Novation's Peak is a powerhouse instrument designed by the man behind some of Novation's legendary classics. In this short video from the course Novation Peak 101: Explained And Explored, synth expert Rishabh Rajan walks you through the synth's powerful arpeggiator, demonstrating how it works with a hands-on tour of its various modes.
Like many of Novation's instruments, Peak is highly capable yet well designed so that even quite advanced tweaks and tools like chord and random mode are never more than a button or two away. Showing you the arpeggiator's different controls, Rishabh reveals that it can be quite straightforward to get great results once you're familiar with the parameters. Check out the other videos in this course for a full roundup of everything that Peak can do!
Novation Peak 101: Explained And Explored
Novation’s flagship synth, Peak, sounds fantastic. But what else could you expect from an instrument designed by none others than Chris Hugget, the brains behind classic synths such as the OSCar, WASP, Supernova and Bass Station? In this course, synth expert Rishabh Rajan covers all features of this compact but incredibly powerful desktop synth.
After giving an overview of Peak’s user interface, Rishabh literally goes through all the knobs, buttons and faders of this deep synthesizer. You learn how to use Peak’s Numerically Controlled Oscillators (NCOs), how to create rich textures by stacking and detuning them, and why the Shape control is not just a wavetable position control. You discover all the modulation options available, and how to use them to create everything from subtle pitch movement to crazy sound mangling effects. Next, Rishabh demystify the smooth resonant multi-mode (and completely analogue) filter section, the great-sounding built-in effects, and flexible arpeggiator. The course ends by explaining how to reverse engineer a complex preset patch in order to understand what is really going on under the hood!
So learn to master Novation’s Peak with synth expert Rishabh Rajan, and get the most out of this revolutionary eight-voice polyphonic desktop synthesizer.