E-mu Keyboards Syracuse NY

-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.

Guitar Outlet
(315) 395-3315
9618 Carousel Ctr
Syracuse, NY
 
Daddy's Syracuse
(315) 454-9625
2413 Brewerton Rd
Mattydale, NY
 
Guitar Center Syracuse
(315) 446-5950
3150 Erie Blvd East
Dewitt, NY
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Music & Arts
(315) 409-0901
Market Fair North Shopping Center, 4106 Route 31 Suite 901
Clay, NY
 
Piano & Organ Center
(315) 622-3926
Great Northern Mall 4155 State Route 31
Clay, NY
 
Making Music Magazine
(315) 422-4488
120 Walton St Ste 201
Syracuse, NY
 
Guitar Center #819
3150 Erie Blvd East
Syracuse, NY
 
Guitar Center #819
(315) 446-5950
3150 Erie Blvd E
Syracuse, NY
 
Music & Arts Center #7336
(315) 409-0901
4106 State Route 31 Market Fair North Shopping Center S
Clay, NY
 
Music Melody Manor Inc
(315) 622-3926
Po Box 2369
Clay, NY
 

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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