Boss VE-500 : Vocal Performer Multi-FX Pedal

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If you’re like most guitarists, you spend a lot of time choosing the right amps and pedals to craft your own personalized sound. But if you sing in your band as well, it hasn’t always been so easy to give your vocal sounds that same attention to detail—until now. The advanced VE-500 Vocal Performer provides everything you need to achieve impressive vocal harmonies and effects on stage, and all in streamlined stompbox that integrates seamlessly with the regular guitar effects on your pedalboard.

Packing professional sound quality and serious BOSS DSP muscle, the VE-500 delivers sophisticated harmony and pitch correction functions that automatically track the chords you play on your guitar. It also includes a powerful vocoder and core sound-enhancement tools, plus world-class reverb, delay, and modulation sounds and specialty effects like distortion, filtering, and many others. And with programmable memories, you can instantly recall favorite setups for any song or style. The VE-500 is the perfect addition to the pedalboard of any singing guitarist, providing top-flight vocal processing that fits right alongside your standard guitar effects.


Advanced vocal multi-effects stompbox for singing guitarists
Automatic vocal harmony/pitch correction powered by newly enhanced BOSS algorithms for natural sound with smooth tracking
Class-leading sound quality and high-powered BOSS DSP engine for processing vocals with up to nine effects at once
Extensive selection of effects specially tuned for vocals; Enhance section for shaping core tone, plus reverb, delay, modulation, distortion, EQ, filter, and many other types for further processing
Versatile and creative vocoder effect for generating electronic voice and talk box sounds based on guitar input
Flexible effect routing options for processing live and harmonized vocals together or separately
Dedicated looper
XLR mic input with adjustable sensitivity and available phantom power
Guitar input for harmony, pitch, and vocoder processing; Thru output for sending unprocessed signal to guitar pedals
Stereo XLR outputs for sending vocal sounds to a PA mixer or recorder
Three assignable footswitches for real-time performance control, plus support for up to two external footswitches or an expression pedal
99 user memories for storing patch setups
Three assignable knobs for quick access to essential parameters while performing
MIDI input and USB-MIDI for guiding harmony/pitch engine from an external MIDI keyboard or DAW backing tracks
Editor/librarian software (Mac/Windows) for sound editing and patch management via USB

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Sampling Frequency : 48 kHz

AD Conversion : 32 bits + AF method
AF method (Adaptive Focus method) is a proprietary method from Roland & BOSS that vastly improves the signal-to-noise (SN) ratio of the AD and DA converters.

DA Conversion : 32 bits

Processing : 32-bit floating point

Patches : 99 (User) + 50 (Preset)

Nominal Input Level : MIC IN: -40 dBu (Adjustable)
INST IN: -10 dBu

Input Impedance : MIC IN: 4 k ohms
INST IN: 2 M ohms

Nominal Output Level : XLR OUT L, R: -40 dBu, -10 dBu (Selectable)
INST THRU: -10 dBu (Unbuffered)

Output Impedance : XLR OUT L, R: 600 ohms

DisplayGraphic LCD (132 x 32 dots, backlit LCD)

Controls : DOWN switch, UP switch, HARMONY switch,
EFFECT EDIT button, KEY button, MENU button, EXIT button, ENTER button,
1 knob, 2 knob, 3 knob,
GND LIFT switch

Connectors : MIC IN connector: XLR type, balanced, phantom power (DC 48 V, 10 mA Max)
INST IN jack: 1/4-inch phone type
XLR OUT L, R connectors: XLR type
INST THRU jack: 1/4-inch phone type
CTL1,2 / EXP jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
MIDI IN connector
USB COMPUTER port: USB Micro-B type
DC IN jack

Power Supply : AC adaptor (PSA series)

Current Draw : 310 mA (with phantom power)
210 mA (without phantom power)

Accessories : AC adaptor: PSA series
Owner’s manual

Options (sold separately : )Footswitch: FS-5U, FS-5L
Dual Footswitch: FS-6, FS-7
Expression Pedal: FV-500H, FV-500L, EV-30, Roland EV-5


Width : 170 mm
6-3/4 inches

Depth : 138 mm
5-7/16 inches

Height : 62 mm
2-1/2 inches

Weight : 860 g
1 lb 15 oz