First time here, I have a T1 tone match and 2 L1 portable speakers for a swanky old school jazz group.

Two questions:

1. We're using a Heil Fin Microphone for a female vocalist, would High Gain Bright be my best tone match setting since there isn't a preset for it? Any other suggestions from you veteran users for zQ/Comp/Mod/Verb/delay etc. for this genre?

2. Does anyone here have a good vocal setting to get that "tin can" old time record sound (or something close?)

Thanks for reading this.. I really appreciate any input.

Cheers,

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I'm not sure you're going to get that sound out of the T1 itself. I don't think the settings will let you degrade the signal enough to create that effect. I know there are some presets like that on the TC Helicon PlayAcoustic or Voicelive Play. The effect is called Megaphone or Radio, and can be adjusted to taste and for wet/dry mix. 

Hi DSC,

In my sound design classes for film students in order to make a voice track sound like it's coming from a telephone, we inserted a parametric EQ with wide Q (Bose calls it "width) setting, and a significant dB cut, and simply swept through the frequency bands to hear what gives and make further adjustments as desired.

Season with a touch of reverb, chorus, or delay, stir, and serve!

Twirl a sheet of construction paper into a cone and sing thru that.

Ciao!

Grodzilla: thank you so much! I'll give it a shot. We'll use that tin can sound for a few tunes but not all. Now, looking to answer my first question, which preset works best with a Heil Fin mic? It's a dynamic/bright mic that's really sensitive. I'll add a limiter for feeds back but need more thoughts from the group on how best to approach it for our sound.

You don’t really have a ton of presets, so it’s not that big a job to sample them all. The Heil Fin is a dynamic mic, so I’d dial up the microphone selections and first try the flat setting. If you are planning on using the low fidelity old time effect, you’re not really optimizing the mic anyway. For other songs, perhaps try the Shure 58’s and 57 presets — then just go thru the list to see if anything sounds good to you. You can’t hurt anything by sampling a preset. It’ll either sound good or it won’t. For feedback, I recommend reading some of the tutorials on this forum on gain staging and feedback control. 

Hi DSC,You're very welcome!.  For your Heil Fin mic, maybe someone with experience with that mic will pipe in. You could start with one of the Audix dynamic mic presets and use EQ to refine.

The total acoustical experience -- room dimensions, shape, wall materials; distance of mic from PA, direction the mic is pointed relative to the PA and wall surfaces, the specific vocalist's sounds and mic technique -- all have as much or impact than a preset. If you have a chance to experiment in the room where you'll be performing, great. Otherwise do the best you can in your practice space. Let your ears and your mate's ears be your guide.

Hi DSC,

Welcome to the Bose Portable PA Community.

DSC posted:

First time here, I have a T1 tone match and 2 L1 portable speakers for a swanky old school jazz group.

Two questions:

1. We're using a Heil Fin Microphone for a female vocalist, would High Gain Bright be my best tone match setting since there isn't a preset for it?

Try this Preset - the first choice for generic vocal microphones

Category: Vocal Mics
Preset: Handheld Mics

and I looked at the specifications for the Heil The Fin Mic and based on that, try

Category: Vocal Mics
Preset: Audix OM5

And here's some information about the ToneMatch Presets.

Any other suggestions from you veteran users for zQ/Comp/Mod/Verb/delay etc. for this genre?

First, start with the gain staging:

Here are some ideas about the ToneMatch Presets and zEQ 



Comp/Mod/Verb/delay

No specific suggestions except that you probably don't need Mod and you can try Digital Delay instead of Reverb.





2. Does anyone here have a good vocal setting to get that "tin can" old time record sound (or something close?)

You've had plenty of input on this above.



Thanks for reading this.. I really appreciate any input.

Cheers,

ST

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