January 2019

Why do you play? Why do you perform?

ST
Can you folks help me with something? It speaks to our reason for being here. Why do you play music? -= and =- Why do you perform? Thanks! ST I asked this question in 2006. Please reply here before looking at the old thread . Thanks.Read More...
Hi Lawdy, Welcome to the Bose Portable PA Community. I'm glad you joined us. Thanks for introducing yourself. It's nice to get to know you. STRead More...
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S1 Pro with Mixer and Behringer B1200D Pro Subwoofer

ST
We have a new article S1 Pro with Mixer and Behringer B1200D Pro Subwoofer Please see the article for more details. Questions? Please reply to this discussion. Thanks, STRead More...
Update: Gig in a decent sized "Sports bar" last night. Used: Touchmix16 feeding 2 Behringer B1200Ds, 2 Bose S1 Pros on stands and my JBL EON ONE. Band was congas, 2 guitars (1 acoustic, 1 electric), U-bass, 3 vocals and filled the place with great sound. Bass sounded KILLER! Those subs and the sub in the EON did the job. The S1s carried the clean, articulate sound of the rest.Read More...
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MP3 track quality - Bit Rates - DJs and KJs

ST
Hi, DJs and KJs. Are you using MP3 files in your DJ/KJ practice? Can you hear the difference with mp3 files recorded at different bit rates? Here's some more information on the subject. What is a Good Bitrate Guideline for MP3 Files? How to Check the True Bitrate of Your Audio Files Please tell us what gear you are using and the results you get a different bit rates. Thanks! ST PS If you are not a DJ or KJ please join this other discussion MP3 track quality - Bit Rates - Live Musicians Thank...Read More...
I have found that with the typical amount of ambiant house at an event, no one will notice.Read More...
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S1 issue? Channel 2 substantially quieter than Channel 1

Hi everybody, I´m Bruno from Germany and just recently I bought a S1. I intend to use it as an universal "make-it-loud-unit" for my kemper, for my acoustic and microphone at house concerts and for streaming music via bluetooth and as a bass amp and... and. I have since 2 or 3 weeks and I´m very happy with it. Today I noticed that there is a significant volume difference between channel 1 and 2. If i put my Acoustic from channel 1 to 2 the signal drops quite strong (perhaps 6 to 9 db?).Read More...
Hi Bruno, Thank you for coming back to tell us you're okay. Enjoy your S1 Pro. STRead More...
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What's changed for you in live sound?

ST
In another discussion, I got a chance to reflect on how things have changed in live sound. A few years ago I would have scoffed at the ideas I would: Play a carbon fibre guitar for most of my acoustic gigs Use a 16-pound, battery-powered portable PA for real gigs Use a 12-pound amp profiler through a personal PA to replace all my guitar amps I've changed my thinking about what's possible and the value I can get for my money. What kinds of things have changed for you? STRead More...
Here's an example of how things have changed. Someone can ask a question and a community like we have here will rise to the challenge to help Wireless Mic Experiences with L1M2 and folks on the sidelines can follow along and learn. Wonderful. STRead More...
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Wireless Mic Experiences with L1M2

CityFolk
Anyone out there have any experience with this wireless mic adapter (or something similar)? It’s intriguing because you can plug in a transmitter into your existing dynamic mic and its receiver into your mixer. I don’t have any special long distance requirements, just tired of wrangling with cables. I’d never be more than 10 feet away from the L1, however, I still want quality sound from our Shure 58A Beta mics. Not sure if something like this would adversely “color” the sound.Read More...
@Julian8023 and @Chet thanks much for your replies. It’s so helpful to hear real world experiences with new technology like this especially wireless tech which could experience so many variables in a performance environment. I think I’ll make the plunge here shortly.Read More...
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Cannot daisy chain effectively.

I have had this problem since the very beginning. Have had the same problem before and after updating the firmware. Had both my speakers replaced quickly by Bose (thank you for your fast response) but no matter what the problem persists. I have met with friends who also have 2 Bose S1 Pros and the very same problem exists. It is preventing me from using two speakers and once, in a concert hall, I was forbidden to use the daisy chained pair because of the noise. Here is the problem. A single...Read More...
Hi sailedaway, I've done some more testing here and we've talked about it at this end. Please try this. On the first S1 Pro turn off the volumes of all channels Run the LINE OUT to the second S1 Pro system. On the second S1 Pro, set the volume to 10:00 o'clock . This will give you the same volume on the second unit as the first On the first S1 Pro bring up the volume to the appropriate level on the channels you are using I tested this setup here. The volume and noise level of both systems is...Read More...
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Hi; Any suggestions on how to get my Fretless precision with nylon tape wound strings to sound more like an upright? regards Ron Edit Subject: Previously "ToneMatch" Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
Hi Apex Bassist First off I went to your website and I have to say I love your band. We had a swing/ dixieland band for 22 years and I so miss playing that music. I was wondering if you had any luck getting your Fretless Precision with nylon tape wound strings to sound more like an upright.Read More...
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Comparing the S1 Pro and L1 Model II with T1 - male vocal

