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A versatile array of vocal effects, controlled by a single knob
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Main Features
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Before using this unit, carefully read the sections entitled: “USING THE UNIT SAFELY” and “IMPORTANT
NOTES” (supplied on a separate sheet).
These sections provide important information concerning the proper operation of the unit.
Additionally, in order to feel assured that you have gained a good understanding of every feature
provided by your new unit, this manual should be read in its entirety. The manual should be saved and
kept on hand as a convenient reference.
• Thirty different sounds are ready for immediate use
• Just turn the knob to select an effect, and you’ll hear it immediately
Numerous high-quality effects
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“Reverb” and “Delay” add spaciousness and depth to your voice
Two-part “Double/Harmony” adds beautiful resonance and warmth to your voice
“Dynamics” makes the volume consistent, and “Pitch Correct” ensures accurate pitch
Use unique effects like “Distortion” or “Radio” to create distinctive performances
Pedal functions for live performance
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• Phrase Loop lets you repeatedly overdub your voice to create a vocal ensemble in real
time as you perform
• You can use the HARMONY pedal to turn the Harmony effect on/off in realtime
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Copyright © 2009 BOSS CORPORATION
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in
any form without the written permission of BOSS CORPORATION.
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Contents
Main Features ................................. 1
Installing Batteries ......................... 3
Quick Start ...................................... 4
1. Getting ready..................................................4
2. Sing.....................................................................5
3. Switching sounds ..........................................5
4. Using the HARMONY pedal .......................6
5. Turning the power off..................................6
Making the Connections................ 7
Using the VE-20 live ..........................................7
Panel Descriptions ......................... 8
Front panel...........................................................8
Rear panel.............................................................9
Sounds and Effects .......................10
What is a “sound”? .......................................... 10
What is an “effect”?......................................... 10
Adjusting the level of the Reverb effect...... 11
Adjusting the level of the Delay effect.... 11
Adjusting the Harmony effect.................... 11
Editing the effects........................................... 12
Naming your sound ....................................... 12
Convenient Functions ................. 14
Using the HARMONY pedal to turn
effects other than Harmony on/off .......... 14
Using the pedals to switch sounds........... 14
Using your recorded voice to make
adjustments (Sound Check)........................ 15
Saving a sound as a different User Sound ... 15
Exchanging sounds........................................ 15
Specifying the type of output (Stereo or
Mono/Dry) ......................................................... 16
Using a condenser mic
(Phantom Power) ............................................ 16
Cutting unwanted low frequencies ......... 16
Adjusting the screen’s legibility
(Contrast) ........................................................... 16
Appendix ...................................... 17
Restoring the factory settings
(Factory Reset) ................................................. 17
Sound List .......................................................... 17
Parameter guide.............................................. 18
Troubleshooting.............................................. 19
Main Specifications...................... 20
Using Phrase Loop to Layer
Your Voice..................................... 13
Printing Conventions and icons in this manual
Explains something that you should pay particular attention to.
Explains something that supplements the main text.
Explains something that’s useful to know.
Indicates a reference page.
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* The explanations in this manual include illustrations that depict what should typically be shown by the display.
Note, however, that your unit may incorporate a newer, enhanced version of the system (e.g., includes newer
sounds), so what you actually see in the display may not always match what appears in the manual.
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Installing Batteries
Insert the batteries as shown below, being careful to orient the batteries correctly.
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Deutsch
Français
Português
Nederlands
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Continuous usage time under battery power is about 8 hours with alkaline batteries and about 2 hours with
carbon batteries. (This may vary according to usage conditions.)
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• When turning the unit upside-down, get a bunch of newspapers or magazines, and place them under the
four corners or at both ends to prevent damage to the buttons and knobs. Also, you should try to orient
the unit so that no buttons or knobs get damaged.
• When turning the unit upside-down, handle it with care to avoid dropping it, or allowing it to fall or tip over.
• If used improperly, batteries may explode or leak and cause damage or injury. In the interest of safety,
please read and observe the following precautions.
• Carefully follow the installation instructions for batteries, and make sure you observe the correct polarity.
• Avoid using new batteries together with used ones. In addition, avoid mixing different types of batteries.
• Remove the batteries whenever the unit is to remain unused for an extended period of time.
• If a battery has leaked, use a soft piece of cloth or paper towel to wipe all remnants of the discharge from
the battery compartment. Then install new batteries. To avoid inflammation of the skin, make sure that
none of the battery discharge gets onto your hands or skin. Exercise the utmost caution so that none of
the discharge gets near your eyes. Immediately rinse the affected area with running water if any of the
discharge has entered the eyes.
