Video Demo: BOSS VO-1 Vocoder Pedal

Use Your Voice to Enhance the Sound of Guitar, Bass, and Other Instruments

BOSS VO-1 Vocoder

Add a world of fresh new sounds to your arsenal with the BOSS VO-1 Vocoder.

Released earlier this year at the 2016 Winter NAMM Show, the VO-1 Vocoder pedal is one of the most cool and innovative stompboxes to come along in a while. Powered by BOSS’s guitar synth technology, the VO-1 lets you plug in a mic and use your voice to bring tons of new expressive tones to your music. It works great with electric guitars and basses, and is fantastic with keyboards, pickup-equipped acoustics, and other instruments as well. Read on to check out a great demo video that shows off just some of the unique sounds you can achieve with the easy-to-use VO-1.

VO-1 Vocoder Sounds and Settings

About the VO-1 Vocoder

VO-1 Vocoder

The BOSS VO-1 Vocoder is easy to set up and easy to use.

For decades, the vocoder has been thought of as a keyboard-based effect. Now, thanks to BOSS’s latest advancements in guitar synth tech, the VO-1 makes the vocoder’s powerful expressive capabilities accessible to guitarists, bassists, and all types of musicians.

The VO-1 provides both traditional vocoder sounds and new capabilities that go beyond past vocoders. Vintage mode produces the classic “synth voice” sounds heard on pop and electronic music records through the years. Advanced mode takes things a step further, delivering new vocoder tones with enhanced clarity. Talk Box mode lets you achieve “talking” lead guitar tones without a complicated (and messy) talk box rig, while Choir mode creates rich, impressive vocal textures from a direct instrument input—no mic needed!

Learn more about the VO-1 Vocoder at, and in this previous post.