Setup

The pedalboard is made up of several components:
1.) Wireless Microphone Receivers- Sennheiser XSW2 e865 (x 2)

2.) Vocal Harmoniser (VE-2)

3.) Tuner, bass guitar and boost pedals (TU-3, OC-3, GE-7)

4.) Loop station (RC300)

There are two signal paths. One for main vocal, and one for guitar/looping mic.

VE-2 Vocal Harmonizer

The vocal path is the simplest. It passes from the wireless receiver unit to the vocal harmoniser and then out to the mixing desk.

The guitar goes through the vocal harmoniser first. This makes acapella control of the harmonising unit possible when the tuning pedal is engaged.
After the signal passes through the harmoniser and tuner, it goes through the bass and boost pedals. The bass pedal can change the guitar into a bass guitar.

rc-300

After that, the signal goes into the Boss RC300. It is joined by the other looping mic, it’s signal coming from the other wireless mic receiver.

The loop station has 3 tracks on it, that can be individually dropped in and out at will. It also has a quantization effect on it, that allows one loop to be 2x, 4x, 8x, etc, longer than the first loop made.

This can be used to speed up the loop building process.

The looper isn’t just a pedal though, it’s used like an instrument to create crescendos and silences throughout the performance. Joseph usually separates the various parts, such as bass and drums, onto various tracks to allow instantaneous drop ins and outs of all the parts.