• Never keep batteries together with metallic objects such as ballpoint pens, necklaces, hairpins, etc.
• When installing or replacing batteries, always turn off the power on this unit and disconnect any other
devices you may have connected. This way, you can prevent malfunction and/or damage to speakers or
other devices.
• Batteries are supplied with the unit. The life of these batteries may be limited, however, since their
primary purpose is to enable testing.
• If you’re using the VE-20 only on batteries, the POWER indicator will become dim as the batteries run
down, and will then go out. Replace the batteries as soon as possible. You’ll need six AA batteries.
• If you’ll be using the VE-20 for an extended time, we recommend that you use an AC adaptor. If you
prefer to use a battery, we recommend an alkaline battery.
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Quick Start
1. Getting ready
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Connect your mic to the INPUT jack, and connect
the OUTPUT jacks to your mixer or recorder.
Before you make connections, make
sure that the input gain or volume of
your mixer or recorder is turned
down.
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Move the rear-panel POWER switch to the ON
position. (The power will turn on.)
Lit
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• If you use a condenser mic that
requires phantom power, set the
Phantom Power parameter to the
On.
“Using a condenser mic
(Phantom Power)” (p. 16)
• If you’re using headphones,
connect them to the PHONES/LINE
jack.
When you turn on the power, a screen
like the following will appear. This is
called the “Play screen.”
Adjust the input sensitivity.
In order to use the VE-20 optimally, you’ll need to adjust the
input sensitivity.
1. Press the MENU button.
2. Press the cursor button ( ) to select MicSens.
3. Turn the SOUND knob to adjust MicSens.
At the ideal setting, the meter will occasionally reach the
far right (as shown below) when you sing loudly. If your
voice sounds distorted, lower the MicSens setting.
Meter
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• If you’re using batteries, insert them
before you continue.
“Installing Batteries” (p. 3)
• If you’re using an AC adaptor (BOSS
PSA-series; optional), connect it to
the DC IN jack.
The MicSens setting is stored in memory
even after the power is turned off, so you
won’t need to adjust it again unless you
want to use a different mic or a different
vocalist.
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Quick Start
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Press the EXIT button to return to the Play screen.
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Gradually raise the input gain or volume of your
mixer or recorder.
Go ahead and sing.
Use the ON/OFF pedal to switch the effect on/off, and hear
the difference it makes.
The ON/OFF indicator lights when the VE-20’s effect is on.
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English
2. Sing
Lit
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3. Switching sounds
Turn the central SOUND knob to switch between
different sounds.
Each sound has a name that is descriptive of its character. You can also
refer to the “Sound List” (p. 17) when selecting a sound.
For details on the sounds, refer to “What
is a “sound”?” (p. 10).
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Quick Start
4. Using the HARMONY pedal
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Press the HARMONY pedal; the Harmony effect will
be applied.
The HARMONY indicator will light.
Lit
5. Turning the power off
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2
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Lower the volume of your mixer or recorder.
Move the rear-panel POWER switch to the OFF
position. (The power will turn off.)
• For details on adjusting the
harmony effect, refer to “Adjusting
the Harmony effect” (p. 11).
• You can use the HARMONY pedal to
apply effects other than Harmony.
“Using the HARMONY pedal to
turn effects other than Harmony
on/off” (p. 14)
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Making the Connections
Mic
Stereo
Headphones
AC Adaptor
(PSA series; optional)
Mixer, Recorder, etc.
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Extension cable (as needed)
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Mic
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If you want to use a cable with a 1/4 inch phone plug to connect the VE-20 to your mixer or audio system, use the PHONES/
LINE jack. Use a Y-cable (such as the Roland PCS-31L, optional) to make connections.
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• When using an AC adaptor, be sure to use only the specified type (PSA series; optional). Using an adaptor other than the
specified type may cause the unit to malfunction, or cause damage to the unit.
• To prevent malfunction and/or damage to speakers or other devices, always turn down the volume and turn off the
power to all devices before making any connections.
• Some connection cables contain resistors. When connection cables with resistors are used, the sound level may be
extremely low, or impossible to hear. For information on cable specifications, contact the manufacturer of the cable.
• Before you make connections, make sure that the input gain or volume of your mixer or recorder is turned down. By
turning on devices in the wrong order, you risk causing malfunction and/or damage to speakers and other devices.
• This unit is equipped with a protection circuit. A brief interval (a few seconds) after power-up is required before the unit
will operate normally.
Mixer
White (L)
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PCS-31L
(optional)
Red (R)
Points to check beforehand
Caution when making connections
Numerous types of PA equipment are used in a live event. Unexpectedly breaking a connection can produce high-volume
noise, and may even damage equipment. Before you turn the VE-20’s power on/off, or connect or disconnect the cables, be
sure to check with a staff member and obtain their permission.
