Novation Peak Polyphonic Synthesiser
Eight-voice polyphonic synthesiser Peak sounds warm and rich with filthy, biting overdrive. It’s an eight-voice desktop polyphonic synthesiser with three New Oxford Oscillators for each voice.
The synth has a resonant multi-mode analogue filter for each voice, and three distortion points in an analogue signal chain. Analogue where it matters – digital where it counts Peak’s design consultant was none other than Chris Huggett, the man behind Bass Station, Supernova, OSCar and many more legendary synths. Peak has its origin in the Bass Station II analogue monosynth, and Peak’s oscillators sound completely analogue by being high-quality NCOs (Numerically-Controlled Oscillators), but gain the flexibility of the digital domain with 17 digital wavetables. Product Hardware Specifications 42 Control knobs 8 35mm Sliders 1 Volume knob 2 Data encoders Rubberised knob caps with spun metal discs 30 Function buttons (not lit) 16 Function buttons (lit) 2 Animate buttons plus hold button 90 Indicator LEDs OLED display Kensington Security Slot Power switch Power supply connector USB socket for system / MIDI comms only (no bus-power) MIDI In / Out / Thru 2 1/4″ jack socket for continuous or switched pedals 3.5mm jack socket for CV in 1/4″ jack sockets for left and right outputs 1/4″ jack socket for headphone output Metal chassis with American walnut wooden end cheeks Metal magnetic inset end pieces Synth Engine 8 voice polyphonic (voice modes available unison etc.)
Mono-Timbral 5 Voice Modes – Mono, MonoLG, Mono2, Poly, Poly2 Per voice 3 oscillators 1 noise generator 1 ring modulator 2 LFOs 1 Amp envelope and 2 mod envelopes 1 Filter Waveforms include: Sine, tri, sawtooth, square / pulse plus 17 wavetables of 5 waveforms per row Filter 1x State variable OTA filter per voice 12/24dB slope Low-pass / band-pass / high-pass Pre-filter overdrive Post-filter distortion Modulation 16 modulation slots per patch Each slot has 2 sources to 1 destination Mod sources (17) Direct (depth) Modulation wheel Aftertouch (polyphonic and channel AT) Expression pedal 1 Expression pedal 2 Keyboard velocity LFO1 positive LFO1 bi-polar LFO2 positive LFO2 bi-polar Amp envelope Mod envelope 1 Mod envelope 2 Animate 1 Animate 2 CV mod input bi-polar Mod destinations (37) Oscillator 1-3 frequency, v-sync level, shape amount and level Noise source level Ring modulator output level Overal synth output level Filter drive, distortion, cut-off frequency and resonance LFO 1 and 2 frequency Amp env / mod env 1 / mod env 2 attack, decay and release FM Osc 1 -> osc 2, osc 2 -> osc 3, osc 3 -> osc 1 and noise -> osc 1 Osc 3 -> filter cutoff frequency Noise -> filter cutoff frequency Effects Analogue distortion Chorus – 3 types Delay with 16 types of delay sync, LP and HP damping, slew and stereo Reverb – 3 types Misc Arpeggiator w/ key latch ? 33 patterns Patch storage – up to 512 on hardware (ships with 256 factory patches) Glide All knobs (excl. volume), sliders and most buttons transmit and receive MIDI cc commands for external control and mapping Software Compatibility Ableton Live Lite 9 is included Peak is a USB-MIDI class compliant device Power Requirements Maximum power consumption 12V DC 1A Product Dimensions 233mm (9.17″) width x 464mm (18.27″) depth x 70.5mm (2.78″) height OS Compatibility OS compatibilty not relevant for this product range/type.