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.
The VE-8 makes it easy to get professional, studio-level vocal sounds right away. Just plug your mic into the XLR input and dial up some nice ambience, add clarity and control with the Enhance feature, and more. You can even call up hard-tuned electronic voice sounds, distortion, and radio voice tones to bring some modern edge to your acoustic performances.
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.
Nominal Input Level
MIC IN: -40 dBu (MIC SENS = Center)
GUITAR IN: -10 dBu
AUX IN: -20 dBu
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)
LINE OUT L/MONO, R: 1 k ohm
XLR OUT L, R: 600 ohms
PHONES: 44 ohms
Memory (Memory change/stomp)
Number of Memory
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
3 BAND EQ, LOW CUT
NOTCH FILTER, PHASE
7 segments, 2 digits LED
MIC IN connector: XLR type, balanced, phantom power (DC 48 V, 10 mA Max)
GUITAR IN jack: 1/4-inch phone type
AUX IN jack: Stereo miniature phone type
XLR OUT L, R connectors: XLR type
LINE OUT L/MONO, R jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
PHONES jack: Stereo miniature phone type
MEMORY INC/DEC jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
USB COMPUTER port: USB type B
DC IN jack
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 6
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.
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Options (sold separately)
Dual Footswitch: FS-6, FS-7
Size and Weight
Weight (including battery)
2 lbs 14 oz