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BOSS Vocal Harmonist Pedal

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VE-2

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Combining sophisticated sound with simple operation, the VE-2 Vocal Harmonist delivers a complete effects solution for all singers, particularly those that perform with guitar. This portable, battery-powered stompbox has everything you need to create polished, studio-quality sounds everywhere you sing, from concert stages and street performances to practicing and having fun at home. The VE-2 magically creates beautiful harmonized vocals that follow your singing, with pitch that automatically tracks the chords played on a connected guitar, a preset key, or a combination of the two. Using one of these three operation modes, its easy to create perfect real-time harmonies in any key, even if you have no experience with gear or music theory. In addition to harmony, the VE-2 provides essential effects to enhance your voice, such as high-quality reverb/delay and an enhancer with real-time pitch correction. Also included is a USB audio function that allows you to connect to your computer and easily capture impressive VE-2 vocal sounds for music recordings, social media videos, and more.

FEATURES

• Real-time vocal harmonies and high-quality effects in an affordable, easy-to-operate pedal
• Auto Harmony function automatically detects chords played on a connected guitar and generates perfectly matching harmonies, even during mid-song key changes
• Solo singers can create harmonies by manually setting the song key with a dedicated panel knob
• Hybrid mode creates harmonies based on both guitar chord input and the manual key setting, perfect for songs where the guitar part transitions between rhythm and lead playing
• 24 harmony types to choose from (12 one- and two-voice harmonies plus variations that provide even fuller sounds)
• Friendly user interface thats simple to use, even for vocalists not familiar with using effects
• Easily dial up reverb and delay effects with a single knob
• Enhance function controls dynamics and applies subtle pitch correction as you sing
• Three memories for storing favorite settings
• Runs on four AA-size batteries or optional PSA-series AC adapter
• XLR mic input with phantom power (phantom power is available even when running on batteries)
• USB audio function for capturing processed vocal sounds into your computer

Enrich Your Vocals with Beautiful HarmoniesJust Plug in Your Guitar and Sing!
When you connect your guitar to the VE-2, the Auto Harmony function detects the chords and key you play and automatically generates the correct harmony as you singits that easy! If you dont play guitar, you can have the guitarist in your group plug in instead, or set the songs key manually with a panel knob. Hybrid mode provides the best of both worlds, following both the guitar chord progression and the current manual setting. This is ideal for times when youre riffing on your axe and singing at the same timewhen the guitar chords drop out, the VE-2s manual setting instantly takes over. With these three intuitive methods, youre able to achieve natural, stable harmonies without any knowledge of electronic gear or music theory whatsoever.

A Variety of Harmony Types to Fit Any Style
With 12 different harmony types to choose from in the VE-2, youre sure to find a sound that suits any style of music. Easily selectable with a dedicated panel knob, the types include one or two added voices in various scale intervals above and/or below your own voice. In addition, each type has a variation setting that incorporates more voices for even fuller harmonies. From a little added color to a rich ensemble sound, its easy to create impressive vocals with the VE-2.

Friendly User Interface for Simple Operation
The VE-2 is incredibly intuitive for anyone to use, even for vocalists that have no previous experience with sound equipment. Buttons and knob-based controls make it simple to get great sounds instantly, while the handy LED indicators show the current vocal harmony setting at a glance. The integrated multi-function footswitch allows you to turn harmony on/off or bypass the VE-2s sound entirely as you perform, and you can even connect up to two optional footswitches for more control if desired. In addition, you can save three favorite sounds in onboard memories and recall them at the touch of button.

Essentials for a Polished Vocal Sound in One Compact Pedal
You dont have to rely on a sound engineer anymore to make your vocals sound greateverything you need is included in the VE-2. The Echo section provides high-quality reverb, delay, or a mix of both, all intuitively adjustable with a dedicated knob. Pressing the Enhance button once evens out your vocals for a more refined, studio-type sound, while a second press adds in some subtle pitch correction for stable harmony. The XLR input accepts a variety of professional microphone types, including studio-level condenser mics that require phantom power to operate. Phantom power is even available when the VE-2 is operated on batteries, letting you use these high-quality mic types everywhere you perform.

