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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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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Excellent Vocal Processor
Michael2679, 21.02.2015
I bought the Boss VE-20 vocal processor to enhance my vocals, both as lead singer and as backing vocalist. The effects (you'll never use then all) are very realistic, for example, harmonies can be adjusted to be very subtle or quite prominent. It comes with multi-language instruction booklet and is straightforward to set up.

I have come across one issue that I haven't yet managed to get to the bottom of. When set up for double voice, it seems this unit causes a chorus effect on the lead guitarist's set up. When I switch the unit to bypass, the problem stops. I suspect that the sound from his amp is being picked up on my mike and then loops round giving the chorus effect. The solution may be to turn down the 'mic sens' a bit or move further away from the lead guitarist's amp. (Update - problem solved. There was a chorus effect set on the unit. Obviously, all that neded to be done was to switch the effect off.)

However, from a vocalist's point of view, this is an excellent unit for enhancing vocal performance, whether you want harmonies or adding warmth and depth to your voice, this unit does it all and at an affordable price. One niggle - I bought this from Thomann and got a European 2-pin DC power unit which needs an adaptor for use in the UK. It also takes batteries but I wouldn't rely on them on stage.

Overall, highly recommended.
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Very good Harmoniser
David3021, 08.03.2015
When I first bought this I was interested in the harmoniser. As a Sax/Flute player I had lots of ideas in my head which I thought could be realised by the Boss VE-20. Ok it's for singers but woodwind players use mikes as well and the basic idea is the same. The octave generates a pretty good Bari sax and the diatonic thirds, fifths etc work well. Most of the presets are useful and the looper is good quality. This is one of the few devices on the market that work without having to plug in a guitar or keyboard to enable the harmonies and the fx are good. Boss are excellent at making good solid equipment that works well. If it has a downside it is the wealth of choice. I think most people would be happy with less presets and simpler programming.
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