Novation promise us a synth that sounds "warm and rich with filthy, biting overdrive"
New from Novation - maker of the Bass Station, Mini Nova and Ultra Nova synths - comes Peak, an eight-voice polyphonic synthesizer.
Peak is the brainchild of Chris Huggett, who also designed the Bass Station, Supernova and OSCar synths. According to Novation, Peak "has its origin in the Bass Station II analogue monosynth, and Peak’s oscillators sound completely analogue by being high-quality NCOs (Numerically-Controlled Oscillators), but gain the flexibility of the digital domain with 17 digital wavetables".
Key features of the synth include three distortion points for each voice (pre-filter, post-filter and global), a 16-slot modulation matrix, and three ADSR envelopes/two LFOs for each voice. There are 42 control knobs, eight 35mm sliders, two data encoders, 16 lit and 30 unlit function buttons, chorus, delay and reverb effects, USB and MIDI in/out/thru, two 1/4-inch pedal jack sockets, a 3.5mm jack for CV input, two 1/4-inch jack outputs and a 1/4-inch headphone jack.
The whole thing comes wrapped in a metal chassis with walnut end pieces, measuring 233x464x71mm (WxHxD). Peak is available now, priced £1,250.
For full details, see the Novation website.