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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...
@ST My T1 says the version is 1.8, so I guess I don't need to worry about an update.Read More...
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Nice discussion , good to see people getting very specific with their desires /requests I own & L1 compact & an (new for me) F1 one system - for me ATM its hard for me to imagine something sounding better than the F1 - definately the best sound speak/sub combo I`ve owned yet IMHO I did try out an S1 pro and didnt retain is because for me it just didnt have enough low end thump - I play with a bass stomp on the floor and do some aggressive palm slapping on the bridge of my acoustic ,...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...
I love Bose L1 and L1 Compact speakers. Have used them for many years. I also really like my new S1 Pro's (ingenious)... I think Bose should be looking at a next gen L1 Compact similar in design and specs to the Electro-Voice Evolve 50.Read 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 would say making a water resistant... using the same technologies that Bluetooth speakers use would be GREAT! I am not sure why cheap Bluetooth speakers can be water proof, and Bose portable PA gear is not... in fact this is true of all pro audio powered speakers. One idea I had was to have the power cord on the bottom and perhaps have the F1 have a lip around the bottom of the speaker so that if rain was blowing in on the side the power cord would be safely tucked up out of the way...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...
I use my S1 Pro on battery only it lasts a long time, and when i get home i plug it in and recharge, but it does last a good few hours on battery, To charge you just plug it in and the blue light comes on when it has finished charging the light goes out. Hope this is some help AllanRead 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...
I suggest that Bose consider a sub for the S1 using a setup process similar to the Behrnger BD1200D. For me, the ideal S1 sub would be small, lightweight, battery-powered, and specifically engineered to augment the S1 — and connect to the S1 via an adjustable cross-over feature like the Behringer. Now that would be something!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...
Agree fully , although it is nice to have a "room" EQ availible , the bands should be wider and more flexible ,especially on the low end . peace :-)Read 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...
Roberto, please see this new discussion for your question. T8S 1/4 inch or XLR Outputs Thank you.Read 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...
Let's see....I purchased my nephew a L1 Compact, a nice Fender acoustic/electric, a SM58, and a Boss VE-8. He gigs in the clubs around his university without any problems. It is great little rig. I have a L1B2/T1 with an auxiliary Soundcraft EPM8 for my two acoustic/electric, bass, percussion group...all of whom sing. It crushes it in every venue up to 500 or so attendee auditoriums. We also have two S1s with a QSC 8 board for small bar gigs. My 8-piece group uses a sound contractor who uses...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...
I wanted to use the L1 compact with a midi accordion, 2 vocal microphones and 1 sax microphone in a small venue. Will the midi bass be heard. Haven't bought one yet but want to trade in my 42 lb. monster as long as the L1 compact is capable of handling the above. We've started a new discussion for your question. Please see: MIDI Accordion with L1® Compact Thank you.Read More...
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Il Primo Messaggio!

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

Benvenuti

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

L1 setup Report - Mandaci la tua foto!!

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

T1 Features Poll

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

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

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

System Naming

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

Community help on Ask Bose for Help Forum

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

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

Model II review in Guitar World Magazine

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

NEW T1 Firmware v1.8 - Tuner Enhancements

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

NEW L1 Compact system - Press Coverage

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

New L1 Compact system announced...

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

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

Hints for Getting Prompt, Targeted Answers from Bose

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

Nuovi preset Gibson Acoustics per il ToneMatch®

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

New Gibson Acoustics ToneMatch presets

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

Awards

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

Tell us what instrument and microphones you use

In order to make sure we are delivering new ToneMatch presets that meet your needs we would love to gain additional insight into what instruments and microphones you currently use or plan to use with the L1(tm) system and T1 ToneMatch(tm) audio engine. I'm setting up this discussion as a way to capture this information. Please reply and let us know. I look forward to hearing from you. CraigRead More...
Hello Cleverson, We have started a new discussion for your question. Please follow the link. Switch ToneMatch Presets during a presentation Thank you. Bose Pro Community AdminRead 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

