Novation Unveil Summit Flagship Synthesizer.

Novation have answered the prayers of gear head’s the world over by introducing this 16 voice 2 part multitimbral 16 key version of their fantastic hybrid wavetable synth, 2017’s Peak. Summit’s synth engine contains 2 Peaks in one 61 key synth.

Street price $1999

Specs from Novation’s site.

Synth Engine

  • 16 note polyphony (dependent on voices used per note)

  • 2-part-timbral

  • Layered, Split, Dual Bi-Timbral Modes

  • 5 Voice Modes - Mono, MonoLG, Mono2, Poly, Poly2

Per Voice

  • 3 oscillators

  • 1 noise generator with HP filter control

  • 1 ring modulator

  • 2 LFOs

  • 1 amp envelope and 2 mod envelopes (ADHSR + looping)

  • 1 filter

Waveforms Include

  • Sine, tri, sawtooth, square / pulse, plus 43 wavetables of 5 waveforms per row

 

Filter

  • 1 state variable OTA filter per voice

  • 12/24dB slope

  • Low-pass / band-pass / high-pass / dual filter (separation of each 12dB filters)

  • dual filter: LP > HP, LP > BP, HP > BP, LP + HP, LP + BP, HP + BP, LP + LP, BP + BP, and HP + HP

  • Pre-filter overdrive

  • Post-filter distortion

Modulation

  • 16 modulation slots per patch

  • 2 sources per destination per slot

Mod Sources

  • Direct (depth)

  • Modulation wheel

  • Aftertouch (polyphonic and channel AT)

  • Expression pedal 1

  • Expression pedal 2

  • Keyboard velocity

  • LFO1 positive

  • LFO1 bi-polar

  • LFO2 positive

  • LFO2 bi-polar

  • Amp envelope

  • Mod envelope 1

  • Mod envelope 2

  • Animate 1

  • Animate 2

  • CV mod input bi-polar

  • Bend Up

  • Bend Down

Mod Destinations

  • Oscillator 1-3 frequency, v-sync level, shape amount and level

  • Noise source level

  • Ring modulator output level

  • Overall synth output level

  • Filter drive, distortion, cut-off frequency and resonance

  • LFO 1 and 2 frequency

  • Amp env / mod env 1 / mod env 2 attack, decay and release

  • FM Osc 1 -> osc 2, osc 2 -> osc 3, osc 3 -> osc 1 and noise -> osc 1

  • Osc 3 -> filter cutoff frequency

Noise -> filter cutoff frequency

Effects

  • FX are per part

  • Analogue distortion

  • 3 chorus types

  • Delay with 16 types of delay sync, LP and HP damping, slew and stereo

FX Mod Matrix Source

  • Direct (depth)

  • Mod wheel

  • Aftertouch

  • Expression pedal 1

  • Expression/breath pedal 2

  • Velocity

  • Keyboard

  • LFO 1 +/-

  • LFO 2 +/-

  • LFO 3 +/-

  • LFO 4 +/-

  • Amp envelope

  • Mod envelope 1 & 2

  • Animate 1 & 2

  • CV +/-

  • Bendwheel +/-

  • Bend up

  • Bend down

FX Mod Matrix Destinations

  • Distortion level

  • Chorus level

  • Chorus rate

  • Chorus depth

  • Chorus feedback

  • Delay level

  • Delay time

  • Delay feedback

  • Reverb level

  • Reverb time

  • Reverb low pass

  • Reverb high pass

Misc.

  • FM controls on front panel

  • Global LFO 3 & 4

  • Arpeggiator with key latch – 33 patterns

  • Patch storage - up to 512 on hardware (ships with 256 factory patches)

  • All knobs (excl. volume), sliders and most buttons transmit and receive MIDI cc commands for external control and mapping

  • Microtuning with Scala table import and table tuning creation

  • Manual mode

  • Multi pot mode: Relative, Pot pick-up, Snap

Product Hardware Specifications

  • 50 control knobs

  • 8 45mm sliders

  • 1 volume knob

  • 1 data encoder knob

  • Rubberised knob caps with spun metal discs

  • 55 function buttons

  • 2 Animate buttons plus hold button

  • OLED display

  • Kensington Lock

  • Power switch

  • IEC power supply connector

  • USB socket for system (MIDI comms only, no bus power)

  • MIDI In / Out / Thru

  • 2 1/4" jack sockets for continuous or switched pedals

  • 1 3.5mm jack socket for CV in

  • 2 1/4" jack sockets for left and right outputs

  • 2 1/4" jack sockets for left and right auxiliary outputs

  • 2 1/4" jack sockets for left and right inputs

  • 1/4" jack socket for headphone output

For further information visit Novation’s website

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