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ToneMatch Updater

ST
The ToneMatch Updater application replaces the L1 Updater. Use it to update the firmware on your T1/T4S/T8S ToneMatch mixers. There's a new user interface and it works with Windows and macOS. You can see it in action in the video below. Get the application and firmware updates for the T4S/T8S here T4S/T8S Firmware Update Instructions What version do you have? On your ToneMatch mixer Turn the Rotary Selector to Prefs Turn the Menu selector to Versions Press Select Read the version number If...Read More...
Hi Chuckm, Everything is up to date. The firmware versions are different for different devices. T8S: The latest firmware is version 1.1.4 T1: The latest firmware is version 1.8 L1 Model II Power Stand: The latest firmware version is 1.5 For those reading along - if you have L1 Model II Power Stand version 1.4 you have the latest user-installable version. STRead More...
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Being primarily a wedding DJ, portibility has always been key. A small car, the easy load in and set up has been great. The compacts took the portability to a new level. Cocktail hours, ceremonies, and then the ability to do smaller gigs like retail, office gigs, karaoke, backyard parties even easier. Also using the compact for fill when needed was great too. The S1 has stepped it up even more. The battery powered just adds to the simplicity. Had a few days this year when I did 2 gigs in a...Read More...
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L1 Feature Requests

ST
If you could have anything you want in an L1® ... Ask, even if you don't think it's possible. It wasn't that long ago that the L1® was impossible. Have fun with this. ST Feature RequestsRead More...
Second ethercon in L1 Powerstand For those of us who run multiple sets of L1/B2 it would be great to have a second ethercon in the Powerstand to enable chaining of units. This would enable me to run 2 sets left and two sets right of my T4S. ThanksRead More...
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F1 Model 812 and F1 Subwoofer Feature Requests

ST
What features would you like to see in the F1 Model 812 and F1 Subwoofer? 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...
I was really looking at two F1 812 plus subs for one of my DJ + live sound rigs, i love the sound and portability, however, the height of the 812 when attached to the sub was not high enough for my needs, would be fine on an elevated stage, but I was not comfortable ground stacking at dance floor level. So, to answer your question, need the ability to raise tops higher when attached to subs....Read More...
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Let's talk about these tools in your ToneMatch Mixer . How are you using them? Mod Delay Reverb STRead More...
Hi Mahesh, Okay, this sounds good. I was checking to see if there was anything odd in your setup that might cause problems. No cause for concern here. Instead of Tape Delay and reverb, try this for your vocals microphone : Digital Delay Time: 100 ms Mix: 15% - vary up to 30% Fdbk: 0% - vary up to 10% You should have better intelligibility and move the vocals out in front of the backing tracks. What do you hear? Do you like it? 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...
Duplicate of S1 for additional room?Read More...
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Support Contacts in Europe and UK

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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...

S1 Pro system: Feature Requests and Suggestions

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...
Please forgive me Bose but... It's interesting that the just announced Mackie version of a Compact/EON ONE, etc includes WiFi connection to a pad or phone for adjusting volumes, tone, master, etc. It's also interesting that in this age of Condenser microphones they ALSO NEGLECTED TO INCLUDE PHANTOM POWER!!!???Read 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 Jim, I was just documenting this. Please see T4S/T8S Factory Settings for a clearer image. STRead 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...
reverbs are better with the updates, but still a bit to go to be as good as the original tonematch, reverb still adds treble to the channel, Also the trim controls on the channel give signal even at 0 level, however the channels are Crystal clear, prue clarity,Read More...
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Bose T4S & T8S ToneMatch® Mixers

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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...
Hi Troubador, We've started a new discussion for your questions. Please follow the link to I have a T1. Should I get a T4S or T8S? Thank you, Bose Pro Community AdminRead 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...
Hi Tom, Just an afterthought. In the Compact Owner's Guide there is a reference to using the extensions on page 5. As this has caused discussions and uncertainty in the past I'll mention it here. "Note: The two L1® Compact Extensions are identical to each other. Either one can be used on the top or bottom, but if one extension is used, both must be used". There is no need to use both extensions. You can use 1, 2 or none to satisfy your particular needs in different situations. Hope that...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...
Hi I am new to this community and can’t find the correct forum to ask for help on my particular equipment! Sorry in advance if this is incorrect! I have a Bose GT1 guitar multi-FX pedal, I am having some difficulty with the set up! Can anyone tell me how I can change the Master BPM manually? - I am able to do this through the app on my computer but can’t see how to do it manually on the GT1.Read More...
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Is my firmware up to date?

