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2nd. S1 Pro.....couple of questions.

theonemanband
So, after 6 months of using my S1 Pro for small intimate style gigs and street/outdoor performances, I have just purchased a second and plan use both as a full PA., linked together with my one active sub-bass (Samson Auro DS1200 for the heavy duty signals). I currently drive the sub and the the tops (2 x Yamaha DXR10's in series) separately and independently with the left and right channels of my mixer, using the channel pan controls (after setting each channel EQ), to adjust the overall mix...Read More...
So, first gig, cabled up as above, Mixer Channel one - Active Sub........... Mixer Channel two - S1 tops [2xS1 daisy chained in series]. Not very successful, found it difficult to balance the tops. The XLR inputs on the S1 seem partularly hot and the TRS line out to the 2nd. S1 is post mix, resulting in constant clipping at the desired volume level. 2nd gig, different story; cabled up the “normal” way....... mixer channels# 1+2 > sub inputs# 1+2 > sub outputs# 1+2 > S1 Pro’s left...Read More...
Last Reply By theonemanband · First Unread Post

Is F1 Sub really necessary for my venue

The dimension of my venue (L x W x H) is 60 x 23 x 11 feet, and that of the stage (L x W) is 11 x 23 feet for Live Band House of Worship (acoustic guitar, electric bass, acoustic drums, keyboard, 4 vocals). Recently, I checked with vendor about F1 812 implementation, they recommended us to add F1 812 top without sub. Therefore, I doubted if F1 812 sub is really important in my venue for live band application. Does F1 812 top without sub enable to deliver deep enough bass? Do you have any ...Read More...
My opinion on this is, it depends. The 812s do an amazing job on handling the low end with the eq in full range mode. Very impressive. I own a pair of the subs as well but I’ve done gigs and just left the subs at home for smaller venues or quieter gigs. I also use only the 812s for rehearsal. It’s hard to sort of visualize the size of a room just from dimensions but my guess is that you could get away with a pair of 812s in a room that size. It’s nice to have the extra bit of headroom that...Read More...
Last Reply By Litesnsirens · First Unread Post

Need to connect pc to L1 compact tonematch VIA yamaha MG10XU

Hi Bose, I need to connect my pc to a yamaha MG10XU mixer with a L1 compact tonematch as output. I have currently connected it with the mixer using an USB-A to USB-B cable. From the mixer to the L1 compact system, I am using a minijack to phono cable from the left monitor out (mixer) to the phono channel on the L1. I fear that this might be terribly wrong even though it seems to work. Lately I have been hearing an intermittent buzz when playing audio on the computer with L1 as the speaker as...Read More...
No worries, Alexander, glad to help. If you're power supply is failing (judging by your order of a new Seasonic), then that could very well be the issue, especially if it's a recent development after no previous issues. Good luck! JeffRead More...
Last Reply By Jeff K · First Unread Post

T4S FX & CH MUTE notifications

Is there a way to get rid of the constant notification of the FX MUTE and CH MUTE being on? It blocks the text on the screen and it's really annoying and messy. I don't use the FX on the tonematch so the FX MUTE is always in my way of seeing what is on each screen. HELP!Read More...
Hi Jocelyn, The CH Mute and FX Mute messages go away as soon as you touch any control that changes the display. That's not permanent though, and I understand it can be annoying. Most people use the FX Mute on a microphone channel when they want to speak with their audience, without effects, or when A/B testing the sound with/out effects. If you just want to turn off all the effects on a channel (not switching them off and back on), you can eliminate the FX Mute message by Bypassing the...Read More...
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Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Brilliant

Hi Gang My new S1 Pro was delivered yesterday and I used it for the first time today. I did a care home just outside Canterbury and although it isn't a huge room it is a fair size with around 40 residents joining in. I thought I'd use the S1 at it's most basic ie; on the floor pointed upwards as in busking and although I was quite pleased with the sound for future use I intend to pop it on a stand. I spent the last year and a half with the L1 Compact right near me and when it is fully...Read More...
Hi Mate I looked inside the pole mount and saw the pin you describe, then I tried the S1 in various positions, I could hear the built in EQ engaging. For me I didn't notice any distortion from the pole elevation but then my backing tracks are not very "busy" and as I specialize in old 50's/60's stuff I'm not going to be cranking the S1 enough to create any issues. Interestingly and probably just a personal opinion but for me I actually preferred the EQ combination with the S1 tilted at floor...Read More...
Last Reply By Geoff · First Unread Post

Which DAW works best with my T8S?

