Novation Summit


16-Part Polyphonic Synthesizer

  • Multitimbral on 2 areas
  • Based on the peak architecture
  • Semi-weighted 61-key keyboard with velocity response and aftertouch
  • 3 Oscillators per voice
  • Doubled analog filters
  • Analog VCAs and 3 analog distortion levels per voice
  • 3 NCO New Oxford oscillators per voice enable subtractive, wavetable or FM sound generation
  • Analog multimode filter with 12/24 dB per voice with dual mode
  • Effects like distortion, chorus, delay and reverb
  • Arpeggiator
  • Pitch and modulation wheel
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 998.4 x 302.4 x 71 mm
  • Weight: 11 kg
  • Suitable optional case: Art.489963 (not included)


  • 2 Line inputs: 6.3 mm Jack (L/R)
  • CV-Mod input: 3.5 mm Mini stereo jack
  • 2 Line outputs: 6.3 mm Jack (L/R)
  • 2 AUX outputs: 6.3 mm Jack (L/R)
  • Stereo headphone output: 6.3 mm Jack
  • 2 Pedal inputs
  • MIDI In/Out/Thru
  • USB
available since August 2019
Item number 465710
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Number Of Keys 61
Touch-Sensitive Yes
Aftertouch Yes
Split Zones Yes
Modulation Wheel Yes
Number of simultaneous Voices 16
Sound Engine Digital Analog Hybrid
MIDI interface 1x In, 1x Out, 1x Thru
Storage Medium None
USB-port Yes
Effects 4
Arpeggiator Yes
Number of Analog Outputs 4
Digital Output No
Display No
Pedal Connections 2
Dimensions 998 x 302 x 71 mm
Weight 11,0 kg
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Featureful and solid poly synth
dromer 04.02.2020
Having been in the market for a high-end poly synth for a while I was very excited when the Summit was initially announced.

For me it ticked all the boxes of what I was looking for: many-voice polyphonic, extensive editing capabilities with plenty of physical controls, interesting modern features, integrated effects, and good midi implementation.

The Summit fulfills all of these for me. The machine has a very solid build with firm and flexible controls when needed. The midi implementation is wonderful and updating the firmware (and managing the patches) works perfectly with the Components website. No fancy drivers or platform-dependent software installs necessary! (I use Linux which is always an issue with these things)

The internal engine is absolutely amazing. Essentially you get 4 different synths: a 16 voice poly, 2 independent 8 voice poly's, and one multi-timbral 8 voice poly. The expanded filter design also allows for more sound design options than the original peak and the onboard effects are very good. I'm looking forward to future updates as I assume the FPGA will allow for future expansions of the engine and effects.

In conclusion I think this will be a permanent addition to the studio!


Nice but not for me
Cinetracks 21.10.2020
Pros :
- Great sounding synth for pads and 80ties sounds.
- Very easy to edit, everytime I switched it on, I made some new sounds with it
- Very good chorus and reverb effects, delay is ok.
- Excellent support from Novation

But this is why I sent it back, cons :

- sound of the filter is neutral, it lacks a bit of character
- when using resonance it's easy to get internal clipping
- the dual sounds are more difficult to manage
- still some menu diving for some features
- the oscillator sync sounds too weak for my taste

Since I already have a lot of synths, I guess I was looking more for a synth that has a prominent character, like the Prophet 6 or OB6.


Astronautilus 22.09.2020
At first I couldn’t decide between the Nord Wave 2, the Korg Prophesy and the Summit. I went for the Summit and have no regrets… it’s an awesome machine.

16 voices, three (Oxford) oscillators per voice, each with the usual waveforms plus a choice of wavetables, as well as shape control, oscillator sync and FM. It has full anologue filters, 3 modulation envelopes, excellent FX, and a modulation matrix that means it approaches the complex voice architecture of the big modulars. But, and here’s the thing… the parameters that are assigned to knobs are very well chosen, and so it’s a rational and intuitive process to create (or modify) voices. When needed, the next layer of functionality is available through the usual menus. A useful and well configured arpeggiator too.


Best looking synth on the market
Kippers 25.01.2020
It is hard to fault the summit. The sounds are diverse, easy to use (haven’t looked at the manual yet), solid feel all round.
The summit fit my needs perfectly: a poly synth, lots of control knobs/sliders, efficient use of real estate, good size keyboard, multitimbral and most importantly diverse sounds. The digital oscillators with analog signal path is an excellent blend of tech.

One small issue is that the keys are not perfectly aligned, but It’s not obvious and doesn’t affect the feel of the keyboard when playing.


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