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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

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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...
My problem is the singer that doesn't want to hear anything else in the monitor is what his voice. My guitar is always too loud, no matter how much I turn it down. Hearing a good clear mix isn't always what everyone wants, apparently.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...
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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...
Would like Shure Countryman headset mic setting. Thanks.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...
Again, dual mono. Not true stereo.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® 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. The latest firmware is available here: L1 Model II Firmware UpdatesRead More...
Hi Elmer, The latest customer updateable version is 1.4. You can get it here. L1® Model II Power Stand Firmware Updates STRead More...
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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...
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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...

Steve Miller Band and Cylindrical Radiator(r) speakers

Ken-at-Bose
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

ST
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...

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L1 Compact Channel 1 Volume control

I'm a rookie Bose user, having just bought an L1 Compact. I plan to use it for calling to groups of Square Dancers, perhaps up to 40 dancers. I've begun to practice in the basement and notice that with channel 2 volume turned to about the 9:00 position, my laptop's music produces plenty of volume for my basement space. However, Channel 1 volume has to be turned past the 3:00 position before the microphone voice volume can compete with my basement level music. That does not leave a lot of...Read More...
Use a low impedance microphone connected by an xlr microphone cable to the mic channel (xlr) input of the L1.Read More...
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T8S with Two L1 Model II and Two F1 Model 812 systems

I have two L1 model 1s with two B1s and a B2. I want to add a pair of F1s for large venues. I use a t8 mixer. If the L1s are plugged into the mains, and the aux has no reverb, how do I get a signal to the F1s?Read More...
Aloha, Rob. Great music. I used to live in Tucson and played a couple gigs with Evan Dain -- he taught me how little I really know about playing bass...especially jazz bass. :-)Read More...
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Hi, My Bose L1 model II has start to make a squealing sound occasionally. First when I heard it I was performing quite loud in a bad acoustic venue, so I thought it was some kind of feedback issue. A had this problem since then and still thought it was related to high volume. But the gig yesterday the squealing came at very modest volume. So it can't be that. Do you know what it can be? or how I shall troubleshoot it? It seems I can't make It squeal on purpose. And It also seems like it...Read More...
Hi, Daniel Blohm, Please check if your T8S is up to date. T4S/T8S Firmware Update Instructions Thanks, STRead More...
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L1 mod 2 with F1 812

I do a couple big parties a year, I have a couple questions. The room is approximately 100 ft wide by 175 deep. Stage about twenty five feet wide. I set up a L1 model 2 with B2 base units on each side of stage. Can I hook up my one F1 812 in the middle of the stage using the other output on my T1. We seat about 300 people at the event. The event is a dance party. I never used the F1 812 before. Do you think I need it with the two L1.Read More...
Hi Harvey, You're welcome. You can use an ordinary 1/4 inch (6.3mm) Tip-Sleeve instrument cable (guitar cable) from the T1 Aux to the F1 Model 812. This should work, but you will have a better signal to noise ratio and better noise rejection if you use a cable like the ones I showed in the pictures. STRead More...
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JBL Eon One Compact, Competition for the S1?

