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ToneMatch Updater

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The ToneMatch Updater application replaces the L1 Updater. Use it to update the firmware on your T1/T4S/T8S ToneMatch mixers. There's a new user interface and it works with Windows and macOS. You can see it in action in the video below. Get the application and firmware updates for the T4S/T8S here T4S/T8S Firmware Update Instructions What version do you have? On your ToneMatch mixer Turn the Rotary Selector to Prefs Turn the Menu selector to Versions Press Select Read the version number If...Read More...
Hi Chuckm, Everything is up to date. The firmware versions are different for different devices. T8S: The latest firmware is version 1.1.4 T1: The latest firmware is version 1.8 L1 Model II Power Stand: The latest firmware version is 1.5 For those reading along - if you have L1 Model II Power Stand version 1.4 you have the latest user-installable version. STRead More...
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Let's talk about these tools in your ToneMatch Mixer . How are you using them? Mod Delay Reverb STRead More...
Hi Mahesh, Okay, this sounds good. I was checking to see if there was anything odd in your setup that might cause problems. No cause for concern here. Instead of Tape Delay and reverb, try this for your vocals microphone : Digital Delay Time: 100 ms Mix: 15% - vary up to 30% Fdbk: 0% - vary up to 10% You should have better intelligibility and move the vocals out in front of the backing tracks. What do you hear? Do you like it? STRead More...
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T4S/T8S ToneMatch Mixers Feature Requests

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Let's use this topic to capture our ideas for feature requests for the T4S/T8S ToneMatch Mixers. Tell us what you would like to see added, and why. We can't promise that Bose will acknowledge or act on every request, but you can be sure that they are following this discussion closely. STRead More...
I don't think I need unlimited scenes, but I do play a lot in many venues. I play about 8 or so places on a monthly basis, so having a scene for each of them is nice. Hoping enough folks will see the benefit of saving all your FX parameters per scene and maybe we'll get it in a future update,Read More...
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T4S/T8S ToneMatch Mixers - Please update your firmware

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If you've just received your T4S/T8S Tonematch mixer please follow the instruction sheet in the box to update your firmware. We want you to enjoy the latest update and functionality of your new mixer. If you've misplaced those instructions see the link below. T4S / T8S firmware updates The latest firmware revision is v1.1.4 (November, 2018) If you're not sure what version you have see: What version is my firmware (T4S/T8S ToneMatch mixers) STRead More...
reverbs are better with the updates, but still a bit to go to be as good as the original tonematch, reverb still adds treble to the channel, Also the trim controls on the channel give signal even at 0 level, however the channels are Crystal clear, prue clarity,Read More...
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Bose T4S & T8S ToneMatch® Mixers

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Introducing new Bose ToneMatch® Mixers Unprecedented control, processing and portability Take control of your music with T8S and T4S ToneMatch mixers, compact 8 and 4 channel interfaces designed for performers. Engineered with powerful, DSP engines and intuitive user controls, they offer studio-quality EQ, dynamics and effects processing. Sound great with integrated Bose® ToneMatch processing and zEQ, especially when connected to a Bose L1 or F1 system for full end-to-end tonal control. Play...Read More...
Hi Troubador, We've started a new discussion for your questions. Please follow the link to I have a T1. Should I get a T4S or T8S? Thank you, Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
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Tell us what instrument and microphones you use

In order to make sure we are delivering new ToneMatch presets that meet your needs we would love to gain additional insight into what instruments and microphones you currently use or plan to use with the L1(tm) system and T1 ToneMatch(tm) audio engine. I'm setting up this discussion as a way to capture this information. Please reply and let us know. I look forward to hearing from you. CraigRead More...
Would like Shure Countryman headset mic setting. Thanks.Read More...
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T8S Aux Inputs

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Bose engineered the T8S ToneMatch mixer to have eight full-function channels and two Aux iliary inputs. The Aux inputs 9/10 are routed directly to the Main Output. You can use the Pan and Level adjustments accessible through the PAN/AUX menu. There are no changes to routing, or signal processing available. Only T8S ToneMatch mixer channels one through eight can be routed to the Aux Outputs. Source: T8S Aux Inputs To get the most out of your T8S, make sure your firmware is up to date. T4S/T8S...Read More...
Thanks ST - for your guidance on ch. 9/10 of the T8S. My T8S is quite new and I'm still learning how to get the best from it. I thought I'd mention a jam session that I had last evening ... I connected a Tascam recorder line in to Aux1/2 and Tascam line out (headphone jack) to ch. 9/10. Then I let it run on 'Record' while the evening went along. Very pleased with the result - all the music and the fun/banter was captured for me to splice later and send around to all our guests. Couldn't have...Read More...
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Bose T8s Mixer with vocals panned to the middle, and Aux Inputs 9/10 for keyboards

