Electronic Dream Plant (EDP) Caterpillar / Spider
The Caterpillar is a 3-octave master keyboard that can be used to control up to four inter-connected Wasp synthesizers and played polyphonically. It also works with the Gnat. Fairly basic, it came with wood panels and does not respond to velocity or aftertouch.
The Spider is a 256-note step, or 84-note real time digital sequencer to control the Wasp and/or Gnat. It features a few simple controls for entering notes in step or real time and transposing the sequence a semi-tone, whole-tone, major-3rd, or perfect-5th as well as speed controls. Although it has EDP's own pre-MIDI interface for connecting it to other EDP gear, it also had CV/Gate outputs for connecting it to other analog synths too.
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- Demos & Media
- Polyphony - n/a
- Oscillators - n/a
- LFO - n/a
- Filter - n/a
- Arpeg/Seq - Spider: 256 note sequencer
- Keyboard - Caterpillar: 37 keys
- Memory - None
- Control - EDP proprietary digital sockets. Spider adds CV/Gate outputs.
- Date Produced - Spider: 1978
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Images from The Terry Synthesizer Collection.
Revised October 2009
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