Novation Peak 8-Voice Polyphonic Desktop Synthesizer
Novation Peak is an eight-voice desktop polyphonic synthesizer with three New Oxford Oscillators for each voice. The oscillators sound completely analog by being high-quality NCOs (numerically-controlled oscillators), but gain the flexibility of the digital domain with 17 digital wavetables. They can also become a linear FM source using either the analog-sounding NCOs or digital wavetables and so are able to cross-modulate in an recursive loop.
The synth has a resonant multi-mode analog filter for each voice as well as three different distortion points for each voice — pre-filter, post-filter and global — in an analog signal chain. Peak is capable of receiving polyphonic aftertouch, which puts expression right at your fingertips. Reverb, delay and chorus effects are at one's disposal, and there is also an onboard arpeggiator.
The modulation system puts a 16-slot modulation matrix and 16 direct assignments in the main controls, cleverly arranged for intuitive patch design and sound editing. There are three ADSR envelopes and two LFOs for each voice, and more elaborate movements and secondary 'via' assignments are made just a few menu button presses away. In addition, two 'animate' buttons give live performers instant one-touch transformation of patches.
Peak connects to modular systems via a CV modulation input and has MIDI I/O on five-pin DIN ports so other MIDI gear can be connected. Via USB, Peak can be plugged into Mac or PC, where unlimited patches can be kept using Novation's Components software.
- Innovative New Oxford Oscillators using two waveform generating techniques: NCOs (numerically-controlled oscillators) and 17 digital wavetables
- Pre-filter and post-filter distortion per voice, plus global distortion
- Polyphonic aftertouch and linear FM
- Extensive modulation system, with 16-slot modulation matrix and 16 direct assignments controlled on the front panel
- Three ADSR envelopes and two LFOs per voice, plus animate buttons for instant modulation switching
- High-quality reverb, delay and chorus effects
- Onboard arpeggiator
- CV modulation input for integration with modular systems
- Compact desktop module design with optional die-cast aluminum stand for positioning (sold separately)
|Included from Manufacturer||Power supply
Ableton Live Lite
Loopmasters Sound Pack
|Number of Keys||None|
|Programs/Presets||512 patch memory locations|
|Voices of Polyphony||8|
|Oscillators per Voice||3|
Pre- and post-filter distortion per voice
|Internal Storage Capacity||512 patch memory locations|
|Audio File Playback||No|
|MIDI||In, Out, Thru, USB|
|USB Port (to Host)||MIDI, System Updates|
|Audio Outputs||Dual 1/4" stereo L/R output
1/4" stereo headphone output
|Control Connections||1/8" CV modulation input
(2) 1/4" pedal inputs
|Onboard Controllers||(2) ANIMATE buttons for instant sound modification|
|Product Weight||8.55 lbs.|
|Unique Features||Supports polyphonic aftertouch|
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