The Wasp is a small and brightly coloured monophonic synthesizer introduced in 1978 featuring a 2-octave keyboard which uses non-moving touch-sensitive keys.
The WASP is a monophonic instrument powered by two digitally controlled oscillators and featuring analog filters, envelopes and controls. This makes it one of the earliest compact hybrid mono-synths, and it sounds great! The Wasp offers flexible subtractive synthesis. It's pretty easy to dial up some cool basses, leads, and many other classic monophonic sounds.
Polyphony - Monophonic
Oscillators - 2 DCOs, switchable between ramp, pulse width (osc 1), square (osc 2), and one white noise generator
LFO - 1 LFO with sine, ramp, sawtooth, square waveforms + noise to modulate the VCO or VCF; sample-and-hold
Filter - 24dB/oct Hi-pass, low-pass, band-pass, plus dedicated envelope controls switchable between 12 dB/oct lowpass, highpass, and 6 dB/oct bandpass
Arpeg/Seq - None
Keyboard - 25 capacitive non-moving touch keys (or 37 standard keys on Deluxe model)
Memory - None
Control - EDP-Link IN/OUT (proprietary digital sockets). MIDI retrofits and some MIDI-CV converters are able to provide control.
Date Produced - 1978 - 1981
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