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Connecting boss me-80 to Boss Rc-300

I just purchased a boss rc-300 and I am trying to connect my boss me-80 through the looper to use the effects. I am running guitar into the me-80 and out into the rc-300 and out from the 300 to the amp. I am not getting any sound can someone help me with this?Read More...
Hi CCBA1, Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. What Bose equipment do you have in your signal chain? What output from the RC-300 are you using? What input are you using on the Bose side of the connection? Thank you, STRead More...
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Long and narrow venue

Does the wide sound dispersion on some of the Bose systems (specifically the L1 units) create challenges in long and narrow venues? Just wondering if sound reflection off the walls can cause a significant problem at higher volumes. I am trying to decide between getting another S1 Pro and using 2 S1 speakers in this 20x60 tavern with low ceilings or looking into purchasing an L1. I may rent an L1 to give it a try but any thoughts on this would be valued. Thanks.Read More...
Hi Simon Patrick, Congratulations! I'm looking forward to hearing your impressions of the L1 Compact. STRead More...
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OK Model 1S Versus a Model II, both with 1 B2

Bill McGoldrick
What do you folks think, 1S versus Model II? I know it depends on the size of the crowd, I can go from a Coffee House to a Large 200+ person Restaurant and I currently have a Compact with a T1 and it does not cut it for the larger gigs. $1K difference, 12 speakers versus 24. I am thinking if I am making this big step I might as well go all the way to the Model II. What do you folks think?Read More...
I have the L1-S / B2. I have noticed there is a big difference to what you hear if you sit in front of it rather than stand. Sitting you don't get the mids and highs from the array. But stand, and it's all there. So for restaurants or elevated stages the model 2 would be heaps better.Read More...
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Tablets used for lyrics etc

troubador
Greetings! I'm curious - how do folks use tablets to support performances? I'm a solo performer and I use a first gen. iPad (the original one) for my lyrics/chords - one page per song (mostly!). Double columns if required. The process I follow seems complicated, but over time it's become an easy one for me. I have a single document containing my entire repertoire (this is actually a dynamic document as I keep adding new songs). I create separate set lists for gigs. This document is saved as...Read More...
Somgbook works great for 2 of us but we don’t use windows. I’m not surprised windows isn’t compatible. I bought the songbook app and downloaded to my Mac. My friend shared his Dropbox file with me and I imported 1400 songs from his file into both Mac and iPad in less than a minute. Never had a problem.Read More...
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Poor acoustic guitar sound

Hi I hope somebody can please help! I have a top end OM acoustic guitar fitted with both a LR Baggs Active Element pickup and a K&K Pure Western Mini (Dual source configuration, but I can use either pickup on its' own if necessary) I am pulling my hair out trying to get a decent sound through my L1 Model 2 with B2 Bass and T1 mixer. The sound is incredibly thin and harsh, with the higher frequencies sounding particularly awful. There is no richness or "shimmer" to the sound at all. Just...Read More...
"HEY!"....finish up this thread....I am intrigued!Read More...
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Connecting the Tone Match with an external mixer

Hello all I`m very new to the Bose PAS L1 model II PA(with Tone match & sub) so new I`m waiting for it to arrive in the mail :-) I will be wanting extra channels so I`ll be connect unit to a QSC touch mix 16 . Excuse my ignorance but could anyone please suggest the best and most efficient way too connect the Tonematch to the QSC ? Thanks in advance Jerome https://www.qsc.com/live-sound/products/touchmix-mixers/touchmix-16/Read More...
Hi Jerome, Now that we have the technical discussion out of the way, please tell us about your music. Thank you, STRead More...
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Anyone Using Pigtronix Infinity Looper? Preset Question

Musicianthomas
Hi Gang, Don't know where else to put this so hope this thread is okay. I use the Pigtronix Infinity Looper and have for some time. Excellent results, especially through the L1 Model II and T1 Engine. I'm seeing in the manual where I can expand to store up to 50 presets. I have only used the nine plus of course the (0) open bank. For the life of me I cannot find how to store beyond the original 9 in only one bank. For anyone who knows how to store more presets I am forever grateful for the...Read More...
Tom, I'm glad you seem to have found what you were looking for. I don't see any reason at all for feeling a bit "silly" here. Nowadays things have so many different possibilities and buttons with many different functions that it's sometimes difficult to see the wood for trees. Regarding Happy to help out if I can. Sometimes it can help if you get a nudge from someone. That's what I like about this forum. And sometimes we just stumble across the solution almost by accident. TonyRead More...
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Playing and singing through 2 model l1s with tonematch

