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Tell us what instrument and microphones you use

In order to make sure we are delivering new ToneMatch presets that meet your needs we would love to gain additional insight into what instruments and microphones you currently use or plan to use with the L1(tm) system and T1 ToneMatch(tm) audio engine. I'm setting up this discussion as a way to capture this information. Please reply and let us know. I look forward to hearing from you. CraigRead More...
I'd like to see a Shure Beta 98H/C preset. I play a Deering Golden Era banjo and use this mic as a clip-on mic. I like the fact I can use as wireless or wired. I've swapped out the supercardioid capsule with the 110 and its perfect. I have recently purchased a new-to-me 1986 Dobro 5-string for a different sound. I've been experimenting and have a found nice place to park this mic, just above the biscuit bridge, pretty stable. I place the mic into the sound hole for a more woody tone. Thanks,...Read More...
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Technical support

I am looking for someone to help me learn more about getting the best sound out of my Tonematch mixer. I feel fortunate for all of the info I have gained on this forum but would really like to speak to someone in person as I am a visual learner. That being said, does anyone know of a music/audio shop with a staff person that is well experienced and knowledgeable with Bose equipment? Or a dedicated Bose support team that is physically accessible to Bose customers? I am in the Ottawa area but...Read More...
Hi Oldghm, I agree the L1 Compact and S1 Pro are similar in many respects. The ToneMatch mixers are different. The ToneMatch mixers have zEQ broken into three bands: Low, Mid, High. The L1 Compact and S1 Pro have tone controls for Bass, Treble. We can't map the functionality of the ToneMatch mixers' zEQ to the the L1 Compact and S1 Pro tone controls. They do similar but different things. To get the fine-grained control of a ToneMatch mixer, you have to connect one to the L1 Compact or S1...Read More...
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Presets for Yamaha Electro Acoustics

I'm about to take delivery of a Yamaha AC5R Electro Acoustic Guitar. I'm a long time Yamaha player and L1 user and it has always frustrated me that we can't get T1 presets for the most recent Yamaha guitars. My other Yamaha acoustic is an APX20D. I've tried various Taylor and Martin presets but nothing quite hits the spot. Come on Bose, lets have some love for the Yamaha players out there!Read More...
Hi steview22, Please drop a note in the Tell us what instrument and microphones you use discussion about the Yamaha AC5R Electro Acoustic Guitar. Thank you. STRead More...
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How can I control two separate master outputs on the Tonematch 8?

Our four piece classic rock band is performing for a local variety show. We play a 50 min preshow set and then turn around and become the pit band to accompany the chorus and play walk offs etc. I'm using my TM8 for 3 vocals, guitar, bass, keys, and Roland E-drums (7 inputs). For the preshow we need to hear our vocals without any latency/delay that we get through the auditorium mains. So I ran the left main XLR out to two wedges hooked up in series. By doing that, we were able to produce the...Read More...
Thanks for the quick responses! You've provided several options for me to work with. Much appreciated.Read More...
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Tablets on Stage

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Happy New Year! With the recent activity in Is Your Repertoire Defined by Your Memory? ( latest posts ) I wanted to check in on what you are using for technology on stage. I'm still using my Surface Tablets as I described in a previous discussion Microsoft Surface 2 Pro and original Surface RT. --∈∞ΘΞ Please click the picture for more details ΞΘ∞∋-- Gear I got the Surface 2 Pro and use it when I'm creating content, writing, drawing, making annotations. I still have the original Surface RT...Read More...
Hi ST, Interesting post, but just about what I've come to expect from many today. Music streaming instead of having a look through ones collection to see what you fancy listening to. Music being created on computers rather than using instruments that you can take into a forest and play your favourite songs. Those are just 2 examples. Don't get me wrong here. I think that all tastes should be catered for. However, some of them I will go out of my way to avoid if possible. Many songs I could...Read More...
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S1 Pro Aux Input for Guitar‎‎

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If you have two microphones and you want to connect a guitar too - here's something to try. S1 Pro Aux Input for Guitar ‎‎ STRead More...
@ST - A few minutes ago (I hadn't seen your message above) I went digging into a box where I keep my cables. Lo and behold, I found a cable that I acquired eons ago - twin 1/4" TS to a stereo 1/8" jack. I think I got this to connect an electronic keyboard to something ... don't remember what. Anyway, this is a fairly heavy duty cable and 6' long ... perfect for the guitar. I plugged it into the S1 and it's perfect. It does exactly what I want. So here's the benefit to me: I like playing the...Read More...
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Connecting a phantom powered condenser mic to to Yamaha Tyros 5

