Tagged With "DJ"

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Help! Advice needed on gear needed for DJ starting out

Stevie C ·
Hi Guys! My name is Steve and I'm based in Australia where I'm an acoustic singer songwriter entertainer for 6 months of the year in the outback Kimberley region in Western Australia. After years of singing and playing guitar with my Bose L1 Model 2, I'm looking to mix things up a bit (and give my throat a rest) by doing a DJ gig once a week - replacing one of my singing gigs and doing the occasional wedding. I have researched these forums extensively and have become a bit lost with all the...
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L1 Compact, L1 Model II, F1 system which is better?

jdbassentertainment.com ·
Hi everyone I have been spending most of my time on the F1 forum... This being said I still am the proud owner of four L1 systems - two Model II and two Compacts. A colleague of my wanted to know which was better the L1 or F1 systems... where I replied neither! I told him they are unique tools and all the models in the Bose portable PA speakers have there place... I then replied... I use the Compacts for outdoor ceremony's and small shows where I don't anticipate dancing. I use my L1 Mod. II...
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Re: Help! Advice needed on gear needed for DJ starting out

ST ·
Hi Stevie C Thank you for joining the Forum. Thanks for all the background information. Nice to get to know you. I think you'll be fine. This is very similar to what I do between sets. Have you tried using your L1® to play music between sets? I'll leave this for others. We have some notes here m(click the picture for details): That covers an analog connection. For a digital connection see: I've read, but cannot confirm, that you can use an Apple USB Camera connector with an iPad. There are...
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Re: L1 Compact, L1 Model II, F1 system which is better?

ST ·
Hi JD, We've got different applications, but that's part of the fun of having an open conversation. Model II As a performer, solo or in a band - for me - nothing beats performing in front of a Model II with a T1® on my microphone stand. I have absolute confidence in what I'm hearing and sharing with an audience and my band mates. I sing and play electric guitar (most of the time). I play acoustic but less often. For most of what I do with a Model II, a B1 is the best choice for me. If I'm...
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I am Thankful!

jdbassentertainment.com ·
Hi everyone, it is that time of year when we can reflect on the year... and offer thanks. I am thankful for the Bose F1 components that have integrated so well in my DJ and Live Sound business. These light weight, powerful and amazing sounding speakers/subs were the tools I was lacking but needed for quite some time... very very happy with my investment! Thank you Bose for another year with great gear!! -JD Bass
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Big day out for my F1 and L1 systems!

Each year for the last few years I've provided front-of-house sound, DJ and MC services to a vineyard for a popular food, wine and music festival. This year I had a great time and my sound system worked a treat. Here's what the set up looked like. Here’s the equipment list: 2 x Bose F1 Model 812 Flexible Array Loudspeakers (Front of House) 2 x Bose F1 Subwoofers (Front of House) 2 x Bose L1 Compacts (fold-back monitors on the stage) 1 x Bose L1 Model 2 Loudspeaker with B2 Bass Module for...
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Re: Big day out for my F1 and L1 systems!

Erine ·
Impressive!
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Re: Big day out for my F1 and L1 systems!

jdbassentertainment.com ·
1200 on site, but how many by the music under the tent... Looks like maybe a few hundred??
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Re: Big day out for my F1 and L1 systems!

That's probably accurate, plus at least the same again outside the marquee, right in close, and the rest enjoying the music from other areas nearby. The sound travelled brilliantly.
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T1® Gain Staging for Backing Tracks

ST ·
T1® Gain Staging for  Backing Tracks
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L1 System for DJs & crowd size. What do you use?

jdbassentertainment.com ·
Hey everyone, I wanted to share my results with my fellow DJs having to do with L1 Systems and crowd size. As time goes on I am gaining more and more respect for the L1 Systems. The little things never cease to amaze me! I have been using the L1 systems now for over 9 years now. Buying the L1 Systems was the best equipment purchase choice I ever made! The quality of sound and portability are truly worth every penny!! I have recently (about 6 months ago) purchased the F1 Systems and although...
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Re: L1 Compact, L1 Model II, F1 system which is better?

