Tagged With "acoustic"

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LR Baggs Anthem SL Guitar Pickup / TC Helicon Play Acoustic

awclymm ·
Hi Folks I've been a long time lurker on here, but now I have finally ordered my L1 Model 2 with B2 sub and T1 I feel able to make my first post! Hello to all... My question is whether there is a specific pre-set on the T1 to for a LR Baggs Anthem SL pickup? Or if not, can anybody point the way to an alternative pre-set that would work well? I will also be using this system with a TC Helicon Play Acoustic set up - keen to hear of anybody's experience in this area! Cheers, Andy
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Re: LR Baggs Anthem SL Guitar Pickup / TC Helicon Play Acoustic

Seagullman ·
Hi Andy, Welcome to the forum. I "lurked" for several years here too before raising my ugly head and becoming a member. (I've just noticed in my profile that I've been here on the forum for 3 years come Tuesday. Seems longer). It's good to have you on board here. "I have finally ordered my L1 Model 2 with B2 sub and T1" Congratulations! If you've not already played through on before, make sure you fasten your seatbelt. I would expect you to have a feeling of being "blown away" by the system.
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Re: LR Baggs Anthem SL Guitar Pickup / TC Helicon Play Acoustic

sparkysings 2 ·
Hi Andy, I gig a lot with an L1 Compact & also use an L1 Model 2 with the B2 & Tonematch for bigger gigs. I also use the Play Acoustic mainly for the harmonies, but don't use the guitar effects and it sounds fantastic. I experimented a bit with the Play Acoustic & T1 guitar effects separately and together & found they were best used separately....either the PA, or the T1. Most of the time I prefer to just use a Chorus pedal at the end of the chain for a bit of shimmer and a...
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Re: LR Baggs Anthem SL Guitar Pickup / TC Helicon Play Acoustic

sparkysings 2 ·
I've never run the PA into the Bose, but I dial in the sound I want on the Bose and then run a line out to the PA. That allows me to use the Bose for a Stage monitor and the PA just sets the EQ flat to accept the Bose signal. You can choose to set your signal out on the Bose through the T1 to pre, or post. Kirk
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Re: LR Baggs Anthem SL Guitar Pickup / TC Helicon Play Acoustic

awclymm ·
Kirk I think we may be at cross purposes here?? When I used the acronym "PA" I meant the Play Acoustic....! Cheers, Andy
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Re: LR Baggs Anthem SL Guitar Pickup / TC Helicon Play Acoustic

awclymm ·
Firstly, thanks Tony & Kirk for your very helpful replies. I have certainly taken on board the EQ comments (either on the PA or the T1 - not both...!) I have read somewhere online that other people have had excellent results just taking a blended mono output of guitar and vocals from the PA straight into a flat channel on the T1 - have you tried this? (My thinking is that I would have better control over the overall sound if I had a seperate channel for the voice and guitar). Cheers, Andy
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Re: LR Baggs Anthem SL Guitar Pickup / TC Helicon Play Acoustic

sparkysings 2 ·
Yes, sorry about that, I did misunderstand. I've never run a mono signal, I've always split guitar and vocals. The one thing I don't like about the PA is that the guitar effects are global and it's difficult to change them on the fly. With the T1 & the mic stand adaptor it's real easy to adjust guitar effects between songs. Kirk
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Re: LR Baggs Anthem SL Guitar Pickup / TC Helicon Play Acoustic

awclymm ·
Hi Kirk Actually, with the latest firmware for the Play Acoustic it is now possible to store different guitar effects for every preset, so the guitar sound is no longer global. Check here for all of the details: http://support.tc-helicon.com/...save-guitar-presets- Andy
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Re: LR Baggs Anthem SL Guitar Pickup / TC Helicon Play Acoustic

sparkysings 2 ·
Hi Andy, That's fantastic news. That was the only thing I disliked about the Play Acoustic. I really appreciate the link and will see about updating my firmware in the next few days. Merry Christmas, Kirk
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Recording with the T1

DaveyCrocket ·
Hard Rain Falling Link Above I recently purchased a power supply for my T1 so I could record some music. Here's The Setup Neuman KMS105 Channel 1 with The T1 Neuman KMS105 Preset Zeq Low 1.0 dB Mid 0.2dB High -0.8 dB Line 6 JTV Variax set to Acoustic Capo 7 through Line 6 Helix JC120 Patch through T1 Channel 3 using T1 Preset Line6 POD Zeq Flat Software Adobe Soundbooth NO POST EDITING For monitoring I plugged in My Bose QC noise canceling headphones into the Line Out of the T1. Master...
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Re: Recording with the T1

