EQD Grand Orbiter
Grand by nature
The Grand Orbiter is an intuitive beast, notwithstanding its slew of options. There are three rate options, with a slow and fast mode, and a knob for fine-tuning the speed. One of the rate positions disables the LFO, so it can be used as a fixed-position filter. Though the core phaser sounds are excellent, perhaps more interesting is the addition of a pitch vibrato, that works surprisingly effectively - even if it is initially hard to work out just what the controls do when it’s in that mode. Another new feature is intelligent switching, which allows the footswitch to be latching or momentary.