Earthquaker Devices are arguably the most well known boutique effects pedal maker in the world, with a selection of pedals that is hugely diverse and encompasses both functionality and insanity in equal measure. All of their pedals are lovingly handmade in Akron, Ohio.
The Earthquaker Devices Interstellar Orbiter was originally designed to accompany individual audience members as part of Kid Koala's immersive Satellite Concert tour, and is now available to the masses as an all in one dual resonant filter and LFO with almost endless tonal possibilities. Designed around a single LFO that controls filter sweeps between the dual filters, the Interstellar Orbiter has master controls for the filter Frequency, the LFO Rate and the Direct level of your dry signal. Each independent filter channel is voiced differently and has independent controls for LFO intensity, resonance and a mix control for setting the volume of each filter.
The Earthquaker Devices Interstellar Orbiter is one of the most tweakable pedals around with a myriad of possibles uses. It can be used to generate vast filter sweeps, ersatz wah sounds when combined with an expression pedal, and even oddly resonant sounds that you could mistake for robotic vocals. It truly is one for those who like to experiment.
- Rate: Master speed control for the LFO, faster clockwise, slower counter clockwise.
- Direct: Adjusts the level of the unaffected dry signal.
- Frequency: Adjusts the center point of both filters.
Filter A and B Controls
- Intensity: Adjusts how much the LFO sweeps each filter. As this is turned clockwise, the sweep becomes wider and the center frequency is raised.
- Resonance: Adjusts the resonant peak of each filter. As this is turned clockwise, the filter becomes more "ringy".
- Mix: Adjusts the level of each filter in the mix.
- The Frequency should be controlled by a 1OOK pot, linear taper is ideal.
- The jack is wired: Tip= Hot, Ring= Wiper, Sleeve= Cold
- The Rate should be controlled by a 1 M pot, reverse logarithmic sweep is ideal.
- The jack is wired: Tip= Hot, Ring= Wiper, Sleeve= N/A
- Using an expression pedal with values less than what is listed above will still work but the range will be limited.
- Powered by any standard 9V DC centre negative power supply