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Feedback / Microphone

ST ·
What is feedback and how does it occur? Feedback occurs when the sound from the loudspeaker (or loudspeakers if a microphone is connected to more than one) is louder at the microphone than the sound of the voice. This fundamental fact is shown in the figure below. Note that in the diagram an L1 system is shown but the same fundamental fact is true for ANY loudspeaker. If you understand this diagram, it is relatively easy to understand how changes in an amplification system and room can...
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T1® Gain Staging a Microphone

ST ·
T1® Gain Staging a Microphone
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Seagullman ·
Easy to follow and understand. That should help a few people to avoid microphone feedback in more difficult situations. Tony
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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 ST
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S70XS_user ·
Great video - explains things so simply. Thanks!
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Re: How do I set up my microphone with the T1 ToneMatch® audio engine

DrumrPete ·
Gain is often overlooked on the T1, or any mixer, by less experienced users. It's not always as important for analog mixers as it is for digital. Digital distortion is much more unpleasant. If you think gain is too low for the band mix, just bring up master and channel faders to compensate. I would also like to add, for those who have powerhouse vocalists. Actually have them YELL or SCREAM into their mic while setting gains. Because once the band starts up, the singers will push harder.
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Re: How do I set up my microphone with the T1 ToneMatch® audio engine

DrumrPete ·
BTW ST, your T1 is SO clean! Did you shine it up just for this video?
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Re: How do I set up my microphone with the T1 ToneMatch® audio engine

Seagullman ·
Hi ST, nice video. I think it's really great of you to take the time to make these videos to help the members. The new forum version really does make a lot of things easier (like this video for example), but you've still got to invest the time to make the video. You're getting a like from.me. @DrumrPete: "BTW ST, your T1 is SO clean! Did you shine it up just for this video?" Maybe he did, maybe he didn't Pete. I wouldn't put anything past ST. Maybe he regularly gives his things a regular...
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How Do I use the T1® Noise Gate to Automatically Mute a Microphone?

ST ·
One cause of feedback is open microphones on the stage. You can use the T1 ToneMatch® audio engine Noise Gate to mute (shut down) microphones that are not actively being used. Here's a quick video to show you how to do it. ... more about the T1® ... T1® Videos ST
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Re: T1® question: Electric Bass works but not Microphones

Seagullman ·
Hi ST, glad you popped by. I'm sure your photos have done the rest to completely clarify the situation for our scandanavian friend. I hope that I'm still fit enough at 72 to swing an axe and sing. After a bit of pondering I came to the conclusion that Tony probably went into one of the inputs of channels 4/5 with his bass guitar (which would of course work and is designed for just this type of connection), and then the microphone via a 1/4" jack into one of the channel outputs which would...
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Re: T1® question: Electric Bass works but not Microphones

ST ·
Hi Tony (Seagullman) Seagullman posted: Hi ST, ... By the way ST, have you seen which Bass Guitar he plays? I've told him to take real good care of it. Hey Tony Olofsson, I hope that you are enjoying your bass. Tony (Seagullman) Vintage instruments - don't get me started. That's a whole new topic that I'll leave for another day. I've also made a suggestion to Admin in "to and from the moderators" to rename the thread so that it relates to the problem at hand. Here's a link to that in case...
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Re: How do I set up my microphone with the T1 ToneMatch® audio engine

Bose Pro Community Admin ·
@Tony Olofsson and @Seagullman Please see this new topic. T1® question: Electric Bass works but not Microphone. Thank you, Forum-Admin
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Re: T1® question: Electric Bass works but not Microphones

ST ·
Hi Tony, I understand now. And yes, XLR cables would probably be a better choice. Thank you for the clarification. ST
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T1® question: Electric Bass works but not Microphones

Tony Olofsson ·
I have problem with microphones. I connected my el-bass and it sounds but not the mic´s. I have tried Behringer and Shure and noone sounds. I have followed the video edit: Title changed. Previously "Microphone works but not instruments" --- Forum-Admin
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Re: T1® question: Electric Bass works but not Microphones

