Novation Peak Polyphonic Desktop Synthesizer - Call for availability

Novation Peak Polyphonic Desktop Synthesizer - Call for availability

The Novation Peak is an 8-voice polyphonic synthesizer based on the Novation Bass Station II analog monosynth; it is well suited for musicians, sound designers,...

Vendor :Novation

Type :Synthesizer


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The Novation Peak is an 8-voice polyphonic synthesizer based on the Novation Bass Station II analog monosynth; it is well suited for musicians, sound designers, and synthesizer enthusiasts. The instrument features analog-sounding NCOs (numerically controlled oscillators), which include 3 new Oxford oscillators per voice, as well as a flexible digital domain with 17 digital wavetables. The instrument also features a multi-mode, analog state-variable OTA filter with high-pass, band-pass, and low-pass selections with 12/24 dB slopes. Peak's sound engine is rounded out by the true analog distortion and digital effects including chorus, delay, and reverb.

Polyphonic Analog Synthesis for the Modern Musician

With three New Oxford Oscillators per voice, each with traditional waveshapes plus access to 60 digital wavetables, the Novation Peak 8-voice polyphonic analog synthesizer is perfect for modern electronic music producers. It's perfect for sound design too, with a 16-slot modulation matrix plus 16 direct assignments accessible directly from the front panel. Each synth voice can utilize its own analog multimode filter, with pre- and post-filter distortion available as well. Factor in built-in reverb, delay, and chorus effects (which can all be modulated via the FX Mod Matrix!), a flexible arpeggiator, and a CV modulation input for integration with modular gear, and the vast creative potential in the Novation Peak synthesizer module becomes obvious.

Gloriously vibrant analog tone
From straight up saw waves to frequency-modulated sines, you'll notice the Novation Peak synthesizer has that punchy, three-dimensional sound analog synths are known for. The key is its numerically controlled New Oxford Oscillators, which sound analog but also give you access to 60 digital wavetables. And with three oscillators available per voice, that's a ton of sound design potential before you even reach for the analog multimode filter.

Massive modulation capabilities

When it's time to make your sounds really come alive, the Novation Peak module doesn't disappoint. Right from the front panel, you've got access to 16 direct modulation assignments to inject some motion into your patches. Beyond that, you've got a 16-slot modulation matrix you can use however you like. Want to use aftertouch to control the waveshape of oscillator 2? No problem. Want to control the post-filter distortion amount from the amplitude envelope? Go for it. With this much modulation potential, you'll always be able to add one more final tweak or highlight to your patch. And don't forget the FX Mod Matrix — you can now make your effects move with your mix by assigning modulators to practically any effects parameters.

Versatile distortion plus sweet effects

If you've been designing synth sounds for a while, you know that distortion can be used for much more than an aggressive effect. Producers at Sweetwater like adding subtle distortion to a bass patch to help it cut through the midrange, or they sometimes just add it to the attack of a sound to give it more bite without audible distortion. The Novation Peak features built-in distortion that you can apply pre- or post-filter for each voice — there's also a master distortion available independently. On top of that, you'll find high-quality reverb, delay, and chorus effects to finalize your patches.

Main Features:

  • 8-voice polyphonic analog synthesizer module
  • Rich analog sound from numerically controlled New Oxford Oscillators
  • Each oscillator features 4 analog waveshapes plus 60 digital wavetables
  • Per-voice analog multimode resonant filter
  • FX Mod Matrix allows you to modulate effects parameters with LFOs and envelopes
  • Updated envelopes add a Hold stage (up to 500ms), and loopable Attack/Decay stages for use as an LFO
  • Expansive modulation capabilities, with 16 direct-access modulations and a 16-slot mod matrix
  • Microtuning support with 16 editable tuning tables
  • Supports polyphonic aftertouch
  • Lots of hands-on control including physical sliders for envelope shapes
  • Pre- and post-filter distortion available per voice, plus a master distortion effect
  • High-quality reverb, delay, and chorus effects eliminate the need for external effects processors
  • MIDI in/out/thru for integrating with hardware sequencing rigs
  • CV modulation input for use with modular synth systems
  • Animate buttons allow you to add advanced modulation with the press of a button

    Tech Specs:

    • Type: Polyphonic Synth
    • Analog/Digital: Digital
    • Polyphony: 8 Notes, 5 x Voice Modes
    • Presets: 512 patches stored
    • Oscillators: 3 x New Oxford Numerically Controlled Oscillators, 17 Digital Wavetables
    • Waveforms: Sawtooth, Triangle, Sine, Square/Pulse
    • Noise Generator: Yes
    • Envelope Generator: 1 x Amp Envelope, 2 x Mod Envelope
    • LFO: 2 x LFO
    • Filter: 1 x Variable OTA Filter ; Lowpass, Bandpass, Highpass ; 12/24dB Slope
    • Effects Types: Reverb, Delay, Chorus, Analogue Distortion
    • Arpeggiator: 33 Patterns
    • Analog Outputs: 2 x 1/4" (main out)
    • Headphones: 1 x 1/4"
    • MIDI I/O: In/Out/Thru/USB
    • Other I/O: CV modulation in
    • Pedal Inputs: 2 x 1/4"
    • USB: 1 x Type B
    • Software: Ableton Live Lite 9 (included)
    • Power Supply: 12V DC power supply (included)

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