E-mu Keyboards Watertown 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.

Dr Guitar Music
(315) 782-3604
154 Court St
Watertown, NY
 
Dr. Guitar Music
(315) 782-3604
154 Court St.
Watertown, NY
 
Borders Books & Music
(315) 779-0006
21182 Salmon Run Mall Loop W Ste 118
Watertown, NY
 
Sam Ash Music # 05
(718) 951-3888
2600 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY
 
Sam Ash 02
(516) 421-9333
269A Old Walt Whitman Rd
Huntingtn Sta, NY
 
North Country Music
(315) 788-9998
1043 Arsenal St
Watertown, NY
 
DR Guitar
(315) 782-3604
154 Court St
Watertown, NY
 
Wind & Wire Music
(315) 782-0478
75 Public Sq
Watertown, NY
 
Speed Of Sound Pro Audio
(518) 566-7594
37 Clinton St
Plattsburgh, NY
 
Lobonav Corp Dba Proaudiostar
(718) 522-1071
49 Bogart St Apt 1G
Brooklyn, 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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