Connect to Your PC and Record Your Vocals
Normally, recording your singing along with real-time harmonies and sound enhancement requires a complicated setup with multiple devices. Not so with the VE-2! Just connect to your computer with a USB cable and use your favorite recording software to capture your voice with harmonies and effects. In addition to music production and songwriting applications, this also gives singers a simple way to achieve impressive vocal sounds while recording performances for social media videos. With the VE-2s Loopback function, you can mix audio playback from your computer with the mic sound, allowing you to easily record sing-alongs with backing tracks and karaoke tunes.

SPECIFICATIONS

Nominal Input Level
• MIC IN: -40 dBu (MicSens = Center)
• GUITAR IN: -10 dBu

Input Impedance
• MIC IN: 4 k ohms
• GUITAR IN: 1 M ohm

Nominal Output Level
• XLR OUT: -40 dBu
• PHONES/LINE OUT: -20 dBu
• GUITAR THRU: -10 dBu

Output Impedance
• XLR OUT: 600 ohms
• PHONES/LINE OUT: 33 ohms

Effect Types
• HARMONY, ECHO, ENHANCE

Number of Harmony Types
• 12 x 2(VARIATION)

Number of Memory
• 3

Connectors
• MIC IN jack: XLR type, balanced, phantom power (DC 46 V, 10 mA Max)
• GUITAR IN jack: 1/4-inch phone type
• GUITAR THRU jack: 1/4-inch phone type
• XLR OUT jack: XLR type
• PHONES/LINE OUT jack: Stereo miniature phone type
• VARIATION, MEMORY INC jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
• USB COMPUTER port: USB type B
• DC IN jack

Power Supply
• Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 4
• Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
• AC Adaptor (sold separately)

Current Draw
• 200 mA Max. (9 V)

Expected battery life under continuous use:
• Rechargeable Ni-MH battery(*1): Approx. 12 hours (phantom power: OFF), Approx. 8 hours (phantom power: ON)
• Alkaline battery: Approx. 11 hours (phantom power: OFF), Approx. 7 hours (phantom power: ON)

Accessories
• Owner's Manual
• Leaflet USING THE UNIT SAFELY
• Alkaline Battery (AA, LR6) x 4

Options (sold separately)
• AC Adaptor (PSA series)
• Footswitch (FS-5U, FS-6)

Dimensions
• Width: 156 mm 6-3/16 inches
• Depth: 116 mm 4-10/16 inches
• Height: 64 mm 2-9/16 inches
• Weight: 600 g 1 lbs. 6 oz.

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Closest StoreMontréal, Quebec
Ok. For the price and what it is and the portability..it is a great buy. I have found all harmony pedals are very touchy..just a little too much and it sounds robotic. If you play around you can get it just right and it is amazing. Plus the feature of either you setting the key, letting the guitar do it or a blend of both is great, especially if you incorporate lead guitar. It also feels sturdy..has that Boss feel....i can step on it without fear. Some other ones I have used feel kind of fragile. The batteries last me for a 2 or 3 hour gig or much longer if only using for chorus harmonies...I use the higher end batteries. All in all for the price it is a handy little tool to add to the kit, especially if you are a solo act or even to fill out a band sound.
Posted by D Noel on Mar 2, 2017
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It's not a TC Helicon1 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreNanaimo, British Columbia
Traded in my TC Helicon on this unit. Needed a battery powered harmony machine. Expensive mistake. Very dull sound, no richness of quality. The TC Helicon by comparison has an elegant and intuitive sound. Hoping they make a battery powered one soon.
Posted by Mike Boyce on Oct 6, 2016
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never leave home without it5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Ok, canned harmonies can seem too fake, especially if you're a solo performer and there's obviously no one else up on stage singing with you. But if you apply the harmonies sparingly - almost subliminally,and just in choice spots - it can add so much to any performance, solo or with a band. But more than harmonies, you get great enhancement from the unit as well, in addition to reverb and delay. After maybe an hour or less of experimenting, I found the perfect settings for my voice in a variety of applications. The end result is that my vox are warmer, clearer, fuller and so much more lush than I could've even imagined coming through my PA system, or any other. Critics and purists might scoff at the notion of vocal enhancement. But the way I see it, the conversion of voice to electronic signals through a microphone is an unnatural process; It doesn't sound natural. Only some frequencies are reproduced, making your voice less than what it is. Why not use the medium to make it more, rather than less? If you don't overdo it, your voice can actually sound more natural in some ways than it does without the processor. Bottom line: Buy it! You won't regret it.
Posted by jon on Apr 13, 2016
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