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E-mu LONGboard 61, SHORTboard 49 Performance Keyboards

March 10, 2010

E-mu Systems is now shipping its LONGboard 61 (pictured) and SHORTboard 49. These new 61-note or 49-note USB/MIDI controller keyboards offer 128-voice polyphony and high-quality effects.

Both instruments feature a 64MB sound set containing a range of classic keyboard instruments such as grand pianos, electric pianos, B3s, clavinets, Solina-Moog-OB-Prophet-Juno-TB synth leads and basses, and a general MIDI sound set. Sounds can be modified during performance using six controller knobs, pitch and mod wheels, controller pedal, footswitch, and the octave transpose buttons. User-defined keyboard split points are also standard. 

The LONGboard 61 and SHORTboard 49 are based on E-mu''s new 8030 chipset platform, supporting up to 128-voice polyphony and a new fully featured synthesis engine, which includes filters, LFOs, and amplifiers, and also provides high-quality 32-bit effects processing. Flexible power options include bus-powered via USB, DC powered or onboard batteries.

The LONGboard 61 and SHORTboard 49 are the first products to include E-mu''s new wireless stereo transceiver system designed for musicians, PIPEline wireless audio. PIPEline is a pro-grade cordless connectivity system designed to remove cables from the music industry. PIPEline-enabled devices operate with ultra-low latency within a 49-oot radius.

The LONGboard retails at $399; the SHORTboard is $349.99. Find out more about the LONGboard 61 and the SHORTboard 49.

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