The original VOX Continental, a transistor organ that appeared in the 1960s, is a timeless classic beloved by top players as a practical keyboard with a home on any live stage. Now, a completely new keyboard that carries this concept into the present day has been again released by the VOX brand.

 

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.

  • 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

 

An array of four sound parts delivers 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.

 

ORGAN part meticulously models three vintage organs

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.

 

High-quality E.PIANO part pays attention to every 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.

 

Rich PIANO part delivered by high-capacity samples

Three types of piano are 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.

 

KEY/LAYER part with rich variety

This part contains a variety of practical sounds that will be immediately useful in your band or ensemble, organized into the six categories of KEY, BRASS, STRINGS, LEAD, SYNTH, and OTHER. These will perfectly cover the keys part of any musical style.

 

Intuitive and powerful effects optimized for live use

Designed for the same ease-of-use as the sound parts, the effects section is optimized 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.

 

Real valve sound powered by Nutube, the new vacuum tube

Adding stunning presence and the warmth of vacuum tubes, KORG's Nutube is a new type of vacuum tube that powers valve drive sound, smooth distortion, and a dense and fat sound that cannot be obtained by modeling. The nuances of drive can be intuitively controlled by a dedicated switch and knob even while you perform. The light emanated by the Nutube circuit adds a visual element to its audible effect.

 

Comes as a set with a dedicated pedal and keyboard stand

A volume/expression pedal (V861) and dedicated keyboard stand (ST-Continental) are 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.

The ST-Continental's design brings to mind the VOX organ player of the past, and provides a side lever that allows the angle to be easily adjusted. Since this stand allows the VOX Continental to be completely secured with screws, it allows bold tilt settings, such as angling the panel and keyboard toward your audience for greater performance impact. It's a dedicated stand for a new generation of keyboard heroes to perform live.

 

 

VOX Continental 61-Key Performance Synth W/ Stand

$1,699.99Price
Case Option

Keyboard

Semi-weighted waterfall (velocity sensitive is supported, after touch is not supported)

  • 61 keys: C2 ─ C7 (transposable in the range of [C0…C5] ─ [C4…C9]), velocity sensitive C2 to C7
  • 73 keys: E1 ─ E7 (transposable in the range of [E-1…C5] ─ [E3…E9]), velocity sensitive E1 to E7

 

Sound Generator

Maximum Polyphony

  • Modeling tonewheel organ sound generator: 128 voices
  • Modeling transistor organ sound generator: 100 voices
  • Modeling  electric piano sound generator: 80 voices
  • High-definition Piano sound generator: 60 dual stereo notes (equivalent to 240 voices max)
  • Modeling analog synthesizer sound generator: 36voices
  • PCM sound generator: 64 stereo notes (equivalent to 128 voices max)

- Actual maximum polyphony will vary depending on oscillator settings such as stereo multisamples and velocity crossfade.

 

PCM Memory

  • Approx. 10.5 GB (in case of 48 kHz, 16-bit Linear PCM converted)

ORGAN Part

  • 3 types (CX-3, VOX, COMPACT)
  • Draw bar, Percussion ON/OFF, Split function, Vibrato/Chorus ON/OFF, Rotary Speaker ON/OFF)

E.PIANO Part

  • 3 types (TINE, REED, FM)

PIANO Part

  • 3 types (GRAND, UPRIGHT, E.GRAND)

KEY/LAYER Part

  • 6 types (KEY, BRASS, STRINGS, LEAD, SYNTH, OTHER)

Preset variations

  • 150

 

Scene

  • 16 (4 x 4)
  • It is available to save 100 sets to external USB

 

Effects

Insert Effects

  • EFFECT: CHORUS, PHASER, FLANGER, COMP, DRIVE, WAH (control via pedal)

Master Effects

  • DELAY: 1. DELAY, 2. CROSS, 3. TAPE, 4. MOD DLY
  • REVERB: 1. HALL1, 2. HALL2, 3. ROOM1, 4. ROOM2, 5. SPRING

EQ

  • 9-band stereo input/output

VALVE DRIVE

  • Vacuum tube Nutube 6P1

DYNAMICS

  • Control the amount of change in volume and tone produced by your keyboard playing dynamics.

 

 

Controllers

Bend Lever

  • ORGAN: Rotary Slow/Fast
  • E.PIANO: Tremolo ON/OFF
  • KEY/LAYER: Pitch bend

Touch sensors (electrostatic capacitance type)

  • ORGAN: Drawbars
  • KEY/LAYER: Sound controls
  • EQ: 9 band equalizer

 

Audio Characteristics

 

Frequency Characteristics

  • 20Hz ─ 22kHz ±1.0dB 10k Ω load

THD+N

  • 20Hz ─ 22 kHz 0.005% (standard) 10k Ω load

S/N Ratio

  • 105dB (standard)

 

 

Audio Output

 

OUTPUT L/MONO, R

  • Connector: 6.3 mm (1/4") monaural phone jack, unbalanced
  • Output impedance: 1.1 Ω (when outputting in stereo), 600 Ω (L/Mono jack, when outputting in mono)
  • Maximum level: +16.0 dBu
  • Load impedance: 10k Ω or more

 

OUTPUT L, R

  • Connector: XLR-3-32 type (balanced) + LIFT - GND switch
  • Output impedance: 350 [Ω] (when outputting in stereo)
  • Maximum level: +16.0 [dBu]
  • Load impedance: 10k Ω or more

 

HEADPHONES

  • Connector: 6.3 mm (1/4") stereo phone jack
  • Output impedance: 50 Ω
  • Maximum level: 150 + 150 mW @32 Ω

 

Control Inputs

 

DAMPER

  • KORG DS-1H damper pedal (supports half-damper), PS-1 and PS-3 pedal switches

ROTOR SPEED

  • KORG PS-1 and PS-3 pedal switches

CONTROL

  • V861 VOL/EXP pedal volume/expression pedalV861

 

Other Sounds

 

MIDI

  • IN, OUT

USB

  • USB A (TYPE A): Saving/loading scene data
  • USB B (TYPE B): MIDI interfaces: 1 (16 ch) in/1 (16 ch) out
  • Complies with USB specification Ver. 2.0, High speed (up to 480 Mbps)

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