VOX CONTINENTAL 61 NOTE VALVE DRIVEN PROFESSIONAL LIVE PERFORMANCE KEYBOARD – A LEGEND REBORN
The VOX Continental uses a simple and intuitive interface that allows quick accessibility of every function. The high-quality sound engine section is centered on organ, electric piano, and acoustic piano, and provides a wealth of stage-ready sounds.
Additionally, the Continental features a powerful effects section to enhance these sounds, and even analog valve drive powered by Nutube, the cutting-edge vacuum tube. It’s an instrument that perfectly fits your live performance requirements for a variety of styles including rock, pop, jazz, and more.
The air of tradition that emanates from VOX organs, together with the innovation of decades of research, down to the illuminated VOX logo shows the new VOX Continental is a fusion of both, redefining the existence of the modern stage keyboard. The new VOX Continental – a legend reborn!
o Intuitive user interface that emphasizes playability on stage
o ORGAN part that meticulously models three vintage organs
o High-quality E.PIANO part with attention paid to every detail
o Rich PIANO part powered by high-capacity samples
o KEY/LAYER part with a wide range of variations
o Intuitive and powerful effects that are optimized for live use
o Touch sensor that can control a variety of parameters
o Nine-band EQ that allows detailed control of your sound
o Real valve drive sound powered by Nutube, the new vacuum tube
o Newly developed waterfall keyboard provides excellent playability
o Dynamics knob lets you freely customize the playing feel of the keyboard
o Scene memories let you instantly switch between settings
o Lightweight and compact body is built of sturdy sheet metal and aluminum
o Carries on the scarlet color that’s traditional for VOX organs
o Includes VOX V861 volume/expression pedal
VOX CONTINENTAL – PURSUING ON STAGE PLAYABILITY
A live stage environment is a demanding performance space for a keyboardist. With an intuitive interface that’s designed for on-stage playability, the VOX Continental gives you instant access to all functions from its front panel.
The easily-understandable panel layout independently places the four parts (ORGAN, E.PIANO, PIANO, KEY/LAYER) and lets you instantly switch them between on, off, and layer states. Scene memories let you quickly recall programs and effects settings. You can use the touch sensors to control a variety of parameters in addition to the organ drawbars. All of this functionality is designed for players who performs daily on stage.
VOX CONTINENTAL – AN ARRAY OF FOUR SOUND PARTS DELIVER HIGH QUALITY SOUNDS FOR LIVE USE
With approximately 10 GB of high-capacity memory, the VOX Continental has 150 built-in programs carefully selected for live use, powered by its high-quality PCM sound engine and its sophisticated vintage sound modeling engine.
VOX CONTINENTAL – THREE VINTAGE ORGANS METICULOUSLY RECREATED
The ORGAN part contains three different sound engines. The VOX transistor organ sound engine perfectly reproduces the sound of the original VOX Continental that went on sale in the 1960s. The COMPACT reproduces every detail of another compact transistor organ from the same era as the VOX Continental. The CX-3 tonewheel organ sound engine faithfully models KORG’s classic combo organ. These organ sounds let you use the revolutionary touch drawbars to freely control the harmonics and tone.
The VOX and the CX-3 also let you switch between upper (upper keyboard) and lower (lower keyboard) and split at a single touch of a button. It goes without saying that the CX-3 provides percussion to create an attack sound, and the COMPACT is equipped with an MTB (multi-tone booster) that lets you create everything from sweet and mellow tones to a distinctively sharp sound.
Furthermore, every sound allows vibrato/chorus and the rotary speaker simulation to be quickly switched on/off at a touch. Vintage effects are also included, letting you immerse yourself in the rich history of organ performance.
VOX CONTINENTAL – STATE-OF-THE-ART ICONIC ELECTRIC PIANO EXCITEMENT TO THE FINEST DETAIL
Three electric piano sound engines are provided: TINE gives you the sounds produced by striking a metal bar, REED models the vintage electric pianos that strike a vibrating reed, and FM creates the iconic electric piano sounds of the 80’s. You’ll enjoy high-quality e-piano sounds with realistically simulated amp and cabinet modeling, and carefully sampled overtones.
VOX CONTINENTAL – PIANO NIRVANA DELIVERED THROUGH HIGH CAPACITY SAMPLES
The VOX Continental is more than an incredible organ tribute – three superb acoustic pianos are also provided: GRAND with its peerless resonance, UPRIGHT which provides the uniquely sophisticated depth of an upright piano, and E.GRAND which gives you an electric grand that’s ideal for pop music. GRAND and UPRIGHT lavishly feature non-looped stereo samples for every key, bringing you richly expressive piano sounds that are both delicate and powerful.
VOX CONTINENTAL – KEY/LAYER PART WITH RICH VARIETY
This part contains a variety of practical sounds that will be immediately useful in your band or ensemble, organised into the six categories of KEY, BRASS, STRINGS, LEAD, SYNTH, and OTHER. These will perfectly cover the keys part of any musical style. The VOX Continental is about to redefine what you would expect from this price point – amazing.
