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As a solo performer you have unique and special needs. This article is dedicated to supporting you as you face the audience alone with your L1®.

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This is guide for people who use their L1® in Solo applications.

In addition to the notes below that apply to your Solo show, check out:


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Backing Tracks

Connecting devices like CD, DVD, mp3, iPods to your L1®


T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine

Analog Connections

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Details about the Stereo to Mono Adapter Connection: Stereo Mini (headphone or line-out source) to two Mono ¼ inch

Plug this into your MP3 Player/computer/minidisk/iPod (headphone or line out jack)

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If you cannot locate a cable like the one above, you can accomplish the same thing with the combined cable and adaptors below.

and attach each coloured end to one of these,

then connect to any of the ¼ inch inputs for L1® Model I or L1® Classic Channels 1/2/3/4. If you are using a T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine then you can use Channels 1,2,3 or 4/5.

If you are using the this kind of source as backing tracks, you will probably run these two connections to L1® Model I or L1® Classic Channels 3 and 4. In this case you will need to control volume and tone control from the sound source. You will not have much control through the L1® .

If you are using a T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine you will probably use Channel 4/5.


For details about the settings on the T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine see:

T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine / Gain Staging / Prerecorded music on Channel 4/5

Connecting via USB

Please see: T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine / USB


L1® Compact

Use a cable like this from your sound source (iPod, Computer, CD / DVD player) to Compact Channel 2.

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iPod iPad Tablet

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or if your cable has RCA (phono) jacks you can use this connection below.

Other Devices using RCA (phono) jacks

Sources for this kind of cable

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Backing Tracks and a Guitar

ee more about the L1® Compact


Use a cable like this from your backing track source (iPod, Computer, CD / DVD player)

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or if your cable has RCA (phono) jacks you can use a cable like this.

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L1® Model I or L1® Classic

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Presets

There are two T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine Presets specifically Prerecorded Music or more generally, backing tracks.

Category: DJ/Playback

Preset: Low Volume Music

This is optimized for low volume music. The low bass and treble are boosted to better match the physics/psychoacoustics of our own auditory system.

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Category: DJ/Playback

Preset: High Volume Music

This is optimized for higher volume music. Some of the bass is boosted and some of the upper mids are reduced to have a more natural sound at these higher volumes.

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Source: Preset 58







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Soloist with Guest

Soloist with a Guest

You are a solo artist singing and playing Guitar through your L1® Model I or L1® Classic. What do you do when you have an occasional guest. This model of the L1™ has two combination microphone/line inputs with Presets so how do you add more inputs for the guest. Here are some ideas on how you can use a mixer.

Solo Setup

This is about as simple as it gets. You are running your vocal microphone into Channel 1 and your Guitar with a pickup to Channel 2. You are using appropriate Presets or each one.

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Add a Mixer for the Guest

If you want to keep your original setup and just add a mixer and have your guest connect directly to it. Then run the mixer output to the Power Stand Channel 3 or 4. You will probably want to pan the mixer inputs hard to one side (for example: Left) and take the output from the same side (again: the Left output) and connect that to the Power Stand.

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Advantages

  • You don't have to change the way *you* do things to accommodate your guest.
  • The guest has complete control over his/her sound (except that you retain control over the Master Level)


Disadvantages

The guest cannot use the Presets in the Power Stand. To share the benefit of the Presets with the guest see Mixer to Share Presets


L1® Model II: Run a Stereo Source to the Power Stand

A ¼ inch Tip-Ring-Sleeve connector carrying a stereo signal should not be used with the analog input on the Model II.

Even though a ¼ inch Tip-Ring-Sleeve connector can carry a stereo signal this is not how this physical connection is used on the Solo Power Stand.

The analog input on the Model II is balanced, and will therefore subtract the Left and Right signals on a stereo cable and you will hear an L-R (Left minus Right) signal in the Model II.

You cannot 'get through the gig' this way if you are a DJ or if you need to run prerecorded music or have stereo inputs.

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Using a Mixer

L1 Model II

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If you are using a mixer instead of a T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine use the mixer to create a mono output and send that to the Model II Power Stand Analog input.

  • If there is a stereo/mono switch then use it and send the mono output to the Model II Power Stand Analog input.
  • If there is a Left/mono output then use that and send it to the Model II Power Stand Analog input.
  • If there is no way to create a mono output then pan all your mixer inputs all the way to one side (e.g. Left) and then take the mixer for that side (e.g. Left) output and send it to the Model II Power Stand Analog input.




L1® Model II: Analog Input

Model II Analog Input
If you have an L1® Model II you can use the Analog input for


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