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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

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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

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

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

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Complete Novice Using Two L1 Model II for a Wedding

Hi there, I have access to two L1 Model II systems (both are L1® Model ll w/Microphone Accessory with B2 Bass, so I will have two B2 Bass units as well). I have no experience with audio equipment other than plugging in PC speakers, and I'm wondering how to best make use of these for an upcoming wedding (my own). There isn't going to be a DJ or any live music, just a laptop to connect to the speakers. We're expecting ~70 people at the wedding, so not enormous, but I'm wondering what might...Read More...
Hi Tommy Blanchard, Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Welcome and congratulations on the upcoming wedding. We can help you with your questions. However we need a little more information. Is the Microphone Accessory a T1 or T4S (left) or T8S (right) Will you be using a microphone for the ceremony or announcements? What kind (make/model) please. Is it essential you have stereo sound for the music? If not, you may not need both L1 systems for 70 people. How large is the...Read More...
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Two S1 Pros vs. Yamaha Stagepas 600BT for Outdoor Festival

I have just contracted to perform my magic show for an outdoor festival next week. The producer has a Yamaha Stagepas 600BT I can use or I can use my two Bose S1 Pros with my Behringer 1002b mixer. Which do you think would cover the crowd better? They're anticipating up to 500 people. I use a Sennheiser wireless system with a Que Audio DA-12 earset mic and I run my my music from an iPod Touch. My thought is that neither one is ideal for this setting but, since I have a choice, which would...Read More...
I agree too. I didn’t realize that you would be part of a series of artists performing that day. I thought it was just your performance. Still you might be able to use the S1s in some way, but you’re probably going to have to get in and out quickly so the less you have to setup and tear down the better.Read More...
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Replacement Travel Bags?

I have the L1 Classic Sound System with (2) B1 Bass Modules. The system itself works and sounds as beautiful as it did day 1. However, the travel bags are on their last legs. Specifically: - The carrying case for the L1 Classic Base - The carrying case(s) for both the upper and lower towers The zippers have basically completely failed. I need new ones. Where can I get new ones?! If its possible..Read More...
Hi cmcconaughy , Welcome to the Bose Portable PA Community. Please call Bose Support. They may have the bags available. 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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Should I use one or 2 L1 M2s for speaking engagement? Mixer for 2 or 3 Systems?

Greetings, I have upgraded my video production business to include audio support. I recently purchased one L1 M2 w/B2 and have just found a used 2nd L1 M2 w/two 2B1 subs that appears to be in good shape as a backup. I've been contracted to provide sound support (2 mics: 1 lapel plus 1 handheld for speeches and announcements) for a retreat at a conference center. The room's dimensions are 40 ft x 100 ft with 15 ft ceilings. There will be approx 300 people in the room to include families with...Read More...
Thanks for your quick response! Top center of the 40ft short wall is where the speaking will take place, so the 300+ attendees will be narrow but stacked deep. No stage or risers. Standing and milling about on foot. Some with children would be sitting on the floor. One of the 100 ft walls is mostly floor to ceiling glass and the other is typical wall paper covered drywall. Today's walk thru appears to indicate that the lecturer will be maybe 5 to 10 feet center from that short wall. My...Read More...
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Battery drains in two-three days

I have had my S1 Pro for about 13 months and I am VERY DISAPPOINTED in the battery draining. I charged it up Friday night - used it for 90-minutes on Saturday morning. It sat in the shop until just now, Monday evening and the battery is dead. This same thing happened last Friday AM when I went to use it - had it charged up two days before. I read that BOSE recommends that we disconnect battery when not in use. This is a ridiculous option. We should not have to unscrew compartment to do this...Read More...
Thank you to support. I called as you requested here. The lady on the phone said we are working on this issue and there’s no fix yet. I said yes I know that. But I thought it was odd for support here to tell me to call and to only hear the lady say we are working on it. So I asked twice that I would like a replacement she talked to someone and they are shipping me new batteryRead More...
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Should I use one or 2 L1 M2s for speaking engagement?