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If you’re performing at a live event where someone other than yourself is responsible for running the sound system, it’s a
good idea to inform them that you intend to use an in-line effects processor (the VE-20) on your mic. This will allow them to
make sure that necessary equipment such as connection cables are available, and will help the rehearsal and the actual
performance go smoothly.
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Using the VE-20 live
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Panel Descriptions
Front panel
Display
This shows the sound number and name. In sound or function editing screens, it
shows the parameters and values being edited.
* Never strike or apply strong pressure to the display.
PHRASE LOOP Indicator
MENU Button
This lights when the Phrase Loop
function is on.
Use this to make settings for sounds and
functions.
PHRASE LOOP Button
REVERB LEVEL Button
This turns the Phrase Loop
function on/off.
SOUND Knob
Use this to adjust a reverb level.
“Using Phrase Loop to Layer Your
Voice” (p. 13)
Use this to switch sounds
or to adjust a value shown
in the display.
“Adjusting the level of the Reverb
effect” (p. 11)
Cursor Buttons
EXIT Button
Use these to switch between
parameters or to move the
cursor.
Use this to return to the
previous screen, or to cancel
an operation.
ON/OFF Pedal
The VE-20’s effect turns on/off each time you press
this pedal.
The Phrase Loop function turns on/off if you hold
down this pedal for two seconds or longer.
When the Phrase Loop function is on, this pedal is
used to record, play, or stop the phrase.
ON/OFF (PLAY) Indicator
This lights when the VE-20’s effect is on. When the
Phrase Loop function is on, it lights while the phrase
is playing.
HARMONY Pedal
Use this to turn the Harmony effect on/off.
You can use the HARMONY pedal to apply effects other
than Harmony.
“Adjusting the Harmony effect” (p. 11)
“Using the HARMONY pedal to turn effects other than
Harmony on/off” (p. 14)
HARMONY Indicator
This lights when the effect controlled by the
HARMONY pedal is on.
POWER Indicator
REC Indicator
When the Phrase Loop function is on, this lights
while a phrase is being recorded.
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This indicator shows whether the power is on or off, and
also functions as a battery-check indicator.
* When the indicator starts to dim or fails to light, the
batteries are exhausted. When this occurs, install new
batteries. For instructions on replacing the batteries,
refer to “Installing Batteries” (p. 3).
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Panel Descriptions
Rear panel
INPUT Jack
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Connect your mic directly to this jack. The INPUT jack accepts either an
XLR plug or a phone plug; you can use either type as appropriate for your
situation. The jack accepts both balanced and unbalanced connections.
The XLR type jack can provide 48 V phantom power, allowing you to
connect a phantom-powered condenser microphone.
* This instrument is equipped with balanced (XLR/TRS) type jacks. Wiring
diagrams for these jacks are shown below. Make connections after first
checking the wiring diagrams of other equipment you intend to connect.
GND(SLEEVE)
1:GND
2:HOT HOT(TIP)
3:COLD
COLD(RING)
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Do not connect the output of an effects processor or similar device to this input
jack. The sound may be distorted, and you may not obtain the desired effect.
If you connect a mic that requires a phantom power supply, turn on the Phantom
Power parameter.
“Using a condenser mic (Phantom Power)” (p. 16)
DC IN Jack
This jack is for connecting an AC
adaptor (BOSS PSA series; optional).
Using an AC adaptor allows for long
performances without worrying about
the batteries going dead.
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* Howling could be produced depending on the location of microphones
relative to speakers. This can be remedied by:
1. Changing the orientation of the microphone(s).
2. Relocating microphone(s) at a greater distance from speakers.
3. Lowering volume levels.
When you are using an AC adaptor, be sure to
use only the specified type (PSA series;
optional). Using an adaptor other than the
specified type may cause the unit to
malfunction, or cause damage to the unit.
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Connect stereo headphones here. Alternately, you can
use this jack as an unbalanced stereo line output by
connecting a Y-cable (such as the Roland PCS-31L;
optional).
Red (R)
PCS-31L (optional)
This turns the power on/off.
OUTPUT L MONO/R Connectors
This outputs the sound of the VE-20 as a balanced signal.
* This instrument is equipped with
balanced (XLR) type jacks. Wiring
diagrams for these jacks are shown
below. Make connections after first
checking the wiring diagrams of
other equipment you intend to
connect.
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White (L)
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POWER Switch
PHONES/LINE Jack
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* The OUTPUT connector outputs the signal at mic level.
