Really looking forward to seeing/hearing more about this
two peaks in one, one for each hand. Just have to wait for that price reveal.
Thanks for launching the thread amku and finding the link!
yeah that thing looks huge and probably not for me. Im glad more synths with keys are being released recently. Namm was pretty bleak in that department.
Couldn’t help myself
From the article:
Summit is essentially two Peaks in one box, which can be used either as a single synth engine or split to create two patches that can be blended, layered or split across the synth’s 61-note keyboard.
Looking at a regular Peak:
You can see they moved controls around some, unlike the Digitone Keys that plopped a regular Digitone off to one side. So Novation has thought about the ergononmics and feature set for this. I want to dig in some more on this.
Control-wise, Summit uses the same semi-weighted 61-note keyboard as Novation’s recent SL MkIII controllers
Smart engineering-wise to not reinvent the what and use technology already in-house. I can vouch for the quality of that keyboard.
ADDED: No manual yet – shoot.
Same, having owned the cheaper range launchkey and impulse I think they have great keybeds in their range.
Can’t quite make out the connections.
From the article again it says:
Around the back, Summit has two stereo outputs, a headphone out and a stereo input, which allows external signals to be processed via the onboard effects using one of the synth’s two multitimbral parts. There’s a signal CV modulation input, too.
It certainly is easy on the eyes. A quick glance and it reminds me a little of the Korg Poly-6; looks very classy.
What do “animate” buttons do on the left. I know the ultranova has this too but I never used one, is this like a parameter prestate save banks?
Think like scenes on the rytm
from detail on Peak
Animate is a feature of Peak that will be familiar to users of MiniNova and UltraNova, Novation’s two most recent polysynths. The Animate buttons work in momentary or latched (hold) mode, and can be selected as a source in the modulation matrix with up to 16 simultaneous routings per button push. Depth settings can be set in the menu, giving the user the ability to radically change Peak’s sound at the touch of a button. (Pedals can also be used to trigger Animate features.)
makes sense, would be cool if they were pressure sensitive!
Finally a Supernova 2 for the new breed.
With all that unused real estate below the screen, they should have made the LCD much bigger. Sounds great though.
If i Had the space …this, a Matriarch plus Digitakt and Digitone Keys would make a brilliant Setup. Throw in some Eurorack modules and youre done.
Looks darn beautiful. Modern but with nods to classic synths.