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Boss VE-500 Vocal Performer

Vocal Effects Processor
Published November 2018
By Paul White

Boss VE-500 Vocal Performer

This neat box of tricks offers a wide range of vocal effects, as well as the ability to track the pitch of a guitar or MIDI input.

Vocal processing hardware tends to be thought of mainly in the context of live performance, but often it can also be very attractive to the studio user, offering treatments that go far beyond the conventional. The latest in Boss’s 500 range of floor-mounted processors (we reviewed the RV-500 reverb last month), the VE-500 is just such a device. It’s designed to offer a full toolkit for vocal processing that includes numerous effects, auto-harmony, pitch-correction and vocal-transformation effects that encompass vocoding, ring modulation, radio speakers and beyond. It can construct harmonies of up to three parts, either using a specific scale or from a chordal input from a guitar or other instrument, and there’s also a basic but very usable...

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Published November 2018