To adjust the way the VE-20’s sound is output, see
“Specifying the type of output (Stereo or Mono/Dry)” (p. 16),
“Output” (p. 19)
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Sounds and Effects
What is a “sound”?
On the VE-20, a “sound” is a combination of effects that determine the overall tonal character of a vocal that is
processed with the unit. Each effect in a sound modifies a specific vocal characteristic, such as volume, tone,
pitch, or ambience. A vocalist can instantly change their entire tonal character by selecting one of the 30
different sounds in the VE-20.
Sound number
Sound type
01–30
These are read-only.
Preset sounds
31–80
Explanation
User sounds
If you’ve modified the settings of a preset Sound and want to preserve
the result, you can save it as a user Sound (p. 15).
These settings can be edited and saved.
What is an “effect”?
An “effect” modifies a specific component of a sound: volume, tone, pitch, or ambience. The VE-20 contains
six different effects. Each can be switched on/off independently and various parameters can be adjusted.
For details on how to edit an effect, refer to “Editing the effects” (p. 12). For details about each effect, refer to
“Parameter guide” (p. 18).
Effects
Explanation
DYNAMICS
Makes the volume more consistent.
PITCH CORRECT
Corrects inaccuracies in the pitch.
With certain settings, Pitch Correct can make the pitch change in a coarse “stair-step” fashion to
produce a mechanical vocal tone.
TONE/SFX
Adjusts the tonal character or applies special effects.
DOUBLE/HARMONY
Produces a double-tracked effect or harmony effect. You can layer up to two parts (Part 1 and Part 2).
What is double-tracking?
This is a popular recording studio technique in which a vocalist records a melody, then overdubs a second performance of the same melody along with the first recording. When the two
performances are played back together, it gives the effect of a thick and rich single voice.
DELAY
Produces an echo-like effect.
REVERB
Produces the spacious reverberation that is typical of a performance in a room or hall.
• 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 BOSS/Roland assumes no liability concerning such loss of data.
• 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 you
periodically written down a important data onto 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. BOSS/Roland Corporation assumes no liability concerning such loss of data.
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Sounds and Effects
Adjusting the level of the
Reverb effect
1. Press the REVERB LEVEL button.
Adjusting the Harmony effect
Matching the harmony to the key of
your song
1. Use the cursor buttons to select the Key .
2. Turn the SOUND knob to adjust the amount
screen.
* If you want to turn off the reverb effect, set RevLevel to 0.
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of reverb as desired.
3. Press the EXIT button to return to the Play
2. Turn the SOUND knob to set the Key to
match the key of your song.
The key setting corresponds to the key of the song (#,
b) as follows.
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Additional reverb parameters can also be adjusted.
See “Editing the effects” (p. 12)
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Adjusting the level of the
Delay effect
1. Use the cursor buttons to select DlyLevel.
3. Press the EXIT button to return to the Play
level as desired.
3. Press the EXIT button to return to the Play
screen.
* If you want to turn off the delay effect, set DlyLevel to 0.
Adjusting the volume of the harmony
The VE-20 lets you layer two parts of harmony (Part
1 and Part 2) onto your own voice.
1. Use the cursor buttons to select Part1Lev.
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Additional delay parameters can also be adjusted.
See “Editing the effects” (p. 12)
screen.
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2. Turn the SOUND knob to adjust the delay
2. Turn the SOUND knob to adjust the volume
as desired.
screen.
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3. Adjust the Part2Lev in the same way.
4. Press the EXIT button to return to the Play
* If you want to add only one harmony part, set the
unneeded part’s level to 0.
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Additional harmony parameters can also be
adjusted. See “Editing the effects” (p. 12)
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Sounds and Effects
Editing the effects
1. Press the MENU button.
2. Turn the SOUND knob to select the effect
that you want to edit.
Naming your sound
To help you remember the tonality that a sound
produces, you can assign a descriptive name of up
to 12 characters to a sound.
1. Press the MENU button.
2. Turn the SOUND knob to select NAME.
3. Press cursor button (
) to select the
parameter that you want to edit.
3. Press cursor button (
For details on the parameters, refer to
“Parameter guide” (p. 18).
4. Turn the SOUND knob to edit the parameter.
5. If you want to edit other parameters, repeat
Steps 3–4.
If you want to restore an edited setting to its
original state, hold down the EXIT button and
press cursor button (
).
6. Press the EXIT button to return to the Play
screen.
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4. Use the cursor buttons to select the
character that you want to change, and turn
the SOUND knob to choose the desired
character.
5. Press the EXIT button to return to the Play
screen.
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Using Phrase Loop to Layer Your Voice
You can use the ON/OFF pedal to control the Phrase Loop function.
