Built on the innovative foundations of Novation's critically acclaimed Peak synthesizer, Novation Summit is a three-oscillator-per-voice, 16-voice keyboard synth aimed at the professional or semi-professional musician seeking an inspiring, empowering instrument for use both live and in the studio. Summit effectively puts the power of two Novation Peaks at your fingertips, enabling two completely independent patches to be split or layered across the keyboard or switched between on the fly. It also expands on Peak's layout, with many 'hidden' controls and functions made accessible on the front panel – FM routing, LFOs 3 and 4, all arpeggiator parameters and more – plus the addition of pitch and mod wheels. Summit also features numerous new filter options and an audio input for processing external sources with its reverb, chorus and delay effects.
At the heart of Summit are three digital New Oxford Oscillators per voice, hosted on a FPGA (field-programmable gate array) chip. As well as generating authentic analog-style waveforms at incredibly high resolution, this also facilitates FM and wavetable synthesis for the design of rich, complex and highly textural raw tones. Each voice feeds into a true stereo signal path comprising dual analog filters, three stages of analog distortion and analog VCAs while a wealth of modulation assignment options and three colorful effects bring movement, life and polish to your patches.
- 16-notes of polyphony (dependent on voices used per note)
- 2-part-timbral with layered, split and dual bi-timbral modes
- 5 voice modes: Mono, MonoLG, Mono2, Poly, Poly2
- Extensive mod matrix with 16 modulation slots per patch and 2 sources per destination per slot
- FM controls on front panel
- Arpeggiator with key latch and 33 patterns
- Microtuning with Scala table import and table tuning creation
- All knobs (excl. volume), sliders and most buttons transmit and receive MIDI CC commands for external control and mapping
In Novation's biggest update for Summit, firmware update v2.0 brings essential improvements and a multitude of features across stereo controls, modulation, unpredictability and effects that give you powerful tools to shape your sound.
New spread modes, panning per voice and panning in the mod matrix give additional control and allows for sound design in the stereo field. Now you can create bigger, wider and more intricately textured soundscapes.
Modulation and unpredictability
Create deeper and more experimental sounds with new mod destinations, noise as a mod source and additional LFO 3 and 4 parameters. Animate Envelopes and Arpeggiator Chance open more creative performance possibilities.
New effects including Chorus Modes, Flanger and Phlanger add new tonalities. Additional effects modulation destinations open up more experimental sound design. A new Lo-Fi delay mode enables a more vintage style sound.
Peak powered up
The acclaimed Novation Peak architecture has been taken to the next level in Summit with 16 voices, expanded front panel controls, new filter options, a five-octave keyboard and more.
Two sounds at once
Summit has a multitimbral engine for splitting, stacking and switching between two simultaneous patches.
Digital where it counts
Digital FPGA-generated New Oxford Oscillators provide analog-style, wavetable and FM synthesis.
Analog where it matters
Summit's oscillator output is passed through dual analog filters, analog VCAs and three stages of analog distortion per voice.
Per-part effects and arpeggiation
Process each part or an external audio signal with reverb, chorus and delay effects and create riffs and melodic lines with a variety of arp modes, adjustable gate time and preset patterns.
Summit's wavetable editor unleashes the power of its wavetable oscillators. It features drawing tools and a live edit mode, so you can draw your own oscillator shapes and preview them in real time. Audio import lets you load in your own audio to be used as an oscillator waveform. Included within the editor is a curated selection of space-themed audio from the NASA sound library, plus exclusive content from production giants Noisia.
|Built In Speakers
|Included From Manufacturer
|Number of Keys
|Full Size Keys
|In, Out, Thru, and USB
| (2) 1/4" pedal inputs for expression pedals or footswitches
1/8" CV input
| Pitch bend wheel
| Analog distortion
3 chorus types
Delay with 16 types of delay sync, low pass and high pass damping, slew and stereo
|Dual 1/4" stereo external audio input
| Dual 1/4" stereo main output
Dual 1/4" stereo auxiliary output
1/4" stereo headphone output
|Semi-weighted with velocity sensitivity and aftertouch
|Oscillators per Voice
| 512 patch storage locations
Ships with 256 factory patches
|USB Port (to Host)
|MIDI;System Updates;Editor/Librarian/Patch Manager
|Voices of Polyphony
Novation Limited Warranty
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