Greetings, I have upgraded my video production business to include audio support. I recently purchased one L1 M2 w/B2 and have just found a used 2nd L1 M2 w/two 2B1 subs that appears to be in good shape as a backup. I've been contracted to provide sound support (2 mics: 1 lapel plus 1 handheld for speeches and announcements) for a retreat at a conference center. The room's dimensions are 40 ft x 100 ft with 15 ft ceilings. There will be approx 300 people in the room to include families with...Read More...
Duplicate post. Please see Should I use one or 2 L1 M2s for speaking engagement? Mixer for 2 or 3 Systems? Thank you. Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
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T4s mounting bracket for the L1

Does anyone know the status of the bracket to mount the T4s to the “L1 tower. I was under the impression it came with the unit and I see now that it does not, however I also do not see it as an accessory that can be ordered. thanks for any information in regard to thisRead More...
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Best Tonematch setting for Fender Acoustasonic Telecaster?

I am now the proud owner of a Fender Acoustasonic Telecaster. It's an incredible instrument. But it has me a bit bewildered on the best setting under Tonematch for the instrument. I am routing the signal through an Cerberus integrated effects pedal which includes a "cab" emulator that I can toggle on and off. Any ideas? Suggestions?Read More...
Hi Scubabadger, Agreed. My post above was for StJoeMike who is relying on the Cerberus Integrated Effects & Controller for effects and EQ and looking for a neutral starting point for the ToneMatch mixer. STRead More...
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T1 with L1 1s and B2 module - using Taylor ES-2

Taylorman
Been using the equipment stated in my subject line for 2 years now with my Taylor 814ce (with 2 AA batteries) and a Taylor 310 (with 9 volt) all prior to the ES-2 system. The sound has always been amazing, and have had numerous people express this. Just purchased a new Taylor Koa K-24ce w/v-bracing and the other guitarist purchased a Taylor 324ce w/v-bracing both with the ES-2 expression system...volume is decreased by 50% and when I turn up the volume on the Bose system-horrible feedback. I...Read More...
Hi Taylorman, Using T1 channels 1, 2, 3 turn up the T1 input trim. Set it so that when you are playing loudly, the trim light is solid green with flickers of amber. Channel 4/5 is for line level inputs so you will get better results with channels 1, 2, 3. STRead More...
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S1 Pro battery draining when not in use

If your S1 Pro battery is draining when the S1 Pro is not in use (turned off) and not connected to AC power, please read the latest update S1 Pro battery draining when not in use Thank you, Bose Pro Community Admin The original message follows below. I have two S1 Pro speakers. Same age, both pretty much new. The latest one i purchased with only a few hours of use has a battery that slowly dies over the course of a week or two when not in use. The other S1 Pro battery lasts as it should. Any...Read More...
For people who are reading along: There's no new news to report. Bose is working on a sustainable solution and as soon as there is something to say, we will announce it here. S1 Pro battery draining when not in use You don't need to post in this thread to get notifications. When you do - that triggers an email to everyone who has already subscribed. To receive notifications when there are new posts here: Scroll to the top of this page Then you will see Thanks, STRead More...
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RE: Does Tone match make a big difference and how to mix

Hi everyone first post. I own an S1 pro a F1 head and an L1 M2 system which is my main rig. I use a Mackey Profx mixer and hope to get a tone match system. Just a couple quick question how much of a difference does having a tone match make? Also I know NOTHING about mixing and generally just fiddle around half of the first set. Anyone have any advice in regards to mixing for acoustic guitar and vocals? I know its a loaded question but was hoping for a ball park idea cause I literally half...Read More...
Hi Alexwyoungmusic To your question below, I have a few thoughts (Mixing on T1 for Vocal / Acoustic Guitar)... "Anyone have any advice in regards to mixing for acoustic guitar and vocals? I know its a loaded question but was hoping for a ball park idea cause I literally half the time just get frustrated and put everything in the middle." My Thoughts (Ball Park Ideas) on using your new T1 Mixer... You might consider starting with the singer songwriter preset scene on the T1 Mixer, it has a...Read 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...
Agreed, but the comforting thing is I always have my cables as backup.Read More...
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Guitar Tonematch on S1 Pro