Seagullman ·
Hi Tony (Olofsson), first of all let me welcome you to the forum. I hope that you get the help you need here, and maybe with time be able to offer help to others. Here we learn a lot from each other. Before I go any further, I have to admit that my brain needed a "bump start" after reading your post "I connected my el-bass" There are so many instrument manufacturers out there today that I actually googled el-bass before I realized that it must mean electric bass. Unfortunately your...
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Re: T1® question: Electric Bass works but not Microphones

Tony Olofsson ·
Thank you for fast respons. I used the wrong input, i used output because I was not famijar with the upper connections. Now my mic´s and my bass works. Thank you
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Re: T1® question: Electric Bass works but not Microphones

Seagullman ·
Tony, "Thank you for fast response." You're welcome to any help we can give you here on the forum. "I used the wrong input, i used output because I was not famijar with the upper connections. " Now that has probably happened to many of us at sometime or other. I would also imagine that it won't happen so quickly again. I hadn't completely understood "noone sounds" I now understand it to mean no sound . If something like that happens in the future always check your Cables/connections. A cable...
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Re: T1® question: Electric Bass works but not Microphones

Tony Olofsson ·
Thank you. I have been playing bass since I was 14 years. Started with Kontrabass before el-basses came out. Then I bought a Hagström plastic bass. Not good but nice. 1962 I bought a Fender Jazz Bass and are still using it. I am now 72 and still playing together with a accordion player. Just now I have started cooperation with a lady playing melodeon and violin. She bought BOSE L1 but couldn´t handle it therefore I tried to use it because I have friends using the same. I´m so happy to...
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Re: T1® question: Electric Bass works but not Microphones

Seagullman ·
Hi Tony, Thanks for telling me a bit about yourself. The Contrabass player Has always been the most unfortunate of all instrument players because of the size of the instrument he has to transport/carry. He is however, rewarded by the sound to match the size of the instrument. Hagström Bass. A swedish company that built some very good guitars in and around the 60's and was revived a few years ago with most models being built in Asia. I have one of the newer Viking models (similar shape to a...
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Re: T1® question: Electric Bass works but not Microphones

ST ·
Hi Tony Olofsson, Thanks for telling us more about you. It's nice to get to know you. Tony Olofsson posted: Thank you for fast respons. I used the wrong input, i used output because I was not famijar with the upper connections. Now my mic´s and my bass works. Thank you It's great that you found a solution to your problem. I was reading along with interest. Do your microphones use XLR connectors? If so, then I thought you must have connected your microphones into the inputs along the top...
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Re: T1® question: Electric Bass works but not Microphones

Tony Olofsson ·
Thank you so much. Nice pictures and now I know how to connect for sound. I like this forum, you are so helpful. I have been a musician and leisure have found this a relaxing and interesting hobby. Although it is acclaimed soloists and bassist standing in the background, it is precisely that spot the base is best. To also get to play in different configurations and with different musicians make music making extra spicy. I own PA in the form of amplifier with mixer and two speakers on stands...
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Re: T1® question: Electric Bass works but not Microphones

ST ·
Hi Tony, I just wanted to check - in your original question - was the problem that The microphones worked The Electric Bass did not work Greetings from the left coast of Canada. Where are you? ST
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Re: T1® question: Electric Bass works but not Microphones

Tony Olofsson ·
1. The bass worked 2. The microphones did not work Now they all work Greetings from northern scandinavian, Sweden Tony
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Re: T1® question: Electric Bass works but not Microphones

ST ·
Hi Tony, Did you had the microphones connected here (bottom row) with connectors like this? ST
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Re: T1® question: Electric Bass works but not Microphones

Tony Olofsson ·
Yes, I have mono jack but will buy XLR for better sound
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Re: T1® question: Electric Bass works but not Microphones

Seagullman ·
Hi Tony, "I was afraid people should say "that boy think he can play" , buying so expensive instrument. Nowadays I think it has not been so expensive. " Never worry about what others think. I would think that you've loved this instrument fro the beginning, and that you have hag much pleasure playing it (more than 50 years which is a lot in anyone's books). Now you're still having pleasure playing it and haven't lost any of your original investment. You own something of a legend in the world...
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Re: T1® question: Electric Bass works but not Microphones

