This is the new loop station that Ed Sheeran will be using on the Divide Tour. It's an enhanced version and second incarnation of the original [Chewie Monsta](https://equipboard.com/pros/ed-sheeran/chewie-monsta-looper) that he and his guitar tech Trevor Dawkins created using a program called Mobius (a looping plugin). This version also includes an input for a keyboard for songs like "Shape of You." The "Chewie II" logo lights up and changes as Ed presses certain pedals on the board. On the display, 4 channels can be seen, labeled on the screen as **GUITAR**, **BOOM**, **RC20**, and **VOX**. The RC20 likely refers to the [Boss RC-20 Loop Station](https://equipboard.com/items/boss-rc-20xl-loop-station), which is integrated into the Chewie 2. In an [interview on the Today show](https://twitter.com/TODAYshow/status/839475110578900993), he explains that the **BOOM** channel is the drums, or in his case him beating on the body of the guitar for percussion. He also demonstrated the guitar and keyboard channel, and layers them all together. While the Chewie 2 is a custom piece of gear and not available for purchase, if you're interested in using a looper like Ed Sheeran here are the [**5 of the best looper pedals**](https://equipboard.com/posts/best-looper-pedals) you should look at.more
From an article on FOHOnline.com about Ed's 'Divide' World Tour:
The Chewie II is a complete new creation based on Ed’s original Chewie Monsta loop pedal. The pedal that Ed uses onstage is a remote control for a larger system that sits under the stage.
“With this remote, Ed can record, play and stop the loops, and select which tracks to record onto, which are a mixture of vocal, guitar, percussive (also known as ‘Boom’) or both with a total of eight tracks that can run simultaneously. The pedal can also mute individual tracks as well as undo layers, which is track specific. The system in hosted in Ableton Live, which runs the plug-ins as well as patches some Choral and Delay plug-ins for certain songs. It’s completely digital, with all of the inputs from Ed’s guitars and vocals being wirelessly transmitted via a Sennheiser 9000 system.
“Matrixing and switching is controlled by the DiGiCo SD7, then fed into the Chewie II via AES. There is nothing in this system that stores sounds or loops. Once the Clear button has been hit, the machine is ready to record on a completely blank canvas."
-David White, Chewie Tech on the Divide World Tour
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