What is the Phrase Loop function?
This function lets you record a monaural phrase of up to 38 seconds and play it repeatedly (i.e., play it as a loop). You can
also layer—or “overdub”—additional phrases with the first phrase. By layering different melody lines you can simulate
an a cappella chorus by yourself, or use voice percussion to add rhythm phrases to your performance.
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2.
3.
4.
5.
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In order to overdub using the Phrase Loop function, you’ll need to set the LoopType parameter to Perform (p. 15).
6.
Press
twice
Off :
Recording
Playback
Overdubbing
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Indicator
Lit :
Playback
Start recording
Stop
will light).
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1. Press the PHRASE LOOP button to turn the Phrase Loop function on (the PHRASE LOOP indicator
Using the ON/OFF pedal to turn the Phrase Loop function on/off
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Hold down the ON/OFF pedal for two seconds or longer; the Phrase Loop function will turn on (the PHRASE LOOP
indicator will light). When you once again hold down the ON/OFF pedal for two seconds or longer, the Phrase Loop
function will turn off (the PHRASE LOOP indicator will go out).
2. Press the ON/OFF pedal to start recording.
The REC indicator (red) lights. Now, sing the phrase that you want to record first.
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3. Press the ON/OFF pedal to stop recording.
The PLAY indicator (green) lights, and the recorded phrase starts playing as a loop.
4. Press the ON/OFF pedal to start overdubbing.
The REC indicator (red) lights. Now, sing the phrase that you want to overdub.
5. Press the ON/OFF pedal to stop overdubbing.
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The PLAY indicator (green) lights, and the recorded phrase plays as a loop.
If you want to add additional overdubs, repeat Steps 4–5. During overdubbing, you can switch sounds as
desired.
6. To stop phrase playback, press the ON/OFF pedal twice in rapid succession.
* The recorded phrase is erased when you stop loop playback or turn off the Phrase Loop function.
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The PLAY indicator and REC indicator will both go out, and phrase loop playback and recording will stop.
* Press the ON/OFF pedal twice within one second.
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Convenient Functions
Using the HARMONY pedal to
turn effects other than
Harmony on/off
You can use the HARMONY pedal to apply effects
other than Harmony.
Example 1) Turning DELAY on/off
1. Press the MENU button.
2. Turn the SOUND knob to select CONTROL
PEDAL.
3. Press cursor button ( ).
4. Turn the SOUND knob to select DELAY.
8. Press the EXIT button to return to the Play
screen.
The specified effects will switch on/off together
each time you press the HARMONY pedal.
Using the pedals to switch
sounds
In addition to using the SOUND knob to switch
between sounds, you can also use the VE-20’s
pedals to switch sounds.
1. Hold down the HARMONY pedal for two
seconds or longer.
The sound number will blink.
Blinking
5. Press the EXIT button to return to the Play
2. Press the ON/OFF pedal or the HARMONY
screen.
Now, DELAY will toggle on/off each time you
press the HARMONY pedal.
pedal to switch sounds.
Each pedal performs the following function.
Example 2) Turning multiple effects
on/off simultaneously
1. Press the MENU button.
2. Turn the SOUND knob to select CONTROL
PEDAL.
3. Press cursor button ( ).
4. Turn the SOUND knob to select CUSTOM.
5. Press cursor button (
) to select the effect
that you want to turn on/off.
6. Turn the SOUND knob to choose the “o”
setting.
7. Repeat steps 5–6 for each effect that you
want to turn on/off.
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Pedal
Function
ON/OFF pedal
Switches to the preceding sound
number.
HARMONY pedal
Switches to the next sound number.
3. Hold down the HARMONY pedal for two
seconds or longer.
The sound number changes back to steadily lit,
and the pedals return to their usual function.
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Convenient Functions
Using your recorded voice to
make adjustments (Sound Check)
You can use the Phrase Loop function to record
your voice unprocessed by any effects, and then
play back your recorded voice while you audition
sounds or make adjustments.
4. Turn the SOUND knob to select the writedestination sound.
Sound name of the write destination
Sound number of the write destination
1. Press the MENU button.
) to select the
LoopType.
3. Turn the SOUND knob to select Check.
If you decide not to execute the Write operation,
press the EXIT button to return to the previous
screen.
5. Press the ON/OFF pedal.
The sound is saved.
4. Press the EXIT button to return to the Play
screen.
With the above setting, you can use the Phrase
Loop function as a “sound check” function.
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* Never turn off the power before the display indicates
“COMPLETED!”.
Exchanging sounds
You can change the order of the user sounds by
exchanging them.