CityFolk
WIth It’s larger subwoofer (8” sizes built in sub), Wireless app access to the mixer section, master volume, multiple effects, phantom power, daisy chaining multiple units, 12 hour battery operation with no tool battery access, and 15 lbs, JBL has a very compelling unit the JBL EON One Compact . It is disturbingly close to the S1 in overall design. It doesn’t seem to be available yet and the proof is in the quality of sound that Bose has always excelled at, but from a pure features...Read More...
In the UK the Boss is about £70 cheaper than the JBL but the JBL goes to 112 dB SPL and down to 37Hz (at -10dB?) so likely has a smoother bass response than the S1 Pro. And then there's that mixer app. It's very basic but has reverb and 6 band eq (but, annoyingly, no HPF) and phantom (on only CH1 but full spec 48V). On the downside it's a conventional 8"+H speaker so it's polar pattern is probably not so useful, it's 1kg heavier and a little bigger.Read More...
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Difference between old 'bigfoot' and newer profile power base

What are the technical differences between the original 'foot' and the new smaller one. Ie: same or similar power output; interchangeability in use? I'm looking at combining an old one with a newer one. It still does it's job, but worried about any conflicts. Can one put the columns of either generation in either 'foot' for example.Read More...
Hi, John Chesher. Yes. You've got it. Yes. Yes - don't mix up the columns. There are labels on the back of the L1 Model II Cylindrical Radiator® sections. However, I use colored tape. It's easier to spot on stage. I also put some tape on the carry bags. That means I don't have to look inside the bags if I'm just taking one system out to a gig. STRead More...
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Hi, I've been using The L1 model II system + T1 Tonematch mixer in live situations since 2013, and loving it. Now I want to try and use the T1 as a pre-mixer/pre-amp for the microphone inputs as the input signal of the Yamaha AW2816 is quite weak. For channels 1 & two I have the option XLR or TRS phone jacks (see attachment). Which one should I choose? Also: Is pr-amp out the best solution? Does that override the mic pre-sets and effects of the T1 ? (I like the mic presets a lot) Thanks,...Read More...
Hi, Bart. BartG posted: Great. Thanks for the picture of the manual for the Yamaha AW2816. Is this your signal path? Microphones ⇒ T1 T1 ⇒ Yamaha AW2816 Yamaha AW2816 ⇒ L1 Model II Or Microphones ⇒ T1 T1 ⇒ Yamaha AW2816 T1 ⇒ L1 Model II Yamaha AW2816 ⇒ some other device or powered loudspeakers You can use either one: XLR or Tip-Ring-Sleeve. Use a cable like this from the T1 to the Yamaha. Use a cable like this OR The T1 Preamp outputs are post-trim only. That is - there is no signal...Read More...
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Managing email notifications

Sorry that this isn't a reply to this post - it is mire if a question for ST - I seem to be receiving notifications for ALL posts on here, when I am really only interested in anything relating to the S1 Pro. I know I am following the S1 Pro battery draining thread but I am receiving email alerts for everything else too! I'd be very grateful if you could explain how I opt out of all but S1 Pro reated posts!! Many thanks in advance!Read More...
Hi Chris M, Please see this article. Email Notifications and Following a Forum or Discussion Thanks, STRead More...
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Aux Mute

Hello, I am a solo artist from East Texas. I am no expert sound man by any means but I'm learning a lot real fast and Bose has made things pretty easy. But i do have a question. I use a T8S with 1 or 2, L1 Model 2's, set up out front, each with a B2. I have an S1 Set up via Aux out 1 as my monitor and set to pre fader. When I mute my active channels to take a break and play music from the usb playback it does not mute the monitor mix. Is this because is it set to pre fader? I have read where...Read More...
The L1's feedback control algorithms are the best I've come across but, as you've discovered, there are limits.Read More...
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Power Stand L1 1S

Good day! I bought 3 years ago an L1 1S system and been very happy with it. Today while i wanted to switch the Audio in Jack, from the tablet to the projector, i managed to burn the power stand. As the machine is not in warranty anymore, i went ahead and tried to fix it with an electric enginnier but unfortunately no success. I need some help in solving this issue.Read More...
Hi stefan, I'm sorry your L1 Model 1S power stand got damaged. Please contact the Bose Support representative at the link below. Bose Professional Support - Romania Thank you, STRead More...
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Static when adjusting Trim

