Boss VE-500 Vocal Performer

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$425
Boss VE-500 Vocal Performer

The Boss VE-500 is an all-in-one pedal solution for vocalists, packed with multiple effect types, an intelligent harmonizer and it even has a looper.

As expected from Boss, this vocal processor lets you use up to 9 different effects at once, from a selection that includes modulation, distortion, filter, EQ, reverb, delay and more.

Another cool feature of this pedal is its built-in intelligent harmonizer, which automatically generates 2 or 3 party harmonies in realtime as you play your instrument. And if that's not enough, you can also build your own harmonies via the VE-500's built-in looper, which allows for up to 30 sec of stereo recording.

Key Features:

  • Profile: Pedal
  • Effects: 9 different effects (Reverb, Delay, EQ, Filter, Distortion, Vocoder, Modulation and more) Looper, Harmonizer
  • Phantom Power: 48V
  • Inputs: 1 x XLR (mic), 1 x 1/4" (instrument)
  • Outputs: 2 x XLR (L/R), 1 x 1/4" (instrument thru)
  • USB Port: Updates / Librarian
  • Power: 9V DC Power Adapter (Included)

Pros
Versatility is the name of the game for the Boss VE-500, and this is reflected on many of its reviews. It is more akin to a multi-effects processor in that it allows for a wide variety of sounds, and the majority of users appreciate it. Good build quality is a given, especially since this is from Boss, and it has been put to good use by many of its users without any hiccups.

Cons
There are a few who are not too happy with its interface, stating that it's a bit hard to learn, especially for vocalists who have zero experience with pedals.

Overall
Still, the Boss VE-500 should be a great pick for those who are looking to expand their musical vocal palette.