E-mu Keyboards Salisbury MD

-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.

B & B Music And Sound
(410) 543-2153
1205 Mt Hermon Rd
Salisbury, MD
 
Seaford Music
(302) 629-5124
22876 Sussex Hwy Unit 3
Seaford, DE
 
Royal Clef Music Stop
(410) 546-0625
2420 N Salisbury Blvd
Salisbury, MD
 
Crazy Louies Pawn Shop
(410) 742-7296
124 South Blvd
Salisbury, MD
 
Schoolys Music & Urban Wear
(410) 742-8001
606 Snow Hill Rd
Salisbury, MD
 
Earle Teat Music #2
(302) 846-9997
38650 Unit 5 Sussex Hwy
Delmar, DE
 
Seaford Music
(302) 629-5124
22876 Sussex Hwy Unit 3
Seaford, DE
 
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
(410) 548-9191
2618 N Salisbury Blvd
Salisbury, MD
 
Salisbury Music & Instrument Repair
(410) 543-1200
925 Eastern Shore Dr
Salisbury, MD
 
B & B Music & Sound
(410) 543-2153
1205 Mount Hermon Rd
Salisbury, MD
 

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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