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Boss VE-20 Vocal Effects Processor
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A vocal effects stompbox that adds layers, loops, harmonies, effects, and lots of fun to your singing.

Who says stompboxes are just for guitarists? The easy-to-use BOSS VE-20 has been designed from the ground up for singers, featuring some of the finest vocal-effects technology on the market. With the click of a footswitch, you can instantly add lush vocal layers and harmonies to your singing, add realtime pitch-correction, and you can show your creative side with special effects like distortion, radio, and strobe. You can even create loops and layers in real time with the onboard Phrase Looper. Perform anywhere with the VE-20 since it runs on AC or battery power (sold separately).

Simple quality
The BOSS VE-20 vocal effects pedal takes your voice to a whole new level with essential effects in an incredibly user-friendly interface that lets you take total control of your vocal sound. Simply dial in your favorite setting and sing with no programming required. The VE-20 is a practical vocal effects processor even for first-timers. Of course, if you want to roll your sleeves up and create, the Boss VE-20 has a variety of editing tools onboard too.

Harmony factory
Add lush harmonies to your lead vocals instantly as you sing. Select the harmony interval of your choice, or create multipart stacks, such as upper third and lower fifth, and save them for instant recall. You can also thicken your vocals with Double Track. Best of all, this BOSS pedal is incredibly easy to use: there's no need for programming, and you don't need to input notes from a keyboard as you do with a Vocoder; you simply sing and let the VE-20 vocal pedal do the rest.

Phrase loop
Sing, record, loop, and overdub with the onboard Phrase Looper, inherited from Boss's popular RE-20XL Loop Station. You get 38 seconds of mono record time to loop and layer phrases, and you can do it all in real time onstage. From doo-wop to human-beatbox, this tool will wow audiences.

Special effects
In addition to its harmony and pitch-correction tools, the BOSS VE-20 vocal pedal offers a colorful and expressive collection of special effects, including: electric, robot, strobe, distortion, chorus, and reverb.

Road-tough design
With the same solid-metal construction as other BOSS stompboxes, the VE-20 is built to last. Its footprint is identical to Boss Twin-Series pedals, ensuring that it will fit perfectly into existing multi-pedal BOSS pedalboards and travel cases.

Boss VE-20 Vocal Effects Processor Features:

  • Specialized effects for vocalists, including: harmony, double-track, dynamics, reverb, delay, and more
    Create the total of 3-part harmonies and layers
    Realtime pitch-correction tools
    Special FX, including Distortion, Radio and Strobe
    Phrase Looper with 38 seconds (mono) of recording time
    Phantom power for condenser microphones
    Runs on six AA-batteries or AC adaptor -PSA (not included)
    Easy operation, road-tough Boss construction

Boss VE-20 Vocal Effects Processor Specifications:

  • Nominal input level: Input: -40 dBu (Microphone Sensitivity = 40)
    Input impedance: Input: 4 kOhms
    Nominal Output Level: Output: -40 dBu, Phones/Line: -25 dBu
    Output impedance: Output: 600 Ohms, Phones/Line: 66 Ohms
    Memory: Sound: 30 (Preset) + 50 (User)
    Phrase Loop: Mono 38 seconds
    Display: 16 characters, 2 lines (backlit LCD)
    Connectors: Input jack: XLR type (balanced, phantom power +48 V), 1/4 inch TRS phone type (balanced), Output jacks (L/MONO, R): XLR type, Phones/Line jack: Stereo 1/4 inch phone type, DC In jack
    Power Supply: DC 9 V: Dry battery LR6/R6 (AA) type x 6, AC Adaptor (PSA series)
    Current Draw: 190 mA (9 V max.)
    Expected battery life under continuous use: 2 hours (Carbon), 8 hours (Alkaline) (These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.)
    Accessories: owner's manual, leaflet (using the unit safely, important notes, and information), dry battery LR6 (AA) type (alkaline) x 6
    Option: AC adaptor (PSA series) (sold separately)
    Dimensions: 2-1/4" H x 6-13/16" W x 6-1/4" D
    Weight: 2 lb., 7 oz.

Boss VE-20 Vocal Effects Processor

Boss pedals - 5 year parts warranty
90 day labor warranty.
1 year warranty - Multitracks, Jamstations, etc.
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    As reviewed by Scott on 2/24/2011

    I received my Boss VE-20 about two weeks ago, and WOW... I owned the Digitech Vocalist Live 2 and it was O.K., then an EH Harmony Machine and it had better harmonies however, I still ran into the same problem, the guitar (or other instruments) had to run through it also to give the best harmony for each particular chord and neither seemed to track well with the changes resulting in less than desirable harmonies.....the Boss does not require an instrument to create lush harmonies with fully adjustable parameters, including, but not limited to, the key that your singing/playing in.....made all the difference !! Summary: Incredible 1,2,3 part harmonies, double and multi-voice effect, distortion, robot and radio voice effect, studio quality delay, reverb, chorus, flange...tone correct in Maj/Min key or Chromatic with soft to hard correct mode... and my personal can swap your settings around so that they are right next to each other or any order you wish and the pedal can be set to bypass or can be set to scroll up and down to change your saved settings without bending down to change them manually, which is great for live performances. Also the display is fully programable to personalize your setting names. I have not even used the loop feature yet, witch can be used to loop and layer your vocal harmonies.....One of the best effect pedals I have ever owned. FANTASTIC PEDAL, BOSS...YOU'VE DONE IT AGAIN.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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  • Own it use it live and in the studio

    As reviewed by DB on 3/8/2011

    I'm not the greatest singer, but good enough to perform live and record. The VE puts me in the pocket with the band. Get your own sound, no more sharing the reverb or delay settings with the rest of the band, seriously. The Ve is real easy to use, the harmony's and pitch correction can be set to the key your using maj/min scales, you don't get that crazy vocal pitch bend if your not spot on with the note. A drummer can now do harmony's too. The presets are standard for live shows and can be tweaked and saved to a user setting. Harmony volumes can be adjusted as wells your preamp, distortion, delay, reverb, pitch correction, dynamics, output volume, mix out stereo, mono or dry/mono ect. The electric, robot, strobe vocal effects are fun to use. I use the loop phrase for sound checks... I have Tc Helicon as well,the boss VE 20 is like having the TC Voice Create, TC Harmony GT and TC Voice Doubling. I give TC the edge on compression and adaptive eq over the VE, the TC also comes with the a/c adapter where as Boss continues its tradition by making its customers run it on batteries or pay the additional cost for one. But because the VE has more effects to choose from, in my opinion the overall value, especially the VE harmony's without using guitars chords like the Helicon makes Boss a better option for your dollars.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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  • Very Versatile

    As reviewed by Henry on 4/25/2011

    Got this as a gift, I'd been looking for something to add voice effects, and this was a blessing. The wife hit it out of the park with this pedal. It's very versatile, you can set the harmony pedal up for different functions if you so choose. You can choose the key, effect, mic sensitivity, high's, mid's, low's, read the instruction manual for sure. You are in control with this little jewel, and the sky's the limit with what you can create with this pedal. Or..... if your not into editing your own there's 30 presets already set up and it as easy as dialing up the effect you want. But you're gonna play with this pedal, you wont be able to resist the urge to make your own sound. The harmony's are amazing, it is a little pricey, and it would have been nice if BOSS would have thrown in a power supply. BUT IT"S WORTH EVERY PENNY OF IT!!!!!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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