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why doesn't Bose make the ToneMatch adapter to fit the L1 Compact Column

and if not...who does!...arrgh... Edit Subject: Previously "why ******* doesn't Bose make the tone bank adapter to fit the L1 Compact Column" - this is a family friendly site Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
Hi, jos, Welcome to the Bose Portable PA Community. Thanks for your question. The L1 Compact was engineered to deliver maximum sound with minimum weight. The L1 Compact extensions are engineered to bear the weight of the speaker array at the top and are not intended to support anything else. Attaching non-Bose engineered accessories can make the system unstable. Bose customers have told us they like the convenience of having a ToneMatch mixer (T1, T4S, T8S) close to them while performing...Read More...
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L1 in Gymnasium

Hey there. I just got a L1 compact last week. And used it the next day for a small funeral. . It worked great. I'm using it with a Makie mixer. I play in a guitar duo. We even had to turn it down, (It was a funeral) very impressed My partner loved how natural our guitars sounded. And she heard every note. I want to test it outdoors to see how and what the coverage would be. And I want to use it playing music from a computer in a high school gymnasium also. Any thoughts. Dennis AERIAL...Read More...

Charging S1 Pro

I have charged my S1 Pro probably 6-7 times. I believe the pulsing blue light goes out after it charges for a couple of hours. Yesterday afternoon I placed it on charge, and checked last night, and the blue light was still pulsing. So left it overnight. Checked it this morning, and blue light is still pulsing. Removing the cord, and turning on it reads four flashes, so it must be charged? Any advice why it the light doesn't go off when charging?Read More...
Hi reptilian, Please check the charge level using the Bose Connect app to see if the battery charge is at 100%. Thanks, STRead More...
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Recording from my Mixer Out to my Android Phone

Hi ... Sometimes when my laptop isn't available, I'd like to be able to take the line out from my Mixer at a gig or practice session & record that directly to my Android Phone which is a Huawei P30 Pro . What would be the best way to connect that? I could record the Audio on my Phone either in Wav format or lower quality depending on my requirement. Any ideas ??Read More...
Most (almost all) phones that have a TRRS in/out for headphone/mic ... Their Input level expects a mic level signal. The line level going in would prove way too hot & would heavily distort.Read More...
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Surround Sound with F1 812 / F1 Subs / S1 Pro / Roomatch RMU208

Greetings, I recently held my first music workshop utilizing a Klipsch home 7.1 theatre with Dolby Surround for critical listening which is a key part of the workshop. Media used are FLAC and Lossless files. The mission was accomplished with the Klipsch but it wasn’t practical for the repeated moves etc... but the concept was proven. up.... I got the Bose F1 Set up to create a more dynamic and immersive listening experience and being that it's my first foray into Pro Audio I wanted to get...Read More...
ST, I will and I’m committed to seeing how it can work!Read More...
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Heil Fin mic and vintage tone

Forum: Vocals
First time here, I have a T1 tone match and 2 L1 portable speakers for a swanky old school jazz group. Two questions: 1. We're using a Heil Fin Microphone for a female vocalist, would High Gain Bright be my best tone match setting since there isn't a preset for it? Any other suggestions from you veteran users for zQ/Comp/Mod/Verb/delay etc. for this genre? 2. Does anyone here have a good vocal setting to get that "tin can" old time record sound (or something close?) Thanks for reading this..Read More...
Hi DSC, Welcome to the Bose Portable PA Community. Try this Preset - the first choice for generic vocal microphones Category: Vocal Mics Preset: Handheld Mics and I looked at the specifications for the Heil The Fin Mic and based on that, try Category: Vocal Mics Preset: Audix OM5 And here's some information about the ToneMatch Presets . First, start with the gain staging: Here are some ideas about the ToneMatch Presets and zEQ No specific suggestions except that you probably don't need Mod...Read More...
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Got a new mic - Audix VX5

Forum: Vocals
Tom Munch
I finally wanted to try a different vocal mic again. I've been using a Shure Beta 87A or an Audix OM5 for the most part over the past couple years. I also have an AKG C535EB that sees some use. The 535 was the mic that I was told I sounded best on when we did the shootout at the Bose conference in Ashland back in 2006. I like the way the 87 cuts, but it also feeds back a little more than I like even with judicious EQ usage. The OM5 sees mostly L1 Compact duty when I go direct in since the 87...Read More...
I have tried the Hi-Pass filter. It seems to take too much bass away for me. I really like living with a mic for a week or so and seeing what all it can do. All of the mics I tried really have different qualities. The only one that I had difficulty using was the Sennheiser. It had similar high-end feedback problems as the 87.Read More...
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Behringer X18 Air Rack

