We were sent several photographs of the setup and have some technical details which I can share.
The photo shows drummer Antonio Sanchez, and bassist Steve Rodby.
quote:Originally posted by Bobk88:
My questions are regarding Ken's post Pat Metheny Group and the Bose L1 System in the forum 'At the Gig and Rehearsal'.
Lyle Mays and Antonio Sanchez are said to be each using a pair of L1 Compacts.
1. The height of the speakers in their setups appears to be lower than the standard L1 Compact.
Are they using the L1 Compact with just a single extension? According to the manual, you must use BOTH extensions.
2. Can you provide any info about the mixes feeding Lyle and Antonio's systems, such as:
Were they stereo or mono?
Were they conventional monitor mixes rather than 'just drums' for Antonio and 'just piano/keys' for Lyle? (Since Lyle's L1-Cs appear to be aimed at his ears rather than placed at the back of the stage for the whole band to hear, it would appear he's using them as personal monitors.)
In either case, who did the monitor mixing? Did each musician have the means to create his own mix, were they fed monitor mixes from David Oakes at FOH, or a separate monitor engineer?
The photo of Lyle's setup includes a small mixer labeled 'drums'. Do you know if he had a split of the drum mics to make his own drum mix, and if so, how did that mix get to his L1-Cs?
There are also what appear to be two Furman HR-6s mounted on a mic stand. If that's correct, how were they using them?
The HR-6 is a remote mixer for headphones, fed by a base station (HDS-6) via Ethernet, most commonly used for recording. I'm wondering if they re-purposed that system for creating monitor mixes for the L1-C.
I'm curious about all this because I'm considering the purchase of an L1-C (or two).
I'd appreciate any additional info about the PMG setup you could provide.
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bobK88, I have been using the L1 Compact for about 8 or 9 years now, about 10 to 15 gigs per month. I, like the drummer, play (solo) from a stool when I gig, and place my L1 on a chair slightly behind and off to the side. For that reason, using only 1 extension gives me a better mix of bass and upper speakers. I set it up this way probably 95 % of the time and have never had a problem with that. If I have more space between me and the compact I sometimes use both extensions but rarely. I have never had any issues regarding the use of only one extension.