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Re: S1 Pro Busking Power Questions

Seagullman ·
Hi ST, First let me say that I based my Calculations on the values given by Tom. As MattS-at-Bose pointed out Volts times Amps is Watts which is what I also said P = U x I (Watts = Volts times Amps). Fo far so good. As Bose doesn't part with knowledge regarding circuitry etc. I can't say anything regarding the actual power consumption of the units. I can only be theoretical here. Now let's look at the T1 Power Supply specs (your pic). Input: AC (alternating current) 100 - 240V AC 50 - 60Hz...
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Re: S1 Pro Busking Power Questions

ST ·
Hi Tony, Thanks for joining the conversation. Here's the basis of my thinking for the T1® Assuming similar consumption for the Infinity Looper, this is why I guestimated at over 200 Watts. Cheers, ST
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S1 Pro Busking Power Questions

Musicianthomas ·
My good news is that I have an S1 Pro & Battery on the way today!! The better news is that it is a gift! So I will definitely be taking it out, reviewing, and putting it through more than several situations outside, inside, small venue gigs, etc. My question has to do with busking power sources. I want to be able to use my Infinity Looper, TC Helicon Mic Looper, TC Helicon Chorus pedal, VoiceLive 3 Extreme, and The T1 Tonematch just as I do in my shows with the L1 Model 2 /B2 Module and...
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Re: S1 Pro Busking Power Questions

Musicianthomas ·
Wow Guys! What an additional education I'm getting just from being a musician! I did my calculations from the output numbers and not the input numbers which did not seem like it was high enough. Since your replies, to double check I went to the Pigtronix website and got the specs directly from there. I think I made a mistake with it as the site shows it as: Voltage: 18V DC Current Draw: 200mA @ 18V Current Draw....since that is what I'm really after I think, is MUCH less and I wouldn't have...
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Re: S1 Pro Busking Power Questions

Musicianthomas ·
Okay Guys...here is the first report. First, I'm amazed beyond what I thought I would be...and that was a lot to begin with! With battery in the S1 Pro and charged and the 500 watt/288 Watt Hour Chafon Pure Sine Wave Battery Power Generator everything has phenomenal sound. No hum, no noise of any kind. The volume is way more than enough for just about any small venue. I'm operating in my studio at only ¼ volume on the S1 Pro and it more than fills the room with nice rich lows and just the...
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Re: S1 Pro Busking Power Questions

Seagullman ·
Hi Tom, thanks for this first impression of the functionality of the system so far. You've made no mention regarding how long your trial run was, but as you've said I expect that you'll be giving us all the information regarding power time, sound outside of a controlled environment (your studio) and with a decent gig volume etc. What will really be interesting me will be how long the S1 Pro batteries will last when used under a decent volume. I look forward to reading about that. For the...
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Re: S1 Pro Busking Power Questions

Seagullman ·
Hi Tom, thanks for this really detailed report on the battery power generator. I'm really glad that it's delivering in such a way for you. It really does seem to be a good decision for you to have made when you decided to buy it. When we step out into unknown territory it's always interesting to see where the road takes us. If we can do this with a safety net at the beginning (here testing before going out on the road with the gear) it's even better. After such a test I can't really see you...
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Re: S1 Pro Busking Power Questions

Musicianthomas ·
Following up here for anyone interested in additional portable power sources, but mainly for ST and Tony for all your help and to let you know how my Chafon 500 Watt/288 Watt Hour Portable Generator fared. As well as testing the battery of the S1 Pro (those results in another thread), the same test with this generator was successful above and beyond my expectations. I used all of the before mentioned devices (5 including the T1 Tonematch) and the generator provided plenty of uninterrupted...
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Re: Wireless Mics

ST ·
Hi Shyam, Connections for wireless microphones are very similar to using wired microphones. Looking back at your previous posts, I see you have a T1®. That has four channels so you can connect up to four wireless microphone receivers. But you will probably want a least one channel for your backing tracks. So that leaves three. I would find most lavalier microphones are too prone to feedback to use for Karaoke or live performance situations. But handheld microphones are fine when used...
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Wireless Mics

Sam K ·
Is it feasible to use Wireless Handheld and Lavalier microphones with ToneMatch Mixer? If so, how many can one connect to 1 ToneMatch Mixer? Would greatly appreciate any connection info, if it is technically feasible. Thanks so much! Shyam
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Re: Wireless Mics

Sam K ·
ST - Yes, that helps. Thanks so much! Shyam
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Re: T1/T4S Tonematch or TC Helicon Mic Mechanic 2 ?

