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Support Contacts in Europe and UK

Bose Pro Community Admin
We're happy to announce you have more ways to reach Bose Technical Support for Bose Portable PA Products. Bose Portable PA Support Contacts in Europe and UK For service in other areas please see pro.bose.com Edit: September 9, 2018 - added UK and Ireland. Edit: September 21 - added Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Poland.Read More...
Released today - The Bose Connect App version 6.1.0 now supports the S1 Pro. Download and install Bose Connect App Unlock the full potential of your product. Free app compatible with most Apple and Android™ systems Easily connect your S1 Pro with your mobile device Keep your S1 Pro up-to-date with the latest software Use two S1 Pros in party mode or stereo Software updates Make sure you have the latest firmware so your S1 Pro will work with the Bose Connect App. Visit Bose system update...Read More...
I just updated my S1 Pro from firmware version 5. something to 7.0.10 without a problem and the app version 6.3.1 works great. Thanks guysRead More...
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S1 Pro Backpack announcement

ST
The S1 Pro Backpack will be available in August 1 June 2018. Price and ordering information will be coming soon. Here are some pictures of the prototype. Photo of a prototype at NAMM 1 We're sorry, the S1 Pro Backpacks should be available for purchase online by August 1, 2018.Read More...
Hi Troubador, They told me they've got them in the warehouse now, available for online orders. STRead More...
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S1 Pro Battery included and S1 Pro Backpack for early adopters. May 10 2018

ST
To our valued Bose S1 Pro system customers. Since the introduction of the S1 Pro multi-position PA system four months ago we heard from you, our customers, on how the S1 Pro was meant to be portable, and truly portable by today's standards is equivalent to "without AC power". For this reason we made a change to the S1 Pro product. Starting today (May 10, 2018), the S1 Pro now ships standard with the S1 Battery Pack included and pre-installed. We heard your feedback and are thrilled to make...Read More...
Hi MJG, Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Welcome. It seems to be taking longer than expected for the backpacks to get to Australia. If you have placed your claim for the backpack, you haven't received it, and it's been more than 12 weeks please send an email to support@bose.com with the following information. Subject: Bose S1 Pro Backpack Claim Your full name Email Address where you received the acknowledgment of the claim Address Phone number S1 Pro System serial...Read More...
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S1 Pro system: Feature Requests

ST
Let's use this topic to capture our ideas for feature requests for the S1 Pro system. Tell us what you would like to see added, and why. We can't promise that Bose will acknowledge or act on every request, but you can be sure that they are following this discussion closely. STRead More...
Thanks for posting Version 7.0.10 June 2018, @ST . I missed that, as my day job has been hectic. Hopefully I can update it this Sunday. I video'd a coworker playing my new Idyllwild Foothill acoustic electric guitar through channel 1 of my Bose S1 Pro using the ToneMatch switch in the instrument position. Here's that one off, unrehearsed video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0nlz8z8GUw&t=4sRead More...
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T4S/T8S ToneMatch Mixers Feature Requests

ST
Let's use this topic to capture our ideas for feature requests for the T4S/T8S ToneMatch Mixers. Tell us what you would like to see added, and why. We can't promise that Bose will acknowledge or act on every request, but you can be sure that they are following this discussion closely. STRead More...
Hi Everyone, There's a new firmware release - version 1.1.4 Please follow this link for more information. T4S/T8S ToneMatch Mixers - Please update your firmwareRead More...
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T4S/T8S ToneMatch Mixers - Please update your firmware

ST
If you've just received your T4S/T8S Tonematch mixer please follow the instruction sheet in the box to update your firmware. We want you to enjoy the latest update and functionality of your new mixer. If you've misplaced those instructions see the link below. T4S / T8S firmware updates The latest firmware revision is v1.1.4 (November, 2018) If you're not sure what version you have see: What version is my firmware (T4S/T8S ToneMatch mixers) STRead More...
Hi Kristy Batty, Unless you've had your T1 for several years, it's unlikely you have to update it. Check what version you have - instructions here: What version of the T1® and Model II Firmware do you have? and if your T1 firmware is not version 1.8 please see T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine Firmware Updates That should get you up to date. STRead More...
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Bose S1 Pro System

ST
Introducing the Bose S1 Pro Multi-Position PA System Sound like a Pro. Anywhere. Anytime. Sound great anywhere with the Bose S1 Pro Multi-Position PA system. Designed for musicians, DJs, and general PA use, the S1 Pro is the ultimate all-in-one PA, floor monitor, practice amplifier and primary music system. At 15 lbs (6.8 kg), the ultra-portable and rugged S1 Pro is lightweight and designed to transport effortlessly using the convenient carry-handle. Perform anywhere for hours with the S1...Read More...
We have started a new discussion for this question: S1 Pro system in my rehearsal studio Please follow the link. Thank you. Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
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Bose T4S & T8S ToneMatch® Mixers

ST
Introducing new Bose ToneMatch® Mixers Unprecedented control, processing and portability Take control of your music with T8S and T4S ToneMatch mixers, compact 8 and 4 channel interfaces designed for performers. Engineered with powerful, DSP engines and intuitive user controls, they offer studio-quality EQ, dynamics and effects processing. Sound great with integrated Bose® ToneMatch processing and zEQ, especially when connected to a Bose L1 or F1 system for full end-to-end tonal control. Play...Read More...
Would a T4S drive 2 L1 1S with two B2 units? If so how would I wire it? Appreciate help. ThanksRead More...
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ATTN L1 Compact Users

Hi All, We know there a lot of L1 Compact users on the forum and we wanted to get a better understanding of the effects and processing that you use with the system. For example, Are you using the T1 or just the L1 Compact by itself? Please reply to this post with a description of your rig. We would love to see pictures and understand the effects and mixing options that are most important to you. Looking forward to your participation. Thanks CraigRead More...
We are a vocal trio with one acoustic guitar (piezo) and percussion as needed, playing small venues. We have two L1 Compacts used as dictated by the set up room allotted. If a lot of room is available we have one on each side, slightly behind us. With limited room we sometimes use only one or we will use one in front to address the FOH and one non-extended, (individually controlled from our mixer on a separate output) that we either set behind us or in front facing us as a monitor. We are...Read More...
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Here's a quick video to help you to set the input trim for a microphone on the T1®. This is called Gain Staging. The same principles apply for an instrument or line level input. Set the source to the highest level that you will need during the show, and then set the input trim so that you get solid green, occasional yellow flickers, and never see red. ... more T1® Videos ... more information about the T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine STRead More...
Thanks for the feedback (pardon the pun). Have a great New Year!Read More...
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Is my firmware up to date?

ST
Here is how to tell. What version level is your T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine? (T1® for short) Turn the Rotary Selector to Prefs Press the first button Turn the first button until you see Versions Press the button The versions for the firmware will be displayed. The versions shown below are sample values. See: T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine Firmware Updates for the latest firmware See: T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine Firmware Updates for the latest firmware Right now the latest T1® firmware is 1.8. What...Read More...
@Michael 4 I have replied to your original post - please follow this link. Can I use two L1 systems with one mixer? Thanks, STRead More...
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F1 Family of Products

Bose Pro Community Admin
We have a new forum for the F1 Family of Products Please click the picture to learn more and post questions.Read More...
Thanks!! I appreciate the information. My set of L1 Classic is still running 10 years and counting. I also have an electronic crossover I can make the point to the L1 different if I have a b1 hooked up. Now it has me thinking!!Read More...