Anyone using the guitar tonematch on the S1 Pro? I have six different guitars, all with piezo pickups. I can’t seem to get an acceptable tone from this setting. Tone-match off - works fine. This is the setting I use. I just can’t seem to understand this guitar setting. Just wanted to make sure I am not missing something great, which was designed specifically for this type of pickup. Anyone using this and got any pointers? The mic setting is great for vocals. I was assuming the guitar setting...Read More...
I generally play with the S1 upright and tilted back. That's in a house concert setting with the audience seated and standing. If tables are involved, I raise the S1 to pole height.Read More...
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S1 Pro with XVive U3

Howdy! How does one use the xvive u3 from a T1 Tonematch mixer? I have an L1 !s with B2 Bass Module and T1 Tonematch and 2 S1 Pros...... Right now I connect both S1 Pros via Master out of the T1 Tonematch to one S1 Pro and then daisy chain to the other S1 Pro. It sounds phenomenal. How can I connect the Exive U3 to get more flexibility????Read More...
First read this prior post . It goes into the detail you’re looking for and even includes pictures on how one person connected 2 L1 Compacts using the U3. The first issue you will come across with the T1 and the S1 is you have 1/4” TRS main out from the T1 as well as the plug to link S1’s but the Xvive U3 is XLR only. This will mean you’ll have to use a TRS to XLR cable adapter on any TRS end to the U3. Not a big deal though. As you will see in the post I linked above, one person mentioned...Read More...
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Settings for Mandolin

Does anyone in the forum have specific ToneMatch settings or general recommendations for a mandolin with an internal passive pickup? For reference mine is an Eastman MD 615 with a K&K pickup.Read More...
This is probably a comment for the enhancement wish list but I was hoping that when Bose came out with the T4/8, they would have added enough memory to the unit to allow pretty much unlimited storage of both presets and scenes. Certainly the cost of storage isn't a problem and the programming involved would be minimal (IMO after 30 + years as a software engineer). Perhaps in future iterations they'll include this functionality.Read More...
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Two F1 812 systems added to L1 Model II with Yamaha board - How do I connect?

I currently own L1 Model 2 with B2 and T1. I use it with 3-4 piece Acoustic project I’m very close to purchasing 2 812’s no subs. looking for advice on running all through 12 channel Yamaha board still being able to use L1 as stage monitor any help connecting all this would be appreciated Edit Subject: Previously "Connection questions" Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
Yeh - that’s it! The biggest plus, particularly for self mixing acoustic acts, is the mix on stage is identical to the front mix and it gives a lot of confidence.Read More...
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L1 Compact range

In a bright 20' wide x 60' long x 13' high room, do I need any additional speaker partway down the room to have balanced amplification level and audio imaging with the L1 Compact placed at one end of the room?Read More...
Hi Rick 7, Please see this new topic for your question. S1 Pro with XVive U3 Thank you, Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
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Using Multiple L1 1S Systems With A Mackie Profx8v2

