S1 Pro as a Monitor w/Model 2 or Compact?
Hi Bose Friends!
I'm back on the road for a few weeks touring in WI and MI and I am pondering an S1 Pro. I'm a LONG time L1 user going back to January of 2005 but I don't play all that much any more. I'm mostly a stay-at-home dad with periodic musical road trips. A few years ago I abandoned all of my Bose gear! I kept getting stuck in small corners, under low tents or gazebos and I was noticing some hearing damage from putting my L1 systems behind me and going with the "you hear what the audience hears" approach that I had been doing for over a decade. So as a bit of background, I'm back to a Model 2 and a Compact but I'm trying to be very cautious about my set ups and how close I stand to the L1. But, I really need a good monitor mix to sing and play my best.
I played my first 3 hour show in almost a year on Saturday. I had almost no set up time and didn't even fool with a sound check. I just plugged in a started. I'm using a relatively new mic and I knew about a half hour in that I was going to be in vocal trouble. I just wasn't hearing my vocals the way I usually do and I was pushing! I made a few adjustments and made it through the show but I need to make some changes!
I'm going back to my trusty Audix OM-5 so I know that will help but I'm wondering about adding an S1 Pro as a floor monitor. If I do this, I don't have to worry about where I put my L1. I can get the monitor mix I need from the S1 and be far enough away from the L1 to not worry about it being too loud in my higher volume situations.
I've been going over this in my head and I think my best set up would be vocals and guitar into the T1, ToneMatch port out to my Model 2 and then Master out to the S1 Pro. Can I go TRS to TRS from the Master out of the T1 to channel 1 (or 2) of the S1 Pro? If not, I do have TRS to XLR cable that I can use.
I know I could go guitar and vocals into the S1 Pro and then line out to the Analog Input on the base of the Model 2 but if I did this and started show and needed to be louder or softer, it would be a bit of mess to make that happen!
Any thoughts or advice on this would be much appreciated. I'm in one town for the next two days and then I'm traveling for the next couple of weeks so if I pull the trigger on this, I'd need to do it today!
Just for added info: vocals = Audix OM 5, Guitar = Maton Performer w/AP5 pickup plugged straight into the T1.