Hello, I currently do a solo act where I play an acoustic guitar and sing through an L1s with a B2 and Tonematch. I have a job coming up that will be for around 400 people and I think I'll need more sound. I'd like to by a second L1s with a B2 and run them together. Is this possible or recommended?Read More...
Hi George, Good luck with sourcing a Model II without a sub. I would have thought that you'll get some sort of offer when you explain what you're trying to do. TonyRead More...
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Simple stage lighting

I'm starting to play out after many years and would like to figure out some simple stage lighting for my solo acoustic act w/ sometimes duo.Would appreciate any ideas. Thanks. BruceRead More...
Hey JFd... I am very very interested in your lighting system. I already got the from and rear lights, but I am stucked and I was wondering if you could help me out. I got for front lights, the Chalet 4-Bar LT USB and for the rear light, just a small Chauvet Par that I try hanging somewhere behind me (By the way, could you tell me how exactly you hang it either on the Bose tower or else where?). I also bought a Chauvet D-Fi USB that attached to the front lights. I also have the Airport...Read More...
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Purchasing First Bose system

hi I am purchasing my first bose pa system and wanted some advice. i'm considering either the L1 IS with Tone match and B2 bass, or simply the F1 model 812. obviously one system is much more than the other and perhaps not a fair comparison but I am confused. I sing solo and with music tracks mostly in small restaurants (30-50 people), but also do some church functions, perhaps 50 plus people but they can be scattered in a much larger room or inside the church itself. sometimes I may be doing...Read More...
Thank you. Just thinking ahead.Read More...
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Settings suggestions for solo acoustic - new to my L1B1 w/Tonematch

Hi! Please excuse me if I ask a lot of questions to your responses, I am trying to learn as much as I can. I play a Taylor 214ce, plugged into a RC-20 Loop Station and I sing into a mic (can't remember the brand right now). I plug the mic into channel 1, the loop station into channel 2 and I have downloaded all of the presets. I have my guitar set to Taylor T5 (not a setting for 214ce) and I have my mic set to handheld mic. I have a 10% delay on the guitar and adjust according to the room. I...Read More...
Hi Off The Couch, Here's a link to the owners guide for the TC-Helicon Play Acoustic . The instructions for setting the gains are on page 12. Once you have that setup you can connect the TC-Helicon Play Acoustic to your T1® and set the trim there. Your first adjustment for any input to your T1 ToneMatch ® Audio Engine is the Trim setting. The exact position of the Trim will vary depending on signal strength of your input source. The correct setting for any particular source may be different...Read More...
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Line 6 Helix LT

Hi, I have L1 Compact and Tonematch so was wondering if anyone uses the Line 6 Helix and could offer any advice which Tonematch Pre-Set one might use. The Helix can run "Line out" or 'Instrument' (which means to the normal front end of an amp). On first thoughts it seems the 'Line out" would be appropriate and the Bose would effectively become a Cabinet if a Helix 'Amp Sim" is used. Would appreciate anyone's advice and observations on this. Thank you, TonyRead More...
Hi Tony, I just picked up a Line 6 Helix LT. I haven't had a lot of time with it, but here's where I plan to start on the T1® Category: Electric Guitar Preset: Flat, E. Guitar zEQ with the Line 6 Helix set to Line Out. We've had some great conversations about using the Line 6 Helix with L1® products. Here's a place to start: L1 Model 2 and Line 6 Helix and some others . Please come back and tell us what you hear. Thanks, STRead More...
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Is The B2 Just Too Much?!

