Novation presents Peak, an eight-voice desktop polyphonic synthesizer with three latest-generation Oxford oscillators for each voice.
The three New Oxford Oscillators have a sound output equal to that of analog oscillators since they are NCO (Numerically-Controlled Oscillators) oscillators with very high resolution and have all the flexibility of the digital domain with as many as 17 wavetables. In addition they can also become a linear FM source using NCO "analogue-sounding" or digital wavetables. The synth has a multi-mode resonant analog filter and three distortion points for each voice - pre-filter, post-filter and global - in a completely analog signal chain. Peak is also able to receive polyphonic aftertouch, has an arpeggiator and effects such as reverb, delay and chorus. The modulation system provides a 16-slot matrix and 16 direct assignments for the main controls, designed for patch programming and very intuitive sound changes. There are three ADSR envelopes and two LFOs for each entry. Two animated buttons let you instantly transform patches at the touch of a button for live performances. Peak connects to modular systems via a CV modulation input and also provides a 5-pin DIN MIDI connection.
The synth can then be connected to the Mac or PC via USB, so you can better manage the patches using the Components software.
- New Oxford Oscillators of the latest generation with 2 waveform generation techniques: NCO (Numerically-Controlled Oscillators) and 17 digital wavetable Pre-filter distortion and post-filter for voice with also global distortion
- Polyphonic aftertouch
- High quality effects: Reverb, Delay and Chorus
-3 ADSR envelopes
- 2 LFOs per voice
- Animated Buttons
- CV modulation input for integration with modular systems
- Compact desktop design with optional aluminum stand