Electronic Dream Plant (EDP) Gnat

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The Gnat

Gnats are usually nothing but an annoyance, but in this case, we'll make an exception. EDP's Gnat is a single-oscillator version of the Wasp. It has one digital oscillator and analog circuitry with a basic lowpass resonant filter, an envelope with Attack and Decay controls, an LFO which can modulate the pitch or filter, and a built-in speaker. Like the Wasp, it has a very un-playable touch-sensitive keyboard with 25 flat mini-keys. The Gnat also has EDP's proprietary control interface that could be used to link the Gnat to a Wasp or other EDP gear.

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The Gnat Special

Like the Wasp, the Gnat also came in three versions. Besides the original, a Gnat Special (pictured above, released 1982) and Gnat Deluxe were released. They had wood panels and a few other changes but the Deluxe featured a standard 3-octave keyboard. The Gnat offers simple and traditional synthesis of analog bass, synth and other useful monophonic sounds. It's designer, Chris Hugget, also designed the Oxford Synthesizer Company's OSCar Synthesizer.

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6 Visitor comments
Bam Dorner
December 19, 2013 @ 12:51 am
you can find a emulation(VSTI for windows) free to download here
http://music-society.net/index.php?topic=3266.0
Lacherlichcat
September 8, 2013 @ 2:44 pm
I have a gnat and a gnat special (but the Special doesn't play consistently) - I think the Gnat, when you use the "Enhance" mode, sounds thicker and sexier than the Wasp - and that has 2 Oscs instead of the Gnat's 1. I love the Gnat.
Peter
August 18, 2012 @ 6:55 am
Seems to be a common theme... I had a Gnat Special which used to belong to my uncle who had something to do with EDP. It got lent to a friend of a friend for some repair and never seen again.
mark
May 23, 2012 @ 12:26 pm
I HAD ONE WHEN I WAS AT KCFE 1981 LENT IT TO A FELLOW STUDENT AND NEVER SAW IT AGAIN WAS FUN TO PLAY AND SMART LOOKING
Nurgeloid
September 25, 2011 @ 2:41 am
If anyone wants to hear a gnat in action, I used one as the sole synth on a minimalist synth pop song called 'don't catch me in the blast', under the name 'napalm babies' in 1981. It's on YouTube. Some git stole my gnat. Loved it.
 
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - Monophonic
  • Oscillators - 1 DCO (adjustable from 2' to 32'), switchable between ramp, square, enhance, and noise
  • LFO - one LFO with sine, ramp, sawtooth, square, and random waveforms
  • Filter - one low-pass 12dB/oct filter with resonance
  • Arpeg/Seq - None
  • Keyboard - 25 capacitive non-moving touch keys (or 37 standard keys on Deluxe model)
  • Memory - None
  • Control - EDP proprietary digital socket INPUT. MIDI retrofits and some MIDI-CV converters are able to provide control.
  • Date Produced - 1980 - 1983

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