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Microphones

Any opinion on vocal microphones , is it worth it to invest on a high end mic or keep using an sm58 wich is about a 100 dollars, I read that a high end mic only works well with a quality pa system, if someone had any experience with the neumman kms 105 , sennheisser 965 and had notice any different with the sm 58 or other less expensive mics please share your experience and opinions .Read More...
"the best way to know if a mic is perfect for you is to try it" That's sage advice. When I run sound, I carry what my peers call excessive, as I bring a wide variety of microphones to match to the voices. My wife's reaction to the SM58's made me branch out decades ago. The lead singer in our band was female and would move around to different microphones on the stage and eat them all. I owned and maintained all the sound gear. After a gig in Palm Springs one night, I ran hot water and dish...Read More...
Last Reply By Ric · First Unread Post

Channel 4/5 direct to Computer

Hi there I`m using channel 4/5 of the tone match to go direct into a computer I`ve managed to tweak things so I can use the channel volume (as well as the master ) but the trim pot is redundant and there is no visible signal coming through on the led meters is there a way to make the trim pot active in this instance ? as I dont want to overload the preamp and cause any unnecessary damage thanks in advance ! :-)Read More...
Hi Jerome, You are using a digital connection from the computer to the T1®. The signal does not pass through the analog input that is controlled by the Channel 4/5 trim control. That's why there is no activity on the (analog) signal LED and the trim control has no effect on the volume. There's no cause for concern. You can't overload the preamp or cause damage. Does that help? STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Suspected Weak Phantom Power on T1 Mixer

I have two large diaphragm microphones that work reliably with phantom power on a different mixer than the T1. One of the microphones (an older MXL V67 - black) works reliably with the T1 Bose Mixer. However, a newer MXL V67G HE (silver) intermittently drops in/out when connected to the T1 Bose Mixer. I've verified (via cord swapping and channel swapping) that cables and channel number do not affect behavior. It really feels like the T1 is not providing sufficient power for the new...Read More...
Hi Dan, This one is really hard to diagnose without putting a meter on the contacts of the XLR inputs. It sounds like it's time to contact Bose Support. Bose® Product & Technical Support at (877) 335-2673 (U.S. and Canada only) Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET Thanks, STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Basic S1 Set Up

I’ve been looking for a portable battery powered PA for small intimate gigs. I’ve been looking specifically at the Roland Street Cube EX. Now that we have the Bose S1 Pro thrown into the mix. I have a few questions. I’ve read many reviews on the S1. Seems a lot of folks are going through other amps, mixers and pedals before going to the S1. The use of these external devices add color to your final output, the speaker (S1 in this case). Also, most of these external devices need external...Read More...
I like the VE-8 because it gives me both a Harmonizer and Looper (as well as effects like Chorus or Echo) in one battery-powered pedal. It has a bunch of knobs rather than screens -- and I'm old school, I like that too. For a battery powered harmonizer option, you could also try the Boss VE-2 Vocal Harmonist. I have one of those but don't use it much. It sounds as good (maybe better) thank the VE-8 and has a larger on/off switch which I like. However, I don't like to take a lot of pedals to...Read More...
Last Reply By Archtop Eddy · First Unread Post

User scenes that can be edited

Just bought the new T4S mixer and I am only seeing 6 user scenes that I can edit. Updated firmware to 1.0.6 and still only have the 6 scenes. How do I get 10 editable scenes?Read More...
Hi Krafty, You're right, and correct on all counts. We are updating the manual, and other information online . STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post
This one goes out to presenters who are looking at the F1 system. If you think you might ever be in front of the system while using the mic you may want to look at a L1 Model 1S or Model II system. They are much better for this. At some of my DJ shows I teach line dancing... If I am using the F1 system I have to be very careful not to get close to the speakers. If I get even remotely close the 812 speakers will usually feedback rather badly. Just a tip.Read More...
Beta 58a run into my Denon X900 mixer... Mic up quite loud and I am standing facing the F1 812 tops about 10 feet out then turning to the side then facing away... teaching line four wall dances. From my experiences the L1 Mod. II works much better in these situations... so I use it instead.Read More...
Last Reply By jdbassentertainment.com · First Unread Post

