Boss has announced the latest addition to its 500 series pedals, the VE-500 Vocal Performer harmony/multi-effects processor.
Effects include automatic harmony/pitch correction, a vocoder and deep effects options.
The VE-500 boasts an automatic harmony engine that detects chords and key to generate two- and three-part harmonies in real-time, which can either be driven by a guitar or MIDI input.
Boss’s VO-1 Vocoder functionality is also onboard to transform a guitar sound into synthesized electronic voices - and, yes, it can handle talk box tones. Bon Jovi ahoy.
Other effects include a compressor, EQ and de-esser, plus reverb, delay, modulation, distortion, filtering and others.
Up to nine effects can be used simultaneously, and there’s even a looper onboard.
Love it or hate it, pitch correction is also available, and can be used to stabilise wobbly pitch or to replicate those heavily pitch-altered sounds you hear in the charts from time to time.
The VE-500 is available now for $499/£349/€419. Boss has more.