Contents

Contents
Owner’s Manual
Copyright © 2016 ROLAND CORPORATION
The VE-8 is an all-in-one device that’s designed for a singer who also plays an instrument; it combines a vocal effect, guitar
effect, looper, and mixer.
Guitar Effects
p. 8
Vocal Effects
p. 10
You can add harmony to the vocal that you sing while playing guitar.
Enhance sharpens the outline of your voice. Pitch Correct
compensates for inaccuracies in pitch. Reverb adds the acoustic
character of a performance in a hall. Effects (such as electric voice
and radio voice) can also be applied.
Output (Mixer)
English
Acoustic Resonance adjusts the body resonance of an acoustic
guitar. Reverb adds the reverberation that is characteristic of
a performance in a hall. Notch suppresses acoustic feedback.
Chorus and a variety of other effects (such as tremolo, phaser,
and delay) can also be applied.
p. 2
You can easily adjust the output balance between your vocal and guitar.
p. 12
Français
Contents
Setup (Connecting Your Mic and Guitar). . . . . . . . 2
Connections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Advanced Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Restoring the Factory Settings (Factory Reset). . . . . . . 13
System Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
External Footswitch Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Pedal Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
MEMORY Pedal Hold Setting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Looper Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
NOTCH/PHASE Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Startup Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Auto Off Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Stomp Pedal Setting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
EQ/Noise Suppressor Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Before using this unit, carefully read “USING THE UNIT SAFELY” and “IMPORTANT NOTES” (leaflet “USING THE UNIT SAFELY” and Owner’s Manual
(p. 15)). After reading, keep the document(s) including those sections where it will be available for immediate reference.
Nederlands
Appendices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Main Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
USING THE UNIT SAFELY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
IMPORTANT NOTES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Error Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Português
Settings of the Guitar Effects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
ACOUSTIC RESONANCE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
REVERB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
NOTCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
CHORUS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Tuning the Guitar (Tuner) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Sub-Parameter Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Delay Time Settings (Tap Tempo) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Using Multiple Effects Simultaneously. . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Looper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Español
Manual/Memory Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Memory Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Saving a Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Initializing Memory Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Settings of the Vocal Effects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
ENHANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
REVERB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
HARMONY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Sub-Parameter Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Vocal Bypass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Using Multiple Effects Simultaneously. . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Italiano
Connecting to the Amplifier/Simple PA
(Street or Café Performance) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Outputting Vocal and Guitar Separately to the PA
(Club Performance). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Output Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Connecting Your Computer and Headphones
(Home/Studio). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Connecting a Footswitch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Deutsch
Looper
You can record your vocal and guitar separately, and play back the recording as a
loop.
Setup (Connecting Your Mic and Guitar)
1. Connect included AC adapter, or install batteries (AA x 6).
2. Connect your mic and guitar.
* Pin array of the MIC jack
(balanced type)
Phantom Power Setting
If you’re using a condenser mic that requires phantom power, turn [PHANTOM] switch ON.
Always turn the phantom
power off when connecting any
device other than condenser
microphones that require
phantom power.
3. Connect to the amplifier or PA.
Connecting to the Amplifier/Simple
PA (Street or Café Performance)
Outputting Vocal and Guitar Separately
to the PA (Club Performance)
p. 3
Connecting Your Computer and
Headphones (Home/Studio)
p. 4
p. 6
4. Turn the power ON.
Before you make connections, make
sure that the input gain or volume of
your mixer or amplifier is turned down.
By turning on devices in the wrong order,
you risk causing malfunction and/or
damage to speakers and other devices.
5. Adjust the mic input sensitivity.
You must adjust the mic input sensitivity accurately!
Use the [MIC SENS] knob to adjust the input sensitivity. Adjust the sensitivity so that the PEAK indicator lights orange. If the
input level is too high, the PEAK indicator lights red.
Color
Green
Orange
Red
6. Adjust the output level of the guitar and vocal.
2
Input Level
Low
Appropriate (good)
Too high (bad)
Connections
Connecting to the Amplifier/Simple PA (Street or Café Performance)
English
Connecting to the amplifier
When Connecting an Audio Player
When connecting in stereo
Deutsch
Vocal + Guitar
You can connect an audio player, and mix the music playback
as an accompaniment to your vocal and instrumental
performance.
Français
* Use the controls of the connected device (audio player) to
adjust the volume.
Connecting to the simple PA
Italiano
Español
Português
Vocal + Guitar (stereo)
If Ground Loop Buzz or Hum Occurs
Switch Explanation
NOR
LIFT
Pin 1 connects to the VE-8’s ground.
Pin 1 is disconnected from the VE-8’s ground.
* Pin array of the OUTPUT
jacks (balanced type)
Nederlands
Loop hum noise may occur when other external devices are connected to the VE-8. In such instances, you may be able to mitigate the
problem by switching the position of the [GND] switch. The [GND] switch should be normally set to NOR (NORMAL).