L1 Family 2.0 - Nuovi Prodotti Bose Live Music

Forum: Italiano
Federico-at-Bose-Europe
Come molti di voi sapranno, o avranno notato nei punti vendita Bose Music Partner, abbiamo ampliato la nostra famiglia L1 per affrontare al meglio le necessità dei musicisti. Da oggi la domanda che un musicista dovrà porsi non è più se un L1 è adatto alle proprie esigenze, basterà individuare quale L1 risponde meglio alle proprie richieste musicali. Con immenso piacere vi annuncio l'uscita del più versatile L1 di sempre: L1 model 1S link In linea con la filosofia di offrire tutte le risposte...Read More...
quote: Originally posted by Adam-at-Bose: Hello Everyone, I am happy to announce that Bose has a program set up to get updates to anyone who chooses to purchase a B2 module as an add-on to an L1 Model II. If you currently own a T1 Tonematch Engine: You can perform the update using your own computer at home. If you encounter any issues during the process, or if you do not have a compatible computer with internet access, feel free to contact L1 Technical Support at (877) 335-2673. If you do...Read More...
Introducing the Bose® L1® Model 1S system . and the Bose® B2 bass module For Model II owners who want to use the full features of the B2 you will want the Model II Power Stand Firmware version 1.4 providing support for the B2 Bass Module Additional information in the L1® Wiki: L1® Model 1S B2 Bass Module Model II Power Stand Firmware version 1.4 providing support for the B2 Bass Module (detailed instructions) Video Bose L1 Model 1s Line Array System - Bose L1 Model 1S Bose B2 Bass Module for...Read More...
Hey I've read that the Bose subs sound loud but that you don't "feel" the bass as much. That might be helpful to me. I play vinyl, so I can't put a normal sub under or near the table 'cause of feedback. Maybe the Bose subs can be closer? Anybody tried it?Read More...
Introducing the Bose® L1® Model 1S system . and the Bose® B2 bass module For Model II owners who want to use the full features of the B2 you will want the Model II Power Stand Firmware version 1.4 providing support for the B2 Bass Module Additional information in the L1® Wiki: L1® Model 1S B2 Bass Module Model II Power Stand Firmware version 1.4 providing support for the B2 Bass Module (detailed instructions) New Videos with Craig-at-Bose Bose L1 Model 1s Line Array System - Bose L1 Model 1S...Read More...
Corrected files for Model II Power Stand Firmware update . This applies to Model II owners who are using a B2 bass module Please use this download: Model II Power Stand Firmware version 1.4 providing support for the B2 Bass Module This addresses the following issue: When customers complete the update it still shows that they have V1.02 installed. In all actuality the update did take (enabling all B2 positions to work)however the firmware version is not renamed. The file on the Bose downloads...Read More...
Introducing the Bose® L1® Model 1S system . and the Bose® B2 bass module For Model II owners who want to use the full features of the B2 you will want the Model II Power Stand Firmware version 1.4 providing support for the B2 Bass Module Additional information in the L1® Wiki: L1® Model 1S B2 Bass Module Model II Power Stand Firmware version 1.4 providing support for the B2 Bass Module (detailed instructions with updated files) Video Bose L1 Model 1s Line Array System - Bose L1 Model 1S Bose...Read More...
Hello, I would like to ask what is the best mixer for L1 Model 1s aside from T1 tone match.Read More...
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Paul Schaefer's L1 Set Up

Today I had the privilege of visiting the David Letterman set and learning more about how Paul Schaefer is using the L1 Classic that you have seen beside him for years. The system is fed by a sub-mix of all of Paul’s keys and synths enabling him to hear himself clearly on stage. The band also has an in-ear monitor mix which enables them to talk among themselves and listen to songs as David Letterman is interviewing guests. There is also a printer attached to the laptop so they can print...Read More...
Neat how has all the money in the world, and the L1 is his preference!Read More...
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Hai problemi con Bose? Chiamaci

Forum: Italiano
Federico-at-Bose-Europe
Ciao! Hai bisogno di informazioni specifiche, consigli e supporto tecnico sul sistema Bose® L1®? Chiama pure il Servizio Assistenza Clienti al numero verde 800 86 02 43 oppure allo 0660 292 292 , dal lunedì al venerdì (9:00 - 13:00 e 14:00 - 18:00). Non esitare a contattarci! Federico_carnevale@bose.comRead More...
Salve Federico,ho scaricato ed aggiornato il mio T1 con l'1.8 ed aggiornato i presets,ma dopo averli caricati tutti me ne vengono visionati nelle categorie solo 3 alla fine (le altre mantengono l'ordine originale.Come faccio ad installare i banchi a,b,c,per poi poter installare i presets?Inoltre è corretto che la versione dopo l'aggiornamento del mio T1 sia: DSP Firmware:1.8 Bose Presets:1.0 Bose Scenes:1.0 Ho guardato se nel sito esistono altri aggiornamenti ma non ne ho trovato tracce.Mi...Read More...

Pat Metheny Group and the Bose L1 System

Ken-at-Bose
The legendary Pat Metheny Group played a number of dates this summer in Europe using, from what I've been told only L1 Model II and L1 Compact systems for stage amplification. 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.Read More...
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Pat Metheny On Tour with the Bose L1 System

Ken-at-Bose
Hello Folks: I am honored to debut here a video we've made with 19-Grammy Winner Pat Metheny. I'm going to tell you the story of our work together over the past few years. In order to do that, I'm going to close this discussion thread to comments so that I can lay out the story and edit it over the coming days. In the meantime, you can enjoy the short video now. Pat Metheny On Tour with the Bose L1 VIDEO I've set up a separate discussion thread where you can comment and ask questions about...Read More...
And to Pat...may your star burn bright.Read More...

Acoustic Guitar Meeting - Sarzana 2010

Forum: Italiano
Federico-at-Bose-Europe
Come succede già da qualche anno, siamo stati invitati presso l'Acoustic Guitar Meeting di Sarzana, dove abbiamo avuto modo di conoscere moltissimi musicisti che utilizzano il sistema L1 per le loro chitarre acustiche, nomi del calibro di Rodolfo Maltese, Giovanni Pelosi, Daniele Bazzani, Giulia Millanta ecc.. I quali ovviamente ci hanno deliziato delle loro esibizioni. Ecco alcune foto del nostro stand. Per chiunque abbia partecipato e voglia lasciare un commento su quel tipo di...Read More...
Hi Federico, Thank you for the explanation. That makes sense.Read More...

Creative L1 Compact Uses

Ok so it has been over a year since the release of the L1® Compact system and we continue to hear stories about the product being used from everything from military services to fitness classes. I thought it would be a good idea to create an area to capture some of the more unique uses for the system aside from musical performances. So tell us; what types of creative uses have you found for the L1® Compact system? NeilRead More...
I wanted to use the L1 compact with a midi accordion, 2 vocal microphones and 1 sax microphone in a small venue. Will the midi bass be heard. Haven't bought one yet but want to trade in my 42 lb. monster as long as the L1 compact is capable of handling the above. We've started a new discussion for your question. Please see: MIDI Accordion with L1® Compact Thank you.Read More...
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Il Primo Messaggio!

Forum: Italiano
Federico-at-Bose-Europe
Cerca l' argomento che più si avvicina alla domanda che vuoi fare. Clicca su quell' argomento. Dopodichè clicca sul pulsante "New", in alto a sinistra, e clicca quindi su "Discussion". Potrai quindi iniziare un nuovo argomento ponendo la tua domanda. Ricorda che i moderatori dovranno leggere il tuo intervento prima di poterlo vedere sul forum e permettere agli altri utenti di rispondere. Il processo richiede generalmente meno di un ora e solitamente pochi minuti. Oppure, puoi sfogliare gli...Read More...

Benvenuti

Forum: Italiano
Federico-at-Bose-Europe
Il Live Music Technology Group BOSE ti da il benvenuto nel forum italiano dedicato al sistema L1 &trade ! Qui troverai informazioni riguardanti un nuovo e rivoluzionario sistema di amplificazione per la musica dal vivo e potrai condividere esperienze, idee e soluzioni con musicisti di tutto il mondo. Iscriversi è semplicissimo. Osserva la parte in alto a destra della pagina e noterai la scritta "Login/Join". Una volta cliccato, verranno richieste poche semplici informazioni (scelta del...Read More...

L1 setup Report - Mandaci la tua foto!!

Forum: Italiano
Federico-at-Bose-Europe
Utilizziamo questo topic per condividere i vari setup con i nostri L1. Postate le vostre foto o qualsiasi tipo di esperienza vogliate condividere, sarò ben lieto di darvi consiglio o di apprendere dalle vostre iniziative... Federico Carnevale Live Music Specialist Bose ItalyRead More...
Hi Folks, Thanks to our colleagues in Europe (including Wiek-at-Bose-Europe in this community) we have a new video that covers where the L1 approach to live music amplification comes from, and why. We hope you enjoy it. The L1® Approach and the History Of Amplification Video (Many thanks to ST for helping port this to the L1 Wiki. ) With best regards, Ken --== click the picture to see the video ==-- edit: clickable imageRead More...
Hi Chadley, Does the seating include places where listeners' ears would be above the top of the L1 systems, for example in a balcony or at the top of a steeply raked auditorium? If so, then yes, I'd recommend that you augment the sound coming off the stage L1s with PA to fill in those locations. KenRead More...