Seemon ·
Thanks for the review, quick question, how many people you think 2 F1 can handle without a sub?
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Re: L1 Compact, L1 Model II, F1 system which is better?

jdbassentertainment.com ·
That is a good question, I have never used them like this... I always use at least one sub... It depends on the type of venue and what type of music is playing through them/band or DJ and lastly what type of crowd will be there ?... quiet listening/party it up? DJ - Background Music/PA - I'd estimate 250-350 people DJ - Party - I'd estimate up to 250 people Small Band - Background Music/PA - 250-350 people Small Band - Party it Up - I'd estimate up to - 200 people Large Band - Background...
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Mounting ToneMatch in a console?

Has anyone mounted their ToneMatch into a console? I'm thinking about switching from the mixer I'm using to the ToneMatch, as 90% of the work I'm doing is with either an L1 M1S or L1 M2, and I'll need to build a new custom DJ console. Pictures if you've got 'em would be awesome please. I picture something like the console I used back in 2005, but with the T1 in place of the mixer in the photo.
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Re: Mounting ToneMatch in a console?

i looks like a little Behringer Console. T 1 output mono to a Line or Microphone Input channel
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Re: Mounting ToneMatch in a console?

Apollo, you misunderstood my question I think. I'm not using that console, I'm looking at making a new one with the ToneMatch INSTEAD of the mixer, and I was wondering if anyone had already done this.
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Re: Mounting ToneMatch in a console?

BanjoJames ·
Just a thought, I would too like a rack mountable T1 in either an 8 or 12 XLR input arrangement. Cheers, James
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Re: List Your Profession in which you use the F1 Speakers Pole

ST ·
Hi JD, This is a fun topic. Live Musician - Applications Front of House (FOH) I use two F1 Stacks (F1 Model 812 with F1 Subwoofer) on either side and front of the stage. I use a Soundcraft Ui16 as the mixer. Typically, I will have L1® Compacts or L1® Model II units at the back of the stage for monitors. In this situation, I am also performing. Backline Amp I use this with my T1®, Neumann KMS 105 , and Kemper Profiling Amp. I would normally use my L1® Compact for this application. The...
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No B2?

bmoney ·
Hello, I regularly perform DJ sets for a department store, and I'm always getting complaints about the bass with my L1 Model II. This despite having the module on the lowest bass setting. So I was wondering if it would be worth just running the L1 without the B2? I realize it's going to alter the overall sound quality significantly, but in the setting I play, that's really an afterthought. Any advice?
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Re: No B2?

ST ·
Hi bmoney, I had another thought about your problem. Are you set up beside a wall or in a corner? You may have heard that you can augment the bass by putting a B2 against a wall or in a corner. The opposite is also true. If you can get the B2 in the range from 2-7 feet from a wall, the reflection from the wall tends to reduce some of the bass frequency range in the audience (an interference effect). Even if you are not right next to a wall or in a corner, try moving the B2 a few feet in any...
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Re: No B2?

ST ·
Hi bmoney, Thank you for joining the Community. Wow! You got some great suggestions and advice from RF-Musiker/ Musician! One tiny point. You can run your L1® Model II without a bass module, but you don't want to. Your L1® wasn't designed to run without a bass module: It sounds terrible, but you won't damage the L1®. You will likely do irreparable harm to your reputation. What is your sound source? Do you have any way of dialing down the bass in that device? ST
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Re: No B2?

bmoney ·
Hi ST, Thanks so much for the info! Logistically, lugging around the B2 for this particular venue is always kind of a nightmare. That was also playing into my original logic. I use a Pioneer DDJ SX2 controller for my source. I can definitely reduce the bass on that.
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Re: No B2?