Don ·
Robin, Not exactly what you are after, but... I am having great luck combining the Boss VE-8 and the Bose S1 Pro. The VE-8 gives me two channels, one for guitar and the other for a mic, both with terrific processing and effects. It also has a looper for the guitar and the mic, if you use those. The VE-8 runs on six AA batteries. I use rechargeable batteries, and I swap them out at 5 or 6 hours. I run from the headphone out of the VE-8 into the aux in on the S1 Pro using a sturdy cable that I...
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T1/T4S Tonematch or TC Helicon Mic Mechanic 2 ?

Rockin'Robin ·
Hi guys, I am asking recommendation on these 2 units from people who tried them. I am a singer/guitarist, own a S1 Pro and use it for live gigs and for busking outside. I am looking at the best option that could fit both venues. For Busking, I could go away with the S1 Pro alone if it weren't for its ugly reverb. Especially on the vocals you need some reverb to sound good in open spaces. Thus I've been looking at the Mic Mechanic 2 from TC Helicon, which seemingly has a nice reverb plus...
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Designated Channels LII with Tonematch?

Dannyc ·
I have my mic plugged into the 1st channel and my guitar via a pedal board into the 2nd channel and I am getting more guitar volume through 1st Channel where mic is plugged then 2nd Channel where guitar is plugged. Is this normal? My PA is a few years old and I really never noticed this before.
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Re: Designated Channels LII with Tonematch?

Dannyc ·
Do we know this is not the mic itself picking up the guitar? <><><> I know the mic is not picking up the guitar for sure <><><> Also, are you sending both the mic and guitar signals through the Vocalist IV pedal? If so, the pedal itself may be combining both channels and that's how you're hearing the guitar in channel 1. With the addition of a 2nd guitar channel in the ToneMatch, this could lead to what you're experiencing. <><><> Yes...
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Re: Designated Channels LII with Tonematch?

ChrisJ-at-Bose ·
"when both are un-muted my guitar volume is louder through the mic channel then it's designated channel" Do we know this is not the mic itself picking up the guitar? Also, are you sending both the mic and guitar signals through the Vocalist IV pedal? If so, the pedal itself may be combining both channels and that's how you're hearing the guitar in channel 1. With the addition of a 2nd guitar channel in the ToneMatch, this could lead to what you're experiencing.
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Re: Designated Channels LII with Tonematch?

Dannyc ·
Thanks Chris, I have tried this and still get sound through the mic channel. In fact when both are un-muted my guitar volume is louder through the mic channel then it's designated channel. Do you think it might be something happening in my Vocalist IV pedal?
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Re: Designated Channels LII with Tonematch?

ChrisJ-at-Bose ·
Hi Dannyc, If you're getting any amount of your guitar in a channel it isn't plugged into, this is abnormal. I would advise muting channel 2 to see if you can still hear the guitar through channel 1. Make sure it isn't just the mic picking up the room or guitar sound. Or could can disconnect the mic and look at the signal/clip LED on channel 1 for activity when playing the guitar on channel 2 (muted or not) If the problem seems to continue, I'd advise contacting us by phone to set up service...
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Re: Designated Channels LII with Tonematch?

Dannyc ·
That seem logical, I'll try that at my gig this Friday and report back. Thanks! Danny C.
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Re: Designated Channels LII with Tonematch?

ChrisJ-at-Bose ·
The Vocalist IV pedal is likely being used to combine vocals and guitar from one channel (going into channel 1 on the T1) and the guitar could be using the throughput connection. Try adjusting this guitar level setting on the VL4s main output.
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Re: Designated Channels LII with Tonematch?

Dannyc ·
Chris, Update: I turned back the guitar dial on the Vocalist IV as suggested and that did help quite a bit.But I did loose considerable volume and had to crank up the designated channel (#2) on the ToneMatch "all the way" to make up for the loss. But hey it seems to be doing the right thing now so that's good news. Thanks so much for your assistance. Danny C,
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Where do I download Mic presets.

Squid ·
I downloaded Audix mic presets, but it removed all of the other mic presets. I need the Shure SM58 & SM57 presets back.
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Re: Where do I download Mic presets.

Squid ·
I wonder why there are no other Martin presets beside the backpacker, D28, & 16........
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Re: Where do I download Mic presets.

ST ·
Hi Squid, Here are the instructions to re-load the Factory Presets. The process is the same for the T4S as it is for the T1®. T1® Factory Settings Please click the image for all the details. Here's the Presets file: Original Factory Presets and documents Also, the Audix Presets are included in the original factory settings. ST
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Re: Where do I download Mic presets.

Squid ·
OK...ignore....I figured it out......
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Re: Where do I download Mic presets.

Squid ·
I'm using the T4S
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Re: Where do I download Mic presets.