Tony Olofsson ·
Interesting bass! Yes I like the bass. I bought it 1962 just because a band named Sven-Ingvars had that bass and it sounded so good. Their bassplayer used his thum to play and it gave a softer sound if you compare with plectrum. I was afraid people should say "that boy think he can play" , buying so expensive instrument. Nowadays I think it has not been so expensive. I have changed the strings once but now the original strings attached. The shoulder strap, I have changed, otherwise I have...
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Re: T1® question: Electric Bass works but not Microphones

Tony Olofsson ·
I can tell you, My amplifier stands i my corridor but my bass is placed under my bed.
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Re: T1® question: Electric Bass works but not Microphones

Bose Pro Community Admin ·
Topic Title changed. Previously "Microphone works but not instruments" --- Forum-Admin
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Re: T1® question: Electric Bass works but not Microphones

Seagullman ·
Tony Olofsson posted: I can tell you, My amplifier stands i my corridor but my bass is placed under my bed. A very sensible decision, Tony. By the way, if it's no trouble, and of course only if you want to, I would really like to see a picture or pictures of you playing (and of course singing) your christmas songs with maybe a little story to go with it. But only if you want to. I'm sure you can get somebody to take photos. You could start a new thread in the "At the gig and Rehearsal"...
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Re: Microphone Settings for Shure 58

ST ·
Hi Graham, Thank you for joining the Community. Best wishes for the season. Here are two short videos that cover basics of setting up a microphone with the T1®. Set up my microphone with the T1 ToneMatch® audio engine T1® ToneMatch Presets, zEQ, and ParaEQ Set the ToneMatch Preset as described in the videos. In the videos, we're not using the Shure SM 58 or Shure Beta 58, so when you set the ToneMatch Preset set it for your microphone. Start with all the zEQ settings bypassed as described in...
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Microphone Settings for Shure 58

Graham McAulay ·
Would anyone please be able to give me some settings for the Shure 58 or equivalent. I,m having trouble acheiving a good sound through my Bose L1 Model 2 with Tonematch Any help would be much appreciated and a list of settings for me to try would be of great assistance. Graham
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ST ·
Hi Wes, Basically, yes. wrahn posted: Thanks for the two videos, it really helped me get a better understanding of the tone match settings. As I now understand, when I set up my Electro-Voice N/D967, it's as if a sound engineer set up my N/D967 using my L1 Compact and my T1 to give it the best "voice". Am I correct? Thanks, Wes We have an article that describes what the ToneMatch Presets do for you . ToneMatch® Check it out. ST
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Re: Microphone Settings for Shure 58

wrahn ·
Thanks for the two videos, it really helped me get a better understanding of the tone match settings. As I now understand, when I set up my Electro-Voice N/D967, it's as if a sound engineer set up my N/D967 using my L1 Compact and my T1 to give it the best "voice". Am I correct? Thanks, Wes
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Re: Microphone Settings for Shure 58

Graham McAulay ·
Would be great to see what settings anyone is using on there tonematch, My problem is the sound is too tinny, wanting to acheive a more melow sound. setting eg for: zEQ, ParaEQ, Mod, Dwlay, Reverb and reverb type. Any suggested ideas woud be much appreciated. Graham
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DrumrPete ·
Tinny sound is usually overcome by singing with lips touching the mic. The closer you get, the more bass response and warmth you will have. I do roll off 3-6db on the zEQ high frequency knob. I am sitting so close to my L1, it's necessary to keep feedback at bay.
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Don B ·
I find the T1 presets for the Shure SM58 work just fine.
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Re: Microphone Settings for Shure 58

Graham McAulay ·
Thanks guys for the advice Graham
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Re: How do I set up my microphone with the T1 ToneMatch® audio engine

John Fitzsimmons ·
Just what I needed. Thanks. I had an issue during a performance last night with a guest singer in a noisy room. I had to keep turning up the mic and master, but the feedback was precarious. Before this, I never knew quite what to do with those gain knobs. Now I do!
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Re: How do I set up my microphone with the T1 ToneMatch® audio engine