Matt Wahl
I'm not sure if this is the right spot for this or if I should have tacked this on to the guitar thread I started but here goes: I'm messing with a new guitar, a Tom Anderson Crowdster. It's a thin-bodied chambered acoustic guitar. No sound hole. I like a lot of things about it but I'm having a really hard time dialing it in through my L1 Model 2 w/B2 and my T1 when set up in our living room. Now I know this room might not be a typical live music venue but I guess I feel like I should be...Read More...
Hi Matt, thanks from me too for keeping us in the picture regarding the different things you've been trying in the Quest to make the Crowdster work for you. It would be boring if everything was really easy, and this forum would be a lot quieter than it is. The "But.....I woke up this morning at 3:51am with the thought that before I get rid of this guitar, I should try medium strings (.013-.056)" is the sort of thing that can happen to me if I've got things that won't let go. I've had some of...Read More...
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I need more inputs

Hi All, I'm doing a charity gig in a couple of months time, in a small venue. I'll be using My Li / S1/ B2 system with Ti Tonematch. there's a variety of acts performing that night, mostly solos and duos. But there is also a Trio who use 3 mics plus guitars. It's a one off gig so I don't want any added expense, so how would I connect an external mixer to the T1 ? Thanks EddieRead More...
yes Tony a great help and assurance. Thanks for your help, i'll be trying this out at the weekend and i'll let you know how I get on. Regards EddieRead More...
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Software and Backing Tracks for IPad

Good morning all. I am brand new to this world. I'm with two country bands, but am looking to do some solo work and have no tracks and no software to run it on my IPad. I'm having difficulty sifting through everything on line and would love some advice. I'll be using my L1 system, recently purchased, and right now would be in a singing only capacity. Learning guitar to accompany myself in the future, but for now want a karaoke type track system, I would guess, to be able to adjust pitch.Read More...
I use an iPad Pro with 256 GB on board space. Karaoke Anywhere HD takes standard Karaoke zip files from any if the makers. you can make up an auto play gig list per gig and store them. You can also lower or raise key per song which it remembers. Best part it's only £14 in U.K. i also use a cheap DJ prigrame to fill in during my breaks. both simple to use and cheap. hope it helps.Read More...
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Which L1 would you recommend?

Hi folks, I'm new to this forum, and interested in picking up an L1 for performing at small clubs in the Vancouver area, guitar (direct input) and vocal (Shure 58). I play regularly at a pub on Bowen Island, even when full I can't imagine there'd be anywhere near 100 people, so I'm wondering if the L1 Compact would be suitable for that type of venue. Thanks for any suggestions! (http://www.bobdoucetmusic.com)Read More...
Hi Bob, please let us know what you decide on and how the Bose (Compact?) affects your musical life. Feel free to ask any further questions which may arise. TonyRead More...
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Martin 00-28

Hi all well after much amazing advice from the members on this forum I dived in and bought my first L1. A model 2 with a B1 (for now) and T1. We ( my wife, singer and I, guitar) have done a couple if small cocktail/garden party type gigs and all I can say is wow! Truly amazing. Easy to carry, setup, use and take away. And sounds fabulous. so now for some tuning.... I play a Martin 00-28 and am struggling a bit to find 'that sound'. Maybe I expect too much but with all that processing power...Read More...
I play a Martin HD28 with a Anthem SL i installed. I use the D28 preset and tweaked it a bit....Sounds great but.....the Anthem is set to almost total mic. Sounds so good its hard to set the guitar on my lapRead More...
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multi effects

Hi, just got a Boss ME 80 multi effects and although I'm quite happy with the clean sounds through the T1, the distortion sounds are not so good. Has anyone else got this problem? I'm thinking on using a small amp and micing it but that means more gear to lug around. Any ideas ?Read More...
Hi Eddie, thanks for the reply. Please let us know how you get on. Every bit of info you can give us here may be of help to someone with a similar problem at a later date. Also feel free to ask further questions as and when they may arise. Nothing is for nothing. You should, however reap the benefits of the time you put in here. I've had to do it every time I changed my my system. (POD, POD XT Live, TC-Helicon VoiceLive3, Kemper Profiler). It's always paid dividends. You're more than...Read More...
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During Breaks