RF-Musiker/ Musician ·
L1 doesn't work without B2 or B1. When people complain about bass and/or volume level, there are many possible reasons. One of them could be, they simply dislike the music. If this would be, nothing helps, to fix it, than to change the music. But when I assume, that the kind of music is ok, I would use an equalizer. Sometimes the room has resonances, boosts about 100 Hz or absorbs mids or, or... The best would be, when you have opportunity, doing the sound check without customer. Play the...
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List Your Profession in which you use the F1 Speakers Pole

jdbassentertainment.com ·
Profession pole... Think it might kind of be fund... What professions do you use your F1 speakers for? DJ, Live Sound Engineer (between four 812 tops and four F1 subs I have a lot of options)
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L1 compact suddenly started playing at 1/3rd previous volume

SkiptonTango ·
Hi Can you help. I have a 4 month old L1 Compact that I have been using once a week to DJ Tango events in a 100 person ballroom. This week, the sound is suddenly massively reduced. Where I was previously pleased to have the volume knob at 2.5/3; I now have to play at around 10 to allow people to hear. Can you help, or does this sound like a warranty issue. If the latter, please can you advise who I call (I am based in the UK). Kind Regards Dave
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Re: L1 compact suddenly started playing at 1/3rd previous volume

Bose Pro Community Admin ·
Hello, Dave. I'm sorry to hear you're having an issue with your L1® Compact. If you're sure that nothing has changed with your sound source then please contact Bose Support. Thank you, Bose Pro Community Admin Bose House, Quayside, Chatham Maritime Kent, ME4 4QZ, UK Bose UK Tel: +44 (0)3330-142545 pro_uk@bose.com
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Re: L1 compact suddenly started playing at 1/3rd previous volume

Bose Pro Community Admin ·
Hi SkiptonTango, Thanks for coming back to let us know you're okay and for telling us about the cause of the problem. I'm sure most of us here have done something similar. Enjoy your L1® Compact! Bose Pro Community Admin
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Re: L1 compact suddenly started playing at 1/3rd previous volume

SkiptonTango ·
---SORTED--- Embarrassed as I am to have discovered it; I will leave this on as information for others who own a MacBook Pro for DJ'ing ....and in my defense, I've only had it 4 months! In short, despite there being a volume setting on the MacBook (when using iTunes), there is also a wholly separate slider hiding in plain sight at the top left hand corner to the right of the play/pause symbol called 'choose which speakers to use'. Turns out I had accidentally slid it down to 1/3rd of...
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Bose F1 Subwoofer vs. QSC KW181

DJ8X ·
Hi guys. I'm new to the form. And I am new to Bose products. My previous setup for DJing was to QSC K12 and one kw181. I was in the market for a lighter set up but one that did not compromise SPL and bass response. I stumbled upon the Bose F1 system. I bought a subwoofer and brought it to the house and did and a b comparison to the kw181. The kw181 is bigger it is heavier and it hits harder while going deeper. It was a close battle. The Bose F1 subwoofer technically lost that battle to the...
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Re: Bose F1 Subwoofer vs. QSC KW181

jdbassentertainment.com ·
I feel the same way... the F1s subs come close to the sound of 18" subs and as far as I am concerned if I need more bottom end I just add more F1 subs. I am very happy with the sound and power to size ratio as well! This is coming from someone who use to own for double 18"s... and I have four F1 subs. Thanks for your review... I am looking for forward to your one comparing the tops!
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Re: Bose F1 Subwoofer vs. QSC KW181

ST ·
Hi DJ8X, Thank you for joining the Community. I'm glad you're here. Congratulations on getting your F1 Subwoofer! Thank you for choosing Bose, and thank you for writing up your review. I really appreciate your first-hand report with your real-world insights as DJ. Cheers! ST
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Bose L1® Model II with B2 for Mobile DJ

Geoffrey ·
hi everybody i am a mobile dj and i want to know if the bose l 1 fit the requirement for a mobile dj i am actually using rcf art 735 and sub that are quite heavy i want a more portable solution with grear capacity and sound i heard that the bose l 1 model 2 with b2 is great in vocal but has a lack concerning the deep is there someone who use it for mobile gig thanks Edit title: Previously "information"
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Re: Bose L1® Model II with B2 for Mobile DJ

ST ·
Hi Geoffrey, Thank you for joining the Bose Pro Portable Community. Please tell us more about the kinds of music you are playing as a mobile DJ. Also, to give us a better understanding of what you need, please tell us about the sub you are using now. Are you using two RCF ART 735 or one? Have you looked at the Bose F1 series ? ST
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Re: Bose L1® Model II with B2 for Mobile DJ

Geoffrey ·
i have heard the l 1 model 2 with 1 b 2 and the f1 also with a sub the l1 sound is clear and bass are punchy the f 1 the voice is not the same and the bass sound like have distotion thats why i am still searching for information about the l 1
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Re: Bose L1® Model II with B2 for Mobile DJ

