see my review of the peak.... this guy addresses most of my gripes with peak by stacking 2 up with a lot more filter options.... and now you can make your own wavetables. Desert Island jack of all trades... won't replace your prophet or juno, but can do a decent job at bread and butter patches. Warm and nasty or cold and digital, it leans more towards an analog sound than the argon8 but but is thoroughly capable.
If I could only have one, it would be the Summit. It covers practically every ground I need, and inspires an insane amount of creativity. The built in FX are top notch, and it does the CS80 sound better than any other hardware synth on the market.
agreed, swiss army knife... however I would argue its CS80 isn't as strong as (obviously) the deckards dream (gotta finish building that) or even the Prologue (I know, hard to believe but it really does bang up bladerunner) and I have a prologue and summit to compare..
Maybe tis how you tweak 'em... I find the prologue with the distortion off and care full balancing of oscilator levels to be capable of a cleaner sound than the summit which has a very gritty cmos inverter based ladder fitler ala the wasp and oscar. Whereas a clean clean clean signal path is what i think of when I think CS series, though I've not played an 80, just 5s, 15s and a 60. Now its possible to drive the fitler of the prologue but if you pay attention you can avoid that and get some CS80 going and make up the gain in a submenu with the patch gain setting that ups the VCA level up to 6dbv ;-) Other blade runner sounds are really easy to accomplish with my vintage stuff because a lot of them were a prophet... but a VCO p5.... right now my vangelis arsenal is focused in on the prologue, a mopho x4 for certain things, prophet600, prologue, polysix (does that bad electric piano sound from blade runner PERFECTLY and can really do some great great early japanese string ensemble sounds) and now a juno6 which I don't think he used all of those vitnage guys but they do the business for certain signature parts. I'm rambling sorry. I need to play with my summit a bit more...