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Go on, pinch us! Daniel recently had the great honour of building Devin Townsend’s new pedalboard. It’s quite the task given Dev’s immense creative ambition and ability – check out https://www.hevydevy.com/ for a small insight into his world.
We travelled to Monnow Valley Studios in Wales to deliver the board as Dev was tracking his upcoming record. He took some time out to chat and run through his signature Mooer Ocean Machine pedal among other golden insights.
It goes without saying that we have massive respect for Devin’s artistic and creative compulsion, not to mention his undoubted skill and dedication in getting it to the world. It’s an honour and pleasure to get to hang with him. Enjoy the video…
A note on the audio and what you’re hearing
Devin is using a wet-dry-wet rig. The dry/centre is a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe combo, while the wet stereo runs from a Fractal Axe FX II XL+ into two JBL full range monitors (purely for monitoring). The recorded sound is a mic on the Hot Rod Deluxe and a direct stereo feed from the Axe FX.
Dev also uses Ableton Live for live performance which he integrates with his rig, as explained in the video. I’m on thin ice now – Mick here – so I’ll stop talking about things I don’t understand. Maybe Dan can add more if we get lots of questions.