Hi ST, Hope you are doing well, long time We have been using Bose Products for over 10 years. We have both the Bose T4s and T8s both awesome mixers. Question 1 - with the new T8s using my Neuman KMS105 with two Bose L1 Model 2's connected can I leave the pan to the middle or will it cause phasing issues or feedback? Will I lose the gain? The Bose L1 Model 2's are always about 30 ft apart and at the back? Question 2 - Can I use Channel 9/10 for keyboard running stereo we don't need any of the...Read More...
Hi Max - good to see you're still making magic! Troubador, please see this new topic. T8S Aux Inputs Thanks, Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
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Volume

I have been noticing I have to increase the volume more now when I connect my Shure SM58 microphone directly to the microphone input to my L1 Compact. Could it be the unit is slowly degrading? I have had this unit for 5 years now. I seem to have plenty of volume using this microphone through my T1 and connecting through the No 2 input on the L1.Read More...
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Acoustic Pedalboard RC 300 looper L1/T4S

Hello Community :) here is the configuration I had T4S mixer Track One Vocal Track Two Vocal Track 3 Acoustic guitar with pedalboard Track 4 RC 300 looper with pre recorded Loops in Pro Tools like this I couldn't record my guitar in the looper. I tried my guitar in my pedalboard Gtr-Tuner-Boss OC3-EQ-El Capistan-Bigsky into RC300 input, great I can loop my guitar with effects. but all is in the same track 4 on T4S... I can't control both volume except with RC 300 instr level and master...Read More...
Hello Sam, thank you for your answer I'll try that ) I think the ABY option will suit me best. regards CyrilRead More...
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Loud occasional digital noise

i have had the t4 tone match system with the LT2 for years. Recently purchased the t8s with the F1 speakers. ‘When the bank is all ran through the board. Bass, drums, vocals, piano, guitars. And we are playing hard, we get a loud digital scrambled noise. I’ve heard it in another post with similar situation they said it was like an alarm with a dead battery. ‘We tested this. And was able to replicate it by everyone playing hard and all vocals hitting in microphones hard. Any idea on what is...Read More...
Hi Nick, You're right. You should install the latest firmware. T4S/T8S Firmware Update Instructions I'm sorry you have to do that. Please let us know how things go at the gig. Thanks, STRead More...
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No output from either send plug

I use the Tonematch for indoor musical performances with my acoustic guitar and vocal mic, and have been using a 3/4 to 3/4 cord to route the mix from the Tonematch into the L-1. It's worked out great for years, but at my last gig, I could not get a signal from either of the output plugs into the L-1. The input lights showed I was getting input, the mics and guitars all work, and the cords from the Tonematch to the L-1 were checked. Any thoughts or suggestions before I take it in for repairs?Read More...
Hi, Carolus, Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Welcome. I'm sorry your L1 is not responding to inputs from either of the inputs. There are some more diagnostics to be tried but Bose Support can help you with that. If you want, you can check these things first that would give the Support people some more information when you call. If your guitar has a preamp built-in connect your acoustic guitar directly to the power stand 1/4 inch input. Use a 1/4 inch (6.3mm) Tip-Sleeve...Read More...
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Using back up tracks w tablet

Probably an elementary question, but need your help. We have been using some backup tracks for live performance w T1 and tonematch with laptop synched with usb cable. Lately, tracks are not clean, and the problem seems to be the computer. So I have downloaded tracks to Samsung tablet. How do I hookup/sync to Tonematch unit since tablet does not have usb port?Read More...
If you want to connect wirelessly, you can use a bluetooth receiver (bluetooth 5.0 has better and more reliable connection). And if you want to connect wirelessly via wifi, you can look into using Apple's Airplay capability using Apple's airport express, that is if your music tracks are coming from Apple's products (Ipad, Iphone, etc). Good luck DukeRead More...
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T8S Noise Gate ramp control

