Re: Volume level for Microphone
@Pete The Busker posted:
Hi @hypersonicshypersonics - I also have a similar experience to Chet. Using an SM58 straight into the Bose S1 was disappointing even at 100%.
I currently busk using a small Swamp UM-66 mixer which is USB powered by a powerbank battery. Vocals are panned left, guitar panned right and I then run two XLR cables to the XLR jacks in the S1. The S1 volume knobs are set about 50% and I balance the vocals and guitar on the mixer. The mixer has a master Output which is very handy - I just use this to control the volume depending on where I’m playing on the day.
By all means try the Tonematch, but I also have this set to OFF. Overall, I find the S1 is superb - great sound and 12 plus hours of battery life. The mixer powerbank lasts over 12 hrs as well.
Pete the Busker (Sydney, Australia)
Since you're using the Mixer (which has inbuilt fx) and not using the tonematch (or reverb) on the S1 ... any particular reason you pan your vocals left & guitar right on the Mixer? Can't they just stay at centered? I'm assuming here you're making all your gain, eq & fx adjustments on your mixer. Can't you then output just a single XLR to your S1?