I figured out how to work my T8S with Audacity, but that format only allows one track at a time. I need a DAW that allows two tracks to be recorded from two different sources, such as a Karaoke software and a mic input from my T8S. I've downloaded several but am having difficulty getting them to recognize the Tonematch sources. Any ideas? kenRead More...
Hi kbtiii, Please let us know what you discover. I'm sure it will be helpful to others in the future. Thanks, STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Using an S1 Pro with L1 Mark 1

I recently purchased an L1 mark 1 (used) and was so impressed with it that I also bought an S1 Pro. The S1 Pro is amazing but not up to the challenge of some of the venues I play. I have been considering a Tonematch and possibly upgrading to a L1 mark 2. In the meantime would it make sense to use my S1 Pro as a mixer/feeder for the L1, using the reverb and tonematch of the S1 Pro. If so, what would be the cable to use and how would I best set it up? I use backing tracks from a laptop, a...Read More...
Very helpful information ST. I shall set it up today with a standard cable. Many thanksRead More...
Last Reply By Ocheye · First Unread Post

TC-Helicon Play Acoustic mix issues when using Headrush Gigboard through Tonematch

Hello! We are having some issues with our sound since we have added the Headrush Gigboard guitar effects modeler. Which is a very cool device by the way. We have a L1S, B2 bass, and Tonematch sound engine(the older one with 3 combo XLR/1/4"). We have a TC-Helicon Play Acoustic that we hook up both vocal and acoustic guitar too. Vocal output goes to input 1 and guitar output to input 2 on Tonematch, both using XLR cables and set to Bypass on the Tonematch. My Roland TD-30 drum kit is...Read More...
Well, it definitely was a gain staging issue. Thanks so much for your help in this matter! We had a small bonfire gig this past weekend and I was able to dial in the sound. The Headrush gigboard sounds awesome through it!Read More...
Last Reply By kimmccl · First Unread Post

Positioning of Compact + dig. piano/vocals

Hi, Tomorrow my brandnew Compact (+ a T4S) will be delivered :-) I will set it up in my living room first. I will appreciate any advice from this amazing and supportive community regarding how to position the Compact in relation to me sitting at my digital piano with a mic in front of me for vocals. Room size is 5m x 5m, ceiling height is 3m. My gut feeling was to place the Compact in a corner (at least 50cm away from the walls) and put the piano right at the center of the room, about 2-3m...Read More...
Try performance configurations and get used to how they sound? For instance, in a house concert or small venue you would often be placed against one wall and may have to run the compact sitting to one side of you with the speakers aligned with the microphone facing the audience. There is lots of sidewash with these Bose systems so you should get a enough sound to monitor with when it's placed next to you... I'm not sure I'd put it in a corner though.Read More...
Last Reply By Chet 3 · First Unread Post

Is Vertical Dispersion of F1 812 40° V (C-position)

Refer to the attached diagram from Bose official user manual, I tried to measure their angles personally by angle ruler, but I found these should be 80 degree totally instead of 40. In your experience, is 40 degree of vertical dispersion true? if not, what is your measured value?Read More...
It doesn't matter. Regarding the vertical dispersion, I just want to highlight that the image looks misleading. If it is 40 degree, the coverage line specially for C should be narrow instead of wide.Read More...
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Last Reply By KT · First Unread Post

S1 Pro Battery included and S1 Pro Backpack for early adopters. May 10 2018

ST
To our valued Bose S1 Pro system customers. Since the introduction of the S1 Pro multi-position PA system four months ago we heard from you, our customers, on how the S1 Pro was meant to be portable, and truly portable by today's standards is equivalent to "without AC power". For this reason we made a change to the S1 Pro product. Starting today (May 10, 2018), the S1 Pro now ships standard with the S1 Battery Pack included and pre-installed. We heard your feedback and are thrilled to make...Read More...
Hi Everyone, Here's the latest news. For All Regions: If you have placed your claim for the backpack, you haven't received it, and it's been more than 12 weeks please send an email to support@bose.com with the following information. Subject: Bose S1 Pro Backpack Claim Your full name Email Address where you received the acknowledgment of the claim Address Phone number S1 Pro System serial number(s) from the bottom of your S1 Pro system(s) Please attach the email you received acknowledging...Read More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post
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Can F1 812 deliver a consistent SPL of Vertical Coverage for Speech Application

