E-mu Keyboards Rock Springs WY

-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.

The Pickin' Palace
(307) 362-5848
553 N Front St
Rock Springs, WY
 
Starr Music
(307) 362-4268
403 N Front St
Rock Springs, WY
 
Mister Music, The
(307) 778-2883
900 E Lincoln Way
Cheyenne, WY
 
The Pickin' Palace
(307) 362-5848
553 N Front St
Rock Springs, WY
 
Yocum Music
(307) 638-7755
1708 Central Ave
Cheyenne, WY
 
Pickin Palace
(307) 362-5848
553 N Front St
Rock Springs, WY
 
String Clinic
(307) 421-2799
Cheyenne, WY
 
Same Music Dba Check Cashing Center
(307) 266-6105
4401 E Yellowstone
Evansville, WY
 
Starr Music
(307) 362-4268
403 N Front St
Rock Springs, WY
 
D & L Music
(307) 742-9279
114 E Grand Ave
Laramie, WY
 

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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