Novation Peak gets a host of new features in the new update!
The new Novation Peak firmware update introduces a wide variety of nifty features including a completely revamped modulation matrix.
Among some of the new features on the Novation Peak are 43 new wavetables, widely expanding the already incredible sonic capabilities of the synth. The modulation section has also received a fair amount of attention in the update, with the addition of hold stages and looping capabilities to the envelopes. The update also adds two new LFOs, with some unique parameters to the original LFOs which came packed in the Novation Peak. Novation have also revamped the modulation matrix section, with the addition of access to effects parameters.
The Novation Peak is already well-known for its huge modulation capabilities and wide variety of internal effects, and Novation took full advantage of those by increasing the modulation capabilities of both. Novation have also added various pitch bend modes as modulation sources, for increased integration with a MIDI controller.
This part is pure speculation, however the fact that they have added new wavetables to the Novation Peak in a firmware update, surely means that at some point we will see user wavetables? That would be a huge selling point.
Any new sounds with the update?
Alongside the new features are two sound banks showing off some of the new features and sonic possibilities of the Novation Peak in general. Novation have also added a rather nifty “Initialize Manual Mode” which initializes the synth parameters while maintaining the current value on all of the parameters.
Novation have also added the ability to save up to 16 micro-tuning tables which can be recalled in any patch, for those who use experimental/eastern tunings.
The new Novation Peak firmware update is officially launching on 19 December 2018 and will be available as a free download to all Peak owners. The download will be available through the Novation Components online portal. For more information check out the Novation website.