Arturia Intros Vox Continental-V Virtual Organ

vox-continentalMusikmesse 2014: Arturia today introduced VOX Continental-V, a new virtual instrument for Mac & Windows that recreates the sound of the classic Vox Continental 300.

The Vox Continental 300 transistor-based organ was used on some of the most famous songs of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and beyond. It was prominently featured on many hit records of the time, including The Animals’ House Of The Rising Sun in 1964 and, a little later, Light My Fire by The Doors. It also featured prominently in The Beatle’s 1965 performance at New York’s Shea Stadium.

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Features:

  • Dual manual Vox 300 emulation
  • Jennings J70 voice engine mode
  • Classic red/orange Vox skin or UK Vox/Jennings grey skin
  • Upper manual, lower manual and bass pedal sections
  • Complete MIDI mapping
  • Multiple output effects processors
  • Supports MIDI splits or independent channels per manual
  • Tight integration with Arturia Keylab MIDI Controller keyboards
  • VST, VST3, AU, AAX and standalone versions.
  • Expanded mode:
    • Adds a full compliment of drawbars for each harmonic
    • Adds a new waveform drawbar on each section
    • Vibrato, tremolo, reverb, overdrive and more effects
    • Leslie and guitar amp simulator outputs
    • Expanded percussion section with short and long decay times
  • Services mode:
    • Allows for individual tuning of each pitch like a real Vox
    • Increase or decrease the key contact timing (simulates older key contacts)
    • Switch between the Vox 300 circuit emulation and the updated Jennings J70 engine.
    • Increase or decrease the background noise bleed that older Vox/Jennings have.

Pricing and Availability:

VOX Continental-V will be available for purchase and direct download from the Arturia online store in late-April for 119.00 EUR/$129.00 USD.

8 thoughts on “Arturia Intros Vox Continental-V Virtual Organ

    1. C’mon… the graphics aren’t all that bad.
      I’ll give them a pass there.
      But no audio demo?
      That’s inexcusable when offering an emulative instrument touting two different synth engines.
      I have no idea what a “Jennings J70” sounds like. Do you?

  1. At last they have made something am interested in, I have tried a couple of others but the word buggy spoilt the experience

  2. Arturia is on my blacklist until they bring their licensing system into the 21st century and start providing some semblance of customer support.

  3. A whole plug dedicated to transistor organs? That seems like a needless reach. If you can’t synthesize this extremely simple base sound and effect it into shape, you are a little synth girly-man in a skirt who should bake us all some muffins. 😀 Well, close. As with other organs and electric pianos, the real meat lies in the effects and the performance, not the root sound source, as when you really labor over something that’s clearly pure synth. I encourage you to try building one from scratch, including maybe locating the fuzz or amp model that nails it. If you’re not normally a big programmer, it’ll be a good exercise and more fun. Saves you a few bucks, too.

    1. That’s a naive and idealistic “answer.”
      Yes, if I needed a knife I could find a piece of steel and pound it into shape, then file an edge on it.
      Or…. I could just buy a knife from someone that’s already concentrated on these details perfectly.
      If the “real meat is the performance”, one doesn’t interrupt their creative flow making new tools when someone else has spent months honing every detail for you already and for a reasonable price.
      Not every player has the resources or ability to synthesize a drawbar organ, but might well play great if one was placed in front of them.

      It’s easier to cut your lawn using a lawn mower than a pair of scissors… girly-man.

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