General
Info
Modes
Envelope
LFO
Tap
Drum
Seq (Env Alt)
Trig Delay/Shaper (LFO Alt)
Trig Stream Randomizer (Tap Alt)
Drum (Alt)

General

Info

Peaks

Peaks is a multi-function modulation generator by Mutable Instruments.

Links

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Peaks Manual


Modes

Envelope

Mode

Env (Solid green)
LFO
Tap
Drum

Twin + Expert

Ch. 1+2 Attack
Ch. 1+2 Decay
Ch. 1+2 Sustain
Ch. 1+2 Release

Triggers 1+2 fire envelopes.

Split

Ch. 1 Attack
Ch. 1 Decay
Ch. 2 Attack
Ch. 2 Decay

Triggers 1+2 fire envelopes.



LFO

Mode

Env
LFO (Solid green)
Tap
Drum

Twin + Expert

Ch. 1+2 Frequency
Ch. 1+2 Waveform (sine, linear slope, square, steps, random)
Ch. 1+2 Waveform variation (wavefolder for sine; acending/triangle/descending balance for slope, pulse-width for square, number of steps for steps, and interpolation for random)
Ch. 1+2 Phase on reset

Triggers 1+2 reset LFOs.

Split

Ch. 1 Frequency
Ch. 1 Waveform (sine, linear slope, square, steps, random)
Ch. 2 Frequency
Ch. 2 Waveform (sine, linear slope, square, steps, random)

Triggers 1+2 reset LFOs.



Tap

Mode

Env
LFO
Tap (Solid green)
Drum

Twin + Expert

Ch. 1+2 Amplitude
Ch. 1+2 Waveform (sine, linear slope, square, steps, random)
Ch. 1+2 Waveform variation (wavefolder for sine; acending/triangle/descending balance for slope, pulse-width for square, number of steps for steps, and interpolation for random)
Ch. 1+2 Phase on reset

Triggers 1+2 set the period of each LFO oscillation. Note that peaks can "learn" irregular trigger sequences and lock onto them.

Split

Ch. 1 Waveform (sine, linear slope, square, steps, random)
Ch. 1 Waveform variation
Ch. 2 Waveform (sine, linear slope, square, steps, random)
Ch. 2 Waveform variation

Triggers 1+2 set the period of each LFO oscillation. Note that peaks can "learn" irregular trigger sequences and lock onto them.



Drum

Mode

Env
LFO
Tap
Drum (Solid green)

Twin + Expert

Ch. 1+2 Base frequency
Ch. 1+2 Frequency modulation ("Punch" for BD, "Tone" for SD)
Ch. 1+2 High-frequency content ("Tone" for BD, "Snappy" for SD)
Ch. 1+2 Decay

Trigger 1 fires BD.

Trigger 2 fires SD.

Split

Ch. 1 BD Tone
Ch. 1 BD Decay
Ch. 2 SD Tone
Ch. 2 SD Decay

Trigger 1 fires BD.

Trigger 2 fires SD.



Seq (Env Alt)

Mode

Env (Flashing green)
LFO
Tap
Drum

Twin + Expert

Ch. 1+2 Step 1
Ch. 1+2 Step 2
Ch. 1+2 Step 3
Ch. 1+2 Step 4

Trigger 1 clocks Sequence 1.

Trigger 2 resets Sequence 1 and clocks Sequence 2.

Split

Ch. 1 Step 1
Ch. 1 Step 2
Ch. 2 Step 1
Ch. 2 Step 2

Trigger 1 clocks Sequence 1.

Trigger 2 clocks Sequence 2.

No resets.



Trig Delay/Shaper (LFO Alt)

Mode

Env
LFO (Flashing green)
Tap
Drum

Twin + Expert

Ch. 1+2 Pre-delay
Ch. 1+2 Gate duration
Ch. 1+2 Delay
Ch. 1+2 Number of repeats

Triggers 1+2 feed gate delays.

Split

Ch. 1 Delay
Ch. 1 Duration
Ch. 2 Delay
Ch. 2 Duration

Triggers 1+2 feed gate delays.



Trig Stream Randomizer (Tap Alt)

Mode

Env
LFO
Tap (Flashing green)
Drum

Twin + Expert

Ch. 1+2 Probability that an incoming trigger is processed
Ch. 1+2 Probability that the trigger is regenerated after the delay
Ch. 1+2 Delay time
Ch. 1+2 Jitter

Triggers 1+2 feed tigger stream randomizer.

Split

Ch. 1 Acceptance/regeneration probability
Ch. 1 Delay
Ch. 2 Acceptance/regeneration probability
Ch. 2 Delay

Triggers 1+2 feed tigger stream randomizer.



Drum (Alt)

Mode

Env
LFO
Tap
Drum (Flashing green)

Twin + Expert

Ch. 1+2 Frequency
Ch. 1+2 FM intensity
Ch. 1+2 FM and AM envelope decay time (FM is shorter than AM, but linked)
Ch. 1+2 Color. At 12 o'clock, no modification of oscillator. Turn CW for noise (good for snares), CCW for distortion (909 kicks).

Trigger 1 hits drum 1.

Trigger 2 hits Drum 2.

Split

Ch. 1 presets morphing
Ch. 1 presets varaiations
Ch. 2 presets morphing
Ch. 2 presets variations

Trigger 1 hits drum 1.

Trigger 2 hits drum 2.