Built on the formidable foundation of Novationâ€™s renowned Peak synth module (a Leaseville favorite), Summit is a 2-part, 16-voice synthesizer with three oscillators per voice, aimed at the professional or semiprofessional musician seeking a powerful, inspiring 61-note keyboard synth for onstage and studio deployment. Summit puts the power of two Peaks right at your fingertips, letting you split or layer two completely independent patches across the keyboard, or switch between them on the fly. Summit also expands on Peakâ€™s layout, with many additional controls and functions accessible on the front panel â€” including FM routing, LFOs 3 and 4, complete arpeggiator parameters, and more â€” plus pitch and mod wheels. Summit also features numerous new filter options and an audio input for processing external sources through its reverb, chorus, and delay FX.
The beating heart of Summit is its three digital New Oxford Oscillators per voice, hosted on the FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) chip. As well as generating authentically analog-sounding waveforms at ultra-high resolution, this architecture also facilitates FM and wavetable synthesis that delivers rich, harmonically complex, and highly textured raw tones. Each voice has a true stereo signal path with dual analog filters, three stages of analog distortion, and analog voltage-controlled amplifiers; while a wealth of modulation assignment options and colorful per-part effects (distortion, chorus, delay, and reverb) add movement, verve, and polish to your patches.
Novation has come out with a powerful new Wavetable Editor for Summit that unleashes the full power potential of its wavetable oscillators. The Wavetable Editor is packed with functionality to speed up your creative process, including intuitive drawing tools and a Live Edit mode that let you literally draw your own oscillator shapes and preview them â€” all in real time! Quickly create your own oscillator waveforms from imported clips with the Audio Import function. You'll also find an expertly curated collection of space-themed audio direct from the NASA sound library, plus exclusive content from top EDM producers Noisia. The Wavetable Editor makes Summit more powerful than ever â€” inother great reason to add this advanced synth to your sonic arsenal!