T1 Features Poll

Hey DJ's and KJ's, I'd like to know what features would be most important to you as DJs and KJs. Thanks, CraigRead More...
I use a DBX GoRaq between the T1 and A1 Packlite Amps. the DBX allows me to connect the Tonematch to left input and gives me two outs (One for each amp and also has a Feedback eliminator. I guess if BOSE releases a stereo version of the Tonematch along with adding a feedback eliminator would be awesome.Read More...
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DJ's and KJ's - Post Pics of your L1 setups

Hi all, We'd love to get a consolidated thread going to see how you are all using your L1's T1's etc... I would encourage you to post pics of your complete setups including your front end mixing and computers. We are always looking to learn more from our customers. Thanks, CraigRead More...
Here is our package for gigs <75 people. Convenient and effective. Consists of a 12" sub and 2 L1 compacts.Read More...
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L1 Compact National Ads

If you have not seen it already keep an eye out for the attached L1 Compact ad that is being featured in current issues of People, Newsweek, Time, Wall Street Journal, NY Times, and USA Today.Read More...
Any chance you could promote yourself in Australia?Read More...

System Naming

All, ST had a very good suggestion that I would like us to consider. When referring to the various L1 systems please consider using the following naming conventions below: L1® Compact or the Compact - Classic Model I Model II T1 Why? If we are consistent in the way that we refer to the systems, it will allow new visitors to get up to speed much faster. Thank you NeilRead More...
To make things easier to find Click the picture to try it out. If we using the naming conventions in Neil's post above, then this will work and get better over time.Read More...

Community help on Ask Bose for Help Forum

Ken-at-Bose
Hi Folks, As many of you know, we started a new forum here about two months ago called Ask Bose for Help . The new forum was created in response to an ongoing request by some people to get an official Bose reply to a question or concern. (There are also many other times when people explicitly ask for the opposite : in other words, they don't want a Bose response but want to hear from other L1 users.) The new Ask Bose for Help forum has been initially successful. Guests seem to be finding it...Read More...
Hi Oldghm, New in Ask Bose for Help: I've added notices at the top of all posts and just above the Add Reply box. I hope that will make it easy to spot before replying. You can see the change in this post: Tonematch AUX volume boost?! Do you think that will help? STRead More...
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Try the new L1 Compact Interactive Demo

To view an interactive demo of the L1 Compact system please visit the following link: Virtual L1 Compact Interactive DemoRead More...
Hi We use 1 or 2 Compacts in 99% of our gigs. I am amazed at how much it "really" can cover. We are a vocal duo with keyboards and tracks at times. We have been using them for over 6 years. We also have a Model2 2/b1's which stay in our rehearsal room. Love our Compacts! AjandCarla PizazzEntertainmentRead More...

Model II review in Guitar World Magazine

Attached is a review of the L1 Model II system that appears in the July 2009 issue of Guitar World magazine. Written by Editor Chris Gill, the article begins by presenting the need for a suitable sound system for performers, but that not many small, portable systems exist. The L1 Model II system is featured as an excellent solution. Guitar World has a strong circulation of nearly 230,000 readers. The entire review is included as a pdf attachment.Read More...
I had the great pleasure of assisting bassist Christian McBride work an L1 Model II into the ensemble Five Peace Band, the superstar ensemble led by Chick Corea and John Mclaughlin. They are currently in the middle of a three night run at the palace of jazz called the Rose Theater, a 1,500 seater (approximately) that forms the performance center ground for Jazz at Lincoln Center (music director is Wynton Marsailes.) The other members of the band are the astounding Brian Blades (drums) and...Read More...
Yowzah Ken! What a bunch of monster players. Must have been wonderful to experience. Great plug for Bose as well. I love John's playing - if Jeff Beck had a musical "brother" it would be him. Happy Holidaze............Read More...

NEW T1 Firmware v1.8 - Tuner Enhancements

All, I am pleased to announce that T1 Firmware v1.8 is now available for download on Bose.com. This is a non critical update which contains improvements to the overall responsiveness of the T1 Tuner functionality. In addition this update also includes two new features: Reference Pitch Transpose Please see the attached image for more details. Download Firmware v1.8 here Thank you, NeilRead More...
Any chance in the future, bose would have a key changer to download to the tone match. I use karaoke, and the line audio that could be key changed would be a nice feature. I know these fancy karaoke machines have it all, but I use a very small CD+G player with a 5X5 screan that just plays the audio and graphics, no key changer. I have one, but it's just another thing to carry around. I play keyboard, the KN-7000 and it has the transpose on it, with the frequency changes etc. Just curious...Tks..Read More...

NEW L1 Compact system - Press Coverage

Below are some exciting links we would like to share regarding recent L1 Compact press coverage… Harmony Central coverage of Musikmesse. (Click on the link below and watch the Day 4 Musikmesse video). http://messe.harmony-central.com/Musikmesse09 New York Times: http://gadgetwise.blogs.nytime...4/03/flat-thin-loud/ Crunch Gear http://www.crunchgear.com/2009...e-line-array-system/ DVICE http://dvice.com/archives/2009/04/bose_l1_compact.php BLAST Magazine ...Read More...

New L1 Compact system announced...

Ken-at-Bose
Hi Folks, It is our great pleasure to announce that tomorrow, we will introduce the newest member of the L1 family at Frankfurt MusikMesse (the largest music show in the world). To learn the details, go tomorrow to Bose.com . In the meantime, we are sending videos and photos of our preparations to a special page at the L1 Wiki. There, you can meet some of the people involved in the introduction here in Germany, and get a few hints about the new product. As things unfold, we look forward to...Read More...
I've had one since last night. You can read my initial impressions here: Compact is here!Read More...
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Adrian Belew Premier Guitar Interview - How he uses the L1 model II systems live

Adrian Belew has been using two LI model II systems as part of his live sound rig for the better part of a year now. From time to time we receive questions asking how Adrian is using the L1's in his live set up and in the April 2009 issue of Premier Guitar magazine he addresses this question. Excerpt from the April issue of Premier Guitar: "The third thing I use is the Bose L1 setup. In fact, I have two of them, and they are the towers you see. The technology is incredible. How they make...Read More...

Hints for Getting Prompt, Targeted Answers from Bose

Ken-at-Bose
Use descriptive words in the title of your request: for example, "Help with ToneMatch presets". Tell us which model L1 system you are using: Classic, Model I, Model II, Compact, PackLite. Supplying the first six digits of your serial number will allow us to identify the model if you're unsure. Tell us as much detail about the situation: what kind of venue, what kind of set up on stage, etc.Read More...

Nuovi preset Gibson Acoustics per il ToneMatch®

Forum: Italiano
ilaria-at-bose-europe
Ciao a tutti! Bose® Corporation è lieta di presentare un nuovo produttore di strumenti musicali (nello specifico di chitarre) che ha scelto di ampliare la libreria di preset ToneMatch®: Gibson Acoustics. Questi preset permettono ai musicisti che utilizzano il motore audio ToneMatch® e il sistema portatile Bose L1®, di regolare e arricchire il suono naturale del proprio strumento. Sono disponibili i preset per i seguenti modelli di Gibson Acoustics: I preset possono essere scaricati...Read More...

New Gibson Acoustics ToneMatch presets

Bose Corporation is pleased to welcome Gibson Acoustics as the latest manufacturer to participate in the development of customized ToneMatch® presets for their instruments. These presets are designed for use with the Bose T1 ToneMatch® audio engine and Bose L1® Portable Line Array systems, and help musicians achieve exceptional amplified tone. Cliff Henricksen and I had the opportunity to work directly with legendary Gibson Master Luthier Ren Ferguson and Gibson Sales and Marketing Director...Read More...
Hi Corey, Thank you for joining the Forum. FIRST - be sure to read my post above yours, very carefully. Okay - I'd try the Gibson Preset for the Hummingbird even though your Dove has Mahogany back and sides and the Hummingbird is Maple. I understand that other than that and the slightly different neck scale, these are very similar guitars. I happen to have two guitars that are almost identical in every respect except that one has Maple back and sides and the other, Rosewood. Strange though...Read More...

Awards

We are honored to have just received the Gold Medal in the 2008 Acoustic Guitar Magazine Players Choice Awards. We like to also congratulate Mackie and Yamaha for their Silver and Bronze medals, respectively.Read More...
The Bose L1 was nominated for "Outstanding Technical Achievement in the Category of Sound Reinforcement and Loudspeaker Technology" for the 20th Annual Technical Excellence and Creativity Awards (TEC Awards) run by the Mix Magazine Foundation.Read More...

