Here is the machine that brought synthesis to the masses, at least in the UK. The Wasp was produced between 1978 and 1980, and sold around 3000 units. It's price (far cheaper than any contemporaneous Moog or Arp) and portability made it very inviting to neophyte synthesists. It featured 2 oscillators, a 25 note non-moving keyboard (even smaller than the Synthi AKS' 30 note capacitant keyboard), and a tiny onboard speaker for those special moments when you need to bring the noise with you. This monosynth has plenty of power and modulation capability, especially when heard through an external amplifier. And how can you not love a cuddly little wasp... ouch?!