E-mu Keyboards Toms River NJ

-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.

Garden State Music Center
(732) 255-9331
1861 Hooper Ave
Toms River, NJ
 
Nicks Music
(732) 240-5000
1252 Route 166
Toms River, NJ
 
Oglesby Steven Piano Tuning
(732) 657-7643
309 Church St
Lakehurst, NJ
 
Stephen Androcy Jr
(609) 693-5405
2205 Sweetwood Dr
Forked River, NJ

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Jersey Drums N Percussion
(732) 451-0888
294 Brick Blvd
Brick, NJ
 
Toms River Music
(732) 240-5454
635 Bay Ave
Toms River, NJ
 
The Guitar Guy
(732) 286-2333
26 Main Street Suite 121
Toms River, NJ
 
Jake's Music
(732) 477-0445
909 Cedar Bridge Ave
Brick, NJ
 
Music Zone
(732) 942-9500
1880 W County Line Rd Ste D
Lakewood, NJ
 
Piano Felicitas
(732) 363-2513
1044 Central Ave
Lakewood, NJ
 
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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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