC
 
Record Cellar
(803) 366-6139
2301 N Dave Lyle Blvd. Ste. 192
Rock Hill, SC
 
The Playroom Academy Of Music
(803) 802-6683
951 Market St Ste 201
Fort Mill, SC
 
Sam Ash Music
(704) 522-9253
5533 Westpark Drive
Charlotte, NC
 
Sam Ash Music # 51
(704) 522-9253
5533 Westpark Dr
Charlotte, NC
 
Jerry Tillman Music
(803) 366-3232
596 Anderson Rd N
Rock Hill, SC
 
Tillman Music & Sound, Inc
(803) 366-3232
596 Anderson Rd N
Rock Hill, SC
 
Music & Arts
(704) 341-0000
Arboretum Shopping Center, 8046 Providence Rd Ste C
Charlotte, NC
 
Sam Ash #51
(704) 522-9253
5533 Westpark Dr
Charlotte, NC
 
Howren Music
(704) 541-1798
8328 Pineville Matthews Rd
Charlotte, NC
 

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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