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getting new L1 setup, B1, B2, or 2xB1

loading up after being off for a few months, thanks Covid-19, LOL, i realize i need new looking at the L1 Model 2 but am unsure which bass module set up to use, B1, B2, or 2xB1, and the advantages of each compared to the other. Thanks--BDRead More...
Hi, BD. Welcome to the Bose Portable PA Community. For a DJ, you want a B2. Please see the table below. B2 Switching The B2 bass module includes a switch allowing you to select the appropriate level of bass output for your application. There are three settings: Switch Position Application + Bass voicing designed for DJ/Music playback applications Similar to four B1s Normal Bass voicing ideal for bass guitar or live sound application when mic'ing a kick drum Similar to two B1s - Bass voicing...Read More...
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Pair a set of headphones?.

I have a set of Motorola model SH012 wireless/Bluetooth headphones ( sorry to say they are Bose) and I can't get them to pair with my Bose s1 Pro I have two s1 Pro can this be done? Dave.Read More...
Hi, Dave. No, you can't connect the S1 Pro to your headphones via Bluetooth. The S1 Pro can receive a Bluetooth signal (e.g., from a phone or a tablet), but it cannot transmit. If you want to hear sound from the S1 Pro through your Bluetooth headphones - no, you can't do that. If you run the Bose Connect app on a phone or tablet, you can send a Bluetooth signal from the Bose Connect app to up to two Bose devices (e.g., S1 Pro, Bose SoundLink Revolve), but that works only with specific...Read More...
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New Gibson Acoustics ToneMatch presets Featured

Bose Corporation is pleased to welcome Gibson Acoustics as the latest manufacturer to participate in the development of customized ToneMatch® presets for their instruments. These presets are designed for use with the Bose T1 ToneMatch® audio engine and Bose L1® Portable Line Array systems, and help musicians achieve exceptional amplified tone. Cliff Henricksen and I had the opportunity to work directly with legendary Gibson Master Luthier Ren Ferguson and Gibson Sales and Marketing Director...Read More...
Hi, Blues Man. Here is the file that contains the Gibson Presets. Gibson Presets You will also need to download the ToneMatch Updater to install them. Please see this article for details ToneMatch Presets Be sure to watch the video on that page. Thank you, STRead More...
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Output from T1 to iPhone for Facebook Live

Is it possible to send sound from T1 to iPhone 11 for Facebook Live?Read More...
To give you an idea, here is a video. My Wife is a Teacher, and due to COVID is at home teaching. She does some video and book reads for Students. This video is for her kids. Kind of corny, but you get the idea on the audio out from the iRig Pre. More...
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L1 Compact Signal Path

I mostly listen to equipment to make a decision about quality. However, I was recently asked by a performer if my Bose L1 Compact has any digital signal processing. After reading manuals and a few wiki's, I am still not sure. My recollection from a salesperson is that the line-in (channel II with tonematch to OFF) is an analog path, and that there is some sort of limiter at some point in the chain to protect the speakers - but the limiter is also analog. So the questions are - L1 Compact: Is...Read More...

S1 Pro system with Guitar Amp Modellers

Hi Everybody, When I heard about the S1 Pro system I was curious to know how it would perform with a guitar amp modeller. You may already know that my favourite rig for small electric guitar gigs is my Kemper Profiling Amp with an L1® Compact. For bigger rooms I use the L1® Model II. Yesterday I spent some quality time with the S1 Pro and these units Boss GT-1 Kemper Profiling Amp The Boss GT-1 is a great little unit I carry it in the car most of the time in case there's a chance to play an...Read More...
Stomp is currently on firmware 2.9. When 3.0 is released, the stomp will have 8 blocks but no change in dsp. There is a list on the web that’s shows how much dsp each block uses, so you can plan you patch. It’s handy.Read More...
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New Lower Crossover Point?

Has anyone seen the new YouTube video from Bose talking about the features on an S1 Pro? One that caught my eye is "New Lower Crossover Point". Is this something that could be accomplished with one of the firmware updates or is it actually new hardware? More...
Hi, KingBiscuit. When I run two S1 Pro systems - it's normally for two performers. We just connect directly to the S1 Pro systems - one for each - no mixer involved. STRead More...
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T1 - can't connect as an interface

I tried to connect my T1 as an interface and keep getting a message driver error. When i tried to update the drivers it says file incompatible. Any hints? Edit Subject: Previously "cant connect as an interface" Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
Hi, Tom. The video below shows how to update a T4S but the process is the same for a T1. Make sure the *.bos file inside this download T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine Firmware Version 1.8 zip file version is in the same folder as the ToneMatch Updater program so it's easy to locate. Then selectRead More...
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Mix from single input sub

I'm planning to run from a Peavy sub to my F1 812 mains. My sub only has a single input (so I guess I just run one cable from the left output on the mixer to the single input?). There are 2 outputs on the sub going to the 812s so no issues there. Is this the correct setup? I know the F1 Sub has two inputs - I'd be more comfortable with that. Is it unusual for a sub to only have 1 input? Any better way to connect everything?Read More...
Hi, Critter. You can set the F1 Model 812 EQ switches to WITH SUB. STRead More...
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Linking devices for an singer.

