E-mu Keyboards Tyler TX

-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.

Center Stage Music
(903) 593-2780
1733 Troup Hwy
Tyler, TX
 
Mundt Music Company
(903) 561-8828
3532 South Broadway Ave
Tyler, TX
 
Mundt Music
(903) 561-8828
3532 S Broadway
Tyler, TX
 
EZ Pawn
(903) 595-4769
2419 E 5th St
Tyler, TX
 
A Plus Pawn Shop
(903) 595-0792
2115 E Front St
Tyler, TX
 
Mundt Music (Tyler)
(903) 561-8828
3532 S Broadway Ave
Tyler, TX
 
Center Stage Music
(903) 593-2780
1861 Troup Highway
Tyler, TX
 
American Band Instrument Service
(903) 593-3195
124 Shelley Dr
Tyler, TX
 
Tatum Music Co
(903) 595-4341
325 East Front St
Tyler, TX
 
Tyler Piano and Organ Co
(903) 581-8144
6718 S Broadway Ave
Tyler, TX
 

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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