Novation PEAK

$1,399.99

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Description

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.

Key Features

• Two ways to create waveforms  –Analogue-sounding NCOs (Numerically-Controlled Oscillators) and 17 digital wavetables.

• A colossal amount of distortion –Three distortion points for each voice – pre-filter, post-filter and global – in an analogue signal chain.

• Control expression  – Peak is capable of receiving polyphonic aftertouch, which puts expression right at your fingertips.

• Cross-modulate oscillators  -The three New Oxford Oscillators for each voice can become a linear FM source using either the analogue-sounding NCOs (Numerically-Controlled Oscillators) or digital wavetables. They are also able to cross-modulate in a recursive loop.

• Huge modulation system  – 16-slot modulation matrix and 16 direct assignments controlled from the front panel, cleverly arranged for intuitive patch design and sound editing. Three ADSR envelopes and two LFOs for each voice.

• Easily switch modulations  –  Two animate buttons give live performers instant one-touch transformation of patches.

• Mind-blowing sounds on-board  – Reverb, delay and chorus at your disposal, and there’s also an arpeggiator.

• Connect to hardware and software  -Connect and sync to your music software and MIDI-compatible hardware. CV modulation input used to slot together modular systems.

• Keep as many patches as you like on your Mac or PC using the Components software.

 

 

Tech Spec

 

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 
 
 

 

Additional information

Weight 6 kg