E-mu Keyboards Salinas CA

-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.

Wise Music
(831) 424-7885
233 Monterey St
Salinas, CA
 
Music Unlimited
(831) 372-5893
425 Alvarado St.
Monterey, CA
 
Ultimate Music Direct
(831) 648-9898
1024 Benito Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA
 
Music Center
(831) 424-8018
648 E Alisal St
Salinas, CA

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The Dean of Music Electronic Organ Repair
(831) 422-1779
790 Danbury St
Marina, CA
 
Wise Music
(831) 424-7885
233 Monterey St
Salinas, CA
 
Music Unlimited Monterrey
(831) 372-5893
425 Alvarado St
Monterey, CA
 
Armstrong Piano Service
(831) 443-6600
789 Danbury St
Salinas, CA
 
Borders Books & Music
(831) 899-6643
2080 California Ave
Marina, CA
 
Strings Guitar Shop
(831) 655-5678
Foam St Ste A
Marina, CA
 
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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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