MATRIXSYNTH: First Pics and Details on Behringer's EDP WASP Deluxe Desktop Synth Priced at 298.99

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

First Pics and Details on Behringer's EDP WASP Deluxe Desktop Synth Priced at 298.99

This one was spotted and sent in via Bill of Ampersand Posture.


"A Stinging Cult Classic Reborn

A faithful reproduction of the cult classic digital-analog hybrid synth, the Behringer Wasp monophonic synth has the bone-rattling lows and searing highs that made its predecessor infamous in esoteric synth circles. True to its name, the Wasp excels at droney, buzzy synth sounds, emanating from its two digital oscillators, distinctive analog VCF with highpass, lowpass, notch, and bandpass modes, noise generator, and a hive full of modulation capabilities. The Wasp can generate three variable oscillator shapes —pulse, ramp, and enhanced mode, with pulse width modulation on OSC1. OSC2 swaps out pulse width control for pitch, so you can dial up warbly, detuned chorus effects, or tune the oscillator to intervals for pseudo-polyphony. A unique LFO with six selectable waveforms and pitch and frequency mod controls and the Wasp's two analog envelope generators open up vast signal manipulation possibilities. Synthesists at Sweetwater are psyched to add this rarified legend to their synth arsenals. Gnarly, aggressive, and completely idiosyncratic, Behringer's Wasp is all the buzz!

Eurorack and Poly Chain Compatible
The Behringer Wasp can be used as a desktop module or integrated into a Eurorack system, with an 80HP footprint, and integrated it into your MIDI setup via 5-pin DIN or USB-MIDI. Featuring Behringer's Poly Chain capability, the Wasp can be combined with multiple synthesizers for up to 16 voice polyphony. It also includes an external in, so you can shape and mangle guitars, vocals, drum machines, and more with the Wasp's inimitable filters and modulators.

Specs below.

Behringer Wasp Desktop Synthesizer Features:
Faithful reproduction of a cult classic monophonic synth
Two digital oscillators with three variable waveshapes — pulse, ramp, and enhanced mode
Pulse width modulation on OSC1
Variable pitch control on OSC2
Analog VCF with highpass, lowpass, notch, and bandpass modes and sweepable resonance
LFO with six selectable waveforms pitch and frequency mod controls
Two analog envelope generators with attack, decay, and sustain level controls
Eurorack compatible with an 80HP footprint
Combine with multiple synthesizers for up to 16 voice polyphony with Poly Chain
USB-MIDI plus 5-pin DIN In and Thru
Glide (portamento)
External audio input
Low-output and high-output 1/4" outs
Behringer's 3-year warranty
Tech Specs
Type: Desktop Synthesizer
Analog/Digital: Analog
Polyphony: Monophonic, Up to 16-voice Poly Chain
Envelope Generator: 2 x EG ; Attack, Decay, Sustain/Delay
Analog Inputs: 1 x 1/8" (external audio)
Analog Outputs: 1 x 1/8" (main audio), 2 x 1/4" (main out, low/high)
Headphones: 1 x 1/8"
USB: 1 x Type B
Power Supply: 12V DC power supply (included)
HP Size: Eurorack compatible
Manufacturer Part Number: WaspDeluxe"

1 comment:

  1. So far I have a Behringer Deepmind 12 Keyboard, Model D, K2, Pro-1 (on reserve) and I still have money in the bank! A few years back Behringer stated they were going to reproduce a lot of the classic synths so I sold all my vintage keyboards and made a killing. Now I am replacing them all with Behringer synths. In the past I never used any of my vintage synths because they were starting to break down and it was getting too expensive to maintain. For example the Sequential Circuits Pro One was a joke. They built it so cheaply with pots that had plastic shafts that were so brittle they started to crack. They also had one of the #hittest keyboard known to mankind. Now it is great that I can buy a reproduction synth and use it without fear of it breaking down. It also gives others a chance to buy an affordable synth. People complain that it has been built and why should they reproduce it. Think of any musical instrument out there and mankind has been building the same instruments for 100's of years. Why shouldn't synthesizers fall under that category? In the past I purchased a Moog Model D for $200, Moog Source $150 and many others without going broke. Why can't this generation have the same access to vintage equipment. Synth manufactures are not listening however Behringer is.



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