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How do I set up my microphone with the T1 ToneMatch® audio engine

ST
Here's a quick video to help you to set the input trim for a microphone on the T1®. This is called Gain Staging. The same principles apply for an instrument or line level input. Set the source to the highest level that you will need during the show, and then set the input trim so that you get solid green, occasional yellow flickers, and never see red. ... more T1® Videos ... more information about the T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine STRead More...
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Is my firmware up to date?

ST
Here is how to tell. What version level is your T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine? (T1® for short) Turn the Rotary Selector to Prefs Press the first button Turn the first button until you see Versions Press the button The versions for the firmware will be displayed. The versions shown below are sample values. See: T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine Firmware Updates for the latest firmware See: T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine Firmware Updates for the latest firmware Right now the latest T1® firmware is 1.8. What...Read More...
@Michael 4 I have replied to your original post - please follow this link. Can I use two L1 systems with one mixer? Thanks, STRead More...
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Set up the T1 for stereo

Hello everyone, This is a guide on how to set up a T1 feeding two separate sources for left and right, e.g. two model II's or model I's. T1 is designed to be a mono device, so the setup for stereo is a little complicated. But, once set up, you can easily control volume of the stereo feed from your stereo device (keyboard, DJ mixer, iPod, etc.). Please note - you will not be able to use reverb in this configuration. Most keyboards already have stereo reverb built in - you can use that reverb...Read More...
ST, after using those sound videos, you are absolutely right. What I thought I was hearing was not rightt at all. Thanks for your insight.Read More...
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Room Acoustics for Performers: Introduction

Ken-at-Bose
Hi Folks, At the recent L1 conference in Little Switzerland I gave a talk on Room Acoustics for Performers. We videotaped the presentation and we'll make that available as soon as it's been edited. I plan to add to the material in that talk here, and eventually I'm hoping we can move the information to the L1 wiki. I encourage you to ask questions and add your own commentary to these threads. The material gets better and better when you do. My goal is to provide information about room...Read More...
For bass traps you need much denser material (e.g. the densest building insulation sheet), ideally suspended a few inches away from the wall, and preferably positioned in corners.Read More...

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Bose L1 MII & DriveRack PX

Has anyone used in combination Bose L1 MII and DBX DriveRack PX? I heard that the DriveRack PX is built for power speakers and received great reviews for other types of speakers. I just want to know if it would and could be a valuable addition for the L1 lines of products. Thanks, KhucDuRead More...
How do you wire up the drive rack pa to the L1 model II BoseRead More...
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T1 Tone match

Tone match audio engine gone dead ie; won't turn on. Is there anything I can do to fix it or do I need to send it away. If so where do I send it to?Read More...
Hi Tima, Welcome to the Bose Portable PA Community. I'm sorry your T1 won't turn on. If you are close to a Bose dealer, please take it there for help determining if the issue is the T1 or the Power Stand or T1 power supply (if you have one). Your Bose dealer should also be able to contact Bose Support for you. Here is the contact information for Bose Australia. I would phone rather than write. Australia Unit 3/2 Holker Street Newington NSW Australia Bose Pty Limited Tel: 61 2 8737 9999 Fax:...Read More...
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S1 Pro line out to 1/8" stereo input

Hello ST, is there a specific cable that would be best for this? I am planning to BlueTooth across a hallway to the S1 Pro, and then connect another non-BlueTooth speaker to the output of the S1 Pro. The non-Bluetooth Speaker has a 1/8" stereo input, the same as channel three on the S1 Pro inputs. Thanks in advance, KenRead More...
Thank you! I already have an L1 Compact, and a SoundLink III, in addition to the S1 Pro. Bose hasn't seen fit to update the Soundlink III firmware to let me use the Bose Connect app with it, so I am planning to use an older Bose Sound Dock 10 that my aunt already owns to supplement the S1 Pro. I can bring the S1 on the plane, but this will save me from shipping the L1 Compact, which is what I usually do, while still giving me more punch than the S1 Pro packs by itself.Read More...
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How Do I Set-Up my BOSE T4S Tonematch to accept an LR Baggs Session DI.