The dimension of my venue (L x W x H) is 50 x 20 x 10 feet, and that of the stage (L x W) is 10 x 20 feet for Live Band House of Worship (acoustic guitar, electric bass, acoustic drums, keyboard, 4 vocals) and Speech. Regarding the vertical converge of TWO F1 812 without Sub, I am not worried about the performance in live band scenario, but I am still worried about that in Speech scenario. Therefore, I worked out a section diagram of the case for your reference. If I want these F1 812...Read More...
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Can I run a small mixer into the S1 pro

I'm in a duo with two vocals and a guitar. Can I use a small mixer to add inputs to the S1 Pro?Read More...
This is the most common article this Hawai'i kine musician gets blocked by Bose web bots, @robc robc14. I run my entire band through a single Bose S1 using a single Behringer Xenix 1002B battery powered mixer without zero flaws, @CityFolk , Tune up your vocals, or die on da vine, brudduh!Read More...
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Last Reply By Ric · First Unread Post

connexion micros statique sur tonematch

j'ai l'intention de connecter 2 micros statiques modèle Shure SM81 LC sur mes tonematch, mais je ne les vois pas dans le choix de micros proposés. Quelle est la meilleure sélection et réglages à faire pour ce type de micros ?. Cordialement, ChristianRead More...
Hi Christian, Welcome to the Bose Portable PA Community. I looked up the Shure SM81 LC This appears to best suited to recording or capturing the sounds of a musical instrument. How are you using it? (What instrument)? Thanks, STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Can the Compact connect to a T4S at all?

Hello everybody, I‘m about to order my very first L1 Compact (I‘m quite excited, of course!), and I already have an offer from my dealer for a bundle consisting of a Compact plus a T4S. The idea is to use it at gigs of my fellow musician (guitar + vocals) and myself (digital piano + mic) in small venues (20 to 50 people), or even in living rooms, with just 4 or 5 guests. However, after reading a bit about the T4S just now, I wonder if I can use/connect the T4S with a Compact at all? The...Read More...
Hi ST, pleasure as always. TonyRead More...
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Need to connect pc to L1 compact tonematch VIA yamaha MG10XU

Hi Bose, I need to connect my pc to a yamaha MG10XU mixer with a L1 compact tonematch as output. I have currently connected it with the mixer using an USB-A to USB-B cable. From the mixer to the L1 compact system, I am using a minijack to phono cable from the left monitor out (mixer) to the phono channel on the L1. I fear that this might be terribly wrong even though it seems to work. Lately I have been hearing an intermittent buzz when playing audio on the computer with L1 as the speaker as...Read More...
No worries, Alexander, glad to help. If you're power supply is failing (judging by your order of a new Seasonic), then that could very well be the issue, especially if it's a recent development after no previous issues. Good luck! JeffRead More...
Last Reply By Jeff K · First Unread Post

T4S FX & CH MUTE notifications

Is there a way to get rid of the constant notification of the FX MUTE and CH MUTE being on? It blocks the text on the screen and it's really annoying and messy. I don't use the FX on the tonematch so the FX MUTE is always in my way of seeing what is on each screen. HELP!Read More...
Hi Jocelyn, The CH Mute and FX Mute messages go away as soon as you touch any control that changes the display. That's not permanent though, and I understand it can be annoying. Most people use the FX Mute on a microphone channel when they want to speak with their audience, without effects, or when A/B testing the sound with/out effects. If you just want to turn off all the effects on a channel (not switching them off and back on), you can eliminate the FX Mute message by Bypassing the...Read More...
Recently Added Photos/Videos
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Positioning of Compact + dig. piano/vocals

Hi, Tomorrow my brandnew Compact (+ a T4S) will be delivered :-) I will set it up in my living room first. I will appreciate any advice from this amazing and supportive community regarding how to position the Compact in relation to me sitting at my digital piano with a mic in front of me for vocals. Room size is 5m x 5m, ceiling height is 3m. My gut feeling was to place the Compact in a corner (at least 50cm away from the walls) and put the piano right at the center of the room, about 2-3m...Read More...
Try performance configurations and get used to how they sound? For instance, in a house concert or small venue you would often be placed against one wall and may have to run the compact sitting to one side of you with the speakers aligned with the microphone facing the audience. There is lots of sidewash with these Bose systems so you should get a enough sound to monitor with when it's placed next to you... I'm not sure I'd put it in a corner though.Read More...
Last Reply By Chet 3 · First Unread Post

