Vertigo and Distortion: U2’s The Edge’s Custom DM4 Pro - Mixonline

Vertigo and Distortion: U2’s The Edge’s Custom DM4 Pro

In January of 2004, during the Los Angeles NAMM show, U2’s guitarist Edge’s longtime guitar tech, Dallas Schoo, tracked down Line 6’s Tim Godwin to talk about the latest U2 project, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb.
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In January of 2004, during the Los Angeles NAMM show, U2’s guitarist Edge’s (pictured) longtime guitar tech, Dallas Schoo, tracked down Line 6’s Tim Godwin to talk about the latest U2 project, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb.

At the time, U2 was getting ready for their 2005 Vertigo tour, so Schoo needed to find a solution to carrying around the 11 DM4 stomp boxes that they used to create all of the tones from the record. Schoo was wondering if a rackmount version with program memory and MIDI could be built in the same format as the Filter Pro and Mod Pro studio modelers.

Angelo Mazzocco, senior DSP software engineer, senior product manager/stomp boxes Jeorge Tripps and senior software engineer Dave Calvery created the DM4 Pro Rack, which has a custom-designed analog path and full MIDI implementation with assignable controllers for every parameter for real-time, expressive control of the tone and drive knobs.

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