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 EDP Gnat Hybrid Synthesizer

EDP Gnat synthesizer
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other EDP gear..
Built 1978
Type: analog
Hybrid: yes
1 Voice / Stimmen
1x Multitimbral
no Memory / Speicher
Value / Wert in 2017 ca. 500 (rare)
Synthesis: subtractive

OSC Features
Wave Shapes saw pulse
1 OSCs
1 Filter lpf reso 2 Pole
1 LFOs saw square sine random noise
1 Envelope Generators 1x DAD + loop

NO Control / Triggering
25 Keys with no

Arpeggiator no
Sequencer no
(ID 92)
  deutsch - german
ABOUT the gnat is a one -DCO version of the Wasp and it only has a LPF instead of multimode filter - Electronic Dream Plant was before Huggett founded OSC: Oxford Synthesiser Company OSCar. another fine synth (beside the WASP) from Chris Huggett (about his other project: EDP and his teaming up with EMS-David Cockerell) (imo he's the one who is also responsible for EDP) huggett later worked for akai (the s1000), strange, but .. the wasp had a special keyboard that allows you to slide on it like the EMS but a very rare delluxe version was made with "real" keys, too. the filter was made of "digital" components.. nevertheless it sounds good. well known users are Pink Floyd (welcome to the machine)
ABOUT Einoszillatoriger Wasp mit einem DCO und LPF statt multimodefilter - EDP war mitten in der Boomzeit der Synthesizerwelle, ein günstiger kleiner und sehr britischer Synthesizer, der mit trickreich konstruierten "digitalen" Filtern klanglich garnicht so übel war. Der Wasp hatte Folientasten, es gab aber auch eine Deluxe-Version , die aber extrem rar ist. EDP = Electronic Dream Plant, eine weitere Firma des späteren Machers von Oxford Synthesiser Company = OSC dies war die Firma von Chris Huggett (der auch für EDP verantwortlich ist und später bei Akai landete)
DETAILS the gnat has a LPF filter and it's envelope is loopable (repeat). alternatively it has a delay. the spider (a sequencer) can be attached (DIN cable), it belonged to the system but of course one had to buy it separately. no CV/gate but via DIN it works..
DETAILS recht ungewöhnlich: Der Gnat (Stechmücke) hatte einen Multimode Filter. Die Hüllkurve ist loopbar und hat ein Delay (alternativ zum Loop). der spider (sequenzer) konnte über eine DIN mehrpolbuchse angeschlossen werden und gehörte quasi zum System, ist aber ein externes Gerät. kein CV/gate anschluss, aber DIN..
SOUND nice little synth using batteries on the streets.
SOUND netter kleiner synth für unterwegs (batteriebetrieb)
VERSION larger one : Wasp with 2 DCOs, and deluxe version with real keyboard (rare), there was another Gnat deluxe Version also (ultra rare).
VERSION großer Gnat mit 2 DCOs : Wasp, und Wasp-like deluxe Version mit "richtigem" Keyboard (rar), auch vom Gnat gibts eine Deluxe Verison (superrar)

EDP known or written as Electronic Dream Plant or OSC, Oxford Synthesiser Company

Chris Huggests earlier UK based synthesizer company selling "sinclair" like synthesizers for not so much money those days.

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


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