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Tonematch settings for vocal and guitar

Greetings, just purchased an L1/1S with Tonematch. Male vocalist/guitarist, covering singer/songwriter and classic rock, small to medium sized venues. I play a Taylor 714ce (with ES1) and AKG D5 mic. I'm using the Taylor preset (Grand Audit. strum) and the Audix VX5 (there's no D5 preset). I'm hoping someone can offer some advice regarding Tonematch settings, specifically EQ and effects. I like to use a little delay and/or reverb but don't want the "tinny" sound. Thanks much!Read More...

Proper Gain Staging

I ran across a Bose WiKi for gain staging. This is an informative read. Here is my dilemma. I have been recently told that it is better to have my speaker gained higher than my mixer. I will run you through every component in the system. Here is how I would typically "gain stage" : Serato Software running in stereo / / Serato auto-gain set to 92dB / / Serato Master Output set to 12 o'clock (All this has track VU and Master VU set right under clip in software) DDJ SR Channel Trim set so...Read More...
The Mackie actually serves a few functions. 1. Multiple inputs. I run 2 wireless mics and I run a secondary music source like phone tablet or computer..just in case my primary source malfunctions or I need to pull a song not in my library. 2. The Mackie increases the signal. The DDJ SR is bus powered therefore the output is underpowered. For example all gain set to 12 o'**** sounds lower when going straight from the DDJ SR. When the Mackie is added in and also set all to 12, the output is...Read More...
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Last Reply By DJ8X · First Unread Post

Speaker Placement

One of the reasons I bought into the Bose F1 system was because I wanted to eliminate speaker stands. My options were Bose L models (which I don't like because I'm a bass junkie), or the RCF Evox models. I went with the F1 because I was able to eliminate speaker stands AND rival my QSC rig (2 k12s and 1 KW181). I have concerns now that the integrated stand will not get the speakers up high enough as I am accustomed to. I don't want to put my 812s on stands because that is taking a step...Read More...

Flexile Array - J-shape not holding

Hi, One of my F1 doesn't hold the J-Shape anymore. When I push the bottom segment in it feels like the magnet is engaging but not enough to keep it in. It snaps right out again. Anyone any thoughts? ThanksRead More...
My demo model did the same, I fixed it into J shape and left it over the weekend, now it's perfect.Read More...
Last Reply By Faceman · First Unread Post

Instrument channel has little to no volume

We have been using the L1 compact system for a year or so with great results. We are a three piece, two guitars and a piano. We have been running vocals panned hard right from the mixer into the microphone channel and the instruments panned hard left into the instrument channel. I have recently noticed that to achieve a nice balance the instrument channel has to be 25% hotter than the vocal/mic channel. Today the instrument channel went out almost completely. It still has sound but it is...Read More...
Hi Joyof60, Thank you for joining the Bose Pro Portable PA Community. I'm sorry you're having a problem with Channel 2 on your L1® Compact. You've done some great troubleshooting. I think it's time to call Bose Support. If you're L1 Compact is less than 2 years old, you're probably covered under warranty. Bose® Product & Technical Support at (877) 335-2673 (U.S. and Canada only) Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

USB Cable for T1

Somewhere in our recent move, I've lost the USB cable for the T1. I'd like to load some new presets and need to get a new cable. Other than the "block end", is there anything special about the T1 USB cable? Does anyone have a place where they can be purchased? Thanks, DanRead More...
Thanks. I was thinking I used a cable from something else but couldn't remember. I'll find one somewhere. ThanksRead More...
Last Reply By KingBiscuit · First Unread Post

Instrument input

My LC 1 compact turns on and the mike works instantly. Must warm up about 10 minutes before the instrument input works. Not sure of the cause. Any ideas?Read More...
Hi Ted, I think it's time to call Bose Support. They're great. Bose® Product & Technical Support at (877) 335-2673 (U.S. and Canada only) Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Digital Crackling Noises

Thanks for getting back to me! Yes it looks like my firmware for the T1 is up to date. Darn that means its something else. I am getting rather loud digital distortion/crackle noises that come and go. Also, the over all output sounds distorted unless its kept at very low levels. I don't recall this being the case when I first got it last summer. I tried changing out the ethernet cable, no change. This is my set up. There is a lot to it but, here goes. I have a custom pedal board centered...Read More...
Hi Saffell, Thanks for the detailed description of your setup. The good news: If you just got your system last summer, you're system should be under warranty. I'm going to focus on this part. Let's try to isolate the problem. Connect an audio source with music to the T1 like this. Do you hear any distortion? Please let us know. Thanks, STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

How exactly do I update my Tonematch and firmware/powerstand?

Hi guys, this might be silly, but I just can't get seem to get the updater software nor the firmware updates installed properly. I can download the files, and the tells me where the extracted files are going to be put, but when I go in there and open the updater it defaults to .bos files and tells me there are no files of that type. Am I doing something that's wrong? I've been at this for ages and it just seems that the computer just doesn't want to recognise the Bose Components. Any help is...Read More...
Thanks for getting back to me! Yes it looks like my firmware for the T1 is up to date. Darn that means its something else. ... Please follow the link below to see a new discussion we created for you.Read More...
Last Reply By Saffell · First Unread Post