* To prevent malfunction and equipment failure, always turn down the volume, and turn off all the units before making any connections.
3
Connections
Outputting Vocal and Guitar Separately to the PA (Club Performance)
Outputting vocal and guitar separately to the PA
Vocal output (mono)
Guitar output (mono)
Editing procedure
1. Hold down the [MEMORY] button
and press the [LOOP] pedal.
2. Use the [?] [=] buttons to select
“4.”
3. Press the [EXIT] button.
For details, p. 5
Outputting vocal to the PA, and guitar to a guitar amp
Guitar output (stereo)
Editing procedure
1. Hold down the [MEMORY] button
and press the [LOOP] pedal.
Vocal output (stereo)
2. Use the [?] [=] buttons to select
“2.”
3. Press the [MEMORY] button.
4. Use the [?] [=] buttons to select
“3.”
5. Press the [EXIT] button.
For details, p. 5
4
Connections
Output Settings
XL (XLR jacks)
Li (LINE jacks)
1. Hold down the [MEMORY] button and press the
[LOOP] pedal.
The [MEMORY] button and [LOOP] pedal are lit red; the VE-8 is in
output setting mode.
AU
(AUX jack)
2. Press the [MEMORY] button to select a parameter
(jack).
MEMO
To return to the previous parameter, hold down the [EXIT]
button and press the [MEMORY] button.
If You Don’t Want to Send Reverb to the PA
4. Press the [EXIT] button to exit settings mode.
Português
3. Use the [?] [=] buttons to select a value.
Español
When “XL” (XLR jacks) or “Li” (LINE jacks) is selected, and
you press the guitar and vocal [LOOP] buttons to make them
blink, reverb is not output from the XLR or LINE jacks. Use this
setting in a situation where you want to use the reverb of the
PA system in a live performance.
Italiano
Each time you press the button, the setting changes as follows.
“XL” (XLR jacks) 0 “Li” (LINE jacks) 0 “AU” (AUX jack) 0
“Ph” (PHONES jack) 0 “US” (USB)
&For details on the USB, refer to “About USB”
(p. 6).
The sound of the VE-8 is not output from
the XLR and LINE jacks; it is output only
to the computer (USB).
0 Use this when you want to use your DAW
to apply a plug-in effect to the sound of
the VE-8, and output the result from the
output jacks.
The sound of the VE-8 is output to the
1
XLR and LINE jacks (default).
Français
US
(USB direct out)
Selects the sound that is output from the XLR
and LINE jacks.
1 Vocal + Guitar (stereo) (default)
2 Vocal (stereo)
3 Guitar (stereo)
R: Vocal (mono)
4 L: Guitar (mono)
R: Vocal (dry)
5 L: Vocal (effect)
R: Guitar (dry)
6 L: Guitar (effect)
7 Vocal+Guitar (mono)
8 Vocal (mono)
9 Guitar (mono)
Selects the output destination of the sound
that is input from the AUX jack.
1 ALL (all jacks) (default)
2 LINE + PHONES jacks
3 PHONES jack
Sets the volume of the PHONES jack.
0–99 (default: 50)
Switches the output of the VE-8 sound to the
XLR and LINE jacks.
Deutsch
Ph
(PHONES jack)
Value Explanation
English
Here’s how to select the sound that is output from the XLR
and LINE jacks. With the default settings, the vocal and
guitar sounds are mixed, but you can change the setting
so that the vocal and guitar are output from separate
jacks.
Parameter
Nederlands
5
Connections
Connecting Your Computer and Headphones (Home/Studio)
About USB
If you use a commercially available USB 2.0 cable to connect the VE-8 to
your computer, the VE-8’s sound can be recorded on a computer, and
sound from the computer can be played through the VE-8’s output jacks.
* You must install the USB driver when connecting the VE-8 to your computer.
Download the USB driver from the BOSS website. For details, refer to Readme.htm
which is included in the download.
&http://www.boss.info/support/
Connecting a Footswitch
If a footswitch (FS-5U, FS-6, FS-7: sold separately) is connected to the MEMORY=? jack, you can use the footswitch to
switch memories (p. 7).
&You can also assign other functions to the footswitch. “External Footswitch Setting” (p. 13)
1/4” phone type
10
1/4” phone type
FS-5U
Stereo 1/4” phone type
10
1/4” phone type x 2
FS-5U
FS-6
FS-7
6
Stereo 1/4” phone type
10
Stereo 1/4” phone
Manual/Memory Mode
Manual Mode
Checking the Knob/Button Values
55 A dot is shown in the display. When you move a
knob, the value of its setting is shown.
55 When you recall settings (sounds) in Memory mode, the
values of the settings do not match the positions of the
physical knobs. For example, if the value of a knob’s setting
is 12 o’clock, but the physical knob is turned to the far left,
the value will not change until you turn the knob through
the 12 o’clock position.
