I have an L1 Model 2, with the T1 ToneMatch. I need more inputs: we have 3 vocal mics, and 3 instruments, so a secondary mixer is required. I see a Behringer Q1202 on the local craigslist for $80. Will this work for me? If so, does it make a difference what I plug into the second mixer? Any other information would be greatly appreciated.
"I have an L1 Model 2, with the T1 ToneMatch. I need more inputs: we have 3 vocal mics, and 3 instruments, so a secondary mixer is required."
I run 2 T1's into a Model II (+ 1 B1) because I need more inputs. It works very well. One T1 connected via the Tonematch connector and the second via the Master out of the TZ into the analog input of the power stand. The second one needs a power supply to work. I haven't tried this with a third party mixer but I can see absolutely no reason why this shouldn't work for you.
"I see a Behringer Q1202 on the local craigslist for $80. Will this work for me? If so, does it make a difference what I plug into the second mixer? Any other information would be greatly appreciated."
From what I can see regarding the Behringer Q1202 it has no effects unit, so anything you decide to connect to it will have to have its own effects (should any be needed).
Regarding what you plug into the second mixer I would suggest this: Usually most singers want reverb or delay on their vocals. The T1 has these on board. If there are Bose Tonematch Presets for the microphones you use available this would also speak for using the T1 for the microphones.
You don't state what instruments are being used, but as a guitarist I have a fair selection of effects which I have available. Most guitarists tend to have their own effects. Bass players quite often don't use effects.
If it were me, I'd try the T1 for the microphones using the Tonematch connection on the power stand.
The instruments I would connect to the other mixer and pan each channel to one side (for example to the left). It's important that you pan each channel to the same side (in this example left). You then connect the left Main Out to the analog input of the power stand. The volume of the analog input is controlled by the trim. For a start I'd set the trim to 12 o' clock and see how that goes.
You'll have to balance the volumes of the 2 mixers so that you get the end mix you need. The Master of the T1 controls everything concerning that particular mixer. With the second mixer it will be using the trim on the Power stand and the Main Mix Fader on the second mixer (the Behringer in your case). This is why I suggested starting at 12 on the trim and the controlling the main volume of the instruments with the Main Mix Fader. You'll need to check the signal/clip LED of the analog input to make sure you're not overloading it which would lead to distortion. If you have to really push it and it starts to clip, you'll have to raise the level of the trim and slightly lower the Main Out on the mixer until you're not clipping the input, but the volume should be pretty loud by then.
Has been of any help?
always glad to help if I can. I can usually offer help/tips on general questions regarding PA and mixing after 50 or so years of experience doing sound in one form or other.
"Hands on" experience and help/advice regarding equipment I only give on gear that I use myself. As far as Bose Professional Equipment goes I limit this to L1 Model II, L1 Compact and T1 Tonematch mixer as I've been using them myself for 10 or so years, which is why I was able to go into more detail. I don't own any S1 or F1 gear which is why I've not been posting as much as I used to. I leave those questions to people who have experience using them.
I hope that I was maybe able to help you with some of the suggestions I made. If so it would be really cool if you could let us know how you actually managed to solve the questions to your own personal liking as there may well be others faced with similar things who could learn from your own experience. Thanks.
Take care in these difficult times,