Squid ·
Thanks ST...
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Re: S1 Pro Busking Power Questions

Musicianthomas ·
You are welcome! And this Chafon Generator turned out to be an excellent choice. Noise was important to me too. There is ZERO NOISE....totally silent. It also has a digital readout as to how much power remains at all times. I experienced no line droppage in the entire 8 hours and 15 minutes I ran all of my pedals and the T1 Tonematch through. And another important factor for me....it is smaller than carrying a shoebox with a handle! There is a full description on the Amazon site where I...
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Re: S1 Pro Busking Power Questions

ccc ·
Thank you for the information on this generator, does it make noise? How long to recharge, and line dropage? I will investigate this as I am currently looking at generators, pure sine inverters and batteries. Looking to find the best combination in the smallest package for my needs.
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Re: S1 Pro Busking Power Questions

ccc ·
Thanks again I have been ringing my hands trying to figure out what specs are accurately stated on some of these units. How long have you been using it?
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Re: S1 Pro Busking Power Questions

Seagullman ·
@ Musicianthomas I'm so glad that this is working out well for you Tom. It was interesting for me to put my thoughts to the power consumption question. As we can now see, the actual power consumption (in real use) appears to be much lower than the nominal (or max) ratings given by the manufacturers. This shows itself in the length of use you're getting from 1 charge. Great. I'm glad I was a part of this journey. A very nice weekend to anyone reading this post. Tony.
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Re: S1 Pro Busking Power Questions

Musicianthomas ·
I initially got the Chafon Pure Sine Wave power source as I want to be able to busk if I want and still use my effects pedals and vocal processing. And if I was going to do it I wanted to be able to have plenty of reserve. I cannot see ever having 8 hours of need....it's just what my results were when running it wide open in my real-time testing experiment. My actual longest use performing with it was a total of four hours...one hour at a festival, then to another gig where I continued using...
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Re: S1 Pro Busking Power Questions

ccc ·
Let me ask you this? Are you also running your S1 on this battery? My needs are simple so I thought, Effects 300mp, 9-12 volts no battery insert. Boss VE-20 300mp 9v insert power adapter also battery insert power. My aim is to have plenty of power to power more effects. I want to place my strymon power zuma. All effects go to zuma and zuma plugged into ac or in what I want to do is plug into your Chafon. So you see problems with that?
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Re: S1 Pro Busking Power Questions

ccc ·
I am still on the fence about these little units, all of these thus far. I have read mixed reviews and contacted some reps for some of these and the companies are saying you need to get two to three times the watts over your intended watts. So I am trying to read in between the lines on the specs but the proof is in the people who use them. So if anyone has been using these please post your pros and cons.
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Re: S1 Pro Busking Power Questions

Andy 5 ·
How long are you typically playing without a power source from? I've only had that come up for short proposals, wedding ceremonies and the like. Thinking of getting the smaller (cheaper!) power supply from Chafon, as 8 hours seems like overkill for me.
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Re: S1 Pro Busking Power Questions

Musicianthomas ·
No, I also purchased the S1Pro Battery and do not use it plugged into the Chafon power source. It stands alone. Plenty of juice in the S1Pro for just about any length gig you could imagine. What you need to do is figure how many watts total your effects will be pulling....that will give you the rating you need. If you will scroll to the beginning of this thread, you can see how ST and Tony really helped me with this. To me, it's worth the $$$ investment of both the Chafon and the additional...
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Re: Plugging in additional instruments / mics

ST ·
Hi ppills3, Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. I'm glad you're here. Generally speaking, splitters should not be used as combiners. That is they are okay if you want to divide a signal and send it to two devices. When you turn them around and take two sources, short them together and send the result to an amplifier, things don't work so well. See: Why Not Wye Consider getting a small mixer with at least four inputs. Take the outputs from the mixer and connect them to your...
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Re: Plugging in additional instruments / mics

ppills3 ·
Thank you ST for the quick reply and advice. Will cancel order I placed for splitters! The best thing about the S1 is the portability and battery power. Are there small mixers that exist so I don’t need a power source at all. iE small gig on a beach?
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Plugging in additional instruments / mics

ppills3 ·
Apologies if this has already been posted (if so, please reply with link to forum discussion) but I want to know what musicians are doing to accommodate following simply scenario. Live gig with using one S1 PRO speaker with one acoustic w/ preamp plugged into Instrument Input #1 with 1/4" cable and one Mic plugged into Aux input. Guest musician comes up to join for 4 songs. Wants to plug in. How can this be accomplished? Does the S1 Pro handle Y 1/4" cable splitter and XLR Splitters? would...
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Re: Plugging in additional instruments / mics