VOX CONTINENTAL – INTUITIVE AND POWERFUL EFFECTS OPTIMISED FOR LIVE USE
Designed for the same ease-of-use as the sound parts, the effects section is optimised for live performance. Six powerful EFFECT types (CHORUS, PHASER, FLANGER, COMP, DRIVE, WAH), four types of DELAY, five types of REVERB, and EQ; each provide dedicated knobs and switches to allow versatile and rapid control of your sound.
VOX CONTINENTAL – FROM EQ TO EG, TOUCH SENSORS PROVIDE INTUITIVE CONTROL
The greatest distinction of the VOX Continental’s interface is its revolutionary LED-equipped touch bars that shift function according to the situation.
・When you’re playing an ORGAN part, they function as touch drawbars that you can control directly with your fingertips.
・When you’re playing a KEY/LAYER part, they function as sliders that control parameters such as EG and filter.
・When the EQ is on, they function as a nine-band graphic master EQ.
These are electrostatic touch sensors that smoothly respond to a light touch of your fingertips; they provide the graphical operability of drawbars, together with the programmability that users expect from today’s technology. Their concave shape facilitates smooth movement of your fingertips, and also allows you to sense intuitively how far the control has been raised or lowered, without requiring you to glance at the controller during performance. These are not the commonly-seen physical sliders, nor are they buttons; rather, these touch sensors are precisely matched to the player’s senses, delivering a revolutionary ease of use.
As an additional controller, a bend lever is also provided. You can use this to freely control the speed of the rotary speaker simulation, tremolo, or pitch bend.
VOX CONTINENTAL – REAL VALVE TECHNOLOGY WITH Nutube, THE NEW VACUUM TUBE
OK, first secret out of the bag (if you didn’t already know) is that Korg is the parent company of VOX. Makes sense really, little wonder that VOX amplifiers – including their modeling amps sound absolutely amazing and are more reliable than they have ever been. Old VOX is better? Whoever says that hasn’t heard a new VOX – fact. Oh yes, we were talking about the new VOX Continental Keyboard … by utilising KORG’s Nutube (a new type of vacuum tube that powers valve drive sound) the VOX Continental adds stunning presence and tonal authority that includes smooth distortion along with a dense and fat sound that simply cannot be obtained by modeling alone. The nuances of drive can be intuitively controlled by a dedicated switch and knob even while you perform. On a slightly kitsch level, the light emanated by the Nutube circuit adds a visual element to its audible effect but hey – it sounds incredible!
VOX CONTINENTAL – WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF Nutube
Nutube is a new type of vacuum tube that was developed by KORG Inc. and Noritake Itron Corporation. Nutube utilises vacuum fluorescent display technology and just like a conventional vacuum tube, Nutube has an anode grid filament structure, operating as a complete triode vacuum tube. Just like a conventional vacuum tube, Nutube generates the glorious warm overtones and response that are distinctive of vacuum tubes.
VOX CONTINENTAL – SEMI-WEIGHTED WATERFALL KEYBOARD FOR ULTIMATE RESPONSE AND PERFORMANCE DYNAMICS
The VOX Continental features a newly designed light-touch waterfall keyboard action. Archetypal Organ performance techniques such as glissandi and trills can be reproduced perfectly authentically. The semi-weighted design of he waterfall keyboard means that a superbly tactile and responsive playing feel is also on hand for piano or electric piano performance. Even when you’re playing complex chords or difficult phrases, sensitive velocity control is assured.
VOX CONTINENTAL – FREELY CUSTOMISE THE PLAYING FEEL OF THE KEYBOARD
The dynamics knob lets you control the way in which your playing dynamics (velocity) affect changes in volume and sound. Turning the knob toward the left gives you a wide range of expression from pianissimo to fortissimo, allowing the richly emotional performance that you need for a solo or for singer-instrumentalist playing. Turning the knob toward the right will make the loudness of the sound consistent regardless of your keyboard playing dynamics, ensuring that your keyboard backing will not be buried in the sound of your band or ensemble.
VOX CONTINENTAL – SCENE MEMORIES TO INSTANTLY SWITCH SETTINGS
Favourite sounds or frequently-used variations can be registered as one of 16 scenes (4 scenes x 4 banks) and recalled instantly while you perform. You can also use a USB flash drive to save and load up to 100 sets of 16 scenes. For the keyboard player who works with multiple bands, this feature allows sets of scene memories to be managed without confusion for easy access to the sounds you need.
VOX CONTINENTAL – THE NEW STANDARD IN STAGE/PERFORMANCE KEYBOARDS TO MAKE YOUR LIVE PERFORMANCE SHINE
The design and features of the VOX Continental are optimised for live performance. Resplendent in the distinctive scarlet colour that’s traditional for VOX organs, the VOX Continental is made of sturdy sheet metal and lightweight aluminium to ensure durability and its slim and compact design guarantees excellent portability.
The Balanced XLR outputs have been designed and configured to preserve the quality of the audio output without having to use external D.I. devices. Along with the British Bulldog badge, the rear panel VOX logo is fully illuminated making a bold on-stage assertion of this instrument’s English heritage.
VOX CONTINENTAL – EXPRESSION PEDAL INCLUDED
A volume/expression pedal (VOX V861) is included as standard. The V861 features a compact and sturdy black-anodized aluminum chassis for a sophisticated look; it provides two sets of INPUT/OUTPUT jack and one EXPRESSION jack that let you use it to control volume or wah.