November 2018

BOSS WL-20L wireless simplicity but does it work?

BanjoJames
Greetings, I'm seriously considering adding this new guitar wireless connection to my T1. It looks simple and high quality. Has anyone given it a try on their L1/T1? I'm also wondering how many of these connections will fit on the back (spacing considerations) of the T1? Thanks, JamesRead More...
Hi, rycowan, That's too bad. Thanks for letting us know. STRead More...
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I was telling a buddy about my great experience playing a Mesa Boogie Lonestar 30 1x12 combo amp over the weekend. He's a drummer but he knows that amp and really likes it. The fellow who owns it saw how much I liked it and offered to sell it to me at a great price. Why? Because both he are the amp are 65 (amp in pounds, he in years) and although he loves the sound, he hates moving it around. A few years ago I might have snapped up that amp in a heartbeat. But as I told my buddy the drummer,...Read More...
As far as I know, Kemper uses L1's whenever possible for demoing their gear. It speaks for the L1. As a guitar rig which doesn't break your back carrying it, a Kemper teamed up with a Compact is a pretty awesome set-up. With a Model II I think it's mind-blowing. TonyRead More...
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S1 Pro feedback on a stand when microphone is at the same height?

Hi,I knowthis is an old post.I just picked up the S1. Did you encounter any feedback issues with the S1 being at the same height as the mic..... @Tom MunchRead More...
@Steves Off The Couch , as a performing musician for over 60 years (was playing a 3/4 scale neck acoustic guitar and singing with my case open outside of a Piggy Wiggly market for pennies, nickles, dimes and occasional quarters and less occasional dollars) and a live sound engineer for over 50 years, the Bose S1 Pro has totally impressed me. It comes as no surprise that your veteran performers are also impressed. My hat's off to you for getting off the couch and performing in public. It's...Read More...
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Presentation and question.

Cleverson
First of all I apologize for the errors, I'm Brazilian and I do not speak English. Very happy with my Bose Tonematch T4S, I hope to use this week. One question for ST, my Ipad set to mono, P2 3.5mm plug for XLR as attached photo. There is problem with this connection or not. Thanks for your attention, English through Google Translate.Read More...
Thank you ST.Read More...
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Phantom power

I have a Neumann kms 105 and my guitarist/backup singer has a Shure Beta 58A. We love your tone matching for the different mics - it’s brilliant! However, for the Neumann, I need phantom power. It looks like, once it’s activated, it’s a global setting? and not just per channel. Can we use the Shure if phantom power is activated? Thanks!Read More...
Hello Cleverson, Please see this new discussion for your question. Phantom power with custom cable and Boss VE5 Thank you. Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
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Shure SM48 or Shure SM58 for use with the S1 Pro system?

Guys, i bought a Shure SM48 with the S1 Pro, any huge difference between SM48 and SM58 to consider changing to SM58?Read More...
I've been using my SM58 with my S1 and like the sound. The other evening I pulled out my Beta 58a and tried it with the S1 - woo hoo - what a difference!! I was delightfully surprised at how much better it sounded with the S1. Will use the Beta 58a for my (nearly 92 year old) Dad to sing at his Carol Service while I use the SM58 for myself. And instead of my L1M2, I'll be using the S1 Pro on a stand. @Talismic Good choice with the Beta 58a.Read More...
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Using L1 compact as monitor with T8S, and T1 L1 Model II, L1 Model 1S,

I have concert this Saturday. I went to see the auditorium and found out that it has terrible acoustics. The auditorium is wide compare to it's length. It's a sold out concert with roughly 250 people. I have one L1 compact, one L1 Model II with B2 base and one L1 Model 1S with B2 base. I have one T1 and one T8S tone match. If it's possible I was thinking of using L1 compact as a monitor and keeping Model II and 1S on each side of the stage in front. So: 1.) Is it possible? If yes how to...Read More...
Granted I am a DJ/KJ, but I have run into singers that want a separate vocal monitor aside from the main mix coming form the L1. Even if they are positioned perfectly, they often complain that they cannot hear themselves properly even though they are right there in the mix loud and clear. And I have never had a situation where an L1 compact was powerful enough to be used as a vocal monitor (especially next to any larger L1). I always end up having a QSC K10 or two in the wings in case people...Read More...
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S1 on a trade show floor