Hi All. Can anyone advise on this please? I have attempted this using the XLR Out on the Baggs to the T4S and can't seem to use the Baggss control;s to adjust Tone for my Acoustic, any ideas/help appreciated. Ronnie. Edit Subject: Previously "How Do I Set-Up my BOSE TFS Tonematch to accept an LR Baggs Session DI." Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
Hi ST. Thanks for the prompt reply. I will try again and get back to you. asap. Ronnie.Read More...
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T8S to LI -- The Main Out Does Not Have A Mono Option -- Does it?

When I connect a single balanced 1/4 inch cable to the Right/Mono out from the T8S to the analogue input on the LI.... Inputs 2 and 3 are from Mainstage via my MacBook Pro via a 1/8th inch output from the Mac to 2 Quarter Inch in's to channel 2/3 of the T8S. If I PAN channel 2 to the LEFT, it goes away completely in the LI--If I pan it RIGHT, it gets louder. (Same is tru if I use either one of the XLR OUTS) Shouldn't there be a way to get a MONO sound from the T8S to the LI? Ok, yes, I can...Read More...
Man, thanks so much for the detailed replies! I really appreciate the feedback. I think I'm beginning to understand the T8S better. While the "Big Knob" is interesting--I would prefer not to add more gear into the mix. And I guess I could experiment with using one of the auxes for my mono out (and just get used to tweaking the Aux gain out "in the heat of the battle")---but it seems to make more sense to maybe just add another speaker to my set up if I'm going to run Stereo, and send a...Read More...
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can i set 2 systems with both using their own tonematch

me and a mate are doing a gig together, both of us are using backing tracks/ipads and a mic each. is it possible to both use our own tonematch and link through master outputs. quite a large stage so both running through I tonematch is awkward .Read More...
Hi Singsong, Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Welcome! I would run the two systems completely independently. That is, each of you bring your own system and play through it. No need to connect them in any way. This means you get to manage your sound just like you would without amplification. The two of you managing your individual sound. Check out this video: The L1® Approach and the History of Amplification This explains why you don't need to link the two systems. By the...Read More...
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Perception of bass changes as you raise the volume

Do you have the preset set for "Low Volume Music" - as that increases frequencies at low volumes and flattens out when driven harder. Maybe setting that to flat to start with might help the appearance of bottom end when wound up. Personally, the B1 has never appealed to me with audiences of 200 - 300. I run two L1 M2 with a B2 each and never have to drive the output more than 50% with the B2's normally set in mid position and I'm just a vocalist. I cannot imagine running a disco on a single...Read More...
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L1 Model II low frequency dropping in and out

I hate to say this but every single L1 Model 2 I've had has experienced the low frequency dropping in and out. I'm on my 6th power stand and this problem started up again last night. Bass frequencies fade out and the overall tone is weird. Then randomly the lows pop back in and the system sounds good again. It's not like the B1 is losing the connection because there is no complete drop out of signal. I have two B1s and a B2. Changing cables and Bass cabinets don't make a difference. The...Read More...
Just an FYI - we use a Soundcraft mixer with a wire; XLR to TRS 1/4" input into the base. of the L1... We've eliminated the mixer as a cause so it's the L1 1S...Read More...
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T1 Tonematch Vocal settings

Hi There. Ive recently purchased the bose m2 with t1 tonematch. I use a wireless sm58. I am really strugling getting the most of of the vocal settings. I have set the pre set to sm58 but thats as far as it go's. i have read the manuals etc but i just dont understand how to adjust the settings to get the best sound and power out of my system. I dont seem to be getting the power from the system and my high powerful vocal notes seem to be compressing?? also what is thresh and gain??? sorry this...Read More...
Hi JD Moore, Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Welcome. Let's assume you have a T1. The principles are the same if you have a T4S or T8S. Let's start with making sure your gain staging and ToneMatch Preset are set up correctly. Then on your vocal microphone channel, turn off all Compressor/Gate functions like this. This will turn off all the compression. Then check out this article. ToneMatch Mixer Comp/Gate Settings Be sure to check out the related article at the bottom.Read More...
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Bass cutting in/out with L1 Model 2