Using an S1 Pro with L1 Mark 1

I recently purchased an L1 mark 1 (used) and was so impressed with it that I also bought an S1 Pro. The S1 Pro is amazing but not up to the challenge of some of the venues I play. I have been considering a Tonematch and possibly upgrading to a L1 mark 2. In the meantime would it make sense to use my S1 Pro as a mixer/feeder for the L1, using the reverb and tonematch of the S1 Pro. If so, what would be the cable to use and how would I best set it up? I use backing tracks from a laptop, a...Read More...
Very helpful information ST. I shall set it up today with a standard cable. Many thanksRead More...
Last Reply By Ocheye · First Unread Post

Is Vertical Dispersion of F1 812 40° V (C-position)

Refer to the attached diagram from Bose official user manual, I tried to measure their angles personally by angle ruler, but I found these should be 80 degree totally instead of 40. In your experience, is 40 degree of vertical dispersion true? if not, what is your measured value?Read More...
It doesn't matter. Regarding the vertical dispersion, I just want to highlight that the image looks misleading. If it is 40 degree, the coverage line specially for C should be narrow instead of wide.Read More...
Recently Added Photos/Videos
Last Reply By KT · First Unread Post

Can F1 812 deliver a consistent SPL of Vertical Coverage for Speech Application

The dimension of my venue (L x W x H) is 50 x 20 x 10 feet, and that of the stage (L x W) is 10 x 20 feet for Live Band House of Worship (acoustic guitar, electric bass, acoustic drums, keyboard, 4 vocals) and Speech. Regarding the vertical converge of TWO F1 812 without Sub, I am not worried about the performance in live band scenario, but I am still worried about that in Speech scenario. Therefore, I worked out a section diagram of the case for your reference. If I want these F1 812...Read More...
Recently Added Photos/Videos

2nd. S1 Pro.....couple of questions.

theonemanband
So, after 6 months of using my S1 Pro for small intimate style gigs and street/outdoor performances, I have just purchased a second and plan use both as a full PA., linked together with my one active sub-bass (Samson Auro DS1200 for the heavy duty signals). I currently drive the sub and the the tops (2 x Yamaha DXR10's in series) separately and independently with the left and right channels of my mixer, using the channel pan controls (after setting each channel EQ), to adjust the overall mix...Read More...
So, first gig, cabled up as above, Mixer Channel one - Active Sub........... Mixer Channel two - S1 tops [2xS1 daisy chained in series]. Not very successful, found it difficult to balance the tops. The XLR inputs on the S1 seem partularly hot and the TRS line out to the 2nd. S1 is post mix, resulting in constant clipping at the desired volume level. 2nd gig, different story; cabled up the “normal” way....... mixer channels# 1+2 > sub inputs# 1+2 > sub outputs# 1+2 > S1 Pro’s left...Read More...
Last Reply By theonemanband · First Unread Post

connexion micros statique sur tonematch

j'ai l'intention de connecter 2 micros statiques modèle Shure SM81 LC sur mes tonematch, mais je ne les vois pas dans le choix de micros proposés. Quelle est la meilleure sélection et réglages à faire pour ce type de micros ?. Cordialement, ChristianRead More...
Hi Christian, Welcome to the Bose Portable PA Community. I looked up the Shure SM81 LC This appears to best suited to recording or capturing the sounds of a musical instrument. How are you using it? (What instrument)? Thanks, STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Brilliant

Hi Gang My new S1 Pro was delivered yesterday and I used it for the first time today. I did a care home just outside Canterbury and although it isn't a huge room it is a fair size with around 40 residents joining in. I thought I'd use the S1 at it's most basic ie; on the floor pointed upwards as in busking and although I was quite pleased with the sound for future use I intend to pop it on a stand. I spent the last year and a half with the L1 Compact right near me and when it is fully...Read More...
Hi Mate I looked inside the pole mount and saw the pin you describe, then I tried the S1 in various positions, I could hear the built in EQ engaging. For me I didn't notice any distortion from the pole elevation but then my backing tracks are not very "busy" and as I specialize in old 50's/60's stuff I'm not going to be cranking the S1 enough to create any issues. Interestingly and probably just a personal opinion but for me I actually preferred the EQ combination with the S1 tilted at floor...Read More...
Last Reply By Geoff · First Unread Post

Can I run a small mixer into the S1 pro

I'm in a duo with two vocals and a guitar. Can I use a small mixer to add inputs to the S1 Pro?Read More...
This is the most common article this Hawai'i kine musician gets blocked by Bose web bots, @robc robc14. I run my entire band through a single Bose S1 using a single Behringer Xenix 1002B battery powered mixer without zero flaws, @CityFolk , Tune up your vocals, or die on da vine, brudduh!Read More...
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Last Reply By Ric · First Unread Post
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