FALL 2007 L1 MUSICIANS CONFERENCE JUST ANNOUNCED!!!

Howdy Partners,

As many of you know, Tom Munch has been working to find a suitable venue in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado for a Fall users conference.

I am pleased to inform you that we have found such a place.

It is an absolutely beautiful area that is chock full of L1 players and other musicians (largely because of Tom).

We've identified a wonderful establishment that has a stage and room for us to conference.

For accomodations, there are rooms at the Cuchara Inn (where we'll hold the conference) and cabins at a dude ranch just up the road that are available to us at a fair price.

As usual, we'll have a blend of "Music / Tech Talk / Community". Some of the engineers here at Bose including Cliff, Bill, MikeZ and Chris have already started scheming on what they'd like to contribute. Tom plans to do a talk on guitar and voice tone. We're very receptive to other ideas for presentations from the community.

There's a Celtic music festival happening in the next town just before our conference, where our own Big Sur alumnus David Enke is playing a central role. Here's a link for more info on the festival. Some of those folks want to spill over into our conference (a good thing). Also, David's planning to have the festival be an all-L1 affair.

Soooo...

You should plan to be in Cuchara on Sunday afternoon. (Of course some of you may want to take advantage of the trip to spend extra days.) We'll have music on Sunday evening. Then, we'll conference on Monday day and evening (more music) and we're out on Tuesday. Loved ones are welcome to join us.

Tom will be posting more pictures to give you a sense of the place.

Many more details will be posted here over the coming days including how you can make your reservations.

In addition, our wonderful community member ST has offered to put the plans for the conference as they unfold (like a flower blooming) onto the wiki.

We will limit the number of attendees so that we can focus, and we do expect to sell out.

We'll do everything possible to make it easy on you to attend. We very much hope you make the time to join us.

With best regards,

Tom and Ken

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I just purchased my Bose system in January and have used it on a limited basis but am expecting I will be playing more gigs as time goes on. I know very little about live sound and would love to do some hands-on learning. Is this a conference that would be of use to me, or is it meant for more advanced users? Thanks!
I had the pleasure of attending the East Coast conference and I just want to say, if you’re able to attend, DO. I learned a good deal about why my system works and how to make it work better for me… BUT… what I took away of value was more about concept, camaraderie creativity and renewal.

The return to the concept of “What I hear is what my audience hears” is key to making every performance more meaningful for folks on both sides of that stage.

The camaraderie of Bose users is amazing. We’ve researched new ways to perform, taken a risk with a fairly new technology, and share a common experience of a more intimate connection, both with our audience and with our art.

If having the stage mix match the house mix, and ditching the whole headache of B.O.H. control doesn’t free up some creativity, then I don’t know what will.

Renewal… man, I came away from my time in Ashland, with a whole new energy and excitement. “Real” sound, live, raw, and accessible. It’s a very refreshing thing.

Just my 2 cents worth… adjusted for inflation
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I just purchased my Bose system in January and have used it on a limited basis but am expecting I will be playing more gigs as time goes on. I know very little about live sound and would love to do some hands-on learning. Is this a conference that would be of use to me, or is it meant for more advanced users? Thanks!


Hi VinsGirl,

This will be my 3rd Bose Conference, and every one thus far has been nothing short of incredible. I can honestly say I've never experienced as much talent, intellect, and humanity in one place.

Though I occasionally get paid for gigs, I am just an amateur musician. I learned so much at these gatherings, they have truly made me a better musician.

This is a real chance for you to surround yourself with greatness; please don't miss out.

By the way everyone, I'm in!!! Smile

Best Wishes,
Jeff
www.theunmentionables.com
Hi dhcrow,

No missing link. The conference is expenses only for all of us.

I'd be delighted to meet you there and hope you decide to come.

John, rwj, holliwil: ALRIGHT!!!

(John, let me know the name of your dad and I'll put his name on the accepted list on the wiki.)

Michael: thank you; the feelings are completely mutual.

Ken
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Originally posted by Ken-at-Bose:
Hi John,

What's your dad's name? Does he play an instrument?

Ken


My dad's name is Bob. He played trombone in college. Sang in choral groups. Plays a little piano and, since he retired a couple years ago, started playing a little banjo. I doubt he'll want to play anything publicly, though. But he's heard me 'preachin' about the L1's and he's heard them at our church. He's excited to come learn more about them and, of course, spend time with his son.

John
I'm a guitar/bass player. I'm not great but can hold my own in most cases. I plan to bring my Martin om42 that has a mini K&K installed. But, I'm more observer than player. Might sign up for open mic if there is one.

Looking forward the experience.

dhcrow
Dennis Higgins
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I plan to bring my Martin om42 that has a mini K&K installed. But, I'm more observer than player. Might sign up for open mic if there is one.



Dennis,

If this is anything like the last 2, there are always "jam sessions" where "wallflowers" like you and I can slip in our 2 cents worth.
I heard from some guys that were sharing a cabin at the last conference that they had a jam session that went until 3 or 4 AM!!!! I was up till 1AM myself with a group in the lobby of the last venue.......it's more fun than you should be allowed to have. It's all about the music.

I just reserved my air fare, and I am bringing my 13 year old daughter, Holli, who is a budding musician. She's very stoked about it.

Looking forward to meeting you there

Best wishes,
Jeff
www.theunmentionables.com
Thanks Jeff - that's the kind of reassurance I needed. Like I said, I can hold my own but am not professing greatness. I look forward to meeting you, too and forward to the jams (I am doubtful I can make it much past midnight though - LOL!).

BTW - I've enjoyed your website in the past and am glad to be in "touch" with one of the 'unmentionables' - wow!

Thanks,
dhcrow
Dennis
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Does this take the place of your usual Fall trip to Colorado?


We cancelled our trip for this year, and I am seriously Jonesing for the High Country right now. Though this won't be exactly the same, it will definitely give me a much needed dose of that "Rocky Mountain High" I have come to depend on annually for the last 12 years.

Looking forward to seeing you again

Best Wishes,
Jeff
Speaking of the conference in regard to the T1 and effects, how about a presentation entitled "How much is too much"?

I know it is a very subjective issue, but it would be very cool to see exactly what happens to the sound in the room using L1 technology when the effects are slightly, or greatly over-exaggerated.

The effects are a very powerful addition to the system; but are we still hearing onstage what everyone else in the room is hearing when the mix is really "wet"? The ability of the L1 to create its own "room effect" seems to complicate the equation.

At the very least, it would be a great measure of what a cross-section of musicians feel is "too much" when it comes to applied effects.

Just a thought

Best Wishes,
Jeff

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