CityFolk ·
Other folks on this forum have used the S1 with the Behringer 1002B mixer which is battery powered and has phantom power (although it’s 24v vs 48v so won’t work for all mics conceivably). That seems to be a cool setup. Undoubtedly, there are other battery powered mixers out there, this is an example of one that’s being actually used in the field.
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Re: Plugging in additional instruments / mics

ST ·
Hi ppills3, I don't specific recommendation for battery powered mixers. I just did a search and there are several results. Another thought - see: What is the "S" in S1 Pro? ST
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Re: L1 with a condenser mic

FCBlues ·
Don’t know if this helps but...We have 2 guitars and 2 mics with the t4 and my buddy uses a Neuman condenser mic and we stand anywhere from 3 to 15 ft in front of it. Never in back of it. 150 shows and counting and never heard microphone feedback from the L1 and he belts and keeps the volume up. Must be something fixable. One of the reasons to buy it is you can stand in front of it and toss the monitors. The projection from the line array is really good so behind the choir should be good for...
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L1 with a condenser mic

Ray 6 ·
We have a small gospel group that plays small venues in churches, nursing homes, community centers, etc. We have 5 band members and rather than carry a bevy of mics and a mixer board, we use a Condenser mic for the group.. so we have just the mic and the L1 to set up, quick and easy. And, with instruments, the L1 and single mic make for enough to carry in and work well in the small spaces. The sound for the audience is great, but the L1 has to be "in front" of the mic in order to avoid...
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Re: Major Vocal Feedback problem.

Rod 3 ·
Hi troubador, You may be right, excessive gain could be the problem. I know that one of the differences between the original Mic Mechanic and the latest version (ie Mic Mechanic 2) is that there is now no mic gain control/setting so the gain is said to be automatically set by the singer's vocal/input thereby removing the need to manually set microphone levels. Good thing / not so good thing ? not sure! Maybe this is my overall problem, so I'm going to go right back to basics and remove the...
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Re: Major Vocal Feedback problem.

Rod 3 ·
Hi FCBlues, I've had a couple of helpful replies to my 'feedback' problems and they have been along the same lines as you are suggesting ie the TC Helicon is the cause in some way. So I am going to remove the Mic Mechanic 2 from the chain, (reset all my settings in the L1 mk 2 and reintroduce the Mic Mechanic 2) adjust/tweek settings as I go along. Thanks for your advise - I'll let you know how I get on. Don't mind if I have to get rid of the Mic Mechanic 2 if it rids me of my problem BUT...
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Major Vocal Feedback problem.

Rod 3 ·
Hi, I have the L1 Mk 2 with 2 bass modules and ToneMatch T1. I am a solo performer (guitar/vocals) using a Line 6 pedal (guitar - channel 1) and a Shure SM58 into a TC Helicon Mic Mechanic 2 (vocals - channel 2) and backing tracks via iPod into channels 4/5. I am experiencing serious vocal feedback problems and hopefully you and your team can offer some suggestions as to a possible solution. The situation is that whilst singing, playing guitar and having the backing tracks playing there is...
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Re: Major Vocal Feedback problem.

Bose Pro Community Admin ·
Hello, Rod. This sounds like a good question for the broader owner community (rather than Ask Bose for Help). There may be other suggestions outside what we can provide. May I have your permission to move this discussion to the public forum? It sounds like the TC-Helicon Tone feature in the Mic Mechanic is adding gain to the microphone between songs. It could be doing that because you sing louder than you speak when addressing the audience between songs. To test the idea, take the Mic...
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Re: Major Vocal Feedback problem.

Rod 3 ·
Thanks for your reply and suggestions. I will remove the Mic Mechanic unit from the chain as you have advised and report back with the results. I think I will also contact TC Helicon, they may be able to offer some advise/suggestions to resolve my feedback problems. And yes you most certainly can move this discussion to the public forum. Kind regards, Rod.
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Re: Major Vocal Feedback problem.

FCBlues ·
If I had to jump to judgement I would blame the TC Helicon because it adds so many variables to the mix and I had a lot of surprizes when I used one. We have the same set up with same mics and acoustic guitars and can crank it up with it right behind us and no feedback ever. I would doubt it's from within the bose unless it's just broken. I'm sure you thought of this, but strip it down and rebuild it piece by piece with just the Microphone and a guitar with no effects. When it come time to...
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Re: Major Vocal Feedback problem.

troubador ·
@Rod My 2 cents worth -- I found my TCH Harmony GX-T was putting way too much gain on the line. I removed it from the chain and all was well. I use my L1M2 2B1 T1 combo and love what it puts out ... now using an S1 for busking and loving it.
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