Hi All, I'm using the S1 next week for the first time and I'm a bit of an AV noob looking for advice and things to watch out for. The setting: A 10x10 tradeshow booth next to about a 200 other booths of various sizes (we're on the smaller side) with 40,000 software developers walking through. The goal: Most of the time, we'll be using the S1 to amplify an engineer giving a demo to 4 to 10 people. However, we have several times where we could easily have 30 to 50 people gathered around our...Read More...
Hi Abnerg, Thanks for telling us about the show. I'm delighted it went so well. And thanks for the picture. Cheers! ST PS - I use surgical tape to secure a headset microphone.Read More...
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Success/failure stories

I am playing a venue tonight and will use my L1M2, B1, T8S (guitar and vocals only). Sometimes I wonder if my S1 Pro will handle some of my bigger gigs. I often think I can get away with using the S1 instead of hooking up the L1M2... But always chicken out. Does anyone care to share any success stories on the different types of (bigger) venues their pro has shined? I know there are lots of factors at play here that can change sound...but if anyone has a story or two where ONE S1 Pro...Read More...
Hi Daniel Proctor, I understood, you weren't complaining. We're good there. There's a lot of information beyond what appears in the owners guide in the Bose Portable PA wiki . Here's a link to the information about the S1 Pro ToneMatch® Presets STRead More...
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Bad guitar sound (Gretsch)

I have an L1 Compact and ToneMatch mixer. Normally I output my Gretsch G5420 through a TC Electronic VoiceLive 3 Extreme and Boss Katana 100 amp but I'd like to be able to play the guitar through the L1 alone (less gear to carry), but it sounds awful. I've tried all the settings on the ToneMatch but they all sound like lifeless thuds. The VoiceLive 3 gives amp simulation and sounds great through the Katana. Is there anything I can do to improve the guitar sound through the L1?Read More...
I am using the Electric Guitar, Flat setting but I have tried others too including the DJ setting. No EQ.Read More...
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Voiceplaylive GTX with L1m1 or S1 Pro via Tonematch T1

Hi I have an L1 model 1 and an S1 Pro. I have just ordered a new Tonematch T1 and am seeking advice on the best way to set this up. I currently use XLR cables into my mixer direct from the VLP GTX. I would welcome comments from anyone who uses this system AndyRead More...
Hello, Ocheye, We have started a new discussion for your question. Please see: L1 Model I with T1 and 2 x B1 - Backing track sounds poor from my MacBook Pro Thank you. Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
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Reverb on new T4 & T8s Tonematch

Hi There, I just took delivery of the new Bose T8s today.. I loved the T1 and was delighted by the thought of an extra 4 channels.. On getting everything connected up I'm very disappointed to find the changes to the Large reverb... it doesn't sound as warm or full as the one on the T1? wondering is there any way to download the original reverb onto the T8s? I really don't like the sound & response of the new reverb at all... very disappointed...Read More...
Hi, Dave (ScubaBadger). Score! I've started a new discussion for this point. Comparing T4S channel 4 to T1 channel 4/5 See you there. STRead More...
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Channel vs Master Volume settings on T1

