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Novation Peak Keyboard Synthesizers
Old 19th April 2017
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Novation Peak

Novation Peak in Sound on Sound magazine.

Digital oscillators with analogue filters
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Old 19th April 2017
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Novation Peak Product Overview by GAK

The Novation Peak is an eight voiced polyphonic synth. There are three New Oxford oscillators for each voice which utilises two waveform generating techniques and 17 digital wavetables.

The unit features pre and post filter distortion for each voice, as well as a global distortion for the whole synth. Other effects include reverb, delay and chorus and there's also an arpeggiator built in.

There's a fantastic modulation system which offers a 16 slot modulation matrix as well as 16 directly assignable controls on the front panel. There's also the option to connect to other modular systems through the CV modulation input.

The design is perfect if you're looking for a desktop unit and an there's also an optional die-cast aluminium stand than can be purchased separately.

Novation 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.

• 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. High-quality reverb, delay and chorus effects, and onboard arpeggiator
• 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
• CV modulation input for integration with modular systems
• Compact desktop module design with optional die-cast aluminium stand for positioning (not included)
Source: https://www.gak.co.uk/en/novation-peak/907903
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Old 19th April 2017
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Novation Peak in Sound on Sound magazine.

Digital oscillators with analogue filters
That is an OSCar.

Oxford filters, digital oscillators.
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So good to see Novation back in the game with that lovely puppy!
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Price?
Looks dam'n good!
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That is an OSCar.

Oxford filters, digital oscillators.
Makes sense. Chris Huggett is the designer of the OSCar and now a design consultant at Novation. Excited to hear it.
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Makes sense. Chris Huggett is the designer of the OSCar and now a design consultant at Novation. Excited to hear it.
"Just when you think you're done they drag you back again".

Quote applies to women and GAS in equal measure.
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WOOOOOW...Specs sound stunning...and as my space is super limited...this might just fit perfectly
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Cheaper than a waldorf quantum!! Desktop! Hope it's juicy and brilliant! !!
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Now Roland has to release System 8M to confuse us even more :D
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And next thought is, oh my, wife is gonna kill me
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I want a 4+ oct keyboard version. Aaaa life is cruel.
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That price is wrong. There's another Novation product that's 600€, this one is not. It's more expensive than that. Just to stop speculation.
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That price is wrong. There's another Novation product that's 600€, this one is not. It's more expensive than that. Just to stop speculation.
the drumstation

Hence the yellow teaser.
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OMG, Cool, 2017 will be the most Interesting
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Some Netherlands based store has it for 599 EUR
599€ will kick ass of Roland S8 and Deepmind :D

This looks like my dreamsynth for desktop.
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599€ will kick ass of Roland S8 and Deepmind :D

This looks like my dreamsynth for desktop.
Except it ain't, apparently.

That price is for the Drumstation.
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Looks great!
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NCO's like Modal? This looks awesome, well done Novation! I'm guessing 1000 pounds.
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The PEAK on the aluminium angled stand would look fab behind a Bass Station II in a Roland System 100 +101 kinda way.
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Looks great, can't wait to hear some demos.
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they just removed the prices
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This is great looking! Can't wait to hear demos!!

I hope they whipped up a drumstation with a built in sequencer ala drumbrute!
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