Novation’s Flagship Two-Part 16-Voice 61-Key Polyphonic Synthesiser
Summit’s digital New Oxford Oscillators offer subtractive, FM and wavetable synthesis, and feed into genuine analogue dual filters, distortion and VCAs. The multitimbral engine enables merging and combining of two complete and independent patches, while up to 16 simultaneous voices deliver enough harmonic depth for even the richest of pads.
The Best Sounding Synthesiser Novation Has Ever Made
Summit doubles the power of Peak’s digital New Oxford Oscillators up to 16 voices and two parts, and adds a wealth of new features and a premium-quality five-octave keyboard. A synth much greater than the sum of its parts, it gives the serious producer or performer everything they need to design and play stunning basses, leads, arps, pads, effects and beyond.
Totally tactile sound design
Summit takes Peak’s architecture and workflow to new heights, with a swathe of extra front panel controls for hands-on wrangling of FM, effects, LFOs and more; dual filters with six LP/HP/BP combinations; audio input for processing external sources with the onboard effects; and auxiliary audio outputs.
Analogue Where It Matters
The true stereo analogue signal path comprises dual analogue multimode filters, analogue VCAs and three stages of analogue distortion, pre- and post-filter, and post-VCA. With roots in the legendary OSCar, via Bass Station II, Summit’s analogue credentials are truly impressive.
• 16-voice, multitimbral engine combines two simultaneous patches
• Five-octave, semi-weighted, velocity-sensitive keyboard with aftertouch
• Digital New Oxford Oscillators are capable of subtractive, FM and wavetable synthesis
• Summit’s dual filter is switchable between six paired combinations of low-pass, high-pass and band-pass modes at 12dB/octave, or any single mode at 24dB/octave
• Hook up external instruments for processing with Summit’s onboard effects, while using it as a synth at the same time
NEW – Firmware v2.0 Features
Novation has just launched its biggest update yet for Summit and Peak. Firmware v2.0 brings in 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.
The firmware update v2.0 includes a number of bug fixes. The full details can be found in the release notes.
• 16 note polyphony (dependent on voices used per note)
• Layered, Split, Dual Bi-Timbral Modes
• 5 Voice Modes – Mono, MonoLG, Mono2, Poly, Poly2
• 3 oscillators
• 1 noise generator with HP filter control
• 1 ring modulator
• 2 LFOs
• 1 amp envelope and 2 mod envelopes (ADHSR + looping)
• 1 filter
• Sine, tri, sawtooth, square / pulse, plus 43 wavetables of 5 waveforms per row
• 1 state variable OTA filter per voice
• 12/24dB slope
• Low-pass / band-pass / high-pass / dual filter (separation of each 12dB filters)
• dual filter: LP > HP, LP > BP, HP > BP, LP + HP, LP + BP, HP + BP, LP + LP, BP + BP, and HP + HP
• Pre-filter overdrive
• Post-filter distortion
• 16 modulation slots per patch
• 2 sources per destination per slot
• Direct (depth)
• Modulation wheel
• Aftertouch (polyphonic and channel AT)
• Expression pedal 1 + 2
• Keyboard velocity
• LFO1 positive, LFO1 bi-polar, LFO2 positive, LFO2 bi-polar
• Ableton Live Lite is included
• Summit is a USB-MIDI class compliant device
• Maximum power consumption 1A