Tell us what instrument and microphones you use

In order to make sure we are delivering new ToneMatch presets that meet your needs we would love to gain additional insight into what instruments and microphones you currently use or plan to use with the L1(tm) system and T1 ToneMatch(tm) audio engine. I'm setting up this discussion as a way to capture this information. Please reply and let us know. I look forward to hearing from you. CraigRead More...
Please see this new discussion for this question: Anybody use Shure KSM9 mics here besides me?Read More...
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L1® is available at these Bose Showcase Store and Bose Factory Store locations.

The L1 ® is available at the following Bose Showcase Store and Bose Factory Store locations: Arizona Bose Factory Store Outlets at Anthem 4250 West Anthem Way Phoenix , AZ 85086 623-465-5722 California Bose Factory Store Desert Hills Premium Outlets 48400 Seminole Dr Cabazon , CA 92230 951-922-9096 Bose Factory Store Camarillo Premium Outlets 690 Ventura Boulevard Camarillo , CA 93010 805-482-8052 Bose Factory Store Gilroy Premium Outlets 8555 San Ysidro Avenue Gilroy , CA 95020 408-842-2541...Read More...
The L1® is available at these fine specialty music stores Alabama Auburn Guitar Shoppe 758 East Glenn Avenue Auburn , AL 36830 (334) 821-6818 www.auburnguitar.com Emiron Music 101 2nd Ave. NE Decatur , AL 35601 (256) 353-0772 California Matt Music Stage & School 617 12th Street Paso Robles, CA 93446 (805) 237-0054 www.divineappointmentguitars.com McCabe’s Guitar Shop 3101 Pico Blvd Santa Monica , CA 90405 (310) 828-4497 www.mccabes.com Sonoma Valley Music 521 Broadway Sonoma , CA 95476...Read More...

Tutorial Videos

Ken-at-Bose
How to play better music... Interviews with ToneMatch partners Interviews with L1 owners Room Acoustics for Performers Psycho-Acoustics for Performers Identifying Spectral Excess in Musical Sounds A Personal Take on ToneMatch Technology Vocal and Guitar Performance Techniques Bose Chief Engineer on ToneMatch Technology Index of All VideosRead More...

Magazine Reviews of the L1 System...

Guitar World Magazine American Songwriter Worship Leader Magazine best of the best Guitar World Holiday Buyers Guide EQ Magazine Audio Fanzine (French) Keyboard Magazine (Model II) GEARE Magazine Performing Songwriter Magazine Guitar World Acoustic Magazine Mobile Beat Magazine Mix Magazine Keyboard Magazine (Model I / Classic) Singer Magazine page 1 of 2 Singer Magazine page 2 of 2 Guitar World Magazine Acoustic Guitar MagazineRead More...

Adrian Belew discusses the L1's

In a recent interview with allaboutjazz.com Adrian Belew discusses his current live guitar rig which includes a pair of Bose L1 Model II Double Bass Packages. Here is an excerpt from the article: "I add the Line 6 in for extra sounds and overdubbing sounds live, and then this Bose setup, which is absolutely fantastic. I love this setup, called the Bose L1, these columns that you see with the bass cabinets on each side, those are for the high fidelity things that I want to use, like my...Read More...

From and About NOTABLE MUSICIANS Using the L1

Steve Miller of the Steve Miller Band 1 of 2 Steve Miller of the Steve Miller Band 2 of 2 Guitar Player Feature on Pat Metheny (how L1's are used in his rig) Country Music Star Troy Cassar-Daley Uses L1 system Joe Ely talks about the L1 in Taylor's Wood & Steel Magazine Albert Lee and the Bose L1 system... David Pomeroy "It's a great innovation on many different levels" Todd Rundgren Adrian Belew Michael Schenker at Musikmesse 2008Read More...

Wiki available with automated translation

Forum: Italiano
ST
Dear friends who speak Italian, I have added automated translation to the wiki . Please try it out and let me know if you think it is working well enough to keep it. You can click the image below, then look for the box where you can choose a language that you prefer. --== click the picture to see it in context ==-- Thank you!Read More...
Hi Ilaria, Thank you for doing this. Yes, I would wait to see how long it takes for Google to incorporate your translations before taking on the entire wiki (over 400 pages). Ciao!Read More...

Set up the T1 for stereo

Hello everyone, This is a guide on how to set up a T1 feeding two separate sources for left and right, e.g. two model II's or model I's. T1 is designed to be a mono device, so the setup for stereo is a little complicated. But, once set up, you can easily control volume of the stereo feed from your stereo device (keyboard, DJ mixer, iPod, etc.). Please note - you will not be able to use reverb in this configuration. Most keyboards already have stereo reverb built in - you can use that reverb...Read More...
ST, after using those sound videos, you are absolutely right. What I thought I was hearing was not rightt at all. Thanks for your insight.Read More...
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Room Acoustics for Performers: Introduction

Ken-at-Bose
Hi Folks, At the recent L1 conference in Little Switzerland I gave a talk on Room Acoustics for Performers. We videotaped the presentation and we'll make that available as soon as it's been edited. I plan to add to the material in that talk here, and eventually I'm hoping we can move the information to the L1 wiki. I encourage you to ask questions and add your own commentary to these threads. The material gets better and better when you do. My goal is to provide information about room...Read More...
For bass traps you need much denser material (e.g. the densest building insulation sheet), ideally suspended a few inches away from the wall, and preferably positioned in corners.Read More...

Instructions on how to add your band to this forum:

Forum: L1® Bands
Ken-at-Bose
Hi Folks, This is a forum that features bands using the L1 system. It's also a chance to showcase your band. Here, we define bands as groups of three or more players. To add your band: - Go to the L1 Bands forum - Click down on the "New" tab and release the mouse button on "Discussion" - We ask that you use a common topic-naming convention "genre : number of players : name of band". So for example, you would have "Rockin' Blues : 7 piece : The Linemen" In that first post, try to include as...Read More...
I have created an online form that will help you to gather all the information, format it and then create a post for your band. L1® Band Post Builder Check it out. It should help with the planning process even if ultimately you choose to compose your post another way. Please send me a Private Message if you have any issues using the form. Have fun with it! Edit: amended link to L1® BandBuilder FormRead More...
Hi Folks, I am very pleased to announce a special lecture for Monday evening, before the music starts. I need to give you a little background first. W. Eugene Smith was a world famous American photographer. I venture to guess that all of you know his work if not his name as he was one of Life Magazine's most gifted artists. I include here one image from one of the most famous Life Magazine essays called "The Country Doctor". There are many other Smith images that are world famous. edit: spellingRead More...
I will definitely let everyone know when Sam's book is published. There's going to be a lot of hoopla I'm sure. Sam just made a discovery yesterday that I've asked him if I can share. I hope he says yes. KenRead More...

New ToneMatch(r) presets - Ovation and Takamine Guitars

All, We are very pleased to welcome Ovation and Takamine guitars as the newest additions to the ToneMatch(r) program. The presets are available here on the Downloads section of the Musicians site. We look forward to your comments as you have the opportunity to try them out. Thank you, NeilRead More...
To All, We have a new video in the wiki from when Rick Hall and Michael Markure (Ovation / Takamine) visited Bose to work on ToneMatch Presets. Here is the link. Rick Hall - Ovation Product Manager / Michael Markure - Takamine Product ManagerRead More...

New L1® updater v1.0 for Mac

We are pleased to announce the release of the L1® updater v1.0 for use with Mac. The L1® updater for Mac will support all of the same features as the L1® updater for PC. Click here to download the L1® updater v. 1.0 for Mac. Click here to download the L1® updater for Mac instructions. System Requirements Mac OS X version 10.3 or higher USB 2.0 These items will also be available on the Musicians site at www.bose.com in the weeks to come.Read More...
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New L1® updater v1.1 for PC

It is strongly recommended that you download this new version of the L1® updater v1.1 as it prevents users from damaging their T1 or model II power stand due to consecutive failed firmware installations. To counteract this, users will no longer have the option to “Retry” the update unless they turn their T1 power off/on first. Click here to download the new L1® updater v1.1 for PC and the L1® updater for PC instructions.. System Requirements Microsoft Windows 98 or higher USB 1.1 or higher...Read More...
Good catch RonD. You are correct. The version on the Bose site is the old one. You can get the latest version of all the downloads here: Downloads in the wiki. And there is a little more documentation there too.Read More...

New L1® power stand v1.3 Released

Version 1.3 fixes a rare issue with the power stand firmware update process. On earlier versions the power stand could be affected by two failed 'L1 model II Firmware' updates in a row. We recommend upgrading from 'L1 model II Firmware' version 1.0. Click here to download the new L1® power stand v.1.3 firmware. This firmware will also be available on the Musicians site at www.bose.com in the weeks to come.Read More...
I See now, please state clearly you have to turn of power to the power stand not just the tone match box. all work fine now. thanks MR BOSERead More...