ST
Just for fun, I recorded a comparison of the S1 Pro and L1 Model II. Here are the details. Microphone: ElectroVoice N/D767a L1 Model II with T1 and 2xB1 Preset: Vocal Mics/Handheld Mics S1 Pro Preset: Mic Recorded at 5 feet from the recording microphones to reduce room noise. Recording setup: Recording Microphones: Two Cliff Mics RM1 Interface: T8S ToneMatch Mixer USB to PC channel 1 Left, channel 2 Right Microphones were side-by-side so you won't hear any stereo separation. I used two...Read More...
Let's give it another go. S1 Pro, L1 Compact, L1 Model II STRead More...
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how to use S1 pro with Behringer B1200D sub woofer

Please advise me how to use S1 pro with Behringer B1200D sub woofer , i just bought them . Thank you in advance SidRead More...
Hi Josh.Spurlock, Welcome to the Bose Portable PA Community. I'm glad you're here. Sure. Use an 1/4 inch (6.3 mm) Tip-Ring-Sleeve to XLR cable. You'll have the low end frequencies (below 90 Hz) coming from both the S1 Pro and the Behringer B1200D so you'll need to experiment with the settings on the Behringer unit. How are you using your S1 Pro? STRead More...
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S1's Pros are so good I am selling my QSC's, NEED YOUR ADVICE

After Purchasing TWO (2) Bose S1 Pro’s I am ready to sell my QSC K8’s. I know they are not the same category; the QSC’s are louder and more more power. I just don't use them. I will never sell my TWO (2) Bose L1 Model 1S Single B2 Bass Portable Line Array System s. I will retain them for larger venues of 300+ Guests. For all other small and medium gigs, I am planning on using the S1 Pro’s. You can't beat them; the sound, weight, battery power, the bluetooth are such a game changer. I love...Read More...
Interesting discussion and I would like to address the original question from the OP. I bought two S1 Pro’s to replace my Yamaha DXR10’S for smaller gigs, together with a Proel SW110 active sub (crossover set @ 160Hz) for larger venues. However, I have been truly amazed at the sound across all the various sizes of venues (Guild 12 string guitar, vocal + self recorded drum & bass trax). Last weekend I did a venue for an audience 80+ people, played for one hour with ONE S1 running on...Read More...
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Use reverb/delay for vocals? (Karaoke with T8S and two L1 Model II in a room 70x90 feet)

stage is against 70 ft wall and stage size is 27 ft. Keeping my speakers at each end ( 27 ft apart). 1) In this setup I am good to keep all channels in the middle i am guessing (including stereo tracks played from PC thru 7/8 channels) , correct . 2) Question on T8S , During live performance , does people use reverb/delay for vocals ? if please provide some details .is reverb good ? what reverb setting good ..? what delay setting is good ? or use both reverb and delay? Thanks a ton as always ...Read More...
Hi Sri, How is the sound out in the room? Can you hear the singers clearly over the music? Use the Bright control like a tone control for the reverb sound - and tune it by ear. STRead More...
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Wireless transmitter/receiver to use with two S1 pro speakers

Harry
Looking for recommendations or experience on using a wireless transmitter/receiver with two S1 pro speakers, hoping to use them for wedding ceremonys or remote fill speakers. A little worried about the reliability of wireless. Thanks!Read More...
I use Sennheiser ew112-p G3. Wireless transmitter and receiver. Works perfectlyRead More...
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My Remote RC38T1-27 does not work

Hello i would like to know how it work because i have tried to connect the remote to the media player but it not ok it not recognize it please help me what i can do please i have a bose av48Read More...
Hi Fabien aurokium, I'm sorry you have a problem iwth your Bose Remote RC38T1-27. This community is dedicated to Bose Portable PA products . For your home entertainment system please contact Bose Worldwide Support or post your question here. Thank you, STRead More...
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Audio over CAT5/6/7

Has anyone ever tried Audio over CAT5/6/7 for long speaker runs? DMX version https://www.amazon.com/Elite-Core-VRL-Adapter-Female-VRLDMXRJ45-3P-SET/dp/B01MRYZSFN/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1548879307&sr=8-5&keywords=XLR+to+cat+5 I know this is for DMX. I'm sure there is an audio version somewhere 4 channel Pro Audio Grade (note you need to purchase male and female version) ...Read More...
WirelessDJ, These are only intended for Line Level audio at a max. It's actually not uncommon to use CAT5e/6/7 for DMX and analog audio (both mic and line level) as Category cable is rated at 110 ohms, which is the same as DMX and digital audio mic lines (which is great for analog audio as well). Just make sure you use shielded CAT cable that is designed for portable use (i.e. not installation grade cable as it will break more easily over time). You CANNOT use them for speaker level audio,...Read More...
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Custom ToneMatch setting on S1

