E-mu Keyboards Sierra Vista AZ

-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.

Jacobs Music Shoppe
(520) 439-5253
1682 E Fry Blvd
Sierra Vista, AZ
 
Jacob's Guitar Shoppe
(520) 439-5253
1682 E Fry Blvd
Sierra Vista, AZ
 
Specialty Guitars LLC
(480) 456-3800
5607 S Outrigger Rd
Tempe, AZ
 
P.O.P.S Music Shop
(928) 778-2010
1450 Iron Springs Rd
Prescott, AZ
 
Rock Star Gallery
(480) 275-4501
15220 N. Scottsdale Rd Ste 160
Scottsdale, AZ
 
Jacob's Music Shoppe
(520) 439-5253
1682 E Fry Blvd
Sierra Vista, AZ

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American A.V. Center
(480) 596-9880
7434 E. Monte Cristo
Scottsdale, AZ
 
Beaver'S Band Box Inc
(520) 325-1509
4570 E Broadway Blvd
Tucson, AZ
 
Music & Arts
(602) 504-0206
Desert Glen Shopping Center, 5350 West Bell Road Suite 132
Glendale, AZ
 
Milano Music Center
(480) 827-1111
38 W Main St
Mesa, AZ
 
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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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