E-mu Emax I keyboardReleased in 1986
The Emax is a 12-bit digital sampler, with just 512k of memory for storing those lo-fi samples. It offers lots of flexibility in sound editing, as well as a chorus effect. The 5-octave keyboard responds to velocity and key pressure. This same keyboard was also marketed by Baldwin as the IKE (Instrumental Keyboard Ensemble), but in a black color.
The Emax used two different styles of keys; K39W keys are essentially flat on the bottom, while K41W keys look the same, except for an extra 'foot' protruding downward near the back of the key.