E-mu Keyboards Tupelo MS

-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.

Tupelo Consignment
(662) 842-1530
1215 E Main Street
Tupelo, MS
 
Drum Tech
(662) 842-3223
2832 Edinburgh Park Rd
Tupelo, MS
 
Tupelo Consignment Music
(662) 842-1530
1215 E Main St
Tupelo, MS
 
Map Sound & Video
(662) 842-3753
2611 W Main
Tupelo, MS
 
Saxophone Place
(662) 844-0897
1229 W Jackson St
Tupelo, MS
 
Tupelo Consignment Music
(662) 842-1530
1215 E Main St
Tupelo, MS
 
Main Street Vintage Guitars
(662) 842-9697
130 W Main St
Tupelo, MS
 
PRO Concert Music
(662) 842-0300
1487 N Coley Rd
Tupelo, MS
 
Rodens Piano & Music
(662) 840-0747
1168 W Main Shopping Ctr
Tupelo, MS
 
Guitar Center #790
(601) 956-8053
1189 E County Line Rd Ste 4
Jackson, MS
 

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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