Picking Andy Othling’s Ambient Brain | It’s Time to See your Pedalboard as a DAW

Finally got the chance to sit down with Andy Othling at NAMM20, so I could dig into his ambient DNA a little bit. We talked about his reverb philosophy, his recent love affair with filter pedals, parallel signal chains, how he visualises his board very much like a DAW, and how he approaches chord voicings and note choices.

Gear used:
Andy’s Telecaster
Benson Amps
Old Blood Noise Endeavors Dark Star
Old Blood Noise Endeavors Signal Blender
Chase Bliss Audio Mood
Chase Bliss Audio Blooper
Chase Bliss Audio Generation Loss
CXM 1978 Reverb by Chase Bliss Audio and Meris
Electro-Harmonix POG2
Death By Audio Evil Filter