I have two of the L1 Model 2 systems. I use a Mackie Mixer. When I adjust the trim on one of the units I get terrible static. I can adjust the trim on the other unit up or down without the static. Any suggestions to alleviate the problem would be appreciated. (I try not to adjust the trim during a show but sometimes it is necessary.)Read More...
Glad to be a help. "...North Myrtle Beach SC. High humidity." Ooooh, and SALT air. Not good for your gear. Is this an indoor or outdoor gig? How close to the water? On days when the surf is up, there will be more salt mist in the air... This will be worse with an onshore breeze blowing it inland. If I suspected any salt contamination, I would try to flush it with the contact cleaner soon after the gig. Just be sure to do this in a well ventilated area! The real trick is making sure that the...Read More...
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Just a little something to brighten your day

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Hi O.. Thanks for the link. I hadn't seen this one. I met Mike Dawes in my favourite (english spelling) music store 2 or 3 years ago when he was doing a TWA (Tone Wood Amp) demonstration tour over here. I had the chance to have a really good chat with him before the event as we were both there pretty early. You couldn't really hope to meet a nicer guy. He also let us try out his guitar with the TWA on it after the show. How many artists can you imagine doing that? When I saw him he was using...Read More...
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Hook up external speaker to L1 Model 2, t8s mixer

I just upgraded from the t4s mixer to the T8s and am trying to hook up an external speaker (we're playing a large room in December and we need more sound. I plugged in the speaker...but get a buzzing noise. Any suggestions? Thanks, BruceRead More...
Hi Bruce, The buzzing noise could be a ground loop. Are the T8S and the external loudspeaker connected to the same power source? Are you using a balanced connection between the T8S and the external loudspeaker (XLR or 1/4 inch (6.3 mm) Tip-Ring-Sleeve)? For more ideas please see Ground Loop Audio System Noise Does that help? If not, please give us A link to the owner's guide for your external loudspeaker Details about how you are connecting the T8S to the external loudspeaker On the T8S -...Read More...
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T1 not communicating with base unit

I've tried everything to get the updates to base unit. But because the tonematch unit will not communicate with the base unit the undate is impossible to perform. I have the blue screen of death because the tonematch and the base unit doesn't recognise each other. I sent the tonematch unit in for servicing to have the firmware updates added. It seems maybe it wasn't the tonematch unit it's the base unit ..how can I update it if it will not communicate with the tonematch???? Very frustrating .Read More...
Hi Dewey123, One quick thought. When you connect your T1 to your friend's power stand, are you using the same ToneMatch cable that works with your friend's T1? STRead More...
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Party Mod - S1 and Resolve Plus Volume Balance Issues

I can get both connected using the Bose connect app but I can’t get the s1 volume to turn down low enough using the Bluetooth volume control or When I turn down the volume on my iPad or iPhone . before the s1 is at living room listening level the s1 volume shuts off. This happens both in stereo or mono mod. Is this normal ? Any advise ?Read More...
Hi Nova, Thanks for coming back to tell us you have things working. Enjoy your S1 Pro and SoundLink Revolve+ STRead More...
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L1 Compact no sound

I read another post earlier about a L1 Compact owner with the same problem I have from time to time. There is no sound when my guitar is plugged in. I have to jiggle the volume control a bit and turn the unit off and on, before the sound comes back. I never know when this is going to happen and it is as bit embarrassing when I'm about to perform and the sound goes out on me. Any assistance you can provide would be appreciated! LawrenceRead More...
Hi Lawrence, I'm sorry you've got this intermittent problem getting sound from your guitar through the L1 Compact. That sounds like a hardware issue and the L1 Compact will have to be serviced by Bose Support. Here's how you can contact them. Bose® Product & Technical Support at (877) 335-2673 (U.S. and Canada only) Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET Other regions STRead More...
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Uninstall batteries for home/studio use?