I have a Yamaha Tyros 5 that I run thru the Bose T1 tone match. The Keyboard has an XLR mic connection with no phantom power. I would like to use a condenser mic that needs phantom power. I would love to record using the harmonies on the keyboard. Now is it possible to connect and run the mic thru the input on Ch 1 with phantom power on the T1 tone match and run the out from ch1 to the keyboard would that work ? cheers! MalRead More...
Hi Mal, Thanks for coming back to tell us the T1 Preamp worked with the Tyros 5 microphone input. Enjoy the music! ST PS - We have a new article ToneMatch Mixer Phantom Power to Tyros 5 Microphone InputRead More...
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T8S carry case/bag?

I am expecting delivery of the T8S this week. What are you using to protect it during transport? I know it comes with a plastic cover, but so does the T1. But the T1 also has a canvas cover to protect it. It doesn’t look like the T8S has that. Why? What are T8S users using? I’m concerned about banging/scratching it up when traveling to gigs and practice. Is Bose planning to design a cover? I’d appreciate any ideas others have. Thanks, DaveRead More...
Hi rory conway, No word yet. I'll post an announcement here when the time comes. Thanks for asking. STRead More...
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Mobile DJ use - signal clipping and distorted bass

Hello Bose Community, I'm a hobbyist mobile DJ, mostly playing at house parties, villas, sailing boats and afterparties of tech conferences around Amsterdam. The music is bass-heavy, e.g. techno, many kinds of house etc. I'm using Traktor Kontrol Z1 as my mixer interface, running audio from my laptop, mixed in Traktor Pro 3. My secondary interface is Traktor Audio 2. I've been owning Bose S1 Pro system for almost 6 months now, and I enjoy using it for practice sessions at home and small...Read More...
The link below details connecting a Bose S1 Pro to a Behringer B1200d subwoofer. By using the high pass crossover on the sub you are limiting the low frequencies sent to the S1 Pro, that should help with clipping / overdriving you S1 Pro. The concepts outlined in the article should apply to most small subs. https://toonz.ca/bose/wiki/ind...B1200D_Pro_Subwoofer Lack of AC power... a small gas or propane inverter generator could provide you with the clean power needed to run your system. They...Read More...
Last Reply By Harry · First Unread Post

Should i consider buying a used Bose L1 model 2 with ToneMatch

Hi, i have owned a Bose L1 compact for several years and really like it, uses it to play recorded music. I now have a chance to play at a regular event that consist of 200 to 300 people in a big hall. I am looking at buying a Bose L1 model 2 but find it expensive. My question is, what is the life expectancy of those system, should i consider buying a used one? Thanks, HubRead More...
My Model 2 has about 2000 gigs on it since 2007. Works like new, but still use my Classic when need a bit more volume without compression kicking inRead More...
Last Reply By tomdavisdotcom · First Unread Post
Hi guys Just a brief question. Should there be a small drop off in sound (5-10%) between the combo jack inputs (1-3) and line inputs 4/5 on the Tone match mixer. I was doing up settings on my Nylon stringed guitar and noticed a difference when I took it from input (2 in this case) and put it into 4/5 The trims, channel volume and master volume were the same on both and both channels were setup identically (same preset, eq, delay, compression reverb etc) Thanks as always! KevinRead More...
Sorry for the late reply! Thanks that's perfect! It was something I was always just curious about. Appreciate the quick response as always! Best Regards KevinRead More...
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F1 Subwoofer Bag from Bose

I feel pretty dumb here trying to get this cover on the best way. Is there supposed to be a top or bottom? Mine is missing the cutout for the handle on one end, which makes it super awkward to carry, so still can't figure out what the best way to put this thing on. This is the authorized genuine Bose cover.Read More...
Thanks for your quick reply Smitty much appreciated i can breath easy now 😉 cheers JeromeRead More...
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How can I control two separate master outputs on the Tonematch 8?