swhoelefp69
Hi folks ! I'm experiencing some issues with the low frequencies with my L1... in the middle of a performance, I notice the bass frequencies drop off intermittently for a minute or two, then return to normal... it happens pretty much every gig (I gig about 10 times a month)... it's the strangest thing... has this happened to anyone else ? I haven't replaced the B1 speakon cable yet, to test that... but, could this be an issue with the T1 or the L1 itself ? just looking for any input from...Read More...
We have started a new discussion for this topic. Please follow the link L1 Model II low frequency dropping in and out Thank you. Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
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Trying to produce Demo quality Vocals/Guitar to create MP3 files to secure performance gigs.

Hi Everyone...sure could use your help on this problem. Issue: Trying to produce Demo quality Vocals/Guitar to create MP3 files to secure performance gigs. Backstory: Using the L1 Model 11 with T1 Tonematch. 1) have connected a "Countryman" headset mic into the T1 2) Have an AKG high quality mic in front of a Fender Twin Reverb Amp and plugged into input #2 on the T1 Problem: I'm trying to send the "output" ((both voice/guitar) from the Bose into the main input of the RC 300 Looper to...Read More...
Hi George, The T1 Master Output is a clone of what you hear through an L1 connected via the ToneMatch port. The signal should be clear. That sounds like a ground loop problem. Please make sure everything (L1 or T1 and Boss Power Supply) are all connected to the same power source (same power bar). STRead More...
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Windows 10 Mono Output

ST
If you are connecting your Windows computer to a ToneMatch mixer and you are running mono, you don't need to use two inputs if your source is mono. In previous versions of Windows, it was not easy to convert the headphone output to mono. Now it's easy. Click Start Settings Ease of Access Audio Turn on mono audio Then use a cable like this to connect the computer headphone output to one of the 1/4" (6.3 mm) inputs on your ToneMatch mixer. STRead More...
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Audix OM7 Microphone for Loud Band

Bose Pro Community Admin
Spun off from Loud enough for a Rock Band . The portion in Bold is what spawned this discussion. quote: Originally posted by Scooder: Chuck...My 5 piece band uses 2 L1s for most of our shows, and for most venues, it's plenty loud enough. We play primarily rock/country music at bar/grill establishments with audiences between 100-300 people and the L1s (classics) have no problem putting out sufficient volume. Our guitars & bass go through their own amps, so we use the L1's primarily to...Read More...
Keen OM7 user here for 4 years. Still disappointed that there still no OM7 preset. They have presets for the Audix OM2, OM3, OM5, OM6 & VX10 but not for the mic that best deals with L1 feedback issues the best (OM7)? I currently use the Shure Beta 87A preset & tweak from there.Read More...
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The Beta 87 (condenser) seems too sensitive and causes feedback.

I use Shure Beta 58's, Beta 87, Sennheiser 835's and Sennheiser 935 The Beta 87 (condenser) seems too sensitive and causes feedback.Read More...
Hi Mahesh, the Beta 87A is exceptionally bright and I too at first experience feedback, however - having reduced top end by 1db and mid by 2db I can sing at pretty hot levels without getting feedback. It is a good idea to have the mic label facing you when singing - as the polar pattern is concentrating on you best at that angle. It's rejection field is away from the label. Cheers DaveRead More...
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Intermittently not powering up on switch-on.

