The Behringer Wasp Deluxe is a new Eurorack compatible synthesizer that copies the design of the Electronic Dream Plant (EDP) Wasp Deluxe, created in 1979 by Adrian Wagner and Chris Huggett:
Behringer originally teased their Wasp Deluxe clone in 2017, along with Korg MS-20 and Roland SH-101 clones, which have since been released, and ARP 2600, Octave The Cat & Synthi VCS 3 clones, which are still to come.
Described as ‘a faithful reproduction of the cult classic digital-analog hybrid synth’, the Behringer Wasp features two digital oscillators; an analog VCF with highpass, lowpass, notch, and bandpass modes; noise generator; an LFO with six selectable waveforms; and two envelope generators.
While it’s Eurorack compatible, the Behringer Wasp does not offer gate/CV control for integration with modular systems. Like the original, though, it does offer an audio input.
- 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
- 3-year warranty
Pricing and Availability
The Behringer Wasp Deluxe is available for pre-order now at some online retailers, with a street price of about $300.
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