DaveyCrocket ·
I am using the Quiet Comfort 35 Headphones. And I would much rather monitor in the air, but the neighbors don't care for that when inspiration strikes late at night. The added benefit is that there is no bleeding back into the mic when recording. And yes, I am enjoying the KMS105 and the Helix. I tried out the Mic live in December... what a joy it is singing through it. There is no hiding any vocal imperfections, especially when the L1 delivers exactly what you are putting into it. But I...
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Re: Recording with the T1

ST ·
Hi Dave, Nice work. That's a lot of sound you're moving through the T1®. Which Bose QC headphones are you using for monitoring? When I record I usually monitor in the air through the L1® but that's mainly because I'm most used to hearing myself that way (in the air through the L1®). It sounds like you're enjoying your KMS 105 and the Helix. Thanks for posting all your settings in detail for others to follow. ST
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ST ·
Hi Dave, Sure, I forgot about the neighbors. I have a mental picture of a photo you posted years ago; a big studio. I've got the Bose QC25 headphones and I've used those for monitoring. I understand that they are very similar to your QC35 except that mine unit doesn't have Bluetooth. Are you using a Bluetooth transmitter or running wired to your QC35? If so, which one. I'm looking for something to run with my Bose QC30. ST
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Re: Recording with the T1

DaveyCrocket ·
Tried running blue tooth, and there is way too much latency... running hard wired, but with the noise cancelling on.
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Re: LR Baggs Anthem SL Guitar Pickup / TC Helicon Play Acoustic

Seagullman ·
"There's a lot of handling noise with it ... " that can be seen as a downside to an L1 system. It faithfully reproduces everything you care to "throw at it". I know that my playing has become more defined/refined since I started play through an L1. "My Takamine P7 sounds quite nice, but a little less shimmery than through my old Mackie system. I've got some tweaking to do for sure. " Take your time. Try out the different presets until you find one that's giving you the best sound for your...
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Re: LR Baggs Anthem SL Guitar Pickup / TC Helicon Play Acoustic

jimmymac59 ·
I just hooked up my L1 II, B2, T1 system, and tried my Gibson Songwriter w/LR Baggs Anthem. There's a lot of handling noise with it, so I'll try your suggestion with the other EQ preset. My Takamine P7 sounds quite nice, but a little less shimmery than through my old Mackie system. I've got some tweaking to do for sure.
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Re: What are you connecting to your L1® these days?

Cam Farr Superstar ·
I have a DJ setup and I fine tuned the DJ "scene" on the Tonematch. Channel 1 has my PV wireless mic Channel 2 has my PV wired mic Channel 3 has my iPad for testing when I first set up (apparently the bottom extension has to be in there just right or the speaker won't work) Channels 4/5 are for my laptop.
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Re: What are you connecting to your L1® these days?

troubador ·
L1M2 B1x2 T1 SM58 Takamine P1JC-12 - that's my usual setup (solo performer)
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What are you connecting to your L1® these days?

ST ·
What are you connecting to your L1® these days? Me? I'm running a T1® into an L1® Model II or L1® Compact depending on the size of the gig. Microphone: Neumann KMS 105 (2004) Electric Guitar processor: Kemper Profiling Amp (2014) Electric Guitar: Flaxwood (2012), Gibson (forever), PRS (forever) (depends on the gig) Acoustic Guitar: Composite Acoustics Cargo (2015) What about you? ST
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Re: What are you connecting to your L1® these days?

LAURIE ·
SM 57 Vocals 57 preset Martin D35 with Fishman blend pickup martin or taylor preset National style 1 tricone with highlander pick up piezo nylon string preset I find this preset just takes the hard edge off bigfoot stomp and Ipad share channel 4 into L1 model 2 B2
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Re: What are you connecting to your L1® these days?

ST ·
Hi Laurie, Please tell us about your music. Thanks, ST
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Re: What are you connecting to your L1® these days?

LAURIE ·
Hi ST I'm way down in the south west corner of western Australia don't see many other pas systems here,I know of 3 besides me I'm playing in smaller venues pubs and clubs inside and out mixture of ballads blues rock,country and bluegrass,no backing just a foot stomp for rythum,starting to play with loops,nothing much yet just getting the feel of it had the L1 for year and a half now,it just keeps getting better with the more practice I get with it,going to take it on the road when my wife...
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Re: What are you connecting to your L1® these days?

