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.
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.
SPECIFICATIONSNominal Input LevelMIC IN: -40 dBu (MIC SENS = Center)
GUITAR IN: -10 dBu
AUX IN: -20 dBuInput ImpedanceMIC IN: 4 k ohms
GUITAR IN: 20 M ohms
AUX IN: 18 k ohmsNominal Output LevelLINE OUT L/MONO, R: -10 dBu
XLR OUT L, R: -10 dBu (Vocal&Guitar, Guitar), -40 dBu (Vocal)Output ImpedanceLINE OUT L/MONO, R: 1 k ohm
XLR OUT L, R: 600 ohms
PHONES: 44 ohmsModeManual
Memory (Memory change/stomp)Number of Memory50Effects[Vocal part]
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, PHASEPhrase Loop80 secDisplay7 segments, 2 digits LEDConnectorsMIC 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 jackPower SupplyAC adaptor
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 6Current Draw360 mAExpected battery life under continuous useAlkaline 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.AccessoriesOwner's manual
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AC adaptorOptions (sold separately)Footswitch: FS-5U
Dual Footswitch: FS-6, FS-7SIZE AND WEIGHTWidth217 mm
8-9/16 inchesDepth161 mm
6-3/8 inchesHeight65 mm
2-9/16 inchesWeight (including battery)1.3 kg
2 lbs 14 oz