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.
Professional vocal preamp with onboard harmony, enhancement, and effects
The BOSS VE-8 alleviates this by giving you full control of your vocal sound from the stage. A professional mic preamp with phantom power gives you a reliable front end for your '58 or stage condenser. Onboard reverb to hard-edge electronic effects gets you as classic or modern a sound as you like. And the ability to call up harmonies on the spot is great for sweetening choruses. The VE-8 listens to the chords you're playing and generates the correct harmony automatically with the touch of a switch - no music training or adjustments required. Of course, Fixed and Hybrid harmony modes are available for more rigorous recording applications.
Acoustic Resonance and effects make your acoustic guitar come to life
The convenience of under-saddle piezo pickups doesn't come without a price. Many acoustic players will agree that these don't always represent the unplugged sound of their instruments. The VE-8's Acoustic Resonance enhancement helps to restore some of your guitar's natural body plugged in. A notch filter helps squash feedback before it starts. Effects like reverb, chorus, and delay add space and texture to your accompaniment, and an onboard tuner keeps you sounding your best between songs.
80-second looper keeps your live shows dynamic
The BOSS VE-8's built-in looper lets you experiment with rhythms, melodies, leads, and chord shapes in practice. Then take those ideas to the stage and impress your audience. You can drum or beatbox a rhythm and play chords over it, or hammer out a chord structure and play leads and sing over it. The BOSS VE-8 brings exciting band accompaniment to the solo stage.
Simple layout with USB recording and aux input
A large 3-button layout makes the VE-8 a natural for low-lit stages. But you'll also get miles out of it in the studio or practice room. Direct recording over USB sends the BOSS VE-8's quality sound directly into your DAW - no interface required. And a 1/8" stereo input for your music player lets you learn covers in practice or play along with your own studio tracks onstage.
Boss VE-8 Features at a Glance
Compact, all-in-one preamp and effects solution for singers who play acoustic guitar
Dial in rich, sophisticated BOSS sound processing with simple, intuitive controls
Studio-quality vocal processing includes four types of ambience effects plus Enhance, chromatic pitch correction for live vocal tuning, and more
Create natural vocal harmonies in real time based on guitar input or manual key settings
Also includes a vocal doubling effect, plus more dramatic processing like hard-tuned electronic voices, distortion, and a radio voice effect
Dedicated guitar channel includes Acoustic Resonance, reverb, chorus, tuner, and various effects, plus phase invert and notch filter for feedback control
Looper function with 80 seconds of recording time and the ability to loop guitar and vocals independently
Memory mode for storing and recalling 50 favorite settings
Flexible connections for integrating with a main PA and stage monitors, plus USB for computer recording
Runs on six AA batteries or included AC adapter
Acoustic/Vocal preamp with Looping, Harmonizing
Number of Channels
Presets - Factory
Reverb, Chorus, Harmony
Independent Guitar/Vocal Loops, 80 seconds loop time
1 x 1/4" (instrument), 1 x XLR (mic), 1 x 1/8" (aux in)
2 x XLR, 2 x 1/4", 1 x 1/8" (headphones), 1 x 1/4" (external footswitch)