Bose L1S Rig

I’ve really been enjoying the ease and tone as well as the complements from patrons/ fans who have been giving me positive feedback and re bookings. For me I do like the sound of the QSC series but last year with over 100 shows I was getting sore and tired from the set up and tear down as well as playing 3 to 5 hours. Not to mention the set up time. Last year I met a famous Guitar Player at Guitar Center and we talked for about two hours and he introduced me to the Bose L1 system. He encouraged me to try it and having use the Bose years ago I was hesitant but it did decide I would try it. It’s really imperative that you also get the tone match. Now set up as about 2 to 3 minutes I press one of my pre programed presets and turn everything on plugging in and I’m ready to go with live sound sounding excellent in less than five minutes. When I’m playing straight Flamenco Guitar I use a DPA Microphone 4099G wirelessly and a Schechter DYN-G transducer microphone. They go in channel 2 and three. Channel 1 is MP3 playback, backing tracks iPad running One Track app. Channel 4 is a wireless speech vocal microphone. I have a seven presets for various size rooms and various inputs and outputs. I use very little reverb and some of the parametric graphic equalizer and some mid cut on the Guitars. The Bose L1 gets transported in SKB hardshell case is on wheels and then the other gear is packed in a rack roller or small bag and I have 2 to 3 various bags with extra cables extensions and such. Below is the most current picture of what everything looks like when it’s packed. And a picture of my current live set up.

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iPad (my mobile workstation)

I have now had my iPad for a few weeks and all I can say for me it works better than I thought it would. I do have a Mac Pro for my Studio uses for music running Pro Tools 8.0.4, My iPad is really an extension of my Mac Pro in that I can acess whats on my Mac Pro on my iPad. With the additional wireless Apple Blue Tooth Keyboard (i’m using it right now) I think I can say that i’m fine with out my Powerbook Laptop. I can still transfer photos using the sd card adapter, I can hook up mic’s with the adapter for usb. The app are fantastic, I use the mix controller (Pro Remote and Transport) by Far Out Labs. Apples Pages and Keynote for iPad ( takes care of document creation and editing as well as presentation on Keynote) there is a cable that lets you hook up to tv or projector for Keynote as well as Netflix. There are some great apps to do picture and vid editing. For me the best apps have been the Music apps, from Sonoma Wireworks Studio Track with effects. Audio Tools recording apps, Dr BetotteTC, Poly Tune & iStrobeSoft, Sketch apps Pentopia and Smartnote. and so many other apps.

New Messenger Bag for iPad (4 My trip to CA)

Ordered a bag for my iPad for my CA trip next week. Only 19.99 on Amazon.

I really like the iPad!

I really like the new iPad, I think it will be replacing my laptop for a lot of things and traveling. It’s working great.