ST ·
Hi John, Thank you for joining the Community. I'm glad that you joined us. One thing I've found with some guest singers is a tendency to back off the microphone. Whether that's inexperience, someone who is microphone shy, or stage theatrics, trying to overcome bad microphone technique by turning up the volume almost always leads to feedback. I coach guest singers to stay on the mic. If they back off I use sign language or just tell them to eat the mic. If they can't be heard, I've learned to...
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Re: How do I set up my microphone with the T1 ToneMatch® audio engine

DrumrPete ·
Enough can't be said about singing ON the mic. I coach performers about this as well, over and over. Quite often, they will ignore my repeated requests. Like ST, I just have to let it play out with them barely being heard. One reason is probably their conditioning to singing with traditional PA, "let the sound man turn me up out front" syndrome. The other, and I was guilty of this as well, is fear of hearing yourself like you really sound. It can be a shocker, and I struggled, wanted to back...
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John Fitzsimmons ·
Thanks for the feedback (pardon the pun). Have a great New Year!
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Re: wireless microphone

ST ·
Hi Marco, Thank you for joining the Community. Marco posted: Hi all I am a Zumba Instructor using for my sessions the L1 Compact system. Now for some of my courses (Strong by Zumba) I need a Wireless (Sport-) microphone to explain during the dance sessions the various movements. Zumba Music is very loud :-) and when using my microphone I get some serious interferences . Is there any possibility to avoid these (without lowering the volume) or any there any specific Wireless (Sport-)microphone...
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wireless microphone

Marco ·
Hi all I am a Zumba Instructor using for my sessions the L1 Compact system. Now for some of my courses (Strong by Zumba) I need a Wireless (Sport-) microphone to explain during the dance sessions the various movements. Zumba Music is very loud :-) and when using my microphone I get some serious interferences. Is there any possibility to avoid these (without lowering the volume) or any there any specific Wireless (Sport-)microphone compatible with the L1 system thanks for any help best marco
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Marco ·
Hi for the time being I am practising with the "SAMSON CR77 UHF true Diversity Receiver together with the AH1 Samson (CH E3) Wireless microphone" -- a device used quite a lot in the Sport environment. To explain any choreography I'm using the microphone while the music is playing. So as the volume of the music is mostly to the upper level, when giving the instructions through the microphone, interferences appear(acoustical feedback). To avoid these biiiiiiiiiiip noise, the volume is to be...
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Re: wireless microphone

ST ·
Hi Marco, From your description, you are experiencing acoustic feedback. Feedback occurs when the sound from the L1® Compact is louder at the microphone than the sound of the voice. This is shown in the diagram below. Note that in the diagram an L1 system is shown but the same fundamental fact is true for ANY loudspeaker. If you understand this diagram, it is relatively easy to understand how changes in an amplification system and the room can contribute to either increasing or decreasing...
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Re: wireless microphone

Lee Wright ·
Hi Marco, I own Compacts & use sports headsets a bit for our outdoor events. What I would suggest it to locate the Compact off to the side so it's closer to your participants & further away from you. Perhaps angled at 45 degrees That type of headset is good in that it's a large diaphragm but the problem is that it's also a condenser type mic. For this sort of thing I normally go for a dynamic. The only one I know of is the Shure WH20. I have a couple & they work well. Fortunately...
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Re: wireless microphone

Marco ·
ST posted: Hi Marco, From your description, you are experiencing acoustic feedback. Feedback occurs when the sound from the L1® Compact is louder at the microphone than the sound of the voice. This is shown in the diagram below. Note that in the diagram an L1 system is shown but the same fundamental fact is true for ANY loudspeaker. If you understand this diagram, it is relatively easy to understand how changes in an amplification system and the room can contribute to either increasing or...
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Re: wireless microphone

Marco ·
Lee Wright posted: Hi Marco, I own Compacts & use sports headsets a bit for our outdoor events. What I would suggest it to locate the Compact off to the side so it's closer to your participants & further away from you. Perhaps angled at 45 degrees That type of headset is good in that it's a large diaphragm but the problem is that it's also a condenser type mic. For this sort of thing I normally go for a dynamic. The only one I know of is the Shure WH20. I have a couple & they...
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