Succeeding in the Performing Arts: Introduction

Ken-at-Bose
Hi Folks, For the past few years, we've had discussions amongst the moderators and others about the idea of collecting our experiences in the performing arts (mostly live music) into some short essays that might help to disseminate the knowledge. The time has come to begin this effort. Each "lesson learned" will be a new thread, whose title will begin with "SUCCEEDING IN THE PERFORMING ARTS" followed by a colon and few words about the topic. We are completely comfortable, in fact we are...Read More...
dennismp We have started a new discussion for your post. See Concerns about the Message Board Posting / Threading systemRead More...

L1 Model I - Preset 3.0 Patch (DJ's only)

Attention DJ’s using the L1™ model I system, We recently identified an isolated issue that only affects DJ’s that are using Preset #58 (High Volume Pre Recorded Music) on the L1™ model I system. It was discovered that L1™ model I power stands with a serial number less than 042829Z72550001AC did not accurately contain the advertised preset #58. This preset is specifically intended for DJ’s playing pre recorded music at higher volume levels. Instead, it contained a flat EQ setting which is...Read More...
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...Read More...
See the travelling pictures in progress including Tom's vehicle loaded to the gunnels or gills depending on your perspective on water. On the Road to CucharaRead More...
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Monday Night Song Ideas

Tom Munch
Everybody join in on ideas for songs on Monday night. Ken posted a bunch of ideas to get us started on the wiki. If there is a song that you've always wanted to do, or maybe a song that you "own" & would like to do - bring it on. Don't be afraid to do something obscure or interesting. (Keep in mind that the rhythm section will have to back you up, so we need chords - & don't make it too difficult.) Easy songs would be any blues-based tune like "Kansas City". Harder songs would be...Read More...
Nancy, I added them to the wiki. We now have a choir for backup on this song. I'm looking forward to it! TomRead More...

T1 ToneMatch(tm) audio engine Preset List

Please refer to the list below for a detailed listing of the ToneMatch(tm) presets that are included in the T1 ToneMatch(tm)audio engine. In addition to this default preset bank, the user may also download three custom banks of ToneMatch(tm) presets that were developed in collaboration with select instrument manufactures. Click here to learn more about these presets.Read More...
There is a error in the documentation regarding Preset 6. It reads 6 50Hz-5kHz Bandpass filter this should say 6 80 Hz-5kHz Bandpass filter ref: MikeZ-at-BoseRead More...

Additional T1 Backup Files

Below are links to all orginal T1 Factory Scenes, Presets and User Scenes. Feel free to use these files for backup purposes or for resetting your T1 back to it's orginal state. Orignal T1 Factory Scenes. Click the link below to download: T1 Factory Scenes Orginal T1 Presets. Click the link below to download: T1 Presets Orignal T1 Users Scenes. Note this is a blank bank. Click the link below to download: T 1 User Scenes Empty ToneMatch(tm) A, B or C Bank. Use this if you want to remove any of...Read More...

New ToneMatch(tm) Presets and Software

We are very pleased to announce the addition of downloadable ToneMatch™ presets for use with the T1 ToneMatch™ audio engine! These presets were developed in collaboration with select instrument and microphone manufacturers. The result is a group of presets that preserve the instruments unique characteristics and deliver exceptional tone when connected to an L1™ system. The T1 ToneMatch™ audio engine contains three ToneMatch™ preset banks (A, B, and C) which may be updated with a ToneMatch™...Read More...
To All: Please do NOT load ToneMatch® Partner Presets into the second bank (red circle below). This will overwrite all the standard Presets. Please load them into Banks A, B, C (green circles) -== Click the picture for a link to all the ToneMatch® Partner Presets and detailed notes about how to apply them ==--Read More...

T1 ToneMatch(tm) audio engine Flash Tool - Try the virtual T1!

I am happy to announce the T1 ToneMatch(tm) audio engine flash tool. This new tool will allow you to take a tour of the front and rear panels using the FRONT PANEL TOUR and REAR PANEL TOUR buttons. The INTERACTIVE TOUR button allows you to virtually use all features of the T1. Below is a link to the tool: T1 Flash Tool Enjoy! Craig [ken-at-bose made this a featured discussion] edit: updated linkRead More...
All components are available as individual items in the Uk, I don't see why it should be any different elsewhere, check with your dealer.Read More...
There are times when text and talk need to be supplemented by actual product use to know if the L1™ system is for you. For this reason, Bose offers a 45 day risk free home trial when you purchase from us. Call 800/905-0886 or 800/444-BOSE or log in to www.bose.com/musicians to make these arrangements. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the performance of the L1™ approach within this trial period you can return the equipment for a full refund.Read More...
Many, many thanks to Diedre for sending along these wonderful photographs. Ken Bausano dropped off the CD-ROM at NAMM last week and here are some of the highlights.Read More...
Hey Ken and Ken and Diedre, Thanks for posting those great pix from Ashland. They brought back such pleasant memories. What a wonderful 3 days we had. rwjRead More...

NATIONAL DJ ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT REVIEW

I just wanted to report on my first weekend of using my new BOSE system. I use the word power in parenthesis because two different meanings for the same word were revealed to me this past weekend. On Friday Night I had an event at my local NFL Stadium out on the field. I have done this event for the previous 4 years so this was my 5th and first with the BOSE system. The sound that came out of those two towers and 4 B1s was something like I have never heard before. It literally filled the...Read More...
Anybody flying into BOS during the day Sunday, 29? If my buddy declines to go/drive - I may just grab a cheap Jetblue flight JFK-BOS and figure it out from there. Does the Inn have any type of shuttle service from Boston airport? If not, maybe share a rental car with somebody from Boston airport to the Inn if interested and the schedule can match-up? I was trying not to take-off a matinee $how that day but if something "BIG" is going down at 6pm as brother Ken mentioned, I'll probably have...Read More...
Anybody going to be near Logan - Boston Airport Saturday 6:00 pm (wheels down) Before I make arrangement for a cab to the Warren Center in Ashland, I thought I should check who is going to be around to hitch a ride or to offer one. ThanksRead More...
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Hi Folks, As previously announced, we'll have a number of acts playing a tune or two on Sunday night in the lobby bar at the Inn, a beautiful spot (see picture below). A number of you have already signed up for slots on Sunday and more are welcome. These slots will not use electric guitars or drums, as the lobby is lower key. On Monday night, however, we have the whole Lodge building to ourselves. This is where we take our meals, and it's a great expansive room, and we can be louder. I know...Read More...
That's Rick Jordan, CGP.* It was a pleasure being part of your backup band, Rick! Alan ----- * Certified Guitar PickerRead More...
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Please post a note here if you plan on attending the L1™ Musicians Conference (Fall 2006) Posting here is not a commitment, but if you think there's a good chance you can make it, please say something here. It will be a huge help in the planning for the event. Please indicate the number of people in your party Here are the details that we know now. Dates : October 29-31 2006 inclusive Location : Warren Conference Center & Inn in Ashland, MA. 529 Chestnut Street Ashland, Massachusetts...Read More...
Hi Folks, Some of you have asked if we could make certain accessories available at the conference and unfortunately we can not. Sorry about that. KenRead More...
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Hi folks, Here's where you can post questions and comments about the upcoming L1 Owners Conference to be held in New England October 29-31.Read More...
DAN , don't forget to remind me ! I'd love to play and sing some praise and worship music with you Sunday morning. I have several very ez things I've written that would be a breeze for anyone to sit in on. I'll have my Variax acoustic and a guitar synth Michael (FocusPlayer)Read More...

Owners Voluntary Assistance Program

ST
Owners Voluntary Assistance Program Here's the short version: The description of this part of the forum says that we can use it for L1™ owners to contact other L1™ owners for various reasons. This Owners Voluntary Assistance program works like this: Owner In Need An owner needs to borrow or rent an L1™ so s/he posts a Needed message here. (See recommended structure in the How it Works section below). Volunteers Other owner volunteers with email Notifications turned on (for this section) will...Read More...
I've added myself as I have two L1 Model II systems for this very reason of not wanting to be stuck if one dies - I tend to use both at gigs now anyway - but I know I can get away with one if I need to (I only had one system for 3 years anyway). If you are in need in the UK and within 50 miles of Milton Keynes I may be able to assist.Read More...
******** 10/24/06 WE ARE SOLD OUT ******** *****Please stay in touch here for upcoming events and THANK YOU for your interest and support. ***** Dear Message Board Community: On behalf of the community of L1 Cylindrical Radiator loudspeaker owners, and the Bose Live Music Technology Group, you are invited to the second ever L1 Owners Conference, to be held October 29-31, 2006. Modeled after the incredibly successful meeting in Big Sur CA this past April, this unique three day experience in...Read More...
From the Warren Center a few days ago.Read More...

