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The V-8 from BOSS is a preamp, an effects unit, and a USB interface all rolled into one. It's primarily intended for singer/songwriters looking for a multipurpose solution to handle their vocals and acoustic guitars in one device. The unit provides independent effect channels, as well as an 80-second phrase looper, expandable expression-pedal options, and a USB output for recording straight to a computer.
On-board effects allow you to apply not only reverb, delays, and other ambiences to your sound, but to harmonize with yourself in real time, depending on the preselected key of your song, or in a manner determined by the input of the guitar. On the guitar side, you can mitigate the quack of undersaddle pickups with an acoustic-resonance option, apply reverbs, delays, and pitch shifts, or simply tune your axe.
All-in-one preamp and effects unit for singers who play acoustic guitar
4x ambience effects plus enhance, chromatic pitch correction for live vocal tuning, vocal doubling, hard-tuned electronic voices, distortion, radio voice effect, and more
Create vocal harmonies in real time based on guitar input or manual key settings
Dedicated guitar channel including acoustic-resonance effects, reverb, chorus, tuner, phase inverter, feedback notch filter, and more
80-second looper with the ability to loop guitar and vocals independently
Memory mode for storing and recalling 50 favorite settings
Flexible connections for integrating with a PA and stage monitors, plus USB for computer recording
Runs on 6x AA batteries or included AC adapter
In the Box
BOSS VE-8 Acoustic Singer
Limited 5-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
Nominal Input Level
Mic input: -40 dBu (MIC SENS = Center)
Guitar input: -10 dBu
Auxiliary input: -20 dBu
2x line out (L/Mono, R): -10 dBu
2x XLR out: -10 dBu (Vocal & Guitar, Guitar), -40 dBu (Vocal)
2x line out (L/Mono, R): 1 kOhm
2x XLR out: 600 Ohms
1x headphones: 44 Ohms
Memory (memory change/stomp)
Number of Memory Channels
Harmony/FX (high, higher, high & higher, low, high & low, double, radio, distortion, electric)
3 band EQ
Chorus/FX (chorus, tremolo, phaser, delay, mod delay, octave, slow gear, ring mod)
3 band EQ
Notch filter, phase
7 segments, 2 digits LED
MIC IN connector: XLR type, balanced, phantom power (48 VDC, 10 mA max)
GUITAR IN jack: 1/4-inch phone type
AUX IN jack: 3.5mm stereo
XLR OUT L, R connectors: XLR type
LINE OUT L/MONO, R jacks: 1/4" phone type
PHONES jack: 3.5mm stereo
MEMORY INC/DEC jack: 1/4" TRS phone type
USB COMPUTER port: USB type B
DC IN jack
6x Alkaline batteries (AA, LR6)
Battery Life (In Use)
Alkaline battery: Approximately 4.5 hours (phantom power off), approximately 2.5 hours (phantom power on)