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Novation Peak OS1.2!

Postby The Elf » Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:35 pm

A fabulous synth, now even better! Gawd bless 'em for the extra LFOs and the re-designed mod matrix window...

https://novationmusic.com/news/peak-v12-firmware-update
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Re: Novation Peak OS1.2!

Postby Dave B » Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:52 pm

Interesting. That's another synth on my "when I have time and spare cash" list ... :)
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Re: Novation Peak OS1.2!

Postby The Elf » Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:09 pm

Dave B wrote:Interesting. That's another synth on my "when I have time and spare cash" list ... :)
Poly aftertouch, too, mate! :ugeek: ;)
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Re: Novation Peak OS1.2!

Postby nathanscribe » Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:51 pm

I've been pondering one of these for a while now. Prices seem to have gone down and now up again. I really like the sound though, I feel like it'd sit very well with the old analogue Rolands.
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Re: Novation Peak OS1.2!

Postby The Elf » Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:33 pm

1.2 has turned the Peak from a decent synth into something of a gem. The two additional LFOs really do increase its worth, and the mod matrix is now finally usable (the number of times I've lost a patch trying to manipulate those pages...). It's almost like having a Peak Mk2!

I know a lot of people are quite excited by the expanded number of wavetables, but I'm not so interested. It's nice to know they're there, but they remain something I'll rarely visit.

I spent a happy half-hour (successfully) recreating the PolyMoog 'Vox Humana' patch on a Peak recently, and it did give me a new respect for this synth - 1.2 just adds a rather tasty cherry to the cake.
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Re: Novation Peak OS1.2!

Postby MarkyC » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:53 am

Just did the upgrade and oh my word lots of new things to figure out.

Most impressive though was that I was trying to do too many things at the same time and initially messed up the upgrade. Contacted Peak support via chat, had to reboot PC and by the time I was back in they had emailed me with a fix, great documentation and got everything back on track no problem. Just great customer service - thanks Ed Fry!
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Re: Novation Peak OS1.2!

Postby The Elf » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:02 pm

I've always found Focusrite/Novation to be very responsive and helpful. Glad to hear others have a similar experience to mine.

1.2 has turned Peak from a synth I really liked to one of my all-time favourites. The new Mod page is the star of the show for me - no more accidental button presses losing an hour's work! I can't say the wavetables do much for me, but I've never been a fan of *any* wavetable synth, so I'm probably a lost cause.

The more people who see and hear me using the Peak, the more sales of it I seem to be generating - I should be on commission! :lol:
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Re: Novation Peak OS1.2!

Postby Luke W » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:15 pm

All of this just as I'd convinced myself I don't need a synth...
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