Does anyone else do this? I uninstalled the batteries in my 2 S1s for use in my studio. I have both plugged into A/C power via the same socket strip, and can thus turn them off/on via the single switch on this strip. Previously, I have the batteries installed, but worried that I would shorten their lives when I forgot to turn off each speaker after working with them in my studio. A few times I ended up draining them to the point that they would not turn on without A/C power. I do plan to...Read More...
Hi Mark, Here's a little more information. When you leave the S1 Pro systems Attached to AC power and Turned on Idle for an hour or so, they go into standby mode, consuming very little power. You can tell the units are in standby mode when the blue LED on the front of the unit blinks. This shuts down everything except the Bluetooth connection and the circuitry to wake up the system when a signal is detected. You can power the S1 Pro systems independent of the other devices and leave them on...Read More...
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L1 Model II as vocal PA for band

Thinking of buying a used system about 5 years old ....no experience with it other than played a few times in a band that had one...if you have 2 full units do they connect together so all vocals come out of both units? Also can a board mixer 16 channel be used to feed into both units? Maybe stupid questions but I cannot find right info that clearly answers that for me. Hope people can help me understand how that might work. This system I am looking at has two towers and 4 B1's but no tone...Read More...
Hi, Lots of very relevant and helpful comments have been made on this topic and I agree with them entirely. We are also a 4-piece rock band and use the same arrangement to that shown in the photo, ie. 2 x L1M2 systems, each with a B2 bass unit in our case. We use a Dynachord power mixer instead of a Bose unit and feed everything into it directly, including guitar and bass amps, electronic drums and mics. We much prefer to have the L1's behind us so that we can all hear the same full sound...Read More...
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F1 812 clipping

hi, we we are a 5 piece band, going through an Allen and Heath mix wizard 3 to two F1 subs then out of subs to two F1 812s. We are getting a lot of clipping (red light) on the 812s during our performance. The mixer's mains and channel faders are set to unity gain. The 812s are set to "with sub" and the subs are set to full range. The volumes of all speakers are around the 1 o'clock mark. can anyone shed any light on how to address this clipping issue. it appears to happen most when more than...Read More...
Hi DLobb01, Welcome to the Bose Portable PA Community. Thanks for your input. For those reading along, you can find confirmation of DLobb01's statements in this article F1 Model 812 Volume Controls and Signal / Clip lights . STRead More...
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Bose T4s

is there a way to independently control the volume for the Aux input on the T4S?Read More...
Hi Stang, Thanks for your question. You can control the volume for the Aux inputs using the menu system or at the source. Bose engineered the T4S ToneMatch mixer to have four full-function channels and two Aux iliary inputs. The Aux inputs 5/6 are routed directly to the Main Output. You can use the Pan and Level adjustments accessible through the PAN/AUX menu. There are no changes to routing, or signal processing available. Only T4S ToneMatch mixer channels one through four can be routed to...Read More...
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ventilation system

Hi Sometimes when i turn on my Bose l1 Model ll, no sound comes out through the speaker. When I listen, I can't hear the ventilation system turn on. Then I have to switch the system off and on a few times and then the ventilation system starts and then the sound comes out in the speaker. What is wrong? Best KarstenRead More...
Hi Karsten, Welcome to the Bose Portable PA Community. I'm sorry your L1 Model II power stand does not power on correctly as it should (every time). Please contact Bose Support at the number below. It sounds like the unit needs to be serviced. Even though I have provided the email address, I would phone them. +45 4322 7793 technical_support_dk@bose.com Mon - Fri: 09:00 - 18:00 CET STRead More...
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Adjusting L1 Compact Loudness Remotely

I operate my L1 Compact via a mixing board from a FOH position about 25' away. I use 4 mics and two accompaniment track sources. After I get all my gains, faders, etc. perfectly set on my mixer, sometimes I want to raise or lower the house volume on my L1 without changing any of the controls on my mixer. Instead of having to get up from my position, walk to the L1, and physically adjust the gain knob on L1 channel 2, is there any way I can raise or lower the volume on the L1 remotely from my...Read More...
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Compatible with Bose 700 Soundbar

I have a S1 Pro and looking into purchasing a Bose 700 soundbar for my Television. I would like to verify that i connect the two together using the bose for music in the house as well as on patio using the S1. Thank you for any information. cheers, TakefiveRead More...
Hi Takefive, Have you considered using the S1 connected to your television (then you wouldn't need the Soundbar)? Just a thought ... CheersRead More...
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