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NOVATION PEAK
$1,699

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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.

The synth has a resonant multi-mode analogue filter for each voice, and three distortion points in an analogue signal chain
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Description

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 an 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.

  • 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, and onboard arpeggiator
  • CV modulation input for integration with modular systems 
  • Compact desktop module design with optional die-cast aluminium stand for positioning (not included)

Included Sofware: 

  • Ableton Live Lite music making software
  • Loopmasters sounds and samples

What's in the box: 

  • Novation Peak polyphonic synthesiser
  • USB cable
  • Power supply

  • 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

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

  • 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
  • Ableton Live Lite is included
  • Peak is a USB-MIDI class compliant device
  • Maximum power consumption 12V DC 1A

- Sound Collective: Free and discounted synthesizers and effects available every two months, when you purchase and register any Novation product.

Technical Specifications

Single Hardware Unit Weight

Dimensions

8.55 lbs (without accessories)

10.80 lbs (with accessories)

2.78” x 9.17” x 18.27” (H x W x D)

Single Boxed Unit Weight

Dimensions

11.33 lbs

25.91” x 4.88” x 12.05” (H x W x D)

Multipack Box Weight (2 pieces)

Dimensions

24.03 lbs

13.39” x 10.63 x 26.77” (H x W x D)

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