Distortion after few songs

Hello there, Strange thing started after few songs of play the system starts to sound like Distortion and it get worse. I have the following Mac book pro, Virtual DJ, denon MC 7000, bose l1 model 2 with bose tone match mixer. I did try to listen to songs on headphones directly connected to MacBook Pro while it was playing on Virtual DJ it sounded fine I didn’t listen to lots of songs and it could have sounded distortion. I turned off then turned on the entire system then turned back on and...Read More...
Thanks for the follow up. In my case I will be connecting denon MC 7000 controller to bose tone match so i guess same rules apply. Distortion could be from Mac book pro or controller still troubleshooting that issue.Read More...
Last Reply By SlamJam · First Unread Post

set up tone match to run sound from MacBook pro

I'm missing something simple. I am trying to run sound (from a powerpoint presentation from MacBook Pro through USB to Tone Match. Can I do this through USB or do I need to connect through headphone jack? I have only used the PA system once so I really don't know what I'm doing. Any help would be appreciated.Read More...
Hello John, You can do this through USB or by using the headphone output of the MacBook. The choice is yours. To use USB audio, simply make the connection with a USB cable between the T1 ToneMatch and the laptop. The laptop should see the T1 as a new audio device and automatically switch to it. (The computer doesn't actually care whether or not it's a Bose T1 - it just knows that there is a new USB audio device connected and begins using it.) Generally, you'll want to make the USB connection...Read More...
Last Reply By Nick-at-Bose · First Unread Post

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Tonematch settings for vocal and guitar

Greetings, just purchased an L1/1S with Tonematch. Male vocalist/guitarist, covering singer/songwriter and classic rock, small to medium sized venues. I play a Taylor 714ce (with ES1) and AKG D5 mic. I'm using the Taylor preset (Grand Audit. strum) and the Audix VX5 (there's no D5 preset). I'm hoping someone can offer some advice regarding Tonematch settings, specifically EQ and effects. I like to use a little delay and/or reverb but don't want the "tinny" sound. Thanks much!Read More...

Speaker Placement

One of the reasons I bought into the Bose F1 system was because I wanted to eliminate speaker stands. My options were Bose L models (which I don't like because I'm a bass junkie), or the RCF Evox models. I went with the F1 because I was able to eliminate speaker stands AND rival my QSC rig (2 k12s and 1 KW181). I have concerns now that the integrated stand will not get the speakers up high enough as I am accustomed to. I don't want to put my 812s on stands because that is taking a step...Read More...

Proper Gain Staging

I ran across a Bose WiKi for gain staging. This is an informative read. Here is my dilemma. I have been recently told that it is better to have my speaker gained higher than my mixer. I will run you through every component in the system. Here is how I would typically "gain stage" : Serato Software running in stereo / / Serato auto-gain set to 92dB / / Serato Master Output set to 12 o'clock (All this has track VU and Master VU set right under clip in software) DDJ SR Channel Trim set so...Read More...
The Mackie actually serves a few functions. 1. Multiple inputs. I run 2 wireless mics and I run a secondary music source like phone tablet or computer..just in case my primary source malfunctions or I need to pull a song not in my library. 2. The Mackie increases the signal. The DDJ SR is bus powered therefore the output is underpowered. For example all gain set to 12 o'**** sounds lower when going straight from the DDJ SR. When the Mackie is added in and also set all to 12, the output is...Read More...
Recently Added Photos/Videos
Last Reply By DJ8X · First Unread Post

Instrument channel has little to no volume

We have been using the L1 compact system for a year or so with great results. We are a three piece, two guitars and a piano. We have been running vocals panned hard right from the mixer into the microphone channel and the instruments panned hard left into the instrument channel. I have recently noticed that to achieve a nice balance the instrument channel has to be 25% hotter than the vocal/mic channel. Today the instrument channel went out almost completely. It still has sound but it is...Read More...
Hi Joyof60, Thank you for joining the Bose Pro Portable PA Community. I'm sorry you're having a problem with Channel 2 on your L1® Compact. You've done some great troubleshooting. I think it's time to call Bose Support. If you're L1 Compact is less than 2 years old, you're probably covered under warranty. Bose® Product & Technical Support at (877) 335-2673 (U.S. and Canada only) Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

USB Cable for T1

Somewhere in our recent move, I've lost the USB cable for the T1. I'd like to load some new presets and need to get a new cable. Other than the "block end", is there anything special about the T1 USB cable? Does anyone have a place where they can be purchased? Thanks, DanRead More...
Thanks. I was thinking I used a cable from something else but couldn't remember. I'll find one somewhere. ThanksRead More...
Last Reply By KingBiscuit · First Unread Post

Digital Crackling Noises

Thanks for getting back to me! Yes it looks like my firmware for the T1 is up to date. Darn that means its something else. I am getting rather loud digital distortion/crackle noises that come and go. Also, the over all output sounds distorted unless its kept at very low levels. I don't recall this being the case when I first got it last summer. I tried changing out the ethernet cable, no change. This is my set up. There is a lot to it but, here goes. I have a custom pedal board centered...Read More...
Hi Saffell, Thanks for the detailed description of your setup. The good news: If you just got your system last summer, you're system should be under warranty. I'm going to focus on this part. Let's try to isolate the problem. Connect an audio source with music to the T1 like this. Do you hear any distortion? Please let us know. Thanks, STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Instrument input

My LC 1 compact turns on and the mike works instantly. Must warm up about 10 minutes before the instrument input works. Not sure of the cause. Any ideas?Read More...
Hi Ted, I think it's time to call Bose Support. They're great. Bose® Product & Technical Support at (877) 335-2673 (U.S. and Canada only) Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post
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