Garry
Good Morning / Afternoon. I have a L1 model 2 with B2 and T1. This problem is not giving me any cause for concern but I am curious if Bose are aware and is there any known cure? Probably 1 in 10 times I switch the power stand on the light lights up and the tone match works but the amp does not fire up. The T1 shows level from inputs but no sound from the speakers. Turning the unit's off, waiting 10 seconds then switching back on, the power stand spring into life after about 5 seconds, then...Read More...
Garry, you are the first to let me know I'm not the only one this happens to on rare occasions...but it does happen. Just a reboot always does the trick. I use other effects, etc, and always wonder if my order of firing them up had anything to do with it. It has never failed to re-power up and be fine...but it's done it for several years now. Rare is the proper word because it happens maybe 1 out of some 10-20 times. If you pursue this with Bose and receive a solution or explanation, I sure...Read More...
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T1 - can't remove cables

Stereo pickup in guitar. Thought might be interesting to see if I could pick up two signals so I could mess with effects . Got a Roland interconnect cable. 1/4" trs (looks like stereo end-two rings) to y splitter dual 1/4' interconnect plugged into line 1 & 3. Plugs are now stuck and can't remove them. I'm a drummer just playing around so cut me some slack please . Have scheduled to send in but this is making me a littlecrazy. First time caller . Thanks.Read More...
Hi Bill, That's great. Thanks for coming back to tell us you're okay. So far we've got; you're a drummer, with a stereo guitar. Please tell us more about your music. Cheers! STRead More...
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Boss RC-30 Loop Station - connecting to the L1®

ST
Hi Everyone, The real question: Connections How are you connecting your loop station to your L1®? Connections I have a T1® and Model II. So far, I'm connecting my new Boss RC-30 this way. T1® connected as usual using the ToneMatch® port to the Model II Power Stand T1® ¼ inch jack Master Output to the Boss RC-30 Boss RC-30 output to Model II Power Stand Analog input. This lets me do whatever I want on the T1® to create a loop track using all the processing of the T1® in front of it, and...Read More...
Hi Stevie, Looking at the Owners Guide for the RC30 the 1/4 " (6.3 mm) connections are unbalanced. You can use 1/4" (6.3mm) Tip-Sleeve cables (one ring). Yes, you've got it. STRead More...
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toonz out of order - do anybody know about problems?

Hi I am new and I have tried to find answers on several things. Often I find a post with a link to an artcle on toonz.ca. ex http://toonz.ca/bose/wiki/index.php?title=L1™_Unofficial_Performers%27_Guide But it do not work. I get a blank site. Do anybody know about that? - is it out of order, or is it just me who cannot reach the site? it is a pity, there is so much I would like to read there. regards MetteRead More...
Hi hvckz, The Bose L1® Encyclopedia, FAQ and wiki is up and running now. I'm sorry for the inconvenience. STRead More...
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T1 Tonematch

Hi Can you tell me if the Bose T1 Tonematch have an FX send?Read More...
Hi Tracey, Welcome to the Bose Portable PA Community. The T1 ToneMatch audio engine has an Aux Output that you can use as an FX send. Please see below for notes. T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine Aux Output --∈∞ΘΞ Please click the picture for more details ΞΘ∞∋-- Does that help? STRead 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...
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T4S USB Playback Issue

Cammy
Hi folks, I have 2 x L1 Model 2 with 2 x B2's. I use the Tonematch T4S mixer. I use an approved USB (SanDisk Cruzer blade 64gb). I have about 21gb of mp3's on the USB, separated into files I use for our weddings and functions to play music in the breaks / first dance songs etc. The problem is it recognises the folders and plays the songs, but in my largest folder, it only recognises artists/folders up to the letter 'K' .... When I check the USB on my laptop there are folders up to 'Z' ...Read More...
Hi Cammy, Welcome to the Bose Portable PA Community. I'm sorry you're having a problem with the T4S not recognizing all the subfolders. Please try copying everything in the "Everything Else" folder to the root folder of another USB key. Does that work? How many folders are there in total in that folder (A-Z). How many folders are there (A-Katy Perry). What is the name of the folder after Katy Perry? Thanks, STRead More...
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Inverter for L 1 Compact

I will be doing a gig where there is no power. I plan to use my L 1 Compact and power it with a marine battery and an inverter. How big an inverter do I need to get?Read More...
I use a Wen 2200 Watt inverter generator model 56200i runs quiet at 6o db or so and runs 5-6 hrs on 1 gallon of gas and I run 2 l1 compacts and there plenty of power to spare under $500 a good investmentRead More...
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