55 You can turn the effects on and off by using the
pedals (blue LED).
Guitar CHORUS
ON/OFF
55 By operating a knob or button
while you hold down the [EXIT]
button, you can see its current
value in the display without
actually changing the setting of
that knob or button.
English
When you start up the VE-8, it is in Manual mode. In this
mode the sound and effects are applied according to the
position of the panel knobs.
HARMONY ON/
OFF
* When you edit the setting, a dot appears in the display.
Saving a Memory
Here’s how to save settings that you want to keep.
Memory Mode
1. Long-press the [MEMORY] button.
Français
When you press the [MEMORY] button to make it light
red, the VE-8 is in Memory mode. In this mode you can
save and recall 50 combinations of effects and settings
(sounds) as “memories.”
Deutsch
&You can select the mode at power-on. “Startup Mode” (p. 13)
The display blinks “Wr” (Write).
2. Press the [MEMORY] button once more.
3. Use the [?] [=] buttons to choose the memory
number (1–50) where you’d like to save the memory.
1
Español
55 The memory number is shown in the display.
The memory number appears in the display, and the [MEMORY]
button blinks red.
* When you edit the setting, a dot appears in the display.
55 You can switch memories by using the pedals (red LED).
Memory number ?/=
* If you decide to cancel, press the [EXIT] button.
4. Press the [MEMORY] button.
Stomp Mode
1. Long-press the [MEMORY] button.
HARMONY ON/
OFF
The display blinks “Wr” (Write).
2. Press the [=] button to choose “In” (Initialize).
The [MEMORY] button blinks red.
* If you decide to cancel, press the [EXIT] button.
3. Press the [MEMORY] button.
Nederlands
In Memory mode, simultaneously pressing the two pedals
shown in the illustration switches to Stomp mode. You can turn
the effects on and off by using the pedals (blue LED).
Português
Initializing Memory Settings
Initializes the settings of the currently selected memory.
Guitar CHORUS
ON/OFF
Italiano
You can also switch between Memory/Manual modes by
long-pressing these two pedals simultaneously.
Knob Lock Function
&You can specify the effects that are turned on/off in Stomp
mode. (p. 14)
If you turn on Knob Lock, the knobs will be inoperable.
This prevents settings from being changed inadvertently on
stage or in other such situations.
1. Hold down the [EXIT] button and press the
[MEMORY] button.
Each time you press the button, Knob Lock turns on/off.
If you move a knob while Knob Lock is on, the screen
indicates "Lc."
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Settings of the Guitar Effects
ACOUSTIC RESONANCE
REVERB
Use the knob to adjust the body resonance of an
acoustic guitar.
Adds reverberations to the
sound.
Use the knob to adjust the
reverb level.
[SHAPE] Button
Adjusts the tonal character appropriately for the guitar or
settings you’re using.
Display
[TYPE] Button
Switches the type of reverb.
Button Explanation
Display
Of OFF
Unlit Off
Mellow sound that emphasizes the
Wd WIDE Green
body resonance
Vivid sound that adjusts the midML MILD Orange
frequency range
Brilliant sound with an extended
br BRIGHT Red
high-frequency range
NOTCH
AM
rM
H1
h2
Button
AMBIENCE
ROOM
HALL 1
HALL 2
Unlit
Green
Orange
Red
CHORUS
Suppresses the acoustic feedback
(screech or whine) that can occur
depending on the position or
surroundings of your guitar and amp.
[PHASE] Button
If acoustic feedback is a problem, first try
pressing the [PHASE] button. Switching the
phase will help suppress acoustic feedback.
[NOTCH] Knob
Adds an effect such as chorus. Use the knob to adjust the effect depth. Use
the [CHORUS] pedal to turn the effect on/off (p. 7).
[TYPE] Button
Switches the type of effect.
Display
tr
If turning on the [PHASE] button does not help,
adjust the [NOTCH] knob.
55 While acoustic feedback is occurring, turn
the [NOTCH] (frequency) knob to find the
location at which feedback is suppressed.
55 Turning the knob toward the right
suppresses feedback at a higher frequency;
turning the knob toward the left
suppresses feedback at a lower frequency.
Explanation
This effect adds subtle wavering to transform the tone into one
that is broader, thicker, and more beautiful.
This effect gives a retro feeling by creating a cyclic change in
TREMOLO
volume.
By adding phase-shifted components to the sound, this effect
PHASER
gives a whooshing, swirling character to the sound.
DELAY
This delays the sound to produce an echo-like effect.
This is a delay with a pleasant chorus-type effect added to the
MOD DELAY
delay repeats.
OCTAVE
Adds sound an octave lower and an octave higher.
This removes the attack portion of the signal to create violin-like
SLOW GEAR
sounds.