I have currently been using a L1 compact for solo gigs. 1 guitar and mic. Sometimes during breaks, I use an I pod, or I phone directly connected to the compact bottom with either a split L/R aux jack or there is even a small single aux jack available on the unit that I've used for his purpose. I am awaiting delivery of L1 Model ll, w /T1 Tone Match engine. Looking at on line illustrations of the product, I Do Not see any of these size ports on the power stand or the T1 Audio Engine. The...Read More...
Hey Ron, We have some ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ♭ ♮ ♯ for you. L1® Model II T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine Have fun! STRead More...
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Mackie dfx 12

Hi. I have a noisy reverb slider on my mackie desk. It's the main slider can anyone suggest what it is please?Read More...
Hi Maria, Thank you for joining the Bose Pro Portable PA Community. We're dedicated to discussions about Bose Pro Portable PA products (Bose L1® and Bose F1). You may find an answer to your question on the Mackie Support Site . Is there anything we can do to help you with your Bose L1® or F1? STRead More...
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iPad Users, Help Please

Hey guys, I have been using my ipad to organize and view my music and lyrics. My files are all in the JPEG format. I tried the Photo app that comes on it, but it does not allow me to move the files around or construct different orders. So I got the Photo Manager Pro app. It does allow me to organize and rename, but I find it hard to skim through on the fly, which the original Photo app does. Is there any other apps out there, that you would recommend for this? I need something that allows me...Read More...
I also use the OnSong/AirTurn combo. I had begun with Setlistmaker but left it due to software issues (the app regularly crashed with every attempt to load more than one sound file - had been in contact with the author but unluckily without any success). Another similar app is AnyTune Pro+, would be perfect for rehearsing new songs since there's acces to the soundfile like partial loops etc. Alas no way to edit the text - the song has to be filled with text via iTunes and that's the only...Read More...
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Boss VE-8

Any body using the Boss VE-8? Just got one and trying to get a handle on it. Was having trouble getting my new Hummingbird sound to where I thought it should be, seemed lacking. VE-8 guitar enhance feature seems to help. I'm using a beta 87a mic. Never used harmony pedals, any suggestions? Thanks- P.K.Read More...
Yes, 2016 Gibson Hummingbird.Read More...
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T1® settings for Cole Clark Fat Lady 2 and Sennheiser 815s

Hi there all, I'd really appreciate some help. I have just purchased an L1 model 2 and need some basic advice. I'm a solo performer - pub sing-along-stuff, mixed etc. I play an Australian electro - acoustic guitar called a Cole Clark Fat Lady 2 with a bridge pick-up as well as a 'brace-face' pick-up, a Sennheiser e815s mic, a digitech vocal harmonizer 2. Where would be a good starting point for setting up the Tone-match unit? Thanks ever so much for your time. Aussie Pat. edit title:...Read More...
Hi There, I've just bought a Cole Clark Fat Lady 2 (thought I'd support a locally made product). It sounded great in store through their PA set to flat. I'm about to do some testing of my own with the T1 - starting with the Taylor presets and the Steel String w/piezo Preset as per the recommendations above. If I find anything interesting I'll let you know.Read More...
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Set Up of a L1S

Hi Everyone I am a solo singer and I am considering buying a Bose L1S with B2 Bass. I currently use RCF PA system with a mixer board which I really like and an IPAD used for backing tracks. Can someone please tell me the best way to set the L1S system up using my mixer. What cable do I need to connect the mixer to the L1S. Also because I normally perform in small rooms which I do walk about in front of current speakers will this be ok with L1S. I have heard that there are some feedback...Read More...
Thanks ST As always most helpful I know Im transporting right now. Thanks again Best Regards GoldenSoundsRead More...
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Program for android Tablet tablet to play GM files

Hi Guys.I have been using Vanbasco in my Laptop to play my GM files.I want to use an android tablet and vanbasco is only for Windows,Does anybody have any suggestions for a good simple program. Thanks a Lot. Peter.Read More...
Hi Peter, "The fact that companies are not making sound modules anymore suggests that people aren't using Midi." This is more what I meant when I wrote: "I haven't really read much about GM for years so I'm surprised to read it here. I may be wrong, but I wouldn't have thought that many people are using General Midi Files nowadays." As Eric'sson correctly pointed out to me: Eric'sson wrote: "Arranger keyboards feature it for their backing intruments, a plethora of apps also use it as do...Read More...
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