EDP – Electronic Dream Plant

WASP Deluxe
see below, this is a WASP with real Keyboard and Wooden Panels, it is much larger thant the original, so it could be used by Stevie Wonder, surely..it is great! feels cool!!

3 Full SIZE Octaves

and here is how it compares to the standard wasp synthesiser.. well, when I was 18 (or so) I saw a guy playing J.M Jarre music on Leicester Square.. I did not ask him for the price.. today you can consider those wasp users rich people ;)

well, and it is made be Chris Huggett, who also did the Akai Sampler Line (with EMS – David Cockerell, the „bigger“ tech head on the akai stuff..) and the OSCar (see below)..

EDP Wasp Deluxe Synthesiser
EDP Spider  sequencer
Electronic Dream Plant (EDP) , UK
the WASP (1978), the GNAT synths with funny black-yellow design from the UK. a lot of digital cicuitry for that time (again) by chris huggett, who also did the OSCar..

there are even MIDI kits for it, but this machine is EXPENSIVE today..

the filter is a 12dB/oct. made of digital inverters „working as OP amps“ that are the cause for its very special sound. as said 12dB/oct
multimode filters and an LFO (here it is a „modulation OSC“) , the filter is one of the first ones that are made of digital parts.. sounds very special , btw.. clones are being made by doepfer (A124) and others for modular systems..

the spider is sequencer with special jacks to connect to the wasp, and no, it’s not compatible to anything ;)

gnat is a smaller version of the WASP, it is only one OSCed and a real minimal synth.. rare.

there is a connection from wasp /EDP to the earlier EMS , mr. David Cockrells fingers on this one, too? no – imo its only the fact ,that they were both UK based.. red on about huggetts later (1983) synth, the OSCar.. and they worked together on akai samplers..

gate pulse out: ‚S-Trig‘ (like moog and some korgs)
and 9V GROUND to positive.

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EDP Wasp electronic dream plant
click these to enlarge: EDP WASP SYNTHESISER:
EDP Wasp electronic dream plant
EDP Wasp electronic dream plant
click above pics to enlarge WASP

the Gnat,

a small one-OSCed Version of the Wasp and a LPF Filterclick to enlarge –>

EDP Gnat Synthesiser
the Spider – a Sequencer for Gnat and Wasp
it’s the one in the foreground on the picture of the EDP family, ok.. the gnat can only be considered to be there..it’s a DIN type of jack used for connection wasp-spider..

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EDP Spider  sequencer
EDPEDP Synth overview / überblick..

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