Novation announces Peak polyphonic synthesiser
Following on from the other days announcement of Circuit Mono Station, Novation have announced Peak, a polyphonic synthesiser that is destined to be the brand’s leading synth.
Peak which is available worldwide from May 2017 is an eight-voice desktop polyphonic synthesiser with three New Oxford Oscillators for each voice and head design consultant was Chris Huggett, who was the man behind Bass Station, Supernova, OSCar and many more synths, and Peak has its origin in the Bass Station II analogue monosynth. Robert Jenkins, Product Strategy Director, Novation, said: “Peak is a desktop polysynth to rival even the finest polys on the market today – and of years past. Peak is the result of Novation’s obsessive mission over the past decade to create a synthesiser that sounds entirely analogue yet gains the flexibility of the digital domain.”
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 for each voice – pre-filter, post-filter and global – in an analogue signal chain. 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.
Pricing and availability is as follows:
US = $1299.99 ex. tax
Germany = €1429.99 inc. 19% VAT
UK = £1249.99 inc. 20% VAT