Who are the moderators???

Ken-at-Bose
Hello everyone. It may be of some value to know a bit about the people who serve as moderators here. Most of us work for Bose on their products for musicians. Some moderators are longstanding members of this message board community who have shown an exceptional ability to help other musicians trying to understand and/or get the most out of their L1™ systems. We hope you find this useful. Here's my story: Ten years ago, I was manager of Acoustic Research here and started the work along with...Read More...
And another Hi Everybody, I've just noticed that we seem to have another new at-Bose member since Fri June 17 2016. He goes by the name of ChrisJ-at-Bose . A very warm welcome to the Forum from me ChrisJ-at-Bose. We are a pretty inquisitive lot here on the forum. Do you feel like maybe giving us a short Resumé (CV or something like that) to sort of break the ice? I hope that you (if necessary) quickly find your feet here. We're a nice easy going crowd here, even if I've maybe put you on the...Read More...

L1 Benefits Statement

Ken-at-Bose
Hello Everyone, We wrote this before we introduced our new approach to live music amplification. These words appear on many of the cartons in the L1 family of products. We thought it would be good to repeat these words here.Read More...
This is an example of some of the old "Gems" which are turning up since the introduction of the new forum software. The words are as true now as they were then. Here's an example. My wife had a birthday party in January and I set up the Compact+T1 so that I could play easily for our guests and be heard anywhere in our living room which is L-shaped and about 50m2. Due to illnesses and bad weather forecast (snow) the party wasn't too big an affair and I could have played without amplification.Read More...
Last Reply By Seagullman · First Unread Post
Hi Folks, The recent L1 Conference in Big Sur was such an inspiration that we want to know if this community wants to do it again, this time East of the Mississippi. We know a lot of you have read about Big Sur. We would truly love to have you all experience what we did. So many strong and positive things happened. One of the most interesting aspects of all this is that it was unplanned by Bose. Alan Steinberger got things started in a post dated Jan 12, 2006 . It was a simple, yet profound...Read More...
To any and all who are interested in the East Coast event the ongoing discussion is here: - Please join us - L1 Musicians Conference Discussion AreaRead More...
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Guitar Hanger Available for L1

Kyle-at-Bose
A new accessory is available for the Bose L1 Cylindrical Radiator(r) loudspeaker from Wallacher Guitar Hangers. If you are a guitar player and sick of carrying guitar stands to the gig and rehearsal, this may be for you. The Wallacher WPAS1 hanger mounts easily to the back of the L1 loudspeaker using a screwdriver. Assembly is a one-time job: While the L1 is disassembled and on the floor, remove the two phillips-head screws that attaches the bayonet to the upper L1 loudspeaker. On the guitar...Read More...

Upright Tone Lessons From Ron Carter

colcliff-at-bose
Yesterday, I had the honor of working with jazz legend Ron Carter, helping him use the Personalized Amplification System(R) and in doing so, received more of my continuing education about instrument tone. Yesterday was the first of 3 shows at the Lincoln Center/Rose Theater in Manhattan, called "Detroit Motor City Jazz" starring Ron himself and a full lineup of supreme jazz royalty headliners, all from Detroit. The list includes Geri Allen, Marcus Belgrave, Chris Fuller, Charles McPherson,...Read More...
Thanks for the kind words Jeff. Yeah, there are a few people who seem to leave a permanent impression on me whenever I see them perform, and Ron Carter is definitely one of them.Read More...

Unofficial Performers' Guide

ST
The Unofficial Performers' Guide for the Bose® Personalized Amplification System™ family of products. December 23, 2006 The Unofficial Bose® L1™ Wiki is the new site for the Unofficial Users' and Performers' Guides . The information in this thread may not be as current as in the new wiki, but I will leave it here for backup and historical interest. Bose® L1™ Wiki is your new source for the latest Unofficial information. The Unofficial Performers' Guide If you will be using the Bose System...Read More...
@andrewdouglas , I get your opinion about "eating the mic". That holds true with an SM58 and similar mic's. That's why I prefer mic's like the Sennheizer E935 that have enough gain before feedback that I can sing several inches away from the mic with greater frequency bandwidth and no proximity effect. Decades ago my lead vocalist was female. One night after a 4 hour gig, I filled the kitchen sink with extremely hot tap water and dish soap. My vocalist, Stacey, had clogged the screen balls...Read More...
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Ron Carter workshop at David Gage's shop in NYC

Jesse-at-Bose
Greetings fellow bassists. I just got back from a really inspiring workshop given by Ron Carter at David Gage’s bass shop in Manhattan. First, a little background for those of you who might not be familiar with these names: Ron Carter is one of the most distinguished, accomplished, acclaimed jazz bassists out there in the world today, with a discography that reads like a history of recorded jazz over the last 50 years. As for David Gage, his shop is a real nerve center for the world of...Read More...
The unit shown in the picture above, (with the other amps mentioned) is a Classic, the equivalent of the Model I.Read More...

Review of Bose system by guitar guru Rick Turner

Ken-at-Bose
A review by Rick Turner of the Cylindrical Radiator(r) speaker with his superb instruments just appeared at the Acoustic Guitar website. Click HERE to be taken there.Read More...
Hi David, I couldn't find the original article but did find this partial quote. Source: Review by guitar guru Rick Turner in Acoustic Guitar forum . There is also a video interview with Rick Turner Rick Turner Interview in the wiki. If you like that one, check out these other ToneMatch® Partner Interviews .Read More...

TECHNICAL HELP BY PHONE (U.S. and Canada)

Ken-at-Bose
Call Bose® L1® Support at (877) 335-2673 during any of the following hours and we’ll do everything possible to help you: Hours of operation Monday-Friday: 8:30 AM - 9:00 PM Eastern Time Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Easter Time Currently no support available on Sunday Troubleshooting is most effective if you call when you're with your product. We suggest having your serial numbers available when calling in, if applicable. Below you'll see the incredible folks that answer these phones -- all of...Read More...
Some of us in the Live Music Technology Group recently went to see and hear the Steve Miller Band play at the Tweeter Center in Boston, a summer shed holding about 18,000 people. Steve has purchased a number of Cylindrical Radiator speakers over the past 18 months and has written us to tell us of his experiences with them. (With his permission, we've posted these HERE ). We did not realize until we arrived at the Tweeter Center that he was using the two most recently puchased double bass...Read More...
Even better than the 'patented' solution in the above post would be a simple wooden doorstop, because you could adjust the angle of declination of the sound pattern. Line array loudspeakers oriented vertically are 'aimed' to play to an audience that is an infinite distance away. To aim your L1 in such a way that plays with full volume to all rows of the audience, put a laser pointer on top of your L1 (or imagine one there) and insert the doorstop underneath the rear edge of the Power Stand...Read More...

Traditional Music System Test Results

Forum: Ensembles
Ken-at-Bose
Hi Folks, Yesterday, as planned, we did another round of testing of our Traditional Music System. We had 4/5 members of the wonderful bluegrass group Bow Junction ( http://www.bowjunction.com ) here at our Live Music Listening Room at the Bose Reservoir Building. This is a nightclub/small-auditorium sized performance space we use as our live music laboratory. Bow Junction purchased three Cylindrical Radiator(r) speakers more than a year ago now and use them in a variety of situations. Bow...Read More...
Hello YazSamat, Please see this new discussion for your question. Five Piece Wedding / Club Band - YazSamat Thank you.Read More...
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Getting the most out of the new Bose approach to live amplified music. In our experience, musicians considering our new approach and those now using it, like to know how they can get the most out of their investment. The Personalized Amplification System™ approach puts each musician in complete control of his or her sound, as in an unamplified performance. Because of the properties of the Cylindrical Radiator® loudspeaker, musicians can play knowing that the sound they make on stage is what...Read More...
I sure do, Wilk. In fact, he's right there in Mississauga too. Contact me at bosedirect@shaw.ca and I'll give you his name and contact info.Read More...