Geoffrey ·
Hi i use a pair and also sub of 905 as rcf 15inch my problem is that its quite heavy and it did not entered my car easily i want to know if the l1model 2 will play like this system or more than the rcf my style of are mix oldies rnb dancehall zouk some latin house i usually play in front of 100mimium and max 300
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Re: Bose L1® Model II with B2 for Mobile DJ

VooDooFuzz ·
There's a happy DJ here with the F1's. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvFpUyYuCHw The F1's are pretty portable too!
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Re: Bose L1® Model II with B2 for Mobile DJ

VooDooFuzz ·
Well with the L1 you can always add an extra sub if you need. Either another B2 with the preamp (I don't think the model II can run 2 B2's?) or an external powered sub. Some use the F1 subs.
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Re: Bose L1® Model II with B2 for Mobile DJ

VooDooFuzz ·
UPDATE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ge6f_jcJXjs This was the actual video I meant to link. Originally he had the L1's (he calls them towers). He is a mobile DJ.
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Re: Bose L1® Model II with B2 for Mobile DJ

Geoffrey ·
yes he used the l 1 before but when i compared by myself the sound is not the same
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Distortion after few songs

SlamJam ·
Hello there, Strange thing started after few songs of play the system starts to sound like Distortion and it get worse. I have the following Mac book pro, Virtual DJ, denon MC 7000, bose l1 model 2 with bose tone match mixer. I did try to listen to songs on headphones directly connected to MacBook Pro while it was playing on Virtual DJ it sounded fine I didn’t listen to lots of songs and it could have sounded distortion. I turned off then turned on the entire system then turned back on and...
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Favorite F1 Pictures

jdbassentertainment.com ·
Besides the great way the F1 System sounds I've always really liked the way it looks as well! Here are a couple of my favorite F1 pictures... please share some of your own!
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Re: Distortion after few songs

ST ·
Hi SlamJam, Thank you for joining the Bose Pro Portable PA Community. Let's try some diagnostics. Use a different sound source (phone or media player) connected to the T1 Channel 4/5. Is there distortion after a few songs? ST
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Re: Distortion after few songs

ST ·
Hi again SlamJam, Here's a video about connecting a sound source to T1 Channel 4/5
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Re: Distortion after few songs

SlamJam ·
Thanks for the follow up. In my case I will be connecting denon MC 7000 controller to bose tone match so i guess same rules apply. Distortion could be from Mac book pro or controller still troubleshooting that issue.
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Tone match settings for Live Dj setup

SlamJam ·
What would be more accurate settings for Bose Tone match with Macbook pro and virtual dj software? Two possibilities: 1- with out a dj controller and 2-with dj controller. I have noticed connecting with dj controller it does not sound as great and with macbook directly connected to tone match sounds far better. Any ideas would greatly be appreciated. what to look for in dj controller? Any ideas would greatly be appreciated. Thanks
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Re: Tone match settings for Live Dj setup

Eric'sson ·
Depending on which controller you are using you have a couple of options. 1. You could learn the keyboard shortcuts for VDJ and not use a controller however you will be missing a few features and it will not be the best experience for you. 2. Get a decent controller that has a good quality D/A converter (hi spec soundcard) built-in. They are expensive. 3. Use a controller that doesn't have a built-in soundcard to control VDJ and set VDJ to output sound via the Tonematch. You may even be able...
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Re: Tone match settings for Live Dj setup

SlamJam ·
I never thought of this.. now the concerns are that there is only 2 usb connections in Mac book pro, most likely bose tone match will connect directly to Mac and I can use usb hub for controller and music flash drives. Thanks for sharing this idea I still have to try this out. Any ideas on controllers that have great sound card. I am not too much on scratching and may not need jog wheels.. thanks for your help
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Re: Favorite F1 Pictures

DJ8X ·
Here you go
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Re: Favorite F1 Pictures

DJ8X ·
It sounded very nice. The ceiling was high but I still ran the C position. This was my first time running without the subs. The Bose F1 Model 812 is no slouch on low end running full range.
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