This is my first post and I'm hoping this isn't a silly question. I am a kj/dj (emphasis on karaoke) currently using a single L1 1S system with my Mackie Profx8v2. Haven't planned on getting Tone Match because I need the vocal effects that the Mackie provides. I'm connecting from the L1 with a 1/4" TS cord to my Left Main Output on the Mackie. If I want to use a second L1 at the same time should I get a 1/4" splitter or should I get 1/4" to XLR adapters and use the XLR connectors? Or can I...Read More...
Thanks ST and Dan!!! These are DEFINITELY helpful.Read More...
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Well, nothing other than its fun. I'll be in Camp Scholler all week with my 5-string Dobro picking, talking airplanes and having a great time. Direct message me if you're up for some evening jamming. EAA-AirVenture is home to 500,000 airplane lovers, 50,000 evening campers, and 10,000 airplanes that fly in every year. It's a city within a city. An American treasure for sure. Cheers, JamesRead More...
Oooh, Oshkosh...this old "ex-"pilot is jealous...Read More...
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using S1 pro as a monitor getting a hum from speaker

Hello all, I am using a S1 Pro as a monitor with a L1 S1 / T4S. I am getting a constant hum from the S1 Pro only when i turn the volume up on the S1 to about the detent. I am running a 1/4 in cable into the S1 input #1 and using the output from the T4S output #1. The tone match switch on the S1 is set to off. I also tried the #2 input on the S1 pro and I tried a second cable (balanced and unbalanced). I also tried using the mono out of the L/R outputs and the hum was eliminated and all is...Read More...
Possibly I have a power issue in my home studio. Ill try another location. My brother has the same setup and we duplicated the setup and he did not have any hum. Thanks for all the comments and suggestionsRead More...
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F1 WOOFER TOP DRIVER BUZZING/DISTORTING

Hello Bose, I have been using a matched pair of F1 812 with F1 Subwoofer purchased in Oct 2016. The system has worked flawlessly but during sound check for a recent gig, I noticed for the first time that the upper 10' speaker in one of my Subwoofers had a buzzing/distorted sound. EQ switch for both columns were set to Full Range selection. When volume is set at half or less it isn't as noticeable but any higher will cause that speaker to buzz/distort. What may be causing this issue? Your...Read More...
Hi Tim Majovsky, Welcome to the Bose Portable PA Community. Please check the grill hasn't come loose (they are pressure fit) and there's nothing nearby resonating - try it in a different location. If the buzzing persists, please call Bose. Bose® Product & Technical Support at (877) 335-2673 (U.S. and Canada only) Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET Other regions Thanks, STRead More...
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Noise

Speedy
Hi, I am running a reloop dj controller through either my Bose T4S or my Behringher Xenyx QX1222usb, into my Bose L1-B2. I am having a problem when connected this way with noise. To clarify: my laptop is connected to the reloop controller via USB, my controller then connected through the BAL L&R outputs into either of the mixers. If the laptop is connected directly to either mixer via USB there is no noise. The noise is like static, crackling. It seems to be coming from the laptop...Read More...
Hi ST, Yes using TRS cables. All equipment plugged into the same power point. All the mixer inputs I am using are balanced. I get the same noise by using the RCA's as well. I have done some more research & testing and believe it to be a ground loop. I got rid of the static by changing the laptop charger to the original ASUS double insulated one, (sounds the same if running on battery). As I had been using a cheap Chinese generic replacement one. There is still some hum. Which I hope is...Read More...
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Vocals to go to 2 S1's

Hi guys, new S1 owner here. I just purchased 2 Bose S1's and have them connected via party mode. I have a wireless mic connected, but the vocals only go through one speaker. How do I get the vocals to come out of both in party mode? Sorry for the dumb question. Thanks in advance!Read More...
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Ideal T1 Tonemaster Settings

Hi Everyone...We're fairly new users to the Bose Systems...we have the L1 Model ii Systems with the T1 Tonematch. My wife is a single performer artist (song writer/singer/guitarist). For our home recording Studio, we're using a Zoom 5N Stereo Recording Unit with 4 inputs. We're plugging into the T1 directly with a high end AKG mic and Fender Strat iis being picked up with the on-board Sterio mics on the 5N..from the Fender Twin Reverb Amp. The Zoom 5N is quite a good unit for a Home studio...Read More...
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