Unofficial Users' Guide

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The Unofficial Users' Guide for the Bose® Personalized Amplification System™ family of products. December 23, 2006 The Unofficial Bose® L1™ Wiki is the new site for the Unofficial Users' and Performers' Guides . The information in this thread may not be as current as in the new wiki, but I will leave it here for backup and historical interest. Bose® L1™ Wiki is your new source for the latest Unofficial information. What follows is the older version. If you just got your System or want to get...Read More...
Hi Joseph, I hope you've been looking at the new version of th e Unofficial Users Guide. The wiki . I've been following your latest series of posts and watching the videos. Amazing. We're going to have to get some of your journey to tone, and your current setup documented for folks. Catch you soon.Read More...
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Need a Sketch? - Stage Layouts with The Sketcher

ST
If you would like some help planning your stage layout, or just share something you are doing that works, please try The Sketcher . How it works: You can see it in action: The Sketcher Movie or It is probably just as fast to try it . In its current incarnation, you drag items from the palette of instruments onto a stage area. You can add notes (a good idea) for things that don't fit into the picture. When you save your changes, I will take what you have done and turn it into a regular image...Read More...
Hi Tiglath, I've started a new discussion for this. Join me over here: Listening (in Stereo) and Rehearsal with 2 SystemsRead More...

Topics

What to Buy

Hi everyone, I am a mobile DJ that does mostly weddings and school dances. My typical wedding crowds are usually between 100-300 people, but I have done a few already that have had up to 500 people. I use two Bose L1 Compact systems for small receptions and ceremonies. When I need more bass for my smaller events, I use two Bose B2 bass modules that are crossed over using a dbx DriveRack PA2 . For my bigger events, I use two Peavey PV118 subwoofers, and two Alto TS112 speakers. I am looking...Read More...
I was able to bring my F1's (both stacks) to the gym at the school I work at. Nonetheless, I was amazed. I set them on the floor at first and played around with the vertical array. The "straight" position sounded best when they were on the floor at ear level. I also tried setting them on the stage (3-4 ft. high), and was amazed at that, too. I was thinking I would lose some of the bass, since they weren't on the main floor where I was standing, but they didn't really lose any bass at all. I...Read More...
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Bose portable S1 system

Forum: Solo Acts
Sky
Joined this forum having literally just found about the new Bose S1 and want to get other performers' opinions. I'm a singer who uses backing tracks, and want to replace my heavy portable system. I currently use Behringer EPS500MP3, compakt 8 Channel PA System which I bought 3 years ago. It's OK but have never quite felt 100% happy with it. It's powerful, but it's a bit muddy when you put the vocals in over the backing tracks, which I run from my laptop; it's like the voice and backing are...Read More...
@Sky For portability, the S1 wins hands-down. Same for battery power. I'm a solo singer/guitarist and the S1 has been a real winner for me. I have an L1M2 and a T1 but they have remained in their cases since I got the S1. If you can find a music store with an S1 that you can try out, you should do that before buying. For your backing tracks, as others have suggested, use a mini-stereo cable from your laptop to the S1. Bluetooth will also work just fine (I use an iPad to play music during...Read More...
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Recording with iRig 2 and T1

Hi I am trying to record from the T1 through an IRig2 to my phone. I can get channels 1-3 individually to record from the preamp out (no effects, eq, etc), but what I want to do is record guitar and vocal, mixed through one of my Scenes. I get no output volume to the phone from either the master or auxiliary outputs. Is there a way to do what I am trying to do? Thanks Edit Subject: Previously "Recording"Read More...
Thanks for your reply. I am using a OnePlus 3 Android smartphone. I'm not understanding how the way you suggested would work for what I'm trying to do. I tried outputting the T1 through a TRS balanced 1/4” cable to the IRig2 input, and the IRig2 to the phone, not the other way around. I want to put guitar and vocal through the T1 with my created Scenes and record on the phone. I connected my headphones to the Irig2 where you noted on the photo to connect to channel 4/5. ThanksRead More...
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Two L1's using 1 Alesis Nanoverb ?

Forum: Vocals
Greetings all; I was wondering if anyone has experience using two LI's with one Alesis Nanoverb for vocals. Specifically, we have 2 LI's, one for myself as guitar/vocals, the other is the bassist/vocals. Our vocals would be coming out of the channel 1 inserts from each of our systems. It appears the only way to connect from the inserts on each of our systems is 1 insert from one system to the left input of the Nanoverb and the other systems insert connected to the right input of the...Read More...
Well, it's been over 11 years. How'd it turn out?Read More...
Last Reply By MCLowe · First Unread Post

Flappy & rattly sound

I have had my S1 Pro since the Summer. I use it for small gigs and for practice. I use a Korg Krome DI and my guitars and bass guitar through the T1 Tonematch. My S1 has got really rattly and "flappy" when low end sounds go through it . I never run it at top volume or push it that hard and I am careful to make sure it is not peaking more than occasionally. The roughness comes at fairly low volume. Does this sound like a fault? It really doesn't sound right to me.Read More...
Hi Phil C, Do you mean the bass? Are you using a DI box? If so, then Try it without the DI Try a different bass Does it sound flappy with the Korg Krome? Let's see if we can figure out where the problem lies. You should NOT need to buy another piece of gear to solve this. It's a problem with certain frequencies, you can use the T1 to help with that. But let's figure out the source of the problem first. STRead More...
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Bose service

Hello, I purchased two Bose L1 Compacts about 8 years ago, and love them. Recently, one of the Compact’s volume faded and eventually lost all sound about 3 hours into a gig. I could not re-produce the problem at home, but now I’m concerned that it may happen again. Can Bose Service do diagnosis and tune-ups for Bose equipment? I attempted contact Bose (support@bose) twice, they have not responded. Jerry T.Read More...
Hi JerryT, I'm sorry you're having trouble with one of your L1 Compacts. The best way to reach Bose Support in the US, is to call them. Bose® Product & Technical Support at (877) 335-2673 (U.S. and Canada only) Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET STRead More...
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Creating Array By Stacking F1s

I am curious if stacking the F1s like they are in the video produces a better sound since it becomes a bigger array? Would placing the two F1s side-by-side be better? F1s StackedRead More...
Are you running stereo or mono? Stereo What kinds of events are you doing? Upscale Private Events Is there a dance floor? How big? Typically 300-400 guests How large are the venues? (dimensions) Average 5k to 7k square feet (usually with high ceilings) I typically use 4 F1 stacks to increase bass and volume.Read More...
Last Reply By djmaverick · First Unread Post

L1 compact system in outdoor events

Hello everybody, sorry in advance for my english :) I'm very interesting to buy a L1 compact system but I would know if it is able to play outdoor in a DJ set of soft music like tango. The location is no larger than of 100mq with 80 persons maximum dancing or sitting around. thank you in advance for your reply. :) AlessioRead More...
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Running iPad into T8

Hi fellow Bose owners! I don’t mind admitting that I keep looking at upgrading to a T8. I don’t need 8 channels but there are times when I feel a bit limited with the standard 4 that I currently have on my T1 and T4s. My set up is purely vocals with backing and live guitar. With extra channels I could put my mandolin in a separate channel and my ukulele in another and my electric in another and basically have separate EQ for each. My question is could I run my backing tracks through two...Read More...
"Aux in's" - the nightmare of the "non-volume controllable aux in's" goes on - for the T8S as well as the T4S.... very poor decision on the part of BOSE in my opinion. While I am loving the T4S - I am lamenting the loss of user friendlyness the music in volume pot gave as in the T1. Oh well....Read More...
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Question on (2) Model 2 position for 3 piece band

Hello, I just had a question on the best placement for our 2 L1 systems for my 3 piece band. We played one show already and I positioned them as you see in the sketch. (creme numbers show inputs for left tonematch, green numbers show inputs for right tonematch) Sketcher Link I am not sure if it would be better to put the two towers on the sides instead if in the middle. Just curious for best sound possible. I chose this setup so we could all hear each other well, but I don't want it to...Read More...
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Last Reply By Dcaugust · First Unread Post

T1 partially unresponsive

Nick from New Zealand
I had the need to run a PAIR of L1 Model 2 this weekend. Last time I did this, I ran dual mono and didn't get enough separation between the sticks and it sounded bad bad bad. So this time, I set everything up, followed all the instructions for a proper stereo config and with 6 metres between them, and used a power supply for the T1. I ran from a stereo DJ mixer to ch 1 and 2. XLR to TRS. Ch1 was presumed master out. Ch2 was set up for AUX out. Here's what was wrong during the test set up.Read More...
n00b mistake. I was so focused on the settings and following instructions that I forgot how to do the most simple task. Good to know the pre-amp outputs don't cook the L1!Read More...
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Last Reply By Nick from New Zealand · First Unread Post

