EarthQuaker Devices Interstellar Orbiter Dual Resonant Filter Pedal

Dual Filter Pedal with Master LFO Section, Expression Pedal Inputs, and True-bypass Operation
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Create Cool Sounds with This Dual Filter Pedal!

The powerful EarthQuaker Devices Interstellar Orbiter pedal has dual resonant filters that you can dial in to create a multitude of cool and unique sounds. The dual resonating filters sweep together in opposite directions and are voiced differently for a wider range of tones. Musicians at Sweetwater love the creativity unleashed by this tone-sculpting pedal. You can create anything from wah emulations to rotary sounds to complex vocal formant filters. Expression pedal inputs for Rate and Frequency controls let you shape your sound on the fly. Each filter has Intensity, Resonance, and Mix controls so you can tweak them to perfection. The master LFO section governs the Frequency and Rate of both filters. And the Direct control lets you add your original signal back in for a total of three signals combining into one sound. The only limit to the EarthQuaker Devices Interstellar Orbiter's sonic utterances is your imagination.

From the pedal gurus at EarthQuaker Devices

EarthQuaker Devices is a boutique pedal company based out of Akron, Ohio. They put all of their focus on building tools for musicians to find their own tone. Their designs range from enhanced classics to pedals that have never been seen or heard before. Company founder Jamie Stillman was working with rock band the Black Keys when he came upon a design that kick-started the company's success. EarthQuaker Devices is committed to helping you find your tone with high-quality products at great prices.

EarthQuaker Devices Interstellar Orbiter Features at a Glance:
  • Dual filter pedal with blend control
  • Dual resonating filters sweep together in opposite directions and are voiced differently
  • Master LFO section controls the global Rate and Frequency
  • Mix your original signal back in to taste
  • Expression pedal inputs for Rate and Frequency controls
  • Soft-touch, true-bypass switch for silent switching
  • Compact size is perfect for any pedalboard
  • Requires 9-volt DC power supply (sold separately)
Create new sounds with the EarthQuaker Devices Interstellar Orbiter filter pedal!

Tech Specs

Pedal Type Resonant Filter
Inputs 1 x 1/4" (instrument), 1 x 1/4" (freq expression), 1 x 1/4" (rate expression)
Outputs 1 x 1/4"
True Bypass Yes
Power Source 9V DC power supply (sold separately)
Height 2.5"
Width 5.5"
Depth 4.5"
Manufacturer Part Number EQDINOR

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LFO filter or Wahesque w/ expression

Just got one of these. Apparently it was designed for some DJ. But it is a dual filter pedal controlled by an LFO or expression pedal. The top three controls (Rate, Direct, and Frequency) affect both filters, and then, as the marking indicate, the remaining are for filter A and B. You'll notice in messing with the knobs that each filter has a different sound. Main things I want this for are a pseudo-wah and the more intended, LFO modulated frequency. Re pseudo-wah: I have my expression pedal routed to 3 pedals via a Mission Engineering Expressionator rather than have a wah on board. One of the other pedals can actually also do wah (Boss SY-300), but by adding the Orbiter, I can do both at once. This doesn't give a totally classic wah sound, even with resonance low, it seems to have some pronounced resonance or drive. Totally fine for Jerry Cantrell Wah, but less for adult movie soundtrack wah. The directions indicate one should ideally use a 100k pot expression pedal. The Expressionator puts out 25k, and while I surmise that the frequency range is somewhat restricted, it is still usable. What might be like 75% the range I might use a wah anyway. I actually have a Boss sy300 on the same board that can do wah in a classic way, but this one is more distinctive and cool. Re LFO: obviously, it is made more for this. Now I think one improvement this pedal could have is to have a switch for rate and freq expression. As is, to switch modes you'd have to unplug and replug. However, a work-a-round is to just set the expression pedal whereever you want frequency-wise and turn up the rate. You'll need to set somewhere in the middle as modulation of really highs or really lows will be respectively, not very noticeable or nearly muting your signal. The resonance can get pretty insane on this thing, you hear that in the video demos, the very vocal formant sound. I'd just note that it is easy to get something much more subtle as well with lower intensity, resonance, and mix values. Like the other Earthquaker pedals I have, build quality seems good.
Music background: I have a day job, but a dozen albums of originals, and more shows than i can remember
See also: Wah Pedals, EarthQuaker Devices, EarthQuaker Devices Wahs and Filters