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EDP Wasp

 

 

 

EDP Wasp

  audio demo trend price : 500€
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EDP Electronic
Dream Emplant Wasp (1978)

 

Portable analog synthesizer similar to Electro harmonix Mini-Synthesizer or EMS synthi: fun plastic machine made in the UK (Oxford) during the seventies.

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info SYNTHESIZER keyboard 25 keys is is based on conductivity generated by fingers.
The main panel features a small speaker, 18 knobs and 5 selectors.

Front terminal connectors are:
- line out
- headphones
- 7-DINS used to link other units to the synthesizer like the SPIDER sequencer which i not compatible with standard Midi system.

ac Power supply is a 9V external PSU or 6 X 1.5V batteries-



edit VOICE monophonic structure, 2 digital oscillators based on a master 250 kHz oscillator and 2 timer NE-555.

 

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OSCILLATORS sum-up:

  OSC1 OSC2
octaves 32' 16' 8' 4' 2' 32' 16' 8' 4' 2'
waveforms saw / pulse saw / pulse
variable pulse width yes -
detune - 12 semitones
volume mixer - -


oscillators



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PERFORMANCE 2 main functions:
- blend knobs allow the keyboard's tuning while master tune can be set on the frontal trimmer
- glide function set the portamento time for special legato play.



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LFO a single bipolar modulator (shapes: sine, saw up, saw down, square, noise and random) and 2 destinations:
- VCF cutoff
- OSC1 & 2 pitch



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FILTER VCF is resonant (not self-oscillating) and features 3 modes:
- lowpass
- highpass
- bandpass



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ENVELOPE 2 EGs share same 3-segments ADS structure:
- EG1 VCA amplitude
- EG2 VCF cutoff
Sustain stages can be set also to REPEAT mode which engage the EG repeat function.


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edit MAINTENANCE the keyboard is highly unreliable and often needs some overhaul.

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pictures thanks to TOPOPICCIONE


edit RELATED FAMILY:

EDP WASP DELUXE

EDP WASP DELUXE more functions, bigger panel and good normal keys, in addition it filters external sources VIDEO

 

The GNAT version is a smaller version with just 1 oscillator - quite collectable and sought-after VIDEO

EDP spider sequencer

EDP spider sequencer holds up to a 252 note by step mode or 84-note in real-time VIDEO

EDP STINGER
pic from ebay auction
EDP STINGER twice power of a WASP, should be ultra rare
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EDP VCF CLONE DIY EDP VCF CLONE DIY from an Ebay auction based on schematics by Hurgen Habile.
doepfer a124 wasp filter DOEPFER a-124 VCF5 WASP filter (pic from DOEPFER website) VIDEO

 

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demo AUDIO DEMO

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EDP WASP Demo EDP Wasp Synth WASP synthesizer (Electronic Dream Plant )
Demo Synth (Electronic Dream Plant

 

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manual
EDP WASP USER MANUAL

 

 



manual
SCHEMATICS

 

 

wasp manual

 

 

Electronic Dream Emplant

 

 

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Cover from Live Night and day

 

 

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EDP Wasp FOR SALE

EDP Wasp FOR SALE
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wasps terminal connectors behind view


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Review: "Unreliable and toyish keyboard totally unplayable. However its great design and good sounding make this machine valuable for collectors."


 

 

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* but wasp deluxe + EDP spider , stinger / shirt from Ebay auction, live and day picture cover EDP wasp, Filter module by modmachine from website,

edp wasp 3 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. price €700