E-mu Keyboards Youngstown OH

-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.

New York Music
(330) 758-4705
7144 Market St
Boardman, OH
 
Guitar Center Youngstown
(330) 629-7588
7380 Market Street
Boardman, OH
Store Information
Mon-Fri: 11-8
Sat: 10-7
Sun: 12-6

Dr Fret's Guitar Hospital
(330) 727-6661
256 Melbourne Ave
Boardman, OH
 
Northeastern Audio Corp/Tonetronix
(330) 534-5951
7177 1/2 County Line Road
Hubbard, OH
 
Hubbard Music
(330) 534-3900
51 N Main St
Hubbard, OH
 
Guitar Center #617
7380 Market Street
Boardman, OH
 
Guitar Center #617
(330) 629-7588
7380 Market St
Boardman, OH
 
New York Music Shop Inc
(330) 758-4705
7144 Market St
Boardman, OH
 
Pedals Plus Effects Warehouse LLC
(330) 360-4327
205 Jade Circle
Canfield, OH
 
Hubbard Music
(330) 534-3900
51 North Main St
Hubbard, OH
 

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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