E-mu Keyboards Springfield MO

-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.

Hoover Music Co
(417) 862-3573
440 S Jefferson Ave
Springfield, MO
 
Best Buy Store #52
(417) 886-5118
3450 S Glenstone Ave
Springfield, MO
Recycling Services
Recycling Kiosk
Ink & Toner Drop-off
We also recycle, rechargable batteries, cables, wiring, cords, game controllers

Springfield Music Co
(417) 881-1373
Springfield, MO
 
Palen Music Center Inc
(417) 882-7000
1560 E Raynell Place
Springfield, MO
 
Springfield Music Inc
(417) 881-1373
3100 S Fremont Ave
Springfield, MO
 
Hoover Music
(417) 862-3573
440 S Jefferson Ave
Springfield, MO
 
Best Buy Battlefield #52
(417) 886-5118
3450 S Glenstone Ave
Springfield, MO
Recycling Services
Recycling Kiosk
Ink & Toner Drop-off
We also recycle, rechargable batteries, cables, wiring, cords, game controllers

Palen Music Center
(417) 882-7000
1560 E Raynell Place
Springfield, MO
 
Palen Music Center
(417) 882-7000
1560 E Raynell Pl
Springfield, MO
 
Guitar Center #344
(417) 885-1106
3500 S Glenstone Ave
Springfield, MO
 

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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