Using a Kemper Profiling Amp (unpowered) through an L1 Model II

Hi everyone, very new L1 user (waiting for the delivery man to arrive with it from Andertons today). Ex-pro guitarist and singer playing blues in pubs and small clubs, mostly solo but occasionally with another singer/sax player or extra guitarist/singer. I need to run the Kemper into the T1 in stereo and still have space to run a wireless head mic and sometimes other player's mics. Anyone have experience of this and/or of using a Kemper with L1 Model ii? Cheers!Read More...
I mostly use my two gorgeous Patrick James Eggle hand-built custom electrics (pics in my profile) though I have various Strats, Tales, Les Paul, Flying V and Ibanez chaps, even a lovely Epi Casino. I tend toward Dumble and Fender profiles for chord work and fills but also use Marshall silver jubilee and Soldano lead profiles. I have a bunch of Michael Britt's profile packages too including the rather wonderful Colonial pack. How about you?Read More...
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Last Reply By Nigel Girling · First Unread Post

T8S settings for F1 System FOH

Hi people, I own BOSE F1 Systems and I plan to buy a T8S mixer. Would anyone explain step by step the T8S settings/tricks for F1 System FOH. I have never used BOSE Tonematch mixer before. I downloaded T8S manual but did not find use details with F1 Systems ThanksRead More...
Ok, thanks STRead More...
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Last Reply By vonjykely · First Unread Post

Low end performance of F1 subs

I do not have the pleasure of owning a Bose F1 system, but I am very interested in buying one. I've read plenty of blogs/reviews and I like what I have seen so far. But there is still one question I have that is keeping me from taking the leap. I will be using this sound for live application. It'll be for a 4 piece "tejano/conjunto" band (vocals, button accordion, guitar, bass, and drums). This style of music is driven strongly by the bass line and drums, mainly the kick drum. So in turn I'm...Read More...
I've run this vid through my F1 system. The system will do quite nice for your style of music.Read More...
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Last Reply By DJ8X · First Unread Post

T4S USB, ASIO support speed and latency

Dear Sirs, at the moment I'm using the T1 and now I just read about the T4S and its stereo capability which I highly appreciate and I'm thinking about switching to T4S. But there's another important point: has there also been any change on the USB implementation in terms of using it as a low latency USB audio interface for VST instruments? I.e. is there a native ASIO driver (not just ASIO4ALL)? What range of latency is possible presupposed the PC is powerful enough? And one more thing apart...Read More...
Hi ST, thanks very much for your fast answer. I'm going to use an Intel® NUC-Kit NUC6i7KYK which has an optical SPDIF and I think there are some Notebooks out there where their SPDIF is not explicitly mentioned on the website. I will do some more latency checks with my T1 and compare it to ASIO USB interfaces like Steinberg UR44 or RME Babyface. And I've one more question: when I'd use the T4S in a Mono situation, I've read the advice to pan all the inputs hard i.e. to right, which makes...Read More...
Last Reply By JFreyberger · First Unread Post

Can't get audio output on mic channel 2

Both instrument and mic on channel 1 work, but only the instrument works on channel 2. I can tell from the signal light that the mic input is receiving signals from my mic, but nothing is coming out of the speakers. I think I've tried everything imaginable in terms of volume knobs, switching cables, mics, etc., but the fact that the signal is going in (witnessed by the input light lighting up when I tap the mic) but not coming out has me worried that I'm going to have to take something...Read More...
Hi guyserking, I'm sorry those ideas didn't help. Please call Bose Support. They may have some service options for you. Bose® Product & Technical Support at (877) 335-2673 (U.S. and Canada only) Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET Thanks, STRead More...
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Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

T8S with One L1 Model II?

Hello! New to the forum. Hoping to find some answers! Recently, my bandmate and I purchased an L1 Model 2, B2 and a T4S mixer. It sounds great, but we needed more input capacity, so we have exchanged it and pre-ordered the T8S. However, I just read in the manual that the Ethercon port is NOT compatible with the L1 system/ Mono Ethercon connection like the T4S. Is it possible to use the T8S with a single L1 Model II? Can you just connect one of the XLR outs to the TRS input on the base of the...Read More...
Hi baboff, Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Congratulations on getting you T8S. I understand your English fine. You get the same quality either way. You're welcome! STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

