E-mu Keyboards Springfield IL

-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.

Samuel Music
3730 Wabash Ave
Springfield, IL
 
Sordyl's House Of Music
(217) 522-4488
222 N. Grand Ave. East
Springfield, IL
 
Luthier Shoppe
(217) 546-1615
1717 Wabash
Springfield, IL
 
The Drum Studio
(217) 553-6579
2108 S Whittier Ave.
Springfield, IL
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Transistor Chicago Llc
(773) 414-1749
5045 N Clark St
Chicago, IL
 
Rock Shop
(217) 546-8980
1808 W Jefferson St
Springfield, IL
 
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(217) 546-8980
1808 W Jefferson St
Springfield, IL
 
Dwight's Piano Works
(217) 498-9343
6858 Mechanicsburg Rd
Springfield, IL

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Hix Brother'S Music
(630) 406-0044
1941 W Wilson St
Batavia, IL
 
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(708) 485-5074
9433 Ogden Ave
Brookfield, IL
 
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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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