Can someone explain what the "Ramp" control on the T8S Noise Gate effect does? The documentation states the following: Rotate the Ramp control to adjust the slope of the gate from 0% (horizontal) to 100% (vertical). I'm not familiar with a "Ramp" or "Slope" parameter on a typical noise gate. Thanks. /marcRead More...
Hey Marc, I'm glad the explanation worked for you. Thanks for the encouragement to get to know and document the new Noise Gate Ramp parameter. Enjoy your T8S. Cheers! STRead More...
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Volume control

I work with backing tracks and have to adjust volume between tracks. I use a laptop and find it distracting having to adjust two channels to find the right volume. Is there an easier way to control volume. I use the T4S mixer with the L1. Open to suggestions.Read More...
RapcoHorizon makes a device that should work for you -- the "LTIBLOX". Manufacturer's link: https://www.rapcohorizon.com/product/223/laptop-blox This device converts input from consumer grade equipment (laptop, tablet, etc.) to a mic level balanced output. Gives operator volume control of the stereo signal and sums it to mono. 3.5mm male input (i.e., headphone jack) and single XLR male output. They make two models, one has simply the volume control, the other has a longer cable and ground...Read More...
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T8S: How to reset a channel to "No Effects"

Is there a way to reset a channel to "No Effects"? I can't find anything on that in the Owner's Guide.Read More...
Hi, Jim in Houston, Congratulations! Please make sure your T8S is up to date. See T8S Firmware Update Instructions And here is a link to information that goes beyond the T8S Owner's Guide. T8S ToneMatch Mixer I'm glad you joined us. STRead More...
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A Newbie Wants to Understand How Various Effects Work With The T1

Hi Everyone, I'm fairly new to the site and to using Bose products so bear with me, please. I have an L1 M2 B2 system along with a Martin D 16 with Fishman electronics. I also use a Telicon Play Acoustic Effects Processing Pedal. The T1 of course has delay and reverb as does the Play Acoustic. The T1 has a preset for a Martin D-16 while the Play Acoustic has a Body Rez function designed to reduce/eliminate the "quacking" of an electrified acoustic. The D-16 also has the standard settings on...Read More...
"Sound Hole"....not "Should Hole" ...well maybe they are one in the same???Read More...
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T1 Mic Stand bracket

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I plan on using my T1 mounted on my mic stand for years to come and I fear breaking my last remaining clamp. I can't find any of the clamp and bracket sets anywhere now. Does Bose have some. Two of them broke on my in the last couple months.Read More...
Hi, tomdavisdotcom, I understand. I have been thrilled with the T1 Microphone Stand Bracket. I have them on all of my microphone stands. Bose doesn't have these anymore. I did some hunting around and checked with dealers. No luck there either. I'm sorry. I'm lucky - I've never broken one, but I think it's because I just put them on a microphone stand, and then leave them there (the part that clamps onto the microphone stand). I keep the arm in the lid of the T1 when I'm not using it. I've...Read More...
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T1 ToneMatch Dead Inout

Everyone: Input #3 has died on me and provides NO input whatsoever. Everything else works perfectly. Have tried different mics, guitars and cables but it is a no go. Can anyone offer any suggestions as I really love the equipment and do not want to put it on the shelf and use a mixer. Thank you JohnRead More...
Hi, John, Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Welcome. I'm sorry channel 3 on your T1 has died. Please call Bose Support and they can tell you about service options. Note: If the unit is less than two years old, it may be under warranty. Bose® Product & Technical Support at (877) 335-2673 (U.S. and Canada only) Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET Other regions STRead More...
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Iphone connection to T8S via USB-A is not working

Trying to playback from my iPhone to Bose. Connect my iphone 6S to the T8S USB-A port and the T8S reports a "media error" on the Pref page. Is this an inherent bug/deificiency or am I missing something? If it's not possible to playback from iphone using USB, what's the next best way? Maybe connection to channels 9 and 10 through a 3.5mm analog connection? Or a better way? THanks!Read More...
Hi, chrlsmccllgh, I'm sorry. I didn't read your original post carefully enough. I thought you were trying to use an Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter with a USB A to USB B cable. to the T8S USB B port. I haven't tried that lately, but I have gotten it to work with the T1 USB B port. I'm sorry I missed what you were saying in your original post. The T4S USB A port supports passive media (USB drives) only. T4S/T8S USB A Yes, an Apple Lightning to 3.5 mm adapter should work. Bose engineered...Read More...
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T8S, aux playback from Macbook

