BOSS VE-20 - Vocal Processor

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VE-20

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The Essential Stompbox for Vocalists

Who says stompboxes are just for guitarists? The new, easy-to-use 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 such as 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.

- 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)
- Easy operation, road-tough BOSS construction

Simple Quality
BOSS VE-20 takes your voice to a whole new level! VE-20 is packed with essential, high quality effects for vocalists such as Reverb, Delay, Dynamics, Chorus, and more. These effects has been difficult for vocalists to have control of, but now the VE-20 offers incredible easy user interface to totally control your vocal sound. Simply dial up your favorite setting and sing no programming required. 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 VE-20 has a variety of editing tools onboard.

Harmony Factory
Add lush harmonies to your lead vocals instantly as you sing. Select the harmony interval of your choice, or create multi-part 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, the VE-20 is incredibly easy to use. Theres no need for programming, and you dont need to input notes from a keyboard as you do with a Vocoder simply sing and let the VE-20 do the rest!

Phrase Loop
Sing, record, loop, and overdub with the onboard Phrase Looper, inherited from BOSSs 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 FX
In addition to its harmony and pitch-correction tools, the VE-20 offers a colorful and expressive collection of special effects, including Electric (made famous by artists such as Cher and Black-Eyed Peas), Robot, Strobe (rotary), 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.

Nominal Input Level
INPUT: -20 dBu (Mic Sens = 40)
Input Impedance
INPUT: 4 k ohms
Nominal Output Level
OUTPUT: -20 dBu, PHONES/LINE: -4 dBu
Output Impedance
OUTPUT: 600 ohms, PHONES/LINE: 66 ohms

Memory:
Sound: 30 (Preset) + 50 (User)
Phrase Loop: Mono 38 sec.
Display: 16 characters, 2 lines (backlit LCD)
Connectors: INPUT jack: XLR type/1/4 inch TRS phone type, 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: 180 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: Owners Manual, Leaflet (USING THE UNIT SAFELY, IMPORTANT NOTES, and Information), Dry battery LR6 (AA) type (alkaline) x 6
Option: AC Adaptor (PSA series)

Size and Weight (including batteries
Width: 173 mm / 6-13/16 inches
Depth: 158 mm / 6-1/4 inches
Height: 57 mm / 2-1/4 inches
Weight: 1.1 kg / 2 lbs. 7 oz.

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Great effect pedal. The many presets (30 on mine) make it pretty simple to find what you're looking for right out of the box, but loads of room to customize. The harmony feature is very extensive too. Sure beats the typical effects available on the PA.
Posted by BK on Nov 5, 2020
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Closest StoreWaterloo, Ontario
a great little unit for vocals, but I'll also run my harp through it sometimes just because I can. I like making songs that sound like they were recorded in the bottom of a well so I use this pedal primarily for spacey reverb/doubling but all the presets are quality and the huge number of user save slots makes it easy to create your own custom setup. very impressed; very happy with this processor.
Posted by nic keller on Oct 11, 2020
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Closest StoreKamloops, British Columbia
Have used this for 2 years and it absolutely does everything it's intended for. I use this in live and studio settings.
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Very Versatile!3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary Royal Vista, Alberta
I have used this in a live setting and in the studio. This is a crazy pedal! Highly recommend for doing harmonies and really love the lo-fi setting for that Jack White vocal!
Posted by Brian on Oct 5, 2014
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Closest StoreHalifax, Nova Scotia
Wish it had the " guitar follow " feature It is a wonderful pedal and very good quality.
Posted by anonymous on Mar 16, 2014
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