Recently purchased this bad boy. Finally a mic preamp and effects pedal that is easy to use. I'm somebody who doesnt spend much time reading the manual, however with the boss ve - 20 there really isnt many instructions. It features easy to use effects which you can move through using the foot pedals or dial. You can create a short vocal loop and add more layers on top. It has a menu button to edit parameters and settings. It features phantom power which can be turned on and off. There is a choice of thirty vocal effects. You can change the reverb, and bypass all effects if you want a clean mic preamp. Personally i like the double voice setting, although i reduce the reverb to make it clearer. I connect it to my amp, and audio interface for recording using a y adapter from the phones out. It even comes with batteries if too many wires are everywhere. Handles well, boss quality, simple features, nice sound quality that can be changed to suit. If you like straight forward, and easy to use (30 vocal effects) buy it,
This sturdy built effects pedal has so much to play with. It has such a great range of voices and the difference between them and a straight through mic is amazing. The harmony can really lift up a weak singer and if not overdone can sound really cool. I love playing with the loop effect as well.