T4S Question: DJ/Playback setting

For the DJ/Playback setting, under the reverb setting, under some scenes, why does it show MUTE and under other scenes allows you to control the reverb? Why can't I control the reverb on every scene setting?Read More...
Hi DMC, Press the middle button under the display (below where it says Muted ). That should open up the Mix and Bright options. Does that help? STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Connecting L1 (no tonematch) to soundcraft mixer

Should I be using a jack-to-jack instrument cable, or a speaker cable? Would XLR to jack be better? TIARead More...
Hi Trevor, Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Using a stereo mixer with an L1 ® General principles for connecting a stereo mixer to the mono input on your L1 ® . The inputs on the L1 ® Model 1S , L1 ® Model II , and the Compact Channel 2 ¼ inch jack are MONO. Check to see if your mixer has a MONO output. If it does, then use that. If your mixer does not have a mono output pan all your inputs to one side (e.g. LEFT) and take the LEFT output and connect that to your L1 ® .Read More...
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Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

B2 vs F1 sub

jdbassentertainment.com
I have recently compared the B2 with the F1 sub. I found the B2 to be a bit more punchy while the F1 sub had extended low frequencies... I can't decide which I like more. What is your take on the two subs?Read More...
I found the B2 powerful and not overly easy to tune. On the plus side it sits behind a grand piano using Crown PZM and I've had no issues with feedback. It would benefit by having the rocker switch replaced with an infinite attenuation dial. I set up 3 scenes -in all I needed the parametric eq to pull down a relatively narrow band of 140 -160 ...this is higher than usual -my personal taste and sound usually requires the reduction closer to 120 -depending on the scope of the bell curve can be...Read More...
Last Reply By Walter-Kemble · First Unread Post

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Channel 4/5 direct to Computer

Hi there I`m using channel 4/5 of the tone match to go direct into a computer I`ve managed to tweak things so I can use the channel volume (as well as the master ) but the trim pot is redundant and there is no visible signal coming through on the led meters is there a way to make the trim pot active in this instance ? as I dont want to overload the preamp and cause any unnecessary damage thanks in advance ! :-)Read More...
Hi Jerome, You are using a digital connection from the computer to the T1®. The signal does not pass through the analog input that is controlled by the Channel 4/5 trim control. That's why there is no activity on the (analog) signal LED and the trim control has no effect on the volume. There's no cause for concern. You can't overload the preamp or cause damage. Does that help? STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

T4S Question: DJ/Playback setting

For the DJ/Playback setting, under the reverb setting, under some scenes, why does it show MUTE and under other scenes allows you to control the reverb? Why can't I control the reverb on every scene setting?Read More...
Hi DMC, Press the middle button under the display (below where it says Muted ). That should open up the Mix and Bright options. Does that help? STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

T4S USB, ASIO support speed and latency

Dear Sirs, at the moment I'm using the T1 and now I just read about the T4S and its stereo capability which I highly appreciate and I'm thinking about switching to T4S. But there's another important point: has there also been any change on the USB implementation in terms of using it as a low latency USB audio interface for VST instruments? I.e. is there a native ASIO driver (not just ASIO4ALL)? What range of latency is possible presupposed the PC is powerful enough? And one more thing apart...Read More...
Hi ST, thanks very much for your fast answer. I'm going to use an Intel® NUC-Kit NUC6i7KYK which has an optical SPDIF and I think there are some Notebooks out there where their SPDIF is not explicitly mentioned on the website. I will do some more latency checks with my T1 and compare it to ASIO USB interfaces like Steinberg UR44 or RME Babyface. And I've one more question: when I'd use the T4S in a Mono situation, I've read the advice to pan all the inputs hard i.e. to right, which makes...Read More...
Last Reply By JFreyberger · First Unread Post

Connecting L1 (no tonematch) to soundcraft mixer

Should I be using a jack-to-jack instrument cable, or a speaker cable? Would XLR to jack be better? TIARead More...
Hi Trevor, Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Using a stereo mixer with an L1 ® General principles for connecting a stereo mixer to the mono input on your L1 ® . The inputs on the L1 ® Model 1S , L1 ® Model II , and the Compact Channel 2 ¼ inch jack are MONO. Check to see if your mixer has a MONO output. If it does, then use that. If your mixer does not have a mono output pan all your inputs to one side (e.g. LEFT) and take the LEFT output and connect that to your L1 ® .Read More...
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Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