Saving a sound as a different
User Sound
4. Press the cursor button (
) to select
EXCHANGE.
The REC indicator blinks, and the Exchange
screen appears.
5. Turn the SOUND knob to select the other
sound with which you want to exchange the
currently selected sound.
1. Press the MENU button.
2. Turn the SOUND knob to select WRITE.
).
The REC indicator blinks, and the Write screen
appears.
If you decide not to execute the Exchange
operation, press the EXIT button to return to the
previous screen.
6. Press the ON/OFF pedal.
The sounds are exchanged.
* Never turn off the power before the display indicates
“COMPLETED!”.
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3. Press cursor button (
Sound name of the exchange destination
Sound number of the exchange destination
Português
* Once you carry out this procedure, you’ll lose any previous
sound settings contained in the storage destination.
Español
Here’s how to save the sound as a different User
sound.
This is convenient when you want to save a preset
sound that you’ve edited, or when you want to
create a new sound that’s based on an existing
sound.
Italiano
* When Phrase Loop is in sound check mode, you can’t layer
overdubbed phrases. If you press the ON/OFF pedal while
a recorded phrase is playing, the phrase is erased and a
new recording begins.
sounds that you want to exchange.
2. Press the MENU button.
3. Turn the SOUND knob to select WRITE.
Français
1. Turn the SOUND knob to select one of the
For details on the Phrase Loop function , refer to
“Using Phrase Loop to Layer Your Voice”(p. 13).
English
2. Press the cursor button (
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Convenient Functions
Specifying the type of output
(Stereo or Mono/Dry)
Cutting unwanted low
frequencies
If you want the VE-20’s sound to be output in stereo
or as mono/dry signals, make the following setting.
If you want to cut unwanted low-frequency content,
turn on the LowCut parameter.
1. Press the MENU button.
1. Press the MENU button.
2. Press cursor button (
) to select the
Output.
2. Press cursor button (
) to select the Low
Cut.
3. Turn the SOUND knob to select Stereo or
3. Turn the SOUND knob to select On.
Mono/Dry.
Here, Stereo is selected.
4. Press the EXIT button to return to the Play
screen.
To learn more about the parameters, refer to
“Output”(p. 19).
4. Press the EXIT button to return to the Play
screen.
If you’re using a condenser mic that requires
phantom power, turn phantom power on as
described below.
1. Press the MENU button.
) to select the
3. Turn the SOUND knob to select On.
4. Press the EXIT button to return to the Play
screen.
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)
) to select the
Contrast.
3. Turn the SOUND knob to adjust the Contrast.
4. Press the EXIT button to return to the Play
screen.
Phantom Power.
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1. Press the MENU button.
2. Press cursor button (
Using a condenser mic
(Phantom Power)
2. Press cursor button (
Adjusting the screen’s
legibility (Contrast)
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Appendix
Restoring the factory settings
(Factory Reset)
Sound List
No.
Category
Sound Name
Here’s how to restore the VE-20’s settings to their
factory-set condition.
01
02
POP
1. Press the MENU button.
2. Turn the SOUND knob to select FACTORY
03
BALLAD
04
OLDIES
05
ROCK
06
JAZZ
07
ECHO
08
ARENA
09
CATHEDRAL
10
HIP HOP
11
VOICE PERC
).
The REC indicator will blink, and the Factory
reset screen appears.
12
13
HARMONICA
DOUBLE
14
of the factory reset.
Value
ALL
Data to be initialized
All settings
TRIPLE VOICE
15
16
DOUBLE VOICE
6 VOICE
HARMONY
5th HARMONY
17
3rd HARMONY
18
5th + DOUBLE
3rd + DOUBLE
Settings for all user sounds
SETUP
Setup parameters
20
3rd + 5th LOW
21
3rd + 5th
22
5. Press the ON/OFF pedal.
The settings you specified will return to their
factory-set state.
DISTORTION
24
RADIO
25
STROBE
26
CHORUS
27
FLANGER
28
PitchCorrect
29
CHROMATIC
30
ROBOT
Português
* Never turn off the power before the display indicates
“COMPLETED!”.
3rd + 5th HIGH
SFX
Español
If you decide not to execute the Factory Reset,
press the EXIT button to return to the previous
screen.
Italiano
SOUND
19
23
Français
4. Turn the SOUND knob to specify the extent
Deutsch
3. Press cursor button (
HARD ROCK
English
RESET.
STANDARD
Nederlands
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Appendix
Parameter guide
Sound parameters
These are the effects parameters than you can edit
within each sound.
Parameter
Explanation
Drive *2
Adjusts the degree of distortion.