ST ·
Hi Laurie, It's nice to get to know you better. Going on the road in your caravan sounds like a lot of fun. Best wishes for that. If you take some pictures, please share them here. Cheers, from the left coast of Canada! ST
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L1 Compact for acoustic duo

Shegy ·
Hi All, I guess I need a piece of advice from you guys. I own one L1 Compact that I used a couple of years ago for small solo gigs, mostly in hotels. It did very well there. This summer I plan to do a couple of gigs with another musician. These would be mostly open air gigs with audiences of up to 100 people. Locations, where we should play, are bar terraces of 15x15 meters at most, where people mostly sit at their tables. Gigs shouldn't be too loud, but loud enough to be above the level of...
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Re: L1 Compact for acoustic duo

ST ·
Hi Shegy, Thank you for joining the Community. I'm glad you joined us. Is there any chance you can take your Compact to a typical outdoor venue and try it out? At 100 people and 15x15 meters outdoors, you are right at the point where you could go either way; an L1® Model 1S or a couple of Compacts. You will have more even coverage from front to back with the L1® Model 1S. That is... you don't need as much volume on stage to reach 15 meters as you do with a Compact. The L1® Model 1S drops off...
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Re: L1 Compact for acoustic duo

JohnL ·
Another thought on the matter on 2 L1 Compacts is that you can get better coverage if you run them as dual mono and locate the other one further away. Depending on the layout dimensions, I've had better luck with 2 Compacts than a Model II simply because of a weird L-shape or lengthwise layout. Is the venue a square? rectangle? Are you on the short end or long end? Middle of one end or corner?
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Re: L1 Compact for acoustic duo

ST ·
Hi M, You're welcome. Outdoors, the difference with and without people is not as pronounced. Those big powered boxes probably had a much narrower horizontal dispersion pattern than the L1® products. That makes a huge difference. Okay - then you don't NEED the B2 for low end support. A B1 could be fine. You may find you need more bass than L1® Compacts can provide. It would be great if you can get into an outdoor setting to do some testing. Playback a recording of you playing through the L1®...
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Re: L1 Compact for acoustic duo

Shegy ·
Hey ST, thank you for your thorough reply. The situation is somewhat unique . I live around 500 km away from where we'll be playing and the other musician lives there as well. We'll meet for a couple of rehearsals just a couple of days before the first gig. So, there is unfortunately no chance to try it out with the full "band" . I can try it out alone in the open somewhere here where I live and try to conclude from that. However, it is not the same with or without people. Unfortunately I...
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Re: L1 Compact for acoustic duo

Shegy ·
Hi guys, thank you both for your input. I guess I'll take my Compact out and run my guitar/mic rig through it with a long cable on a big open space to hear what kind of results I can get with it. Sound and loudness is quite a subjective matter and I guess it is also hard for you (both) to convey via forum what kind of results you're getting in different combinations. Venues are more or less square and we'd be positioned in the middle of one end. I'm leaning more towards having a second...
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Re: L1 Compact for acoustic duo

ST ·
Hi M, Please let us know what you hear! If you run two Compacts and you want all the sound to come from the stage, then run the two Compacts separately - one for you, one for your partner. If you use a mixer, then pan your inputs all the way to the left and right with nothing up the middle. The idea is to have your voice and guitar heard through the Compact closest to you, and the same applies to your partner. If you run dual mono (daisy chain them) and both are on stage, you won't gain any...
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Re: L1 Compact for acoustic duo

ST ·
Hi M, Great news. I'm glad you were able to do some live tests. You're right; you could hit the limiter more often with two of you. That will depend on how you play and sing together. In one duo I play in, we're rarely both strumming hard at the same time. We are more inclined to be trading off guitar parts, and it's the same with the vocals. Usually, there is a dominant lead and a quieter accompaniment. I don't think we'd be hitting the limiter more often as two of us compared to one.
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Re: L1 Compact for acoustic duo

Shegy ·
Hi, yesterday I tested Compact outdoors on an open field that is easily 4-5 times bigger than the largest venue we'll be playing. The sound was loud and clear and it had more than enough volume. Alone, I would have no second thoughts about using just one Compact for the venues we are going to play. My only concern now is how much a second guitar and a voice would affect the limiter kicking in. I got occasional red lights when testing it which is fine. However I guess with two guitars and...
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Re: L1 Compact for acoustic duo

ST ·
Hey Shegy, It's been great talking with you. Please stay in touch and let us know how your summer goes. Have a great time. ST
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Re: L1 Compact for acoustic duo

Shegy ·
Hey ST, I think in this regard we are very similar. Well arranged guitars that almost never strum hard at the same time. With vocals is the same thing. So, I guess we'd have the same result with the limiter. That crossed my mind so I tried connecting 2nd microphone while testing and it went quite well. Sure, if I'd position microphone 2 meters in front of the compact it would feedback at that volume. However, at higher volume, we'd rather have Compact on the side than blasting from behind...
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T1 scenes

