50 years after its original release, VOX has introduced a new version of classic Connie organ, updating the original combo organ with a wider range of sounds and updated performance options.
The new VOX Continental allows for instant access to all features from the convenience of the front panel. At the heart of the interface is a multi-ribbon LED touch strip which allows for adjustment of a variety of parameters such as drawbars, EG, LFO, EQ and more.
VOX Continental takes after Korg’s powerful Kronos and Grandstage models by housing multiple engines, each dedicated to providing a specific family of sounds.
- The organ section consists of three engines: VOX Transistor, COMPACT and CX-3, each meticulously mirroring the sound of the original models;
- The EP-1 engine focuses on electric pianos, SGX-2 provides incredibly expressive pianos;
- AL-1 delivers polyphonic and solo synth sounds both modern and classic; and
- HD-1 features PCM-based instruments across multiple categories.
The sounds are organized into four parts, each with a dedicated section and settings on the control panel.
Organ, Electric Piano, Piano and Key/Layer sections can be combined to create layers. A dedicated valve drive circuit utilizing Korg’s Nutube technology provides can also be used to add ‘warmth’ and harmonic distortion to the overall output.
Each VOX Continental comes with a custom, sturdy A-frame stand and a V861 volume/expression pedal. The stand is fully height-adjustable and features an angle-adjustable tier.
Pricing and Availability
The VOX Continental 61 and 73- note versions will be available September 2017 for $1999.99 and $2199.99 respectively. See the VOX site for more info.