Tone *2
Adjusts the tonal character.
Speed *3
Specifies the speed.
Depth *4
Adjusts the depth of CHORUS.
Parameter
Explanation
*1
*2
*3
*4
On, Off
Switches DYNAMICS on/off.
DOUBLE/HARMONY
Depth
Adjusts the depth of DYNAMICS.
Parameter
Explanation
Enhance
Adjusts the depth of the Enhance effect. Higher
settings will give the sound sharper definition.
On, Off
Switches DOUBLE/HARMONY on/off.
Part1 (2) Type
Off
Turns the part off.
Double
Produces a double-tracking effect.
-1–+1 oct
If you’ve specified the key of your
song (p. 11), harmony that is suitable
for that key will be added at the interval you specify here.
Unison
By changing the vocal character, this
produces the impression that another person is singing the same melody
along with you.
DYNAMICS
Available if Type is set to PREAMP.
Available if Type is set to DISTORTION.
Available if Type is set to STROBE or FLANGER.
Available if Type is set to CHORUS.
PITCH CORRECT
Parameter
Explanation
On, Off
Switches PITCH CORRECT on/off.
Type
Soft
The pitch will be corrected smoothly.
Hard
The pitch will be corrected quickly.
Electric
Corrects pitch variation to a stair-step
change.
Robot
Corrects the pitch to the specified
note.
Scale *1
The pitch is corrected to the nearest
Chromatic
chromatic semitone.
Maj (Min)
The pitch is corrected according to
the Key setting.
Gender
Changes your voice to a masculine or feminine
character.
Octave *1
Specifies the amount by which the pitch will
change.
Key *2
Specifies the key of the song you’re singing (p. 11).
Note *3
Fixes the pitch.
*1 Available if Type is set to Soft, Hard, or Electric.
*2 Available if Scale is set to Maj(Min).
*3 Available if Type is set to Robot.
TONE/SFX
Parameter
Explanation
On, Off
Switches TONE/SFX on/off.
Type
PREAMP
Adjusts the tonal character.
DISTORTION
Produces a distorted voice.
RADIO
Produces a radio voice.
STROBE
Finely slices the voice.
CHORUS
Adds richness to the voice.
FLANGER
Adds a “swooshing” modulation.
Part1 (2) Dbl *1 Adjusts the intensity of the Double effect in three
levels (Light / Normal / Deep).
Part1 (2) Lev *2 Adjusts the volume of the part.
Part1 (2) Gender *2
Transforms the voice by giving it a masculine or
feminine character.
Part1 (2) Pan
L50–Center–R50
Key *2
Specifies the key of the song you’re singing (p. 11).
Specifies the panning (stereo position) of the sound.
*1 Available if Type is set to Double.
*2 Available if Type is set to -1 to +1 oct or Unison.
DELAY
Parameter
Explanation
On, Off
Switches DELAY on/off.
Time
Adjusts the delay time (1–4000 ms).
Feedback
Adjusts the amount of delayed sound that is repeated.
DelayLevel
Adjusts the volume of the delayed sound.
REVERB
Parameter
Explanation
On, Off
Switches REVERB on/off.
Type
Ambience Produces a sense of spatial depth.
Room
Produces warm reverberation.
Hall 1
Produces clear and spacious reverberation.
Hall 2
Produces mild and understated reverberation.
Plate
Produces metallic-sounding reverberation with an extended high
range.
Gain *1
Adjusts the level.
Bass *1
Adjusts the tone quality of the low-frequency
range.
Middle *1
Adjusts the tone quality of the mid-frequency
range.
Middle f *1
Adjusts the frequency affected by the Middle parameter.
Size
Adjusts the size of the room (space) to vary the reverb time.
Treble *1
Adjusts the tone quality of the high-frequency
range.
RevLevel
Adjusts the volume of the reverberation.
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Appendix
CONTROL PEDAL
Parameter
Explanation
Type
DBL/HRM
Troubleshooting
Power doesn’t come on
DELAY
PITCH
TONE/SFX
Switches each effect on/off (p. 14).
REVERB
DYNAMICS
CUSTOM
Turns the specified effect on/off (p. 14).
Parameter
Explanation
Level
Specifies the volume of the sound.
NoiseThres
Adjust this according to the noise level.
Set this to a larger value if the noise level is high, or
to a lower value if the noise level is low.
Key
Specifies the key of the song you’re singing (p. 11).
SETUP
Adjusts the input sensitivity.
PhantomPower
On, Off
Turns on/off the supply of phantom
power to the INPUT jack.
Mono
Mono output from OUTPUT connectors L (MONO) and R.
Stereo
Stereo output from the OUTPUT connectors.
