Peak Leak - Take A Look At Novation's New 8-Voice Polyphonic Synth

A sneak peek at Peak      19/04/17

Peak Leak - Take A Look At Novation's New 8-Voice Polyphonic Synth


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It hasn't been officially announced yet, but a couple of retailers have put it online and there's talk on the forums so we thought we'd join in and let you know what we know about the Novation Peak desktop synthesizer. Actually, we don't know an awful lot about it other than what we've seen on retailer GAK's website - so here's what they have to say. Feel free to get a discussion going in our comments section below the story...

Novation Peak Product Overview

Peak is an eight-voice desktop polyphonic synthesiser with three New Oxford Oscillators for each voice. The oscillators sound completely analogue 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 analogue-sounding NCOs or digital wavetables – so are able to cross-modulate in a recursive loop.

The synth has a resonant multi-mode analogue filter for each voice, and three distortion points for each voice – pre-filter, post-filter and global – in an analogue 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 on-board 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 the Components software.

News Just In: Peak has now been officially announced and Novation has posted this video:

 

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