T8S settings for F1 System FOH

Hi people, I own BOSE F1 Systems and I plan to buy a T8S mixer. Would anyone explain step by step the T8S settings/tricks for F1 System FOH. I have never used BOSE Tonematch mixer before. I downloaded T8S manual but did not find use details with F1 Systems ThanksRead More...
Ok, thanks STRead More...
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Last Reply By vonjykely · First Unread Post

Feedback from in front of 812 tops

jdbassentertainment.com
This one goes out to presenters who are looking at the F1 system. If you think you might ever be in front of the system while using the mic you may want to look at a L1 Model 1S or Model II system. They are much better for this. At some of my DJ shows I teach line dancing... If I am using the F1 system I have to be very careful not to get close to the speakers. If I get even remotely close the 812 speakers will usually feedback rather badly. Just a tip.Read More...
Beta 58a run into my Denon X900 mixer... Mic up quite loud and I am standing facing the F1 812 tops about 10 feet out then turning to the side then facing away... teaching line four wall dances. From my experiences the L1 Mod. II works much better in these situations... so I use it instead.Read More...
Last Reply By jdbassentertainment.com · First Unread Post

B2 vs F1 sub

jdbassentertainment.com
I have recently compared the B2 with the F1 sub. I found the B2 to be a bit more punchy while the F1 sub had extended low frequencies... I can't decide which I like more. What is your take on the two subs?Read More...
I found the B2 powerful and not overly easy to tune. On the plus side it sits behind a grand piano using Crown PZM and I've had no issues with feedback. It would benefit by having the rocker switch replaced with an infinite attenuation dial. I set up 3 scenes -in all I needed the parametric eq to pull down a relatively narrow band of 140 -160 ...this is higher than usual -my personal taste and sound usually requires the reduction closer to 120 -depending on the scope of the bell curve can be...Read More...
Last Reply By Walter-Kemble · First Unread Post

Battery Check

Just received the S1 Pro and battery, but I don't seem to be able to get a reading on the remaining battery power. It has charged for about an hour (not fully charged yet). I unplugged and ran my mic through it and everything seems to be working fine. But, when I press the bluetooth button twice as indicated to check the battery nothing happens. When I turn it on I am getting 3 blinks; not sure if this indicates charge level but using the bluetooth button to check power does not seem to be...Read More...
Thanks ST. I did read through all the material prior to set up. I just figured out what I had missed. Bluetooth must be on to check the battery level using the bluetooth button. Common sense I guess, but I do not remember reading that in the manual. Thanks again. KevinRead More...
Last Reply By fearless · First Unread Post

Basic S1 Set Up

I’ve been looking for a portable battery powered PA for small intimate gigs. I’ve been looking specifically at the Roland Street Cube EX. Now that we have the Bose S1 Pro thrown into the mix. I have a few questions. I’ve read many reviews on the S1. Seems a lot of folks are going through other amps, mixers and pedals before going to the S1. The use of these external devices add color to your final output, the speaker (S1 in this case). Also, most of these external devices need external...Read More...
I like the VE-8 because it gives me both a Harmonizer and Looper (as well as effects like Chorus or Echo) in one battery-powered pedal. It has a bunch of knobs rather than screens -- and I'm old school, I like that too. For a battery powered harmonizer option, you could also try the Boss VE-2 Vocal Harmonist. I have one of those but don't use it much. It sounds as good (maybe better) thank the VE-8 and has a larger on/off switch which I like. However, I don't like to take a lot of pedals to...Read More...
Last Reply By Archtop Eddy · First Unread Post

Big weekend for the S1 Pro!

jdbassentertainment.com
I used the S1 Pro systems last weekend and got amazing results! First for a Sport and Recreation Show (2 day event) the first day I used three S1 Pros (see first picture) I had two up way high and one lower... I was responsible for making all announcements and playing background music... to be heard through out the whole space... I was told the three S1 Pros where too loud! So... on day two I did the decided ti give a single S1 a whirl... it worked!!! That's right, one S1 Pro about 9' in the...Read More...
Always nice to see these reports and how everything is faring with the S1 Pro. Saturday the 28th will be my first BIG test with it outdoors. I will be playing the Knoxville Earthfest Celebration and Festival for Earth Day....and attendance is between 5-6000 throughout the day. All entertainment has NO power source available. Everything is acoustic and as far as I know I am the only one who will have any amplified sound. There will be video for sure for my own evaluations and I will certainly...Read More...
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