Output
Mono output from OUTPUT connector L (MONO) and Dry sound from
Mono/Dry connector R.
* This setting also applies to the L and
R signals of the PHONES/LINE jack.
LowCut
Perform
Select this if you want to use the
Phrase Loop function to overdub (p.
13).
LoopType
Check
Adjusts the display contrast (legibility).
*
The batteries included with the VE-20 are meant only to confirm that
the unit is functional at the factory.
The POWER indicator has gone dim
Q Is the specified adaptor (PSA series; optional)
properly connected?
→ Check the connection once more (p. 7).
*
Never use any AC adaptor other than one specified for use with the
VE-20.
Q Have the batteries run down?
→ Replace them with new batteries (p. 3).
*
*
When the indicator goes dim or no longer lights while the effect is on,
it means that the batteries must be replaced.
The batteries included with the VE-20 are meant only to confirm that
the unit is functional at the factory.
Sound is distorted
Explanation
ALL
All settings will be initialized.
SOUND
All user sound settings will be initialized.
SETUP
Setup parameter settings will be initialized.
Can’t store the recorded phrase
→ It is not possible to store a recorded phrase in the VE-20.
Can’t overdub using Phrase Loop
Q Could the Phrase Loop parameter be set to Check?
→ Overdubbing is not possible if this is set to Check.
If you want to overdub, set the Phrase Loop parameter
to Perform (p. 15).
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Nederlands
Parameter
Q Is the MicSens setting appropriate?
→ Adjust the setting appropriately (p. 4).
Q Is the output from another effects processor
connected to the INPUT jack?
→ Connect your mic directly to the INPUT jack.
FACTORY RESET
Português
Contrast
Select this if you want to perform a
sound check (p. 15).
Q Is the other equipment connected correctly?
→ Check the connections again (p. 7).
Q Could the volume or input gain of the connected
mixer or recorder be lowered?
→ Check the settings of the connected device.
Q Could the Phantom Power parameter be set to Off?
→ If you’re using a condenser mic that requires phantom
power, set the Phantom Power parameter to the On (p. 16).
Q Could the MicSens or Volume settings be too low?
→ Adjust these to appropriate values (p. 4).
Q Have the batteries run down?
→ Replace them with new batteries (p. 3).
Español
On, Off
Cuts unwanted low-frequency content.
No sound/volume is low
Italiano
Explanation
MicSens
Q Is the specified AC adaptor (PSA series; optional)
connected correctly?
→ Check the connections again (p. 7).
Never use any AC adaptor other than the adaptor
specified.
Q Could the POWER switch be OFF?
→ Turn the POWER switch ON (p. 4).
Français
Parameter
The batteries included with the VE-20 are meant only to confirm that
the unit is functional at the factory.
Deutsch
System parameters
These parameters are applied to the entire VE-20.
*
English
MASTER
Q Have the batteries run down?
→ Replace them with new batteries (p. 3).
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Main Specifications
VE-20: Vocal Processor
Nominal Input Level INPUT: -20 dBu (MicSens=40)
Input Impedance
INPUT: 4 k ohms
Nominal Output
Level
OUTPUT: -20 dBu
PHONES/LINE: -4 dBu
Output Impedance
OUTPUT: 600 ohms
PHONES/LINE: 66 ohms
Sound
30 (Preset) + 50 (User)
Power Supply DC 9 V: Dry battery LR6/R6 (AA) type x 6,
AC Adaptor (PSA series)
* Duration of continuous use with battery
operation:
Carbon: 2 hours, Alkaline: 8 hours
These figures will vary depending on the actual
conditions of use.
Current Draw 180 mA (9 V max.)
Maximum Recording
38 seconds
Time (Monaural only)
Dimensions
173 (W) x 158 (D) x 57 (H) mm
6-13/16 (W) x 6-1/4 (D) x 2-1/4 (H) inches
Display
16 characters, 2 lines (backlit LCD)
Weight
1.1 kg / 2 lbs 7 oz (including batteries)
INPUT jack (XLR type (balanced,
phantom power +48 V), 1/4 inch
TRS phone type (balanced))
OUTPUT jacks (XLR type)
PHONES/LINE jack (Stereo 1/4 inch
phone type)
DC IN jack (DC 9 V)
Accessories
Owner’s Manual
Leaflet (“USING THE UNIT SAFELY,”
“IMPORTANT NOTES,” and “Information”)
Dry battery LR6 (AA) type (Alkaline) x 6
Option
AC Adaptor: PSA series
Connectors
*
*
0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
In the interest of product improvement, the specifications and/or
appearance of this unit are subject to change without prior notice.
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