By ring-modulating the guitar sound with the signal from an
RING MOD internal oscillator, this effect creates a metallic sound that has
no definite pitch.
Ch CHORUS
Ph
dL
Md
oC
SG
rM
Tuning the Guitar (Tuner)
1. Hold down the [CHORUS] pedal
for at least two seconds.
Guitar is muted, the tuner is switched on.
4. Tune so that the [HARMONY] pedal light up.
Too low
Tuned
Too high
2. If necessary, you can change the reference pitch by
using the [?] [=] buttons.
Display
Pitch
35–45
435–445 (Hz) (default: 440 Hz)
3. Play a single open note on the string to be tuned.
The name of the note closest to the pitch of the string played
appears in the display.
# symbol
* Ex. (E)
(C#)
E
8
C#
5. To turn the tuner off, press any of the pedals.
Settings of the Guitar Effects
5. Press the [EXIT] button to exit settings mode.
Sub-Parameter Settings
Eq (EQ)
Equalizer of the
acoustic resonance
tn (TONE)
Brightness of the
reverb sound
dt (DELAY TIME)
Delay time when
using the delay
(see below)
You can use up to three effects of the CHORUS section
simultaneously.
OCTAVE
SLOW GEAR
RING MOD
CHORUS
TREMOLO
PHASER
English
Using Multiple Effects Simultaneously
1. Long-press the button below.
DELAY
MOD DELAY
* You can select one from each group.
1. Long-press the CHORUS [TYPE] button.
Type
Explanation
rt
(RATE)
Sets the speed of the effect.
2. Use the [?] [=] buttons to select a value.
Delay Time Settings (Tap Tempo)
MEMO
You can also enter effect ON/OFF setting mode by longpressing the CHORUS [TYPE] button.
3. Press the [MEMORY] button to select an effect.
Each time you press the button, the setting changes as follows.
Ch
tr
Ph
dL
CHORUS
TREMOLO
PHASER
DELAY
md
oC
SG
rM
MOD DELAY
OCTAVE
SLOW GEAR
RING MOD
4. Use the [?] [=] buttons to set OFF (0) / ON (1).
Español
By tapping the button or external footswitch in time with
the tempo of the song, you can set delay time of dotted
eighth note or quarter note of the tempo of the song.
Enters the effect ON/OFF setting mode.
&When using the external footswitch to tap tempo, set the
“External Footswitch Setting” (p. 13) to the following value.
Parameter
C1, C2
Italiano
3. Press the [EXIT] button to exit settings mode.
2. Long-press the [MEMORY] button.
Français
Sets the number of repetitions for the
Fb
(FEEDBACK) delay.
Specifies how the effect sound is layered.
-1 (1 octave below)
Vo
OCTAVE
(VOICE)
1 (1 octave above)
1d (1 octave above + detune)
Adjusts the time needed for the volume
At
SLOW GEAR
(ATTACK) to reach its maximum.
Adjusts the balance between the direct
RING MOD bl
(BALANCE) sound and the effect sound.
Enters the sub-parameter setting mode.
Deutsch
CHORUS/
TREMOLO/
PHASER
DELAY/
MOD DELAY
Parameter
Value Explanation
14 TAP TEMPO
2. Long-press the [PHASE] button.
3. Press the [MEMORY] button to select a parameter
(refer to table).
4. Use the [?] [=] buttons to select a value.
Value Explanation
dt (DELAY
TIME)
Sets the delay time (10–990 ms).
You can also set the delay time by tapping the
[PHASE] button at least twice in time with the
song’s tempo. (Tap Tempo)
6. Press the CHORUS [TYPE] button to exit settings
mode.
* If you want to cancel the settings (and use only one effect),
press the [EXIT] button.
What the [CHORUS] Knob Controls
If more than one effect is on, the effect that
is controlled by the [CHORUS] knob can be
switched by pressing the CHORUS [TYPE]
button.
Nederlands
Parameter
5. Repeat steps 3–4.
Português
1. Press the CHORUS [TYPE] button to select “dL”
(DELAY) or “Md” (MOD DELAY).
* BPM is not displayed.
Sets the note for the delay sound.
nt (NOTE)
d
d.&
¸ (Quarter note)
˚ (Dotted eighth note)
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Settings of the Vocal Effects
ENHANCE
REVERB
Improves the clarity of your voice
by making the input volume more
consistent.
Adds reverberations to the sound.
Use the knob to adjust the reverb level.
[TYPE] Button
[CORRECT] Button
Switches the type of reverb.
Corrects inaccuracies in the pitch of your voice,
improving the precision of the harmony.
Display
Button
of OFF
St SOFT
hd HARD
Unlit
Green
Red
Display
AM
rM
H1
h2
Button
AMBIENCE
ROOM
HALL 1
HALL 2
Unlit
Green
Orange
Red
HARMONY
“Harmony” lets you add a natural-sounding harmony
part to your own voice. Use the [HARMONY] pedal to
turn harmony on/off (p. 7).
Specifying the key of your song
[AUTO] Button (Auto Setting)
If the [AUTO] button is on, harmony will be added to your voice
according to what you play on the connected guitar.
* If you are playing the guitar and singing, start by trying
the FULL setting, and use HYBRID if you don’t obtain the
harmony that you want. If you’re not using a guitar, choose
the OFF setting and specify the key.
[TYPE] Knob
Switches the type of harmony.
Type
Explanation
VOCAL EFFECTS
ELECTRIC
A mechanistic sound in which the pitch
changes in steps (recently popular in pop
music).
Vocal distortion
Radio-voice sound
DIST
RADIO
HARMONY
HIGH
HIGHER
Adds one or two voices of natural-sounding
HIGH & HIGHER
harmony according to the setting.
LOW
HIGH & LOW
Reproduces a technique in which the same
DOUBLE
person records the identical melody twice to
layer the sound, giving it additional depth.
Display
Button Explanation
of OFF
Unlit
FL FULL Red
hb HYBRID Green
Harmony is added according to the key
specified by the [KEY] button.
Harmony is added according to the chord
progression played on the guitar.
Harmony is added according to the key
specified by the [KEY] button and according to
the chords played on the guitar.
[KEY] Button (Manual Key Setting)
1. Press the [KEY] button to set the key.
* Ex. (F#)
F#
# symbol
(E )
Eb
symbol
* Specify the key of the song that you’re singing, referring to
below.
Ex. If you’re singing a song in A minor, set to “C,” which is the
relative key.
[LEVEL] Knob
Adjusts the volume of the harmony, or a parameter of the effect.
Type
Explanation
ELECTRIC
DIST
RADIO
HARMONY
Ease of pitch change
Degree of distortion
Volume of the Radio-voice
Volume of the Harmony
* If the vocal effect TYPE is set to ELECTRIC, you can also set the
key to chromatic “Ch.”
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Settings of the Vocal Effects
Sub-Parameter Settings
Using Multiple Effects Simultaneously
tn (TONE)
Brightness of the
reverb sound
dL (DIRECT LEVEL)
Volume of the
direct mic when the
effect is on
* This is valid
only when the
[CORRECT] button
is lit.
* This is valid only
for HARMONY.
Parameter
ELECTRIC
Adjusts the speed of pitch change.
Sp (SPEED) Higher values produce faster pitch
change.
DIST
RADIO
tn (TONE)
HARMONY
ELECTRIC
DIST
RADIO
* You can select either one of DIST/RADIO.
1. Long-press the [AUTO] button.
Enters the sub-parameter setting mode.
Explanation
Brightness of the sound
3. Press the [EXIT] button to exit settings mode.
3. Press the [MEMORY] button to select an effect.
Each time you press the button, the setting changes as follows.
h
hr
hh
L
hL
HIGH
HIGHER
HIGH & HIGHER
LOW
HIGH & LOW
db
rA
dS
EL
DOUBLE
RADIO
DIST
ELECTRIC
4. Use the [?] [=] buttons to set OFF (0) / ON (1).
Italiano
2. Use the [?] [=] buttons to select a value.
Enters the effect ON/OFF setting mode.
You can also enter effect ON/OFF setting mode by long-pressing
the [AUTO] button.
Français
Raising this value increases the
accuracy with which the pitch of the
harmony matches the original pitch of
the vocal. With the default setting (10),
AC
HARMONY
the harmony will sound at an accurate
(ACCURATE) pitch, so if the pitch of the original
vocal is not correct, the harmony might
not sound right. If this occurs, lower
this value.
2. Long-press the [MEMORY] button.
Deutsch
Type
You can use up to three effects of the VOCAL section
simultaneously.
English
1. Long-press the button below.
Gd (GENDER)
Negative (–) settings
give the voice a
more masculine
character, while
positive (+) settings
make the voice more
feminine.
Vocal Bypass
1. Hold down the [HARMONY] pedal for at least two
seconds.
The [HARMONY] pedal blinks and the vocal effects are
bypassed.
Español
You can bypass all vocal effects, for example when you’re
talking between songs.
5. Repeat steps 3–4.
6. Press the [AUTO] button to exit settings mode.
What the HARMONY [LEVEL] knob Controls
2. To turn the bypass off, press any of the pedals.
Português
* If you want to cancel the settings (and use only one effect),
press the [EXIT] button.
If more than one effect is on, the effect
that is controlled by the HARMONY
[LEVEL] knob can be switched by using
the HARMONY [TYPE] knob.
Nederlands
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Looper
By operating the [LOOP] pedal you can record your vocal and guitar independently,
and use them for looped performances.
Record
Loop Playback
Overdub
Recording will start immediately
when you press the [LOOP] pedal.
At the point where you want to
loop, press the pedal to switch to
playback.
Play back the loop.
Pressing the [LOOP] pedal will
switch to overdubbing.
Record additional layers while
playing back the loop.
Press the [LOOP] pedal to switch
to playback.
Stop/Clear
Press Twice
Selecting the Recording Part (Guitar or Vocal)
The part (guitar or vocal) whose [LOOP] button is lit will be
recorded.
To stop, press the [LOOP] pedal twice.
To clear the phrase, hold down the [LOOP]
pedal for at least two seconds while
stopped.
[LOOP] Pedal Color
Color
Status
Red
Blue
Purple
Blue (blink)
Unlit
Recording
Playback
Overdub
Stopped (phrase exists)
Stopped (no phrase)
Stopping by the External Footswitch
You can also use an external footswitch to switch the recorded
part.
&“External Footswitch Setting” (p. 13)
Parameter Value Explanation
Parameter Value Explanation
C1, C2
C1, C2
4
LOOPER SOURCE
Loop Playback Level Setting
If you set the playback level at 50 (default value), the volume of
the performance and that of the loop playback will be identical.
If you set the playback level to a value lower than 50, the
volume of the playback will be lower than that of the
performance. As a result, the sound of the performance won’t
get buried by the loop playback sound, even if you record a
multiple number of times.
1. Long-press the [LOOP] button of the part
(guitar or vocal) whose playback level you want to
set.
2. Use the [?] [=] buttons to set the playback level.
3. Press the [EXIT] button to exit settings mode.
12
You can stop by pressing the external footswitch just once.
&“External Footswitch Setting” (p. 13)
3
LOOP STOP (HOLD: CLEAR)
Changing the Switching Order of REC 0 PLAY 0 DUB
&“Looper Setting” (p. 13)
MEMO
* The recording time is 80 seconds.
* The recorded content will be lost when you turn off the power.
Advanced Settings
Parameter
Specifies the functions of the external footswitch
(C1, C2) connected to the MEMORY=? jack.
Here’s how to return the VE-8 to its factory-set state.
1. While holding down the (GUITAR) REVERB [TYPE] and
CHORUS [TYPE] button, turn on the power.
C1 (C1)
C2 (C2)
“Fr” appears in the display, and the [MEMORY] button blinks.
2. Press the [MEMORY] button.
The display flashes and the factory reset is executed.
* Never turn off the power while Factory Reset is in progress.
The [MEMORY] button and [HARMONY] pedal are lit red; the VE-8
is in system setting mode.
Specifies how pedals behave when pressed.
MOMENTARY
1M (C1 Mode)
1 The effect turns on only while the pedal
2M (C2 Mode)
is pressed.
CP (CHORUS)
TOGGLE
hP (HARMONY)
2 The effect switches with each press of the
pedal (default).
MEMORY Pedal Hold Setting
MP (MEMORY
Pedal)
With the default setting, tuner or bypass is
selected when you long-press a MEMORY =?
pedal, but you can change this so that memory
numbers are consecutively switched instead.
0 TUNER, BYPASS (default)
1
Memory numbers are switched
consecutively
Specifies the switching order of the Looper.
1 REC 0 PLAY 0 DUB (default)
2 REC 0 DUB 0 PLAY
Español
Looper Setting
LP (LOOP)
Italiano
1. Hold down the [MEMORY] button and press the
[HARMONY] pedal.
Pedal Setting
Français
System Settings
Settings that are shared by the entire VE-8 are called “system
settings.”
&“Connecting a Footswitch” (p. 6)
1 MEMORY = (C1: default)
2 MEMORY ? (C2: default)
3 LOOP STOP (HOLD: CLEAR)
4 LOOPER SOURCE
5 GUITAR ACOUSTIC RESONANCE SW
6 GUITAR CHORUS (EFFECT) SW
7 GUITAR REVERB SW
8 VOCAL ENHANCE SW
9 VOCAL HARMONY (EFFECT) SW
10 VOCAL REVERB SW
11 KEY UP
12 KEY DOWN
13 MEMORY/MANUAL
14 TAP TEMPO
15 TUNER ON/OFF
Deutsch
* If you decide to cancel the factory reset, turn off the power.
3. Once “oK” appears in the display, you can turn off
the power.
Value Explanation
External Footswitch Setting
English
Restoring the Factory Settings
(Factory Reset)
NOTCH/PHASE Setting
MEMO
To return to the previous parameter, hold down the [EXIT]
button and press the [MEMORY] button.
Startup Mode
SM (Startup
Mode)
4. Press the [EXIT] button to exit settings mode.
Selects the mode at power-on.
1 MANUAL MODE (default)
2 MEMORY MODE
3 MEMORY STOMP MODE
Auto Off Setting
Nederlands
3. Use the [?] [=] buttons to select a value.
If you want the NOTCH/PHASE setting to be
maintained even after switching memories,
choose the “2 (SYSTEM)” setting.
1 MEMORY (default)
2 SYSTEM
Português
2. Press the [MEMORY] button to select a parameter
(refer to table).
nP (NOTCH/
PHASE)
With the factory settings, the VE-8 will
automatically be switched off 10 hours after you
stop playing or operating the unit.
Ao (Auto Off)
* If you don’t want the unit to turn off
automatically, change this setting to “0”
(OFF).
0 The power will not turn off automatically.
The power will automatically turn off when
1
10 hours. (default)
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Advanced Settings
Stomp Pedal Setting
For each memory, you can specify which effect turns on/
off when you press a pedal in Manual mode or Stomp
mode (p. 7).
1. Hold down the [MEMORY] button and press the
[CHORUS] pedal.
EQ/Noise Suppressor Settings
You can adjust the EQ (equalizer) setting as appropriate
for the characteristics of your mic and guitar.
1. Hold down the [EXIT] button and press the [LOOP]
pedal.
The [LOOP] pedal is lit purple; the VE-8 is in EQ setting mode.
The [MEMORY] button and [CHORUS] pedal are lit red; the VE-8
is in stomp pedal setting mode.
At the same time, the button of each effect blinks.
2. Use 1 – 8 (See figure below), to set the value.
55 Turn the knob to set the value
2. For the effect that you want to turn on/off using the
stomp pedal, make its button light.
55 Press the button and then use the [?][=] buttons to set the
value
Guitar EQ
LOW GAIN
Vocal EQ
HI GAIN
LOW GAIN
6
1
2
1
6
2
3. Press the [EXIT] button to exit settings mode.
5
MID GAIN
Memory/Stomp mode
4. Save the setting by following “Saving a Memory”
(p. 7) procedure.
99
1 LOW GAIN
7
8
3
4
GUITAR
INPUT
SENS
HI GAIN
8
3
4
5
MID GAIN
3 MID GAIN
NOISE
SUPPRESSOR
6 HI GAIN
50
0
2 LOW CUT
OFF, 8 (80 HZ),
16 (160 Hz)
4 MID FREQ
20 (200 Hz)–
5.0 (5.0k Hz)
5 MID Q
0.5–16
7 Guitar Input Sensitivity (0–50–99)
8 Noise Suppressor (GUITAR/MIC)
Suppresses the noise and hum (0–50).
3. Press the [EXIT] button to exit settings mode.
Returning the EQ Settings to the Default Values
In EQ setting mode, you can hold down the [MEMORY] button
and press the [EXIT] button to return the EQ settings to the
default values.
14
Appendices
Main Specifications
IMPORTANT NOTES
Power
AC adaptor, Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 6
Supply
Current Draw 360 mA
Alkaline battery:
Expected
Approx. 4.5 hours (phantom power: OFF)
battery
life under
Approx. 2.5 hours (phantom power: ON)
continuous * These figures will vary depending on the actual
use
conditions of use.
* In the interest of product improvement, the specifications and/
or appearance of this unit are subject to change without prior
notice.
WARNING
To completely turn off power to the unit, pull out the plug from
the outlet
Concerning the Auto Off function
Be sure to use only the AC adaptor supplied with
the unit. Also, make sure the line voltage at the
installation matches the input voltage specified on
the AC adaptor’s body. Other AC adaptors may use a
different polarity, or be designed for a different voltage, so their
use could result in damage, malfunction, or electric shock.
Precautions concerning use of phantom power supply
Always turn the phantom power off when
connecting any device other than condenser
microphones that require phantom power. You risk
causing damage if you mistakenly supply phantom
power to dynamic microphones, audio playback
devices, or other devices that don’t require such power. Be sure
to check the specifications of any microphone you intend to
use by referring to the manual that came with it.
(This instrument’s phantom power: 48 V DC, 10 mA Max)
• Please be aware that all data contained in the unit’s memory
may be lost when the unit is sent for repairs. Important data
should always be written down on paper (when possible).
During repairs, due care is taken to avoid the loss of data.
However, in certain cases (such as when circuitry related to
memory itself is out of order), we regret that it may not be
possible to restore the data, and Roland assumes no liability
concerning such loss of data.
Additional Precautions
• Please be aware that the contents of memory can be
irretrievably lost as a result of a malfunction, or the
improper operation of the unit. To protect yourself against
the risk of loosing important data, we recommend that
important data should always be written down on paper.
• Unfortunately, it may be impossible to restore the contents
of data that was stored in the unit’s memory once it
has been lost. Roland Corporation assumes no liability
concerning such loss of data.
• Do not use connection cables that contain a built-in resistor.
