Novation Peak: Exploring The Oscillators

Understanding how Peak's sound starts life is key to harnessing its power. Rishabh Rajan shows you how the oscillators work in this short video.  

Peak is Novation's flagship synthesizer and a truly powerful beast. But how do you know where to start with it? In this short video from the course Novation Peak 101: Explained And Explored, synth expert and educator Rishabh Rajan is here to guide you through the core features of the instrument. In it, he tackles the very heart of its sound generation capabilities - the oscillators. 

In exploring the different waveforms available, you'll see how easy it can be to create different types of sounds quickly and easily. Mixing and blending oscillators (up to 24 across 8 voices!) lets you create huge, powerful patches. You can even layer up identical oscillators for a unique effect. After learning about the core functionality of Peak's oscillators, be sure to check out the rest of the videos in the course for much more on using this cool sounding instrument. 

Watch the full course Novation Peak 101: Explained And Explored in the Ask.Audio Academy | macProVideo | Ask.Video

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.

Watch the full course Novation Peak 101: Explained And Explored in the Ask.Audio Academy | macProVideo | Ask.Video

Hollin Jones was classically trained as a piano player but found the lure of blues and jazz too much to resist. Graduating from bands to composition then production, he relishes the chance to play anything with keys. A sometime lecturer in videographics, music production and photography post production, Hollin has been a freelance w... Read More


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