For singer/songwriters who play acoustic guitar, it’s a competitive, crowded world out there. The VE-8 Acoustic Singer delivers that extra edge you need to stand out and shine, supporting you with professional BOSS sound every time you perform. Simple to use, the VE-8 provides studio-quality voice and guitar processing plus impressive real-time harmonies and looping in one compact, go-everywhere package. With such great sound and powerful creative features at your command, you’re destined to bring down the house everywhere you play.
With the VE-8’s dedicated guitar channel, your acoustic axe will sound just as great as your vocals. Acoustic Resonance magically restores your natural guitar sound, eliminating the sterile piezo “quack” that plagues typical undersaddle pickups used in plugged-in acoustics. Reverb and chorus are on hand too, plus cool BOSS effects like Octave, Mod Delay, and more. There’s a built-in tuner as well, a must-have tool for stage performing. And with the phase switch and notch filter, you have fingertip access for killing any feedback issues the instant they arise.
In a solo performance, the ability to create natural vocal harmonies turns heads and elevates your tunes to new sonic levels. Using the VE-8, creating these harmonies live has never been easier. The automatic harmony function detects the chords and key you play with your guitar, and then generates the correct harmony as you sing. Hybrid and fixed harmony modes are available too, giving you all types of versatility for different performing and recording situations. There’s also a nice vocal doubling effect, a useful feature for adding fullness and presence to your voice as needed.
The specially designed looper in the VE-8 sounds great and is ready to support your performance whenever you need it. Just use the dedicated footswitch to lay down a percussive rhythm, chord progression, vocal counterpoint, or whatever you like. You can easily select your guitar, voice, or both for looping via panel buttons or an optional footswitch.
The VE-8’s rear panel has a guitar input and XLR mic input with switchable phantom power, plus an Aux input to connect a smartphone or other device for backing music. Stereo XLR balanced outputs provide a direct feed to the house PA, while stereo 1/4-inch outputs let you send a separate signal to stage monitors or an acoustic amp. Both the vocal and guitar channels feature a three-band EQ and low-cut filter for shaping the tone to suit the venue, and it’s even possible to send the two channels to separate outputs for external mixing flexibility. And via USB, you can use the VE-8 as a direct recording interface with your favorite DAW software.
With the VE-8’s grab-and-go panel controls, it’s simple to dial in sounds and settings as you play. After creating a setup you like for a particular song, just save it in one of 50 memory locations for instant recall while performing. The VE-8’s three built-in footswitches control a variety of live functions, and one or more optional footswitches can be connected for further control if needed.
Nominal Input Level - MIC IN: -40 dBu (MIC SENS = Center) GUITAR IN: -10 dBu AUX IN: -20 dBu
Input Impedance - MIC IN: 4 k ohms GUITAR IN: 20 M ohms AUX IN: 18 k ohms
Nominal Output Level - LINE OUT L/MONO, R: -10 dBu XLR OUT L, R: -10 dBu (Vocal&Guitar, Guitar), -40 dBu (Vocal)
Output Impedance - LINE OUT L/MONO, R: 1 k ohm XLR OUT L, R: 600 ohms PHONES: 44 ohms
Mode - Manual Memory (Memory change/stomp)
Number of Memory - 50
HARMONY/FX: HIGH, HIGHER, HIGH&HIGHER, LOW, HIGH&LOW, DOUBLE,
RADIO, DIST, ELECTRIC
3 BAND EQ, LOW CUT
CHORUS/FX: CHORUS, TREMOLO, PHASER, DELAY, MOD DELAY, OCTAVE, SLOW GEAR, RING MOD
NOTCH FILTER, PHASE
Phrase Loop - 80 sec
Display - 7 segments, 2 digits LED
Connectors - MIC IN connector: XLR type, balanced, phantom power (DC 48 V, 10 mA Max)GUITAR IN jack: 1/4-inch phone typeAUX IN jack: Stereo miniature phone typeXLR OUT L, R connectors: XLR typeLINE OUT L/MONO, R jacks: 1/4-inch phone typePHONES jack: Stereo miniature phone typeMEMORY INC/DEC jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone typeUSB COMPUTER port: USB type BDC IN jack
Power Supply - AC adaptor Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 6
Current Draw - 360 mA
Expected battery life under continuous use - Alkaline battery: Approx. 4.5 hours (phantom power: OFF), Approx. 2.5 hours (phantom power: ON)*These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
Accessories - Owner's manual, Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY", AC adaptor
Options (sold separately) - Footswitch: FS-5U, Dual Footswitch: FS-6, FS-7
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Width 217 mm 8-9/16 inches
Depth 161 mm 6-3/8 inches
Height 65 mm 2-9/16 inches
Weight (including battery)1.3 kg 2 lbs 14 oz
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms