Boss VE-20 Vocal Performer

Vocal effects device - Brilliantly simple!

Thanks to the VE-20, singers and speakers finally have the possibility to easily enhance their voices with high-quality effects: Compressor, Enhancer, De-Esser, Harmonist, Chorus, Reverb, Echo, etc. in many combinations - simply select one of the 80 memory locations with the knob or the footswitches, and you can create your own sounds! Thanks to the clever footswitches, Reverb + Echo have the option of remaining always active, while you blend harmonically into the chorus.

Harmonizer

Add one or two harmonic voices to your vocals - such as upper third and lower fifth - just select the interval and you're ready to go! No need to input instrument signals. You can also thicken your vocals using Double Track and exciting functions such as female / male vocal conversion with octave shift!

Looper with Overdubs

Sing, record, loop, add more vocal overdubs...in such manner is it possible to create a whole choir or a complete beatbox song passage by passage! The built-in looper offers 40 seconds of recording time (mono) and endless overdubs.

Special Effects

In addition to the 2-voice harmony- and pitch correction tools, the VE-20 offers exciting and inspiring effects for vocals and speech: Electric (made famous by Cher and the Black Eyed Peas), Robot- and Radio, Strobe (rotary), Distortion, Chorus, Flanger, Echo, Reverb, etc...

Robust BOSS quality

Boss effects units have been valued the world over for their robust workmanship and high quality. The VE-20 is no exception and features housing typical of the BOSS Twin Pedal series, easily fitting into effects cases like the BOSS BCB-60.

  • XLR / Jack input with phantom power (for condenser microphones), level indicator and low cut
  • 2x XLR outputs, switchable to stereo outout, 2x mono outputs or mono / dry (effects signal / direct signal separated), and phone / line output jack (stereo or mono)
  • Easy to operate with display and rotary encoder
  • 80 Storage locations (30 presets, 50 user) selectable via rotary encoder or foot pedal (up / down)
  • Soundcheck mode (set effects or P.A. Soundcheck with looped vocal phrase)
  • Left foot pedal: effect on / off OR looper control (record, play, overdub, stop) OR patches down
  • Right foot pedal: switch on one or more effects blocks (freely adjustable) OR patches upwards
  • Battery operated (6x AA batteries, 7 hours), or optional power supply: Boss PSA-230, Article Nr 102842

Six effects blocks at the same time:

  • 1) DYNAMIC: Compressor, De-Esser and Enhancer simultaneously
  • 2) PITCH CORRECTION: Pitch correction with extreme setting ("Cher" effect), chromatic correction or by key, female / male vocals conversion, robot voice
  • 3) TONE / FX: Preamp, Distortion, Radio, Strobe (Rotary), Chorus or Flanger selectable
  • 4) DOUBLE / HARMONY: Two additional voices possible, Double Track (also converts female /male vocals incl. octave), or intelligent harmonizer (choose interval + key), combinations possible, e.g. original voice + doubling as female vocals one octave above + fifth below
  • 5) DELAY: Echo with various parameters
  • 6) REVERB: Reverb (Ambience, Room, Reverb 1, Reverb 2, Plate) with various parameters
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  • Looppattern
  • Pitchshifting
  • Third and Fifth
  • Vox chorus On/Off
  • Vox Delays
  • Vox Distortion On/Off
  • Vox Preamp On/Off
  • Vox Radio On/Off
  • Vox Reverbs
  • Vox Strobe On/Off
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Good to cut feedback
Reminiscence, 17.04.2020
• Good to add effects on vocals during rehearsals.
• With the EQ, you can cut one frequency at a time to see which one is creating a feedback and cut it to stop it!
• For gigs, it's good if you have specific settings that change from song to song or during songs themselves.
• If you just like one specific setup (a bit of delay, for example), it might be easier to ask that setup to the sound engineer.

Always good as a backup anyway!
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A great tool!
Thib H, 31.03.2020
Lots of possibilities. Advice if you are looking for harmonization: create your own patches, where you disable all other preprocessings (reverb, chorus, ...) and keep only harmonization.

Sole drawback: the pedal would benefit from a dry output and a wet output, allowing sound engineers to mix themselves between both sounds during a live perf.
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Your bread and butter but not a pedal you'll use forever
Adambassman007, 16.05.2019
This is a really good pedal. There are a lot of useful features and a lot of needless and unnecessary features that you'll never use.

The ability to make your own settings, save them, and change between different levels of reverb, compression, delay and other effects is great. I use it so I don't have to communicate to sound engineers about my desired vocal effects. It can cause a bit of feedback if reverb/delay are up too high but this can be fixed with a little tweak of the EQ.

Phantom power is also very handy if you have a mic that needs it, otherwise you can just use any passive mic.

It's built like a tank and the reverb and delay sound good for the price.

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I would recommend this pedal to a friend, 100%. I don't think it's the be all and end all but it's a great way to have more control over your vocals at a live performance.
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Absolutely love this!
Darrell, 15.05.2013
This sturdy built effects pedal has so much to play with. It has such a great range of voices and the difference between them and a straight through mic is amazing. The harmony can really lift up a weak singer and if not overdone can sound really cool. I love playing with the loop effect as well.
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