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Average rating: 4.4 out of 5
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needle a hobbyist user from uk writes:
lovely synth, if you think a CS-01 sounds better than this?!? then you've got different taste to me! capable of some really beautiful and ethereal flutey and voice type tones, to wierd percussion noises, you can make some cracking snare drums also with this, rather more versatile than the paff of noise you get out a CS-01... using the repeating envelopes and lfo you can make some incredible polyrhythmic textures that sound like they're coming from some huge old modular system! the versatility of the modulation in the Wasp is far far more than you get from your average 80s monosynth.

this is way more than a toy, it is loads of fun and will make sounds that no other synth i've used will do, it has a very unique and gorgeous tone, compare that to the more functional sound of the CS-01.. they're two very different characters. unfortunately the build quality really is poor because the plastic of the case is so brittle, it's very easy to crack it. but if you look after it and you find one in good nick for a good price (£200-250) they're well worth it!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-May-18-2005 at 03:40
Bryn a professional user writes:
A bit of fun, but nothing more. The bass sounds can be funky and fun. Good, screaming leads. However, this is no Arp odyssey and I saw one being offered for sale at £600. That is total madness beyond belief! The build is very cheap, and the keyboard is toyish. It isn't as good as the Yamaha cs-01 in sound or construction and should be worth less. I think that the funky name and colour has elevated it above all reason. The pots crackle. I've seen a few with damage through leaking batteries. Dry joint problems are also a problem in my experience. The wasp deluxe is the best version to buy. The standard version is a bit naff and is little more than a toy. Being a Brittish synth, and therefore, quite rare, you would expect to pay a bit more. When prices get close to serious synths you know something is wrong. The wasp is no odyssey, minimoog, obie 1 or anything of that standard. It is below a cs-01. Fun, quite interesting and worth buying at a cheap price. They are also quite common. But at £600...yes£600...not bloody likely!!

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Tuesday-May-17-2005 at 04:27
adey a hobbyist user from uk writes:
Had mine since around 1982 - I almost got rid of it for nothing, then kept it in the attic. Recently got it out again, after a clean it works fine, although the case is a bit tatty. Amazed at the price some people are paying for them.. It makes some really great noises, especially if you feed it throu distortion/effects afterwards.

A great piece of 80's kitch..

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Sep-17-2004 at 12:20
Richard a hobbyist user from NYC writes:
Just picked one up second-hand, after having to sell my old one in the early 90s. Now I remember where the bizarre and often fabulous rhythmic sounds come from - both control envelopes (VCA & VCF) have a "repeat" function, whereby the duration of the repeat is controlled by duration of the attack and decay (I've never seen this on any other synth). Add to that one of the weirdest LFO random waveforms (or backwards/forwards sawtooth, square or sine) and you can create polyrhythmic noises in time signatures from Mars.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Apr-02-2004 at 15:26
Richard Jefferys a hobbyist user from NYC writes:
The best frying bacon sounds you'll ever hear. One of the odd features is the ability to modulate the filter with five different LFO waveforms, either positively or negatively. Can create weird and interesting rhythms, although if you want to sync them to anything you're better off sampling and tweaking with timestretch.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Mar-18-2004 at 23:10
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