E-mu Keyboards Rutland VT

-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.

Be Music
(802) 775-4030
162 Woodstock Ave
Rutland, VT
 
Be Music
(802) 775-4030
162 Woodstock Ave
Rutland, VT
 
Allen Lucy Piano Service
(802) 775-8004
196 Killington Ave
Rutland, VT
 
Daddy's Williston
(802) 288-9969
21 Hawthorne St
Williston, VT
 
Advance Music Center Inc
(802) 863-8652
75 Maple Street
Burlington, VT
 
Be Music
(802) 775-4030
162 Woodstock Ave
Rutland, VT

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The Sound Barrier
(802) 775-4754
52 Center St
Rutland, VT
 
Guitarsam
(802) 229-0295
71 Main St
Montpelier, VT
 
Ellis Music Company
(802) 234-6400
1709 Vt Route 107
Bethel, VT
 
Burlington Guitar & Amp LLC
(802) 863-4613
202 Main St
Burlington, VT
 
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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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