Boss VE-500 Vocal Performer

Boss VE-500 Vocal Performer

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Boss VE-500 Vocal Performer is a unique and powerful vocal harmony/multi-effects processor pedal. This high-performance vocal toolkit provides automatic harmony/pitch correction, a vocoder, and deep effects options that allow users to process their voice any way they like, from subtle sweetening to the dramatic, over-the-top effects heard on many modern records. It’s the perfect addition to the pedalboard of any singing guitarist, providing top-flight vocal processing right alongside standard guitar effects pedals.


Advanced vocal multi-effects stompbox for singing guitarists

Automatic vocal harmony/pitch correction powered by newly enhanced BOSS algorithms for natural sound with smooth tracking

Class-leading sound quality and high-powered BOSS DSP engine for processing vocals with up to nine effects at once

Extensive selection of effects specially tuned for vocals; Enhance section for shaping core tone, plus reverb, delay, modulation, distortion, EQ, filter, and many other types for further processing

Versatile and creative vocoder effect for generating electronic voice and talk box sounds based on guitar input

Flexible effect routing options for processing live and harmonized vocals together or separately

Dedicated looper

XLR mic input with adjustable sensitivity and available phantom power

Guitar input for harmony, pitch, and vocoder processing; Thru output for sending unprocessed signal to guitar pedals

Stereo XLR outputs for sending vocal sounds to a PA mixer or recorder

Three assignable footswitches for real-time performance control, plus support for up to two external footswitches or an expression pedal

99 user memories for storing patch setups

Three assignable knobs for quick access to essential parameters while performing

MIDI input and USB-MIDI for guiding harmony/pitch engine from an external MIDI keyboard or DAW backing tracks

Editor/librarian software (Mac/Windows) for sound editing and patch management via USB


Sampling Frequency: 48 kHz

AD Conversion:
32 bits + AF method
AF method (Adaptive Focus method) is a proprietary method from Roland & BOSS that vastly improves the signal-to-noise (SN) ratio of the AD and DA converters.

DA Conversion: 32 bits

Processing: 32-bit floating point

Patches: 99 (User) + 50 (Preset)

Nominal Input Level:
MIC IN: -40 dBu (Adjustable)
INST IN: -10 dBu

Input Impedance:
MIC IN: 4 k ohms
INST IN: 2 M ohms

Nominal Output Level:
XLR OUT L, R: -40 dBu, -10 dBu (Selectable)
INST THRU: -10 dBu (Unbuffered)

Output Impedance: XLR OUT L, R: 600 ohms

Display: Graphic LCD (132 x 32 dots, backlit LCD)

DOWN switch, UP switch, HARMONY switch,
EFFECT EDIT button, KEY button, MENU button, EXIT button, ENTER button,
1 knob, 2 knob, 3 knob,
GND LIFT switch

MIC IN connector: XLR type, balanced, phantom power (DC 48 V, 10 mA Max)
INST IN jack: 1/4-inch phone type
XLR OUT L, R connectors: XLR type
INST THRU jack: 1/4-inch phone type
CTL1,2 / EXP jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
USB COMPUTER port: USB Micro-B type
DC IN jack

Power Supply: AC adaptor (PSA series)

Current Draw:
310 mA (with phantom power)
210 mA (without phantom power)

AC adaptor: PSA series
Owner’s manual

Width: 170 mm; 6-3/4 inches

Depth: 138 mm; 5-7/16 inches

Height: 62 mm; 2-1/2 inches

Weight: 860 g; 1 lb 15 oz

Weight 4 lbs