Hello, Is it possible to have custom ToneMatch setting uploaded to S1? I would like to use T1's "Nylon String guitar with condenser mic" setting and replace current "guitar" setting on S1. Thanks!Read More...
Hi, PJ. Please see my response in your other discussion. custom ToneMatch setting Thank you, STRead More...
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custom ToneMatch setting

Is it possible to have custom ToneMatch setting uploaded to S1? I would like to use T1's "Nylon String guitar with condenser mic" setting. Thanks!Read More...
Hi PJ, Welcome to the Bose Portable PA Community. And thanks for the great question. I'm sorry, there's no way to upload different ToneMatch Presets to the S1 Pro. I noticed in S1 Pro system: Feature Requests you said, To have those features you'll have to keep using the T1. STRead More...
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Adding a "slave" mixer to the Tonematch 4

Hi, I am thinking of getting rid of my massive powered speakers for a Bose L1 Model 2 but I have a question: I have three singers; one acoustic guitar; bass guitar and a percussionist. I am in need of two more inputs OR get the Tonematch 8. I would like to save some money by using my existing 8 channel mixer to add two more channels. Is it possible to use both the tonematch and two channels from a slave mixer? I know there is only one input to the Bose L1 Model 2. Is there any way to...Read More...
Hi catmoondaddy, a warm welcome to the community from me too. Yes you can connect a 3rd party mixer to a T4S. ST has answered this question, but I'm going to throw in a suggestion of my own. The advantages of using a T8S have been explained by ST so I'm not going to repeat what he has written. I'm just going to address the question regarding the 3rd party mixer. This isn't quite right. There is a Tonematch connection which you can use with a T1 or T4S, and there is also an analogue input...Read More...
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Feedback/Hum on channel 3

Hello All, I wanted to share a challenge I ran into over the holidays with my S1 Pro. I flew down to the SF Bay area, to spend the week between Xmas and New Year's with my extended family. I brought the S1 Pro in it's backpack as my carry-on luggage, and checked a suitcase with my 3 channel mixer, my wireless mics, and my wired mic. The first couple of days I was simply streaming music over Bluetooth, from my iPad Pro. Everything worked well, as normal. There was a party planned for the...Read More...
Hi KBlake, Thank you for sharing your experience. I'm sure this will help others. We've added a reference to your observation and this conversation in the the Bose Portable PA wiki. Audio System Noise and the S1 Pro System STRead More...
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recording from T8s to camcorder

Hi , I am new to this forum. Just bought L1 model II and T8S. This is for an Karaoke event where i am playing music thru channel 7/8 and have mics on channel 1-4 for singers. I would like to record the entire audio output from mixer (music + singers voice ) to Camcorder which is used to record this entire show. We are recording this way hoping to get the best audio audio quality instead of just recording using camcorder which would have audience noise etc. camcorder has 3.5mm jack. Pls help...Read More...
Hi AU, Thanks for the correction. I see the 1/8" output now. STRead More...
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Low Temperature

I have my F1 speakers (812's and F1 subs) stored in my trailer which sits beside my house outside. With the arctic blast here in the midwest this week, the temperature is forecast to go down to -32°F the next couple of nights (that's not including wind chill). Will my speakers be fine in my trailer, or do I need to bring them inside?Read More...
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Best way to connect L1 Model II to T8S

Just received my new L1 model II and T8S. I have only one L1 model II connected to Right channel. T8S has both XLR and 1/4 in main outs but L1 has only 1/4 inch. i have few 1s 1) what is the best to connect T8S XLR to L1 1/4 or t8S 1/4 to L1 1/4. 2) in my case , stage where L1 will be kept and where mixer is kept are approxmately 60ft apart. what is the max cable length without any issues people run between T8s and L1. 3) is L1 with B2 sufficent to fill room of 90 x 70 ft ? 4) As I am using...Read More...
Hi, Sri. Yes, to keep things simple you can pan everything up the middle including the stereo tracks. If most of your audience is close to the center of the room instead of spread out toward the sides, try panning the stereo tracks LEFT and RIGHT and panning the vocals hard to the side closest to where they are performing on stage. You might find that more interesting. Let's treat this second question as a new topic. Please see: Use reverb/delay for vocals? (Karaoke with T8S and two L1 Model...Read More...
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T8S Outputs

We use the T8S configured with L1 Model 2 towers by the 1/4 inch jacks on the outputs. Is it ok to use the XLR outputs at the same time to run outputs to other monitors, or another amplifier? I noticed when trying that configuration, the audio outputs seems a little degraded and looses volume in comparison to using one or the other by itself.Read More...
Hi Superjazzman1234, Great. I'm glad that made sense. Post: After fader is independent of the Master Volume knob. STRead More...
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