2007 Fall Rocky Mountain Conference

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2007 Fall Rocky Mountain Conference

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Ken and Tom's announcement: 2007 Fall Rocky Mountain Conference


September 30, 2007 - October 1, 2007

You should plan to be in Cuchara no later than Sunday afternoon. Some of you may want to take advantage of the trip to spend extra days. We'll have music on Sunday evening. Then, we'll conference on Monday day and evening (more music) and we're out on Tuesday. Loved ones are welcome to join us.

Conference Venue


The Timbers at The Cuchara Inn. A bar from days gone by where legendary Texas singer-songwriters like Jerry Jeff Walker & Michael Murphey used to play.


For accommodations, there are rooms at the Cuchara Inn (where we'll hold the conference) and the Yellow Pine Ranch just up the road that are available to us at a fair price. Rooms at the Inn are standard hotel rooms. Cabins and a few houses are available for families and groups at the Yellow Pine (more details to follow).


  • Cuchara Inn, 73 East Ave., Cuchara, CO 81055. Tel: 719.742.3685 $69 plus tax - ask for Bose conference rates
  • Yellow Pine Guest Ranch, 15880 State Highway 12, Cuchara CO 81055. Tel: 719.742.3528 $85 to $155 plus tax. Check website for descriptions of cabins (click on Cabins link) - Yellow Pine Cabins

The back view of Timbers & the Cuchara Inn from the Yellow Pine Guest Ranch across the field.

Getting to Cuchara

Google Maps and Directions from Nearby Airports

Denver Internation Airport to Cuchara (3 hrs)

Colorado Springs Airport to Cuchara (2 hrs)

Albuquerque NM Airport to Cuchara (4.5 hours)

Things to Do in the Area

There are lots of things for you & your family to do in the area. Check out these websites for information. We may be able to get some special group rates on train rides on the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad. The area is beautiful in a different way than most expect for Colorado.

Sangres.com Loads of information about the area.

Southern Colorado Homes Lots more information -- art galleries, hiking, horseback riding and more.

Rio Grande Scenic Railroad Historic train from La Veta to Alamosa.

Celtic Music Festival A well known Celtic music festival starts the Thursday before our conference that some folks may want to attend. Some of these musicians will probably join us on Monday. Their last event is Sunday night - a big Celtic jam that goes late into the night.

A local landmark...The Devil's Stairsteps.

Attendees to Date

(Bose message board name in parentheses.)

Folks Travelling Long Distance to Cuchara

  • Dennis Higgins (dhcrow): Guitar, Bass
  • Garry Hennan (Bose Guy In Calgary): Assisted Direct Sales Rep
  • Gittar-Jonz: Message Board Pioneer, Guitar, Vocals
  • John Sweet (John S): Assisted Direct Rep, Guitar, Vocals, Drums
  • Mr. Sweet (Johns' Dad)
  • Rick Jordan (rwj): Guitar, Vocals
  • Jeff Holliwil (holliwil)
  • Ms. Holliwil (Jeff's daughter)

Folks from the Region

  • Tom Munch (Tom Munch): Professional Singer/Songwriter, Assisted Direct Rep, Conference Organizer
  • David Enke (David Enke): Proprietor of Pickup-the-World pickups
  • Johnny Watson: Local singer & duo partner of Tom Munch
  • Lee Lechner
  • Nancy Lechner
  • Lechner Trio 1 of 3
  • Lechner Trio 2 of 3
  • Lechner Trio 3 of 3
  • Steve Dey: Local guitarist from Pueblo West

Bose Folks

  • Akira Mochimaru: General Manager, Professional Systems Division
  • Bill Becker (Bill-at-Bose): Electrical Engineer, Trumpet
  • Craig Jackson (Craig-at-Bose): Senior Product Manager, Guitar
  • Chris Ickler (Chris-at-Bose): Senior Research Engineer
  • Chuck Nemitz (Chuck-at-Bose): Northeast Sales, Guitar, Vocals
  • Cliff Henricksen (Cliff-a-Bose): Senior Engineer, Keyboards, Vocals
  • Ken Jacob (Ken-at-Bose): Director of Advanced Development
  • Mike Zartarian (MikeZ-at-Bose): Electrical Engineer, Bass
  • Steve Skillings (Steve-at-Bose): NA Sales, Guitar, Vocals
  • David Steele: Training Manager, Guitar, Vocals
  • Kyle Harris (BigKyle-at-Bose): NA Sales, Guitar, Vocals


If you don't see it here, then plan on bringing it with you. And if you are bringing something, then please add your gear to the list. Thanks.

L1™ Equipment

Tom Munch

  • 1 L1 Model II
  • 12 B1's
  • 2 T1's
  • 2 A1 PackLite amps


Please list instruments, microphones and any other gear you have in your signal chain that you are bringing. Chuck Nemitz

  • Variax 700 Electric
  • Pod XT Live
  • Damage Control WMZ & Glass Nexus
  • Mics/cables: (1) Neumann KMS105, (1) Sennheiser 421, (1) Sennheiser e609, (1) Shure Beta 58A, (2) Shure SM57, (1) EV RE20, (1) Rode NT2000


  • Electronic piano (Cliff)

Program: Music / Tech Talk / Community

(Subject to change without notice)


  • Arrival (All)
  • Musical History of the L1 system (Ken, Cliff, others)
  • Music (2-4 songs by established solo and small-ensemble acts; sign up below)


  • T1 ToneMatch audio engine and L1 model II (Craig, live music demos, others)
  • Musical interlude (2-4 songs by an established solo or small ensemble act; sign up below)
  • ToneMatch ear training (Cliff)
  • Custom ToneMatch presets (Cliff)
  • Musical interlude (2-4 songs by an established solo or small ensemble act; sign up below)
  • Vocal/Guitar/Performing Technique (Tom)
  • Musician-honed specifications for helping others evaluate the L1 system (Chris, MikeZ, others)
  • Dinner/rest
  • Music (some predetermined songs, rhythm section as anchor, featured artists: see below)


  • Depart (All)

Detailed Descriptions of Some Agenda Items

Custom ToneMatch™ Presets: Cliff Henricksen

Tone Freaks: Let's TWEAK!

One of my activities at this conference will be making custom ToneMatch(TM) filters for individual artists. Bring your instrument(s) and we'll get the tone you want, I guarantee it (ever see "Mens' Warehouse" commercials on TV?). The exact manifestation of this is unknown at present but the path to the answer is in motion. At worse, we'll get the tone and it will be posted in a few weeks after the conference for download to the T1. At best, it will show up on your own T1. I'll have 3 or 4 of the EQ's I've done all the TM stuff with, so we can a/b/c. Maybe we'll do a Fall 2007 ToneMatch(TM) collection and post it for download.

Custom ToneMatch(TM) Preset

Please add your name (& instrument/s) to the list if you would like to have a custom preset/s created at the conference.

  • Steve Dey (acoustic guitar, Dobro)


Sunday Night

Sign up area for short concert performances by established solo or small ensemble acts.

Please add your name to the list if you would like to play.

  • Tom Munch (acoustic guitar, voice)
  • Cliff Henricksen (electronic piano, voice)

Monday Night: First Part

  • Lechner Family Trio

Monday Night: Second Part

rhythm section

Please add your name to the list if you would like to be a part of the rhythm section.

  • John Sweet: Guitar or drums
  • Chuck Nemitz: Guitar

song list

Please add a song. Be sure to post a chart that includes chords, melody and lyrics.

featured artist

Please add your name, instrument (including voice) and song you want to play/sing on.

And More

Door prizes [tbd]

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