The Saint ·
I've had my L1 MII, T1 and B1 for around 4 years now and love it. I use it for electric and acoustic guitar, plus my vocals. I use an amp simulator for the electric guitar and when I need acoustic for the next gig, I've just gone into channel two (which I use for all my guitars) and changed the settings and EQ. I've now decided to save these settings using the scene facility. Yes, I know, it's taken a while for me to get wise on that...!! I have several acoustics, all with different style...
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Re: T1 scenes

ST ·
Hi Graham, "Is there a way to copy the scene to a new location and then just change the relevant guitar settings?" Yes, you can do exactly this: Load a Scene that is similar to the new one you want to create. Press the Save button. Turn the knob to select a new location Change the name Save the Scene Make any changes you need to the Scene Press the Save button. No need to change the location No need to change the name Save the Scene This will save you a couple of steps. Load a Scene that is...
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Re: T1 scenes

The Saint ·
Brilliant, thanks ST for a quick and clear reply. Graham
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Re: T1 scenes

ST ·
Hi Graham, I'm glad that made sense. Thanks for letting us know. Enjoy the scenery! ST
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The Saint ·
Following on from this, should I be using a preamp or DI box between the guitar and the T1? One guitar has an LR Baggs Lyric, one has an LR Baggs M1A and another has a Fishman piezo with an onboard Takemine preamp. If so, any recommendations...? Thanks
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Re: T1 scenes

The Saint ·
Thanks ST, no need to apologise. I've spent a few days playing around with various guitars and the T1 in a way that I've not done before. I've really delved into the T1 and I've got everything working a lot better. Saving them all to scenes and life is now a lot easier when I gig. Graham
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Re: T1 scenes

ST ·
Hi Graham, Sorry I missed your post. If you connect to T1® Channels 1, 2, or 3 you shouldn't need an external preamp or DI. You might if you connect to T1® Channel 4/5. The input impedance and input sensitivity are lower. I haven't used any external preamps or DI boxes for acoustic guitar since I got my T1®. That doesn't mean you can't or you shouldn't. You may have a preamp or DI with features you prefer to those in the T1®. How does that sit with you? ST
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Re: T1 scenes

The Saint ·
Anyone...?
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Fender Acoustic w Fishman Presys+ Preamp and Pickup System

PS ·
What would be the Best preset setting for my acoustic within the Tonematch Mixer? Martin w/Fishman?
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Do Not Stack the F1 Subwoofers

Bose Pro Community Admin ·
To All! Bose recommends that you DO NOT STACK the F1 Subwoofers . Note: There is no advantage to stacking the F1 Subwoofers. Placing units side by side will have the same acoustic coupling effect as stacking. Bose Pro Community Admin
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Re: Two Players / 2 L1 Systems

ST ·
Hi John, It's a joy isn't it. Over the years, many of the people with whom I play have picked up an L1® or L1® Compact. It's always a joy when we play together because we all bring our own L1® to the gig. And it makes an audible difference to us, and to the audience too. We know, because they tell us. Good to hear from you. ST
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Two Players / 2 L1 Systems

John Seth ·
Hello all... as a lifelong singer/songwriter since the late 60's, I've gone through a WHOLE BUNCH of PA gear in my career, but I have never played through anything that sounds so lifelike and clear as my Bose L1 Model II w/ T1... and it's very "workable" and well-mannered, as far as errant frequencies and sonic "insubordination" goes... While I know that it's common knowledge that each of the Bose rigs are really designed for one player, I know that the cost can be prohibitive for most to...
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Re: Two Players / 2 L1 Systems

Mark-at-Bose ·
Thank you for the report John! It is great to know that people are still discovering and experiencing the benefits of one/player.
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Presets for fishman pickups

MoMan ·
Does anyone have or know of any presets specific to the fishman pickups ? I see one setting under the bass category but none under acoustic guitar . I Have fishman under saddle pickups in one of my main guitars and also my mandolin and dobro and would like to see if anyone else may have found some. Thanks.
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Re: Presets for fishman pickups

ST ·
Hi Moman, There are no specific Presets for Fishman pickups, for guitar, mandolin, dobro. For the under saddle pickups - start with Category: Acoustic Guitar Preset: Steel String w/piezo Try the other Acoustic Guitar Presets too and then the Taylor Guitar Presets. For the Mandolin Category: Special Preset: Electric Mandolin And when you find a sound that is close to what you want you can fine time with zEQ and ParaEQ And here's a video with the basics. ST
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Re: Presets for fishman pickups

ST ·
Hi MoMan, That's a thoughtful idea. No, we don't have a place for sharing user settings. But if you share the settings that you like in this discussion, others who do a search for Fishman will find them. Which reminds me, I should have suggested that to you. Search results for Fishman ST
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