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E-mu Keyboards Yuma AZ

-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.

Johnson Guitars USA
(928) 344-3040
2589 E 24th St
Yuma, AZ
 
Roys Guitars
(928) 782-2950
197 S Main St
Yuma, AZ
 
Sams Music Shop
(928) 317-0665
2544 S 4th Ave
Yuma, AZ
 
Music & Arts
(602) 504-0206
Desert Glen Shopping Center, 5350 West Bell Road Suite 132
Glendale, AZ
 
Milano Music
(480) 827-1111
38 W Main St
Mesa, AZ
 
Debell Music Co
(928) 782-3937
1480 S 4th Ave
Yuma, AZ
 
SuperPawn
(928) 317-2801
2895 S 4th Ave
Yuma, AZ
 
Guitar Center #154
8949 E Indian Bend Rd
Scottsdale, AZ
 
Music & Arts
(520) 579-2299
Cortaro Plaza, 8320 Thornydale Rd Ste 150/170
Tucson, AZ
 
Target.Com
(520) 663-3785
8940 E. Rita Park Drive
Tucson, AZ
 

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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