I have 2 L1 S towers for my 5pc semi-acoustic group. The 8TS mixer is great, but if I need to ever add anything on top of the 5 vocals, acoustic guitar and keyboard (which seems to happen often), I have to add an additional mixer. I also want to have a sound man mix remotely via tablet, and add the bass guitar and electric guitar into the main mix. I am looking to see if anyone has experience using a Behringer x18 Air Rack in place of the ToneMaster mixer, and if there are any tricks to be...Read More...
Great to hear others having success with the mixer. We continue to tweak the vocals (EQ, Compression, Reverb) as we're gaining experience with the mixer. Am thinking to use the snapshot functionality to elevate lead vs backup vocals a little bit. I've got my in ear monitors setup for the next gig so excited to try them out.Read More...
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For guitar and Mic do I need a DI box?

Hi I have a tonematch 4 with the model 2 and b2. I sing and play guitar (Ed Sheeran little martin) with two pedals: Boss RC 300 and TC Helicon Play Acoustic. On top of that my bose sysytem is US 110v and I am in south africa and bought a step down/step up converter (max 1000w) to allow for our 220v power. When I play with just the tc helicon I dont seem to get any real feedback or buzz but I do with the RC 300 connected(took it for a service and getting it back today). I am concerned that I...Read More...
Hi bose dylan, The T4 accepts a wide range of line-level inputs and instruments in the 1/4 inch (6.3 mm) jacks. You don't need a DI. However, like rycowan mentioned, a DI is common in the recording studio to enable a bass or guitar to input into an interface or console with XLR cable, as well as allowing for input into an amp via the 1/4" cable. Folks might also choose to use a DI simply for how it affects the sound. Sweetwater has a good DI shootout: ...Read More...
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Stage lighting

Forum: Solo Acts
I have spent a lot of time sifting through old (2013-2017) threads on this forum, reading about stage lighting. I am wondering if anyone has any new suggestions on stage lighting for a solo acoustic/occasional duo on a very shallow stage. I was hoping I could put something on the floor few feet in front of me as space in front of me is very limited. I am looking for something that is not overly bright...and I have heard that a red light is a good choice. I am not particular on the dispersion...Read More...
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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...
Hi Simon, I have not tried the ND 76 or ND86, however I have been using the ND96 since switching from the ND 767a. I used the 767 for several years and was very happy. I have other quality mics with good feedback rejection but the EV ND 767 became my mic of choice. By chance I found the ND 96 on sale and being curious purchased one. At first I felt I was missing something that I needed, but over several hours of rehearsal I became comfortable with it and it has now become my favorite. I...Read More...
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Using the Spotify Equalizer with your S1 Pro systems

If you're using Spotify and want to adjust the EQ over Bluetooth with your S1 Pro system you can use the Spotify Equalizer ⇐ I just tried it. Turn the down volume on Channel 3 on two S1 Pro systems Use the Bose Connect app to connect to the first S1 Pro system Use the Bose Connect app to connect to the second S1 Pro system I chose to run stereo (optional) I set the volume about half-way in the Bose Connect app Open Spotify and play some music Use the Spotify Equalizer to lower the bass...Read More...
Hi Duke, The Bose Connect app controls the Bluetooth signal from the device on which you are running the app. It does not affect anything you connect directly to the S1 Pro system (like the vocal input to an S1 channel). STRead More...
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ToneMatch Presets for Takamine

Anyone recommend a preset for a Takamine acoustic with steel strings and built in connector please?Read More...
Thanks ST! Great to hear from you, as always! Things are going well here. I hope the same is true for you. I'm just thrilled with the Takamine/Bose L1 Combo! The CTP-3 preamp on the Takamine allows for a dual source. There is a jack on the preamp on the inside for a second pickup that can be blended (via a slider on the preamp) with the Takamine Palathetic pickup. The Palathetic pickup isn't lacking in any way to my ear through my L1 systems but I'm going to add another source just for fun.Read More...
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Now What Mic to Choose

Forum: Vocals
A few weeks ago everyone on the forum helped convince me to buy the PAS. GREAT DECISION!!!!! I could not be happier. We bought 2 systems from my vocal trio...a small Mackie Mixer and we sing with tracks. I've been using SM58 mics that we borrowed but now it's time to buy. Money is an object and was leaning to the 58's but I was told the Beta 58's are even better. In my research though I've seen reviews from owners of PAS that they get low end feedback from the Beta. I don't have access to be...Read More...
Hi Le5, Did get a chance to test the EV ND86? Thanks, STRead More...
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