BOSS has announced the VE-5 Vocal Performer, a compact and mobile personal effects processor and looper for vocalists. They say that, featuring a simple-to-use tabletop design that can be easily attached to a mic stand for performing, the VE-5 is perfect for singers, rappers, beatboxers, webcasters, and anyone that wants to have fun with processing vocal sounds. Here's the rest of what Boss has to say in their own words...
The VE-5 inherits high-quality effects from BOSS' popular VE-20 Vocal Performer pedal, including reverb, delay, double/harmony, and dynamics processing. Also on board is realtime pitch correction and special effects processing via the TONE/SFX category. A built-in phrase looper lets users capture vocal performances with effects and loop them on the fly for exciting real-time presentations.
One-touch operation makes it ideal for singers, even those not familiar with FX pedals, to select sounds and turn effects and harmonies on/off with ease. In addition, users can store three favorite settings and access them quickly with dedicated buttons. The phrase looper is easily controlled from the front panel as well.
The VE-5 features an XLR mic input and XLR output for interfacing with standard pro-level equipment. There's also a convenient built-in mic, which allows beginners and hobbyists to enjoy the VE-5 without having to purchase an external mic.
Other connections include a headphone output with volume control for personal monitoring, as well as a stereo AUX input for connecting an external music player for practice and sing-along fun. In addition, up to two optional BOSS footswitches can be connected for handy hands-free control of effects or loop functions.
Power is provided with batteries or an optional AC adapter. The VE-5 is available in two stage-ready colors: red (VE-5-RD) and white (VE-5-WH). Pricing and Availability:
The VE-5 Vocal Performer will be available in late spring.