Using S1 as a monitor

Ok guys Last night I was doing a fair sized venue with around 150 people in, it's a nice sized room with great acoustics and a nice big stage area, so I loaded the L1 Model 2 with B2 and had the S1 onboard which I planned to use as a monitor. Not sure if I connected things properly but I was running the M2 from the Tonematch port on my T1, got the FoH sound then ran a balanced lead from the T1 main output to the S1 and that's when I encountered issues. When I began to increase the volume of...Read More...
With the info from ST using the S1 as a monitor should’ve worked fine. We have a Yamaha MGX12 mixer with our L1M2 and use the mixer’s Aux Out to go to the S1. That’s pretty much what you were doing with the T1 it seems. That approach worked great for us. We actually didn’t use the S1 as a monitor but as an “extension speaker” to the L1. We periodically play in a venue that is L shaped and one of the Ls goes to the side and behind the stage (very awkward space). We used the S1 on a stand...Read More...
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Last Reply By CityFolk · First Unread Post

Connecting 4 F1 Stacks

What is the optimal way to connect two F1 systems together? I have tried multiple routes but it seems like the second F1 Model 812 always clips due to a hot input signal. My usual setup is a Pioneer DDJSZ2 to a Mackie ProFX12. I have tried Model 812 to F1 sub to second 812 to second F1 sub. I have also tried F1 sub to second F1 sub and 812 to second 812 using a driverack. Would a XLR splitter for the 812s solve the problem of the signal being too hot for the second pair?Read More...
Hi djmaverick, The F1 Subwoofer volume control does not affect the F1 Subwoofer LINE OUTs. Like this: " Model 812 to F1 sub to second 812 to second F1 sub " and turn down the volume on the second F1 Model 812 so it doesn't clip. OR Run two outputs from the Mackie mixer as I described above. STRead More...
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Bose S1 Pro - Gig Report in a clubhouse

Hi gang Just thought I'd post some details about my recent gig using just my S1. It was a smallish venue, one of those retirement villages with their own little clubhouse which will hold around 100 at capacity. I've played the venue before so I knew the layout, I arrived with one Compact and my S1, which I always have onboard. On arrival they explained that due to flu and weather only 45 were coming so I decided just to use the S1, the thought of a five minute break-down ready for the two...Read More...
same deal !, the S1 is amazing. Im going to retire my L1 Model II as the S1 does it all so well and most of the time only using one speaker.Read More...
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S1 Pro Speaker Stand recommendations?

Hi Everyone , I am new to the Bose forums. Recently received my Bose S1 and enjoying the speaker thus far. Have not yet had the opportunity to gig with it, but excited to test it out. Was wondering if anyone had speaker stand recommendations? Looking for a sturdy , portable and light weight stand. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! ThanksRead More...
Hi NoMoreBlackBoxes, "supporting speakers weighing up to 15 lbs". Source: https://on-stage.com/products/view/13415 The S1 Pro system weighs 16 pounds. STRead More...
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recording live with Boss Micro BR

Thanks for letting me join. I have a Tone Match that I use with live gigs. I want to record the gig using Boss Micro BR. My proficiency is on the low tech end so I am inquiring how to connect these two. I have 2 mics and 1 guitar. Thank you.Read More...
I have a MicroBR. The tricky bit is that there are two inputs: A 1/4" guitar level input and a 1/8" stereo input for microphone or CD player. The guitar input would probably be overwhelmed by a line level input (distort) but you could give it a try with a guitar cord between the Tonematch (aux output turned way down?) and the Boss MicroBR. The 1/8" input will require a special patch cord to convert from XLR or 1/4" balanced output from the Tonematch to a 1/8" stereo plug carrying mono output...Read More...
Last Reply By Chet 3 · First Unread Post

Larger Venue Signal Chain Concern

Hi. I just got my L1 Model II, B1 Bass and T8S last week and have been rehearsing with my acoustic-duo mate in my home studio. I'm excited to be free of my old live sound system, and I've been able to find answers to all the question I can think of except one. And I'm afraid this one might bite me if I don't get some expert advice. Q: What's the proper way to set up the trim on the power base, and how does this relate to the master volume setting on the T8S? I've successfully set the channel...Read More...
ST, I'll do the longer story on the duo (TwoCan Jam KC) later. But, yeah, we had a great time! Nice people, great charity and a very successful event. Plenty of handshakes, hugs and smiles for us. We donated ourselves to be auctioned off for a private party, and the winning bid was $2,000 -- a bit more than we get for gigs in Kansas City! TomRead More...
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Battery Behavior

I have two S1 Pros. When I got my first one, I charged it fully and used it for several shows (I'm a magician and I use it for a vocal mic and background music from an iPod). When I finished my third show, it was down to flashing twice which is supposed to mean 25% to 49% battery life. I didn't use it for five days and then turned it on for a show. It was completely dead. I plugged it in and used it with AC. I called Bose to see what tech support would say about it because that's not the...Read More...
Hi All, If you're having a problem with your S1 Pro battery discharging over several days, when off and disconnected from AC power, please call Bose Support. Bose® Product & Technical Support at (877) 335-2673 (U.S. and Canada only) Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET Outside the US and Canada Thank you, STRead More...
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Bass weakens ONLY at high volumes

First, I want to say I love my L1s and have been using them since 2010, and don't plan on getting rid of them until BOSE releases the next version, but I can't help but notice that the bass is not as strong at high volume levels. Luckily for me I get to play at a lot of the same venues (I DJ) for crowds up to 250 people and I get to do proper sound checks before gigs. This might not be published or discussed often, but it is quite evident that the bass is weaker when pushing the L1 at high...Read More...
ya, I suppose that means it's possible to limit the output limiter before seeing the input light clip?Read More...
Last Reply By jaswrx · First Unread Post

Monitoring with T8S

How do I connect monitors to the mixer T8S, and how do I adjust the volume for the monitors?Read More...
Hi Willy, Technically, there's no reason not to do this. For best results, use a 1/4" (6.3mm) Tip-Ring-Sleeve cable to maintain a balanced connection from the S1 Pro Line Out to the L1 Model II Analog Input. I find that people tend to run more reverb into small speakers (e.g., S1 Pro) than is necessary with the full sized L1 systems. You may not want the same sound coming from both. But go ahead and check it out. Please let us know what you hear. Thanks, STRead More...
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If I don’t happen to need to use my S1 for, say, a month does Bose recommend I remove the battery for such a long storage period? Or does it matter? I worry about any excessive battery drain. Alternatively, should I just keep the battery installed and just periodically charge it? Thoughts?Read More...
I use them nearly every day - I practice for at least a couple of hours nearly every day. So, I'll try the center (off) position unless I'm returning from a gig where I've used 'em and will put 'em in quick charge for a day then back to "off". Thanks, ST.Read More...
Last Reply By Chet 3 · First Unread Post

Pair of F1 812's with subs from T1 Tonematch

Greetings , I am seeking advice on connectivity of the F1's from my Tonematch. I am running a single T1 to my L1 Model II with B1 behind my band as a monitor. I am looking for the best way to get my T1 signal to both F1's. I have tried it from my master out to the first 812 , 812 to my first sub , first sub to my second 812 and then to my second sub. Is there any better way to make all of this work together ? Since my F1's are the FOH i need the reverb to come through so I guess using the...Read More...
Thanks ST , just wanted some reassurance that I had it right.Read More...
Last Reply By BradC · First Unread Post
Spun off from Loud enough for a Rock Band . The portion in Bold is what spawned this discussion. quote: Originally posted by Scooder: Chuck...My 5 piece band uses 2 L1s for most of our shows, and for most venues, it's plenty loud enough. We play primarily rock/country music at bar/grill establishments with audiences between 100-300 people and the L1s (classics) have no problem putting out sufficient volume. Our guitars & bass go through their own amps, so we use the L1's primarily to...Read More...
Keen OM7 user here for 4 years. Still disappointed that there still no OM7 preset. They have presets for the Audix OM2, OM3, OM5, OM6 & VX10 but not for the mic that best deals with L1 feedback issues the best (OM7)? I currently use the Shure Beta 87A preset & tweak from there.Read More...
Last Reply By Paul Rumbol · First Unread Post

Looping

Is there a way to use my Boss RC-30 and loop all four channels of my ToneMatch?Read More...
Hi Buck, Thanks for coming back to tell us you got things working. Great! I don't have an RC-20 here, but I used to have an RC-30 and it worked fine when connected to the L1 Model II Power Stand. I can't tell you why your connection from the RC-20 to the L1 Model II Power Stand isn't working. If the connection works to T1 channel 4 or 5, it should work with the L1 Model II Power Stand. STRead More...
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