Boss VE-20 Multieffects Review

VE-20

Easy and versatile

It has been designed for singers that want a compact and user-friendly device, but with quality effects and advanced controls. It works with 6 batteries and this makes it a very valid solution for who needs a portable product.

The looper

A useful and interesting function that can record up to 38 seconds of audio, in mono mode. It provides the Overdub, so the user can build a complex phrase without cancelling the previous job.

The microphonic input

It is equipped with an XLR with the Phantom Power, so it accepts also a condenser microphone. Obviously, this is a necessary feature for a product that has been designed to be fast and user-friendly, but good also in a professional context.

50 memory locations

30 ready-to-use presets are a combination of different effects, up to 6. Every one can be activated, edited or deactivated. Successively they can be stored as new patches.

List

Let's see the effects that the VE-20 puts at user disposal. The manual lists all the available parameters, and a complete explanation of their function.

  • DYNAMICS
  • PITCH CORRECT
  • TONE/SFX
  • DOUBLE/HARMONY
  • DELAY
  • REVERB

Patches

As we have said, there are 30 available presets, divided in 4 categories. Now we can see the complete list.

NumberCategoryName
01STANDARD HARD ROCK
02//POP
03//BALLAD
04//OLDIES
05//ROCK
06//JAZZ
07//ECHO
08//ARENA
09//CATHEDRAL
10//HIP HOP
11//VOICE PERC
12//HARMONICA
13DOUBLEDOUBLE VOICE
14//TRIPLE VOICE
15//6 VOICE
16HARMONY5th
17//3rd
18//5th + DOUBLE
19//3rd + DOUBLE
20//3rd + 5th LOW
21//3rd + 5th
22//3rd + 5th HIGH
23SFXDISTORTION
24//RADIO
25//STROBE
26//CHORUS
27//FLANGER
28//Pitch Correct
29//CHROMATIC
30//ROBOT

The rear panel

Rear Panel

Opinion

A good Boss product, above all for who is looking for a portable device. The VE-20 works with 6 batteries and provides some quality effects and 30 ready-to-use sounds, 50 memory locations and the Phantom Power for condenser microphones.

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