Hi - new user trying to figure things out. I've got a macbook connected to the Tonematch USB-B port, AUX 9/10 panned to hard left and right. Fire up some music on the mac and the Pref/Input shows no levels on inputs 9 and 10. Anyone have a suggestion? Thanks! PS - I'm updated to latest Bose firmware.Read More...
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Saving FX settings

Hi everyone. I just got my T4S and I'll be using it for the first time this evening. I will run it to my QSC K10. My question is about the FX presets. I have saved a few scenes for myself, and it seems that if I set the parameters on say the Chorus 2 for example, it's there when I recall the scene. If I adjust the Tremolo in the same scene, the settings are not saved if I switch to a flanger, then back to the Tremolo. So I don't see the opportunity to save my Chorus, Flanger, and Tremolo...Read More...
Hi, edkilp. Welcome to the Bose Portable PA Community. Congratulations! Please make sure your T4S is up to date. See T4S Firmware Update Instructions And here is a link to information that goes beyond the T4S Owner's Guide. T4S ToneMatch Mixer Within the effects family (e.g., the MODulation family), only one effect can be active at a time. When you switch between effects within a family, the default parameters are loaded. That is why when you switch from Tremolo to Flanger and subsequently...Read More...
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T4S ToneMatch Mixer carry case ideas

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Hi, How are you carrying your T4S? Do you have an old laptop computer bag? The microphone cases fit in there nicely on either side. Under that flap is a generous pocket for cables and accessories. If necessary, this is big enough for the ToneMatch Power Supply. Here is the view from the top. And there's another generous pocket on the back. You're probably wondering where all the cables are. I have them strapped to my microphone stand. This is an older picture. I have a different mount for...Read More...
Hi, Everyone. I picked up a case for my label printer. The T4S fits well, perhaps a little tight. LTGEM EVA Hard Case for Brother P-Touch PTD600 PC Connectible Label Maker - Travel Protective Carrying Storage Bag It'a little tight, but I can put the T4S and ToneMatch power supply in the case. Cables will fit below the T4S. PIctures from the web. I would use this as a little more protection when putting the T4S in a larger gig bag with other gear. If I'm traveling light I'm likely to use the...Read More...
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Stereo Output for T4S

Hi Everyone. I searched around and couldn't find much information regard to what I'm looking for, so please help. Thanks I'm using T4S and 2 of L1 MII w B2. I'm having 2 mics as chanel 1&2 and audio output from TV ( Optical out convert to RCA L/R then to XLR into T4S) as chanel #3 & 4. Both of my L1s are playing the same audio just as they're mono, regardless of the source is playing only on Left or Right. 1) What do I need to have audio from TV going into my mixer T4S to play both...Read More...
Thanks Scubabadger for the details reply. I'll try to get all my setting good before i'll save the scene for each situation.Read More...
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Stereo from my laptop??

Am I to understand that the only way to get stereo from my laptop is to use channel 5/6 and the ONLY way to control the volume on the fly from the mixer is to use the main? Surly this is not the case, if it is, it is a TERRIBLE design flaw. I am a guitar player using backing tracks. I have the mixer in front of me and just let my playlist play. I don't want to be fumbling around with the volume on my laptop to change the volume of my backing track??Read More...
Go to your laptop audio settings and switch to mono output, you're stereo tracks will be summed, and then you can use one channelRead More...
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Tonematch Setting for Epiphone Masterbilt Guitar DR-400

I just bought a new Epiphone Masterbilt Acoustic Electric Guitar and am having trouble finding the right Tonematch preset for it. I've already downloaded the Gibson preset from the Bose site but none of the presets match exactly. Thanks for any help. - DouglasRead More...
Douglas, Did you find some information on this? I've got the dr 500 MCE with the same electronics. Thanks.Read More...
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Cable for T1

Hi, I need a cable to connect my T1 Tonematch to the power stand of an L1 1S. Cant get the original Bose but "Cabling for less" have: Cat 5e Male to Male 8p8c Rj45 Jacks, 26 awg, would this be suitable, thanks, Alan PatrickRead More...
thanks. Havin one made up by Ultimate pro audio, dealt with them before. thinkits sorted. thanksRead More...
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