So sorry if this has been asked as I have searched but can't find an exact answer. Is it possible to link up a Bose S1 with another type of speaker (i.e. soundlink revolve or similar) that is also bluetooth compatible? What I am trying to achieve is, a care home have asked me to perform outside with my Bose S1 while the people inside can open the patio doors & windows and watch the show from a safe distance. Now at the moment they can just open the doors & windows and listen, but if...Read More...
Thanks. Perfect. Much appreciate the advice from all of you.Read More...
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T4S/T8S ToneMatch Mixers Feature Requests Featured

Let's use this topic to capture our ideas for feature requests for the T4S/T8S ToneMatch Mixers. Tell us what you would like to see added, and why. We can't promise that Bose will acknowledge or act on every request, but you can be sure that they are following this discussion closely. STRead More...
High Pass Filter in the ParaEQ section of the ToneMatch Mixers Hi. I would like to see a HighPass filter on every channel in the ParaEq section to remove unwantet low frequencies in boomy rooms or a crowdy mix. It has allways been the first thing for me to do on each channel to clean up and to free up frequency-space as the mix gets crowdy. Best regards.Read More...
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Question: Can I use the USB Out into an iPad with an Adapter to Live Stream?

Happy Memorial Day everyone. I did a live stream Saturday night. I use my iPad and a Shure MV88 Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone for iOS. It sounds way better than the built in mic on the iPad. That being said it is not great...I get lots of comments from people I trust, can't hear the backing tracks very good, the guitar could be louder, not much low end, etc.... My guess is if I could send my Bose Aux mix to the iPad it would be much better...I know USB A to Lightning adapters exist,...Read More...
Moondog wrote: "... My guess is if I could send my Bose Aux mix to the iPad it would be much better...I know USB A to Lightning adapters exist, but will this work sending Audio to the iPad?" Yes this works well. With an Apple "Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter" my T1 works perfectly as an audio interface / external mixer. Simply connect the lightning end to your iPad and use a standard USB A to B lead (printer style) between the adapter and your T1 or T4S. This does require the iOS program...Read More...
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Using T1 Mixer w/iMac and OBS Livestream Settings?

Hello Everyone, I have my T1 connected to my iMac via the USB to PC connection. I can get the T1 to work with GarageBand but I just can’t connect to the OBS app? I have the midi sound set correctly for the Bose USB Audio input but I’m just not getting it to go through the OBS app? Is there anybody out there live-streaming with the setup that can share their settings? I have acoustic and vocals running to the Bose. Thank you.Read More...
Hi, thanks for reaching out. I just completed my first live stream and used my T8 mixer. It worked pretty well. I say pretty well only because the signal was a little weak. I was instructed to work within the OBS system since the signal it sends to Youtube is the same as you would hear in a playback from OBS. That makes sense to me. I am going to work with it later this week and post my findings. I solved my initial problem when I purchased an updated/new MacBook Pro. My old one was more...Read More...
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Terrible sound coming from mixer

Hi, i work at a youth center and we recently bought a Tone match t8s mixer to use during this difficult time we find us self in. We connect the mixer with a USB 2.0 to our Mac. We get terrible static sound and distortion from the mixer. This problem is only on the output. We have tested with different cables and speakers/headphones same problem. I need help fixing this as fast as possible. I added a gitar recording we did with the mixer.Read More...
Hi Bjørn, Welcome to the Bose Portable PA Community. Congratulations! Please make sure your T8S is up to date. See T8S Firmware Update Instructions And here is a link to information that goes beyond the T8S Owner's Guide. T8S ToneMatch Mixer Does this help the noise? STRead More...
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Streaming Tutorial: Bose ToneMatch T4S & T8S Mixers Featured

Hi, Todd. When you play the T4S .wav files - is the volume too low? I don't have Garage Band, but I've just re-read your posts. Can you set the output level higher in Garage Band when you export to .wav files? What is in the other .wav files you are comparing to the files you get from the T4S? What is the content? If those files are pre-recorded content (backing tracks), they may have been recorded at a higher sampling rate. STRead More...
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