Hello Bose Community, I wanted to share a recent show we did on 3/10/2018 with the S1 Pros. This is a beautiful winery I have played at for years in Middleburg ,VA. In the past I used the L1S w/B2. Here are the details:
- 2 S1 Pros - notched out 100Hz and below when sub was added to prevent distortion of low end. Volume level 1/4
- Recorded on an iPhone, no special mic so please bear the sound quality in mind.
- F1 Sub - Sub out controlled on there board
- 3 mics/Vocalists
- 1 Bass, Martin GPCPA4 Guitar through Helix, 1 Yamaha MX 61 keyboard
- Effects - Small amount of "relish", natural verb in room, slight verb and delay used
- Mixer - Presonus 16.4.2 AI - Master set at 1/4, line out to the entire facility.
This is our third gig with the S1s here and we feel very good about the sound we are getting from them and the tweaks we have made with our setup. The first 2 gigs we started off with the F1, for this gig, we left the F1 in the car until the second set and really missed the extra low end from some of the bass driven songs and for certain key patches.
In the summertime, we play with a full kit outdoors, in the winter, we have to keep the volumes down so for the last gig, we played as a trio with no percussion. A reason that we started out this show without the F1 was that we had a complaint that we were to loud with 2 S1 Pros and an F1 sub for the last gig. We did have an e-percusssion kit and the drummer brought in a high hat and some cymbals and it was much to loud...
There were huge crowds that day and a group came in and danced in front of us for an entire set..when the dance floor cleared, my wife took a few quick videos that I mashed up that I will share here.
Many, many great compliments on the sound and I give a down mix to the house which goes throughout the entire facility so folks from outside came in to hear and thank us... The venue's management was very happy about the sound levels and volumes so between, the audience, venue management and us liking what we heard from the S1s, and add in a great "happy" large and live crowd, it was a beautiful day in the neighborhood.
We have high expectations with the S1s and plan to simply rotate the S1s towards us for larger gigs, use as wedges/in fills and the F1 812s with or without subs as needed for FOH. So far, we are very happy and feel confident that the we have a very flexible ALL Bose solution! I will report back in April with the F1s as FOH and S1s as monitors for our larger gigs..