The Vox Continental Organ was the stalwart of many classic sounds of the 1960s, with the drawbars and reedy sound it was a different flavour to the Hammond's fruity tones, being transistor based rather than tonewheel. It was also orange which made it really stand out, and more affordable and portable. Bit of a win all round.
Vox have just announced a Vox Continental for the 21st Century, featuring the same red colour but with a more fulsome set of sounds, obviously the classic Continental, the CX-3 plus 8 electro mechanical sound sets. So essentially its a stage organ, with a Vox look. Similar in concept to another notoriously red stage keyboard...
Additional features include:
Intuitive user interface that emphasizes playability on stage
ORGAN part that meticulously models three vintage organs
High-quality E.PIANO part with attention paid to every detail
Rich PIANO part powered by high-capacity samples
KEY/LAYER part with a wide range of variations
Intuitive and powerful effects that are optimized for live use
Touch sensor that can control a variety of parameters
Nine-band EQ that allows detailed control of your sound
Real valve drive sound powered by Nutube, the new vacuum tube
Newly developed waterfall keyboard provides excellent playability
Dynamics knob lets you freely customize the playing feel of the keyboard
Scene memories let you instantly switch between settings
Lightweight and compact body is built of sturdy sheet metal and aluminum
Carries on the scarlet color that's traditional for VOX organs
V861 volume/expression pedal and ST-Continental keyboard stand are included
The VOX Continental 61 and 73- note versions both with A frame stands, will be available September 2017 for $1999.99 and $2199.99 respectively. For more information, visit www.voxamps.com.