Novation Peak


#287

I’m grateful that this synth is just different enough for the average buyer to not appreciate it. I’ll be keeping on the look-out for second hand prices.


#288

Nice update. Wave tables were requested from day one.


#289

Wow. I mean we knew something was coming but 43(!) new wavetables and two extra LFOs is pretty great. My favourite might be FX parameters in the mod matrix though.


#290

Wait till after namm there will be a good amount being unloaded to buy the next big synth.


#291

Release notes aren’t live in components yet.

Would be good to know if there’s Scala support for the micro tuning.


#292

Not out until the 19th. Must read all the way to the bottom…


#293

It’s kinda curious that they announce it now… to be released on December 19th. I almost think this is part of another announcement to be made later. (I predicted with no real positive knowledge, a possible other announcement elsewhere.)


#294

Can’t wait to explore these new Wavetables … i hope they arent too redundant in the end.


#295

No sure about that, they don’t seem to come up for sale used very often and when they do prices are not that far off new ones (which is a good sign for the synth, I think).

I might get one for my self for Christmas. Have been thinking about one for ages, these updates will just tip me over to buying.


#296

Novation, kings of updates!


#297

They did the same with mono station update, announced about 2 months in advance


#298

The firmware upgrade is all part of Novation’s solid policy of giving long term backing with their products. I wouldn’t be surprised if they are still updating the firmware five years from now. Reassuring feeling if you are thinking about buying anything from Novation.


#299

Wow - I’m really excited for this. They basically added everything I was hoping for and then some things I hadn’t even considered like the FX matrix. Microtuning per patch is awesome plus 43 new wavetables!


#300

That might be it. Good to know, rcmusic, that that’s a pattern for Novation.

I recently bought the new SL MkIII from Novation – and they kept that a secret until they had them in quantity in the stores and ready to ship.


#301

Also this doesn’t seem to be anywhere on their site yet so I wonder if it was an unintentional leak by SonicState.


#302

Nevermind - it’s posted in a few different spots. Here’s a video from BoBeats:


#303

Well exactly what it needed, particularly those 2 more lfos
Will consider buying it again now


#304

Please do get another, those fm patches you made were awesome, would you be up for sharing?
psyclone001 patch pack needed!


#305

I’m not sure whether I saved all my patches before I sold it?
I will have a look


#306

Peak v1.2 Features include:

New wavetables
43 new wavetables have been added to the Oscillator Wave menus.

Additional modulators
Peak 1.2 adds two freely assignable, non-voice-specific LFOs (bringing the total to four) to the Mod Matrix and new FX Matrix. Pitch-Bend is now also available as a modulation source, with Up (BendWhl+) and Down (BendWhl-) assignable as separate signals if required.

New Mod Matrix design
Sources and destinations are presented on the same page – no more toggling between them to make and edit assignments. And as a knock-on benefit, the Page button now enables quick access to all 16 modulation slots.

FX Mod Matrix
You can now route non-voice-specific modulation sources to Peak’s FX parameters in the new four-slot FX Mod Matrix. Now you can, for example, expand and contract a reverb with a rhythmic LFO, or automate delay time changes using an envelope.

New envelope features
ADSRs sees the addition of a Hold stage (up to 500ms) and the ability to loop between the Attack and Decay stages. For many, this game-changing improvement alone will be reason enough to upgrade.

Initialise Manual Mode
Peak 1.2 gives you the option of maintaining the current positions of all knobs and sliders when the Initialise button is pressed, rather than resetting their parameters to defaults – ideal for getting instantly hands-on with new patches, and creating random ones from scratch. The previous behaviour can be reinstated in the Settings menu, of course, for those who prefer it.

Microtuning
Peak 1.2 also adds support for microtuning. 16 Tuning Tables can be edited and saved for recall within any patch, and automatic note selection makes MIDI note-to-pitch assignment a snap.

New presets
Available in Components, new Soundpacks from Patricia Wolf and GForce Software showcasing the new features of Firmware 1.2, as well as the sonic power and versatility of Peak in general.

Availability
Peak’s 1.2 firmware update will be available from the 19th December 2018 as a free download in the Components content manager linked to your Novation account.