Accurate physical Modeling of the Vox Continental circuitry.
The Vox Continental V is Arturia's latest vintage keyboard recreation, bringing back the classic sound of the famous Vox Continental 300. This classic organ was used on some of the most famous songs by the greatest bands of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and beyond, the Vox Continental V will give you instant access to these hit making sounds and more.
The Vox Continental was originally created by the Jennings Musical Instrument (JMI) company in 1962. JMI had been in the organ business since the 50’s, mostly making home and church organs. There were a number of models all based on the Continental that were released with various feature differences. The Continental, Super Continental, Jaguar, Corinthian, Baroque and the 300 were the different models. The 300 was the most advanced with the equivalent of a Continental on the lower keyboard and an expanded Continental on the upper with different drawbars.
Arturia started by modeling the circuit designs of the classic and rare Vox Continential 300 dual manual organ and captured every nuance of the original down to the key contact timing and background noises. This gives you all the smooth mellow tones and that cutting hard tone that the Vox was known for.
They also acquired a rare Jennings J70, and then added a Jennings J70 mode to the voice engine. You don’t just get 1 rare organ but you get 2 ultra rare organs in one software.
As if this was not enough, there's also an EXPANDED mode that gives you a full compliment of drawbars on both the upper and lower manuals and a third tone drawbar based on what a Vox would sound like with a SAW wave as a base tone. Now you can create sounds that have never been made before with the original organs.
You get TAE™ modeled circuitry of both the upper and lower manuals of the Vox that can be used via multiple MIDI controllers or with a single manual controller. The Bass section adds that rich low end.
There are also a number of effects included that you can use to modify your sounds with. You get a collection of vintage stomp boxes that will distort, flange, delay and create all kinds of tones and textures to your sounds.
Feed the output either directly out or via a classic guitar amp or Leslie speaker. The guitar amp has multiple cabinet and mic models so that you can simulate a great number of sounds from a clean sound like the Monkey’s “I’m a Believer” to the aggressive sounds of Iron Butterfly’s “In-a-gadda-da-vida” and beyond.