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Kid Koala to perform ‘satellite concerts’, designs effects pedal for the occasion

By | Published on Thursday 18 June 2015

Kid Koala

Kid Koala has announced that he will play two ‘satellite concerts’ at the Luminato Festival in Toronto later this month.

The shows will see each member of the audience given a turntable, a crate of coloured vinyl and an effects pedal. They will then be cued to play along with the producer – who will be performing a number of specially written tracks – via a series of coloured lighting changes to correspond with the vinyl.

Those effects pedals I mentioned there are specially created for the show to Kid Koala’s own specifications. Named the ‘Interstellar Orbiter’, the pedal is “a dual resonant analogue filter controlled by a single LFO that sweeps each filter in opposite directions”.

If you understood that, you might be interested to know that, as well as being available at the two shows, a limited number of the handmade pedals will be available for sale via Kid Koala’s website shortly.