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Novation PEAK Eight-Voice Polyphonic Synthesizer
Novation PEAK Eight-Voice Polyphonic Synthesizer

Novation PEAK Eight-Voice Polyphonic Synthesizer

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MSRP: $1,999.99
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Peak sounds warm and rich with filthy, biting overdrive. Novation PEAK is an eight-voice desktop polyphonic synthesizer with three New Oxford Oscillators for each voice. The synth has a resonant multi-mode analog filter for each voice, and three distortion points in an analog signal chain.

Analog 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 analog by being high-quality NCOs (Numerically-Controlled Oscillators), but gain the flexibility of the digital domain with 60 digital wavetables.

Build and refine new sounds from scratch

Broaden out your electronic music, draw in new influences and take artistic risks. The modulation system puts the most frequently used assignments right at your fingertips in the main controls. More elaborate movements and secondary ‘via’ assignments are made just a few menu button presses away.

Connect to just about anything

You can plug Peak into your Mac or PC via USB and start playing. It also has MIDI I/O on five-pin DIN ports, so you can connect your other MIDI gear. Oh, and did we mention it connects to modular systems via a CV modulation input?

Wavetable Editor

The Wavetable Editor unleashes the power of the wavetable oscillators. It features drawing tools and a Live Edit mode, so you can draw your own oscillator shapes and preview them in real time. Audio import lets you load in your own audio to be used as the oscillator waveform. Included is a curated selection of space-themed audio from the NASA sound library, plus exclusive content from production giants Noisia.

Novation PEAK Features

  • 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 B 2.0 / 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
  • PEAK Eight-Voice Polyphonic Synthesizer1
  • 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
    • Mono-Timbral
    • 5 Voice Modes - Mono, MonoLG, Mono2, Poly, Poly2
  • Waveforms includeSine, 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
    • Analog 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 RequirementsMaximum power consumption 12V DC 1A
  • Product Dimensions (WxDxH)9.17x18.27x2.78" (233x464x70.5mm)

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