Our four piece classic rock band is performing for a local variety show. We play a 50 min preshow set and then turn around and become the pit band to accompany the chorus and play walk offs etc. I'm using my TM8 for 3 vocals, guitar, bass, keys, and Roland E-drums (7 inputs). For the preshow we need to hear our vocals without any latency/delay that we get through the auditorium mains. So I ran the left main XLR out to two wedges hooked up in series. By doing that, we were able to produce the...Read More...
Thanks for the quick responses! You've provided several options for me to work with. Much appreciated.Read More...
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Last Reply By Rotnick · First Unread Post

Should i consider buying a used Bose L1 model 2 with ToneMatch

Hi, i have owned a Bose L1 compact for several years and really like it, uses it to play recorded music. I now have a chance to play at a regular event that consist of 200 to 300 people in a big hall. I am looking at buying a Bose L1 model 2 but find it expensive. My question is, what is the life expectancy of those system, should i consider buying a used one? Thanks, HubRead More...
My Model 2 has about 2000 gigs on it since 2007. Works like new, but still use my Classic when need a bit more volume without compression kicking inRead More...
Last Reply By tomdavisdotcom · First Unread Post

Mobile DJ use - signal clipping and distorted bass

Hello Bose Community, I'm a hobbyist mobile DJ, mostly playing at house parties, villas, sailing boats and afterparties of tech conferences around Amsterdam. The music is bass-heavy, e.g. techno, many kinds of house etc. I'm using Traktor Kontrol Z1 as my mixer interface, running audio from my laptop, mixed in Traktor Pro 3. My secondary interface is Traktor Audio 2. I've been owning Bose S1 Pro system for almost 6 months now, and I enjoy using it for practice sessions at home and small...Read More...
The link below details connecting a Bose S1 Pro to a Behringer B1200d subwoofer. By using the high pass crossover on the sub you are limiting the low frequencies sent to the S1 Pro, that should help with clipping / overdriving you S1 Pro. The concepts outlined in the article should apply to most small subs. https://toonz.ca/bose/wiki/ind...B1200D_Pro_Subwoofer Lack of AC power... a small gas or propane inverter generator could provide you with the clean power needed to run your system. They...Read More...
Last Reply By Harry · First Unread Post

Mixer - Mic preset

Is there a department, office or contact we can send mic preset requests to? I am looking at buying an Ehrlund EHR-H microphone as it’s spec is out of this world. Would love to have a preset that got the best out of it.Read More...
Hi ScubaBadger, I did see that specification. I didn't see any of the reviews suggesting a practical benefit to having a frequency response beyond 20 kHz . So I didn't give it a lot of thought. I know that some of the gear at my place has a frequency response well beyond 20 kHz. That doesn't help with anything I need to do and in some cases it creates issues in the digital domain (inaudible noise that consumes resources to manage). If you try out the Ehrlund EHR-H microphone please tell us...Read More...
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Wireless mic feedback

Having issues with our 2 L1 model 2 Pa speakers in an outdoor amphitheater setting and our Pastor's audio technica wireless over ear mics with feedback. The speakers are about 20 feet on either side of him and turned slightly away. His speaking position is at the bottom of the amphitheater. And help or ideas would be appreciated.Read More...
Hi Gibby, Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Welcome. Thank you for including the picture. That was helpful. Are there two microphones? Please give us a link to the owners manual or specifications for the microphone(s). It sounds like the microphones are omnidirectional, and that could be contributing to the problem. Please refer to the owners manual for the microphone(s) to ensure they are positioned correctly (as close as possible to the Pastor's mouth). You may have to...Read More...
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Connecting a phantom powered condenser mic to to Yamaha Tyros 5

I have a Yamaha Tyros 5 that I run thru the Bose T1 tone match. The Keyboard has an XLR mic connection with no phantom power. I would like to use a condenser mic that needs phantom power. I would love to record using the harmonies on the keyboard. Now is it possible to connect and run the mic thru the input on Ch 1 with phantom power on the T1 tone match and run the out from ch1 to the keyboard would that work ? cheers! MalRead More...
Hi Mal, Thanks for coming back to tell us the T1 Preamp worked with the Tyros 5 microphone input. Enjoy the music! ST PS - We have a new article ToneMatch Mixer Phantom Power to Tyros 5 Microphone InputRead More...
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