VOX Continental-V brings back the coveted classic sounds of the Sixties-vintage Vox Continental 300 organ as an authentic software emulation for Mac OS X and Windows.
Introduced in 1962, the Vox Continental, or 'Connie' as affectionately it became known, was originally designed to address the needs of touring musicians, but became musically much-loved in its own right. As such, it prominently featured on many hit records of the time, including The Animals' classic 'House Of The Rising Sun' in 1964 and, a little later, 'Light My Fire' by The Doors. On stage, The Beatles performed a memorably frenzied version of 'Help!' B-side 'I'm Down' during their August 1965 performance at New York's Shea Stadium with John Lennon playing a Vox Continental using his elbows at times.
Notable VOX Continental-V features include upper manual, lower manual, and bass pedal sections; multiple output effects processors; and independent channels per manual. Moreover, Expanded Mode adds a full compliment of drawbars for each harmonic; a new waveform drawbar on each section; several popular effects; Leslie and guitar amp simulator outputs; and an expanded percussion section. Similarly, Services Mode allows for individual tuning of each pitch — just like an original Vox; alterable key contact timing (to simulate older key contacts); and authentic background noise bleed control.