Looking for some guidance on where my Channel Volumes should be vs my Master Volume on the T1 should be set i.e. Do I turn the Channel Volume up high over half way and then slowly turn up Master Volume until desired volume level? Or do I turn Master Volume up to half or 3/4 and leave it there while turning up Channel Volumes to desired volume level? This question is stemming from an issue I have been having while using the T1 with my S1 Pro (acoustic guitar and SM 58 plugged in). I am...Read More...
Hi Simon Patrick, That's terrific. Thanks for coming back to tell you're okay. STRead More...
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Feedback in small bars

roberttee
Hi. I have an acoustic duo (2 acoustic guitars, two mics) and we use the Bose L1 Compact with the Tonematch mixer. When we are in a large space or outdoors, the system sounds fantastic. But when we are in tight quarters, I am getting feedback, even when I move our mics to the side. I bought my unit used, so I can't say for sure how the previous owner had it set up, and I'm no expert on EQ settings. I was under the impression that we could stand almost right in front of the unit and not get...Read More...
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2 B1s in place of B2

Hello fellow Bose enthusiast. I have a L1 M2 and I was thinking of retiring my B2 with much regret, as I love the sound. I can't deal with the weight and size with my shoulders. I'm a solo guitarist and vocalist. I play acoustic and electric. I use a Trio to make my backing tracks. The bass, drums and various keyboards, sound awesome through my current configuration. I don't D J though I have used it a number of times in theaters and outdoors events. I'm worried that the system will loose...Read More...
Thanks JD. And that is the main reason for the switch.Read More...
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Bose S1 Pro - Gig Report in a clubhouse

Hi gang Just thought I'd post some details about my recent gig using just my S1. It was a smallish venue, one of those retirement villages with their own little clubhouse which will hold around 100 at capacity. I've played the venue before so I knew the layout, I arrived with one Compact and my S1, which I always have onboard. On arrival they explained that due to flu and weather only 45 were coming so I decided just to use the S1, the thought of a five minute break-down ready for the two...Read More...
Yeah totally agree. I have the S1 Pro and two Compacts and also the M2 with B2 so all my PA needs are pretty well covered. Sure is great to have a choice. I agree about the L1 M2, that thing packs a hefty punch, especially with the B2....wow!! I have to admit that I do actually have quite a fondness for my Compacts, especially both set up together and running in stereo from my T4s, the sound is pretty inspiring. Somebody once said they thought it was a CD playing, they didn't realize it was...Read More...
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T8S Headphone output for source for In Ear Monitors?

Cowboy Upp
I have the T8 mixer, and I was wondering if I could just use the headphone out as a source for a wireless in ear monitors?Read More...
Hi Cowboy Upp, I've never needed a monitor when I use the L1 Model II. I make sure to stand somewhere I can hear it. Most of the time that's easy. I know that sounds overly simplistic, but it works. STRead More...
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Bose S1 Pro on Fox5 San Diego!

My musician long time friend Jim Gibson was on Fox5 San Diego using one of his Bose S1 Pro units. The techs had been up since 2AM in the morning trying to figure out how to get an audio feed and power several hundred feet from the Gator by the Bay venue and Jim had them plug directly into his Bose S1 Pro. Fox5 San Diego has since purchased several Bose S1 Pro's as solutions for remote video and were blown away by the sound. Here's a video of the news segment. See if you can spot the Bose S1...Read More...
On another note, Jim Gibson bought his 2 Bose S1 Pro's the same day he saw my first review on social media, even though I offered him a chance to borrow my Bose S1 Pro for a week. Jim bought the Bose S1 Pro's solely with faith in my review. I'm one of a handful of trusted "sound guys" in San Diego. My endorsements have never been bought.Read More...
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T8S to LI -- The Main Out Does Not Have A Mono Option -- Does it?

When I connect a single balanced 1/4 inch cable to the Right/Mono out from the T8S to the analogue input on the LI.... Inputs 2 and 3 are from Mainstage via my MacBook Pro via a 1/8th inch output from the Mac to 2 Quarter Inch in's to channel 2/3 of the T8S. If I PAN channel 2 to the LEFT, it goes away completely in the LI--If I pan it RIGHT, it gets louder. (Same is tru if I use either one of the XLR OUTS) Shouldn't there be a way to get a MONO sound from the T8S to the LI? Ok, yes, I can...Read More...
Man, thanks so much for the detailed replies! I really appreciate the feedback. I think I'm beginning to understand the T8S better. While the "Big Knob" is interesting--I would prefer not to add more gear into the mix. And I guess I could experiment with using one of the auxes for my mono out (and just get used to tweaking the Aux gain out "in the heat of the battle")---but it seems to make more sense to maybe just add another speaker to my set up if I'm going to run Stereo, and send a...Read More...
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Performing with the L1 Model II

