Running Outboard Gear and vocal effects on Bose L1 Compact
I'm a soloist acoustic guitar player and only recently picked up an L1 Compact to take out to gigs, so I don't have to haul around my big speakers and monitor. Plus with all the covid restrictions in California, I am now playing in front of way fewer people, so this seems to be the way to go. I use a Boss Vocal Harmonist VE2 and Shure beta 58 microphone for vocals and I also use a Boss Ad 2 Acoustic Pre Amp on my guitars with a Digitech jamman solo xt looper along with a delay pedal. I also run backing tracks from my IPhone through my mixer using a Band Lab App. I tried running everything from my Mackie Mixer 12FX into the Bose and it sounded great, but it sounded even better when I went direct and used the tone match feature on channel 2 for my guitars. I also plugged my phone direct too using RCA jacks. I'm just curious how some of you have had success with your L1 compact with outboard gear without having to buy the tonematch mixer as I feel it could be a waste of money since I already have a Mackie mixer and effects I'm really happy with. I was thinking of going direct from my vocal processor into channel 1 and using my mixer for my acoustic guitars, stompbox, and backing tracks into the 2nd mono channel so I can have control over EQ on those tracks. Any ideas or suggestions from long time users would be great. I might also add that I'm currently playing live 5 to 6 times a month currently and usually perform outdoors at private parties, wineries, and restaurants.