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E-mu Keyboards York PA

-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.

Menchey Music Service
2598 Eastern Blvd
York, PA
 
Ems Educational Music Services
(717) 266-9199
60 Glen Dr
Manchester, PA
 
Pennachi Electronics
(717) 252-3013
919 Sunrise Lane
Wrightsville, PA
 
Rhoads Music
(717) 361-9272
123 W Libhart Aly
Elizabethtown, PA
 
Guitar Center #858
1292-A Millersville Pike
Lancaster, PA
 
Badog Music
(717) 266-9199
60 Glen Dr
Manchester, PA
 
Pennachi Electronics
(717) 252-3013
919 Sunrise Ln
Wrightsville, PA
 
Betlyon Organ Service
(717) 225-5390
2023 Jefferson Rd
Spring Grove, PA
 
Austin Bazaar Inc
(512) 251-0094
500 Mccarthy Dr
Lewisberry, PA
 
Guitar Center Lancaster
(717) 390-4807
1292-A Millersville Pike
Lancaster, PA
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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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