Intellectual Property Right
• It is forbidden by law to make an audio recording, video
recording, copy or revision of a third party’s copyrighted
work (musical work, video work, broadcast, live
performance, or other work), whether in whole or in part,
and distribute, sell, lease, perform, or broadcast it without
the permission of the copyright owner. Do not use this
product for purposes that could infringe on a copyright held
by a third party. We assume no responsibility whatsoever
with regard to any infringements of third-party copyrights
arising through your use of this product.
• ASIO is a trademark and software of Steinberg Media
Technologies GmbH.
• This product contains eParts integrated software platform of
eSOL Co.,Ltd. eParts is a trademark of eSOL Co., Ltd. in Japan.
Nederlands
CAUTION
Repairs and Data
Português
Use only the supplied AC adaptor and the correct voltage
• When turning the unit over, be careful so as to protect the
buttons and knobs from damage. Also, handle the unit
carefully; do not drop it.
Español
The power to this unit will be turned off
automatically after a predetermined amount of time
has passed since it was last used for playing music,
or its buttons or controls were operated (Auto Off function).
If you do not want the power to be turned off automatically,
disengage the Auto Off function (p. 13).
• We recommend that you keep batteries installed in the unit
even though you’ll be powering it with the AC adaptor. That
way, you’ll be able to continue a performance even if the
cord of the AC adaptor gets accidently disconnected from
the unit.
Italiano
Even with the power switch turned off, this unit is
not completely separated from its main source of
power. When the power needs to be completely
turned off, turn off the power switch on the unit,
then pull out the plug from the outlet. For this reason, the
outlet into which you choose to connect the power cord’s plug
should be one that is within easy reach and readily accessible.
• If operating this unit on batteries, please use alkaline
batteries.
Français
USING THE UNIT SAFELY
• If you handle batteries improperly, you risk explosion and
fluid leakage. Make sure that you carefully observe all of the
items related to batteries that are listed in “USING THE UNIT
SAFELY” and “IMPORTANT NOTES” (leaflet “USING THE UNIT
SAFELY” and Owner’s manual (“USING THE UNIT SAFELY”
(p. 15)).
Deutsch
217 (W) × 161 (D) × 65 (H) mm
Dimensions
8-9/16 (W) × 6-3/8 (D) × 2-9/16 (H) inches
1.3 kg
Weight
2 lbs 14 oz
Owner’s manual, Leaflet “USING THE UNIT SAFELY,”
Accessories
AC Adaptor
Options (sold Footswitch: FS-5U
separately) Dual Footswitch: FS-6, FS-7
Power Supply: Use of Batteries
English
BOSS VE-8: Acoustic Singer
• Roland and BOSS are either registered trademarks or
trademarks of Roland Corporation in the United States and/
or other countries.
• Company names and product names appearing in this
document are registered trademarks or trademarks of their
respective owners.
15
Appendices
Error Message
Display
Explanation
bt
Batteries are low. Replace them with new ones.
Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause
The display indicates “bt”
Batteries are low. Replace them with new ones.
Batteries run down quickly
No sound/volume is low
Reverb is not output from the
OUTPUT jacks
Mic’s volume is low/Sound is
distorted
Are you using carbon-zinc batteries?
Use alkaline batteries.
Could you be using phantom power?
Using phantom power will deplete the batteries
more quickly. You might want to use a dynamic mic
that does not require phantom power, or use an AC
adaptor (p. 2).
Is the output setting correct?
Depending on the setting of the XLR jacks and
LINE jacks, the guitar/mic sound is not output from
Check the “Output Settings” (p. 5).
the jacks.
If “USB Direct Out” is off, sound is not output from
the OUTPUT jacks.
Is the other equipment connected correctly?
Check the connections again (p. 3).
Could the volume or input gain of the connected
mixer or recorder be lowered?
Check the settings of the connected device.
Is the output setting correct?
Check the “If You Don’t Want to Send Reverb to the
PA” (p. 5).
Is the [MIC SENS] knob setting appropriate?
If the input level is too high, the PEAK indicator
lights red.
Adjust the setting appropriately (p. 2).
Could the [PHANTOM] switch be set to “OFF?”
If you’re using a condenser mic that requires phantom
power, set the [PHANTOM] switch to ON (p. 2).
Is the output from another effects processor
connected to the MIC INPUT jack?
Is the output from another effects processor
Harmony sound with the
connected to the GUITAR INPUT jack?
AUTO setting is wrong (chords
If another effect unit is used, it might not be
are not being detected)
possible to detect chords.
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Action
Connect your mic directly to the MIC INPUT jack.
Connect your guitar directly to the GUITAR INPUT jack.
For the USA
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
Compliance Information Statement
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Type of Equipment :
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Address :
Telephone :
VE-8
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5100 S. Eastern Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90040-2938
(323) 890-3700
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