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EDP Wasp

 

 

EDP Wasp

 

audio demo trend price : 500-700€
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EDP- Electronic Dream Emplant Wasp (1978)

 

Portable analog synthesizer similar to Electro harmonix mini-synthesizer or EMS synthi.

A fun plastic machine made in the UK (Oxford) during the seventies.

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info LAPTOP 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
- 2 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-



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

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OSCILLATORS

  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 and 2 destinations:
- VCF cutoff
- OSC1 & 2 pitch
LFO offers 5 different waveforms: sine, saw up, saw down, square, noise and random



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


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ENVELOPE 2 EG sharing same structure:
- EG1 VCA amplitude: 3-segments ADS
- EG2 VCF cutoff: 3-segments ADS
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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RELATED FAMILY:

EDP WASP DELUXE

EDP WASP DELUXE - more functions, bigger panel and good normal keys, in addition it filters external sources.
The GNAT version is a smaller version with just 1 oscillator - quite collectable and sought-after.


EDP spider sequencer

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

 

demo AUDIO DEMO

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Demos are not so good :) I hate that keyboard

 

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wasps terminal connectors behind view


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" 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

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