Stan the Saxman
Hello fellow L1 users. I want to share an experience I had this past June that typifies my experience with the L1 product line. I am a solo entertainer. I sing and play alto/tenor sax. Most of my repertoire consists of Jazz Standards. I live in NE Ohio. My venues include restaurants, wineries, country clubs, weddings, parties, corporate events and festivals. I have been a Bose user since 2006. I currently have the L1 classic, 2 L1 Model II, 2 B1, 1 B2, 1 Compact, 2 ToneMatch and 1 T4S. Not...Read More...
Nice post Stan! Your sound is that typical Bose smooth sound that nicely replicates your voice and your sax. Well done. Thanks for sharing.Read More...
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Connecting T1 Tonematch to mixer.

Need assistance for connecting HP Omen laptop to Yamaha MGP12X mixer to T1 tonematch with L1 model2 I also have 3 mics that will be connected as well. All and any help will be appreciated. Thank you, Darren Holt.Read More...
Hi Darren, Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Welcome. Let's assume you know how to connect the computer to the mixer. Please see this article. Yamaha MGP12X to T1 Does that help? STRead More...
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Which Microphone can be used with S1 Pro, Phantom ?

Hello everyone , I am deciding to get the new S1 Pro speaker but wonder if I can use phantom microphones with it. Any suggestion, reply would be appreciated. VA Have a great dayRead More...
Please see this new discussion for Shure SM48 or Shure SM58 for use with the S1 Pro system? Thank you, Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
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can i set 2 systems with both using their own tonematch

me and a mate are doing a gig together, both of us are using backing tracks/ipads and a mic each. is it possible to both use our own tonematch and link through master outputs. quite a large stage so both running through I tonematch is awkward .Read More...
Hi Singsong, Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Welcome! I would run the two systems completely independently. That is, each of you bring your own system and play through it. No need to connect them in any way. This means you get to manage your sound just like you would without amplification. The two of you managing your individual sound. Check out this video: The L1® Approach and the History of Amplification This explains why you don't need to link the two systems. By the...Read More...
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Feedback in tight quarters

roberttee
Hi. I have an acoustic duo (2 acoustic guitars, two mics) and we use the Bose L1 Compact with the Tonematch mixer. When we are in a large space or outdoors, the system sounds fantastic. But when we are in smaller bars with lots of chatter, I am getting feedback, even when I move our mics to the side. I bought my unit used, so I can't say for sure how the previous owner had it set up, and I'm no expert on EQ settings. I was under the impression that we could stand almost right in front of the...Read More...
Hello, roberttee. Please see the response you received in your duplicate post. Feedback in small bars Thank you. Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
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Best way to record output of keyboards and Mainstage from T8S?

Hi! I use multiple LI Model II systems for personal use and at a college where I teach. Typically I'm using one keyboard in mono, Mainstage from my Macbook Pro in Stereo (2 quarter inch inputs), and a Microphone. Mic on Channel 1, Mainstage on Channels 2/3 and Keyboard in channel 4. What is the best way for the house PA to receive these channels (or the total mix)--they are running live sound AND recording to Pro Tools. So I'm essentially using the Bose LI and T8S for a monitor (sounds great...Read More...
Yes, good suggestions. I have already thought of the USB volume pedal but haven't been able to find one. Maybe this Line 6 could work https://uk.line6.com/foot-cont...rs/fbv-express-mkii/ but the output is RJ45. I guess i could try using an RJ45 to USB cable. I wonder if anyone has tried this? I'm surprised there aren't more USB volume pedals out there. Obviously there are MIDI controller pedals, but I've had problems getting those to work properly.Read More...
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