Presets 3.0

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Classic This information is applicable to the L1® Classic
L1 Model I This information is applicable to the L1 Model I


Announcement from Neil-at-Bose November 24, 2007

Attention DJ’s using the L1 Model I system,

We recently identified an isolated issue that only affects DJ’s that are using Preset #58 (High Volume Pre Recorded Music) on the L1™ model I system.

It was discovered that L1 Model I power stands with a serial number less than 042829Z72550001AC did not accurately contain the advertised preset #58. This preset is specifically intended for DJ’s playing pre recorded music at higher volume levels. Instead it contained a flat EQ setting which is identical to selecting preset 00.

If you do not intend to use this preset than there is no need to be concerned with this message. All other system presets have been verified and their contents are accurate.

To immediately correct this situation we are making an updated L1™ model I Preset version 3.0 available for download on our online forum. Again as a reminder there is no need to update your system if you do not intend on using this preset.

We would like to apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused and take the opportunity to thank you for bringing this to our attention. Additionally we are excited that the “Just for DJ’s” forum is consistently among the most popular areas of our online community.

Thank you for your support. Original Announcement by Neil-at-Bose L1 Model I - Preset 3.0 Patch (DJ's only)




Clarification for L1® Classic Owners

And a note from MikeZ-at-Bose

Here's the deal -
The above update WILL work for Classic owners and will give you the entire 3.0 preset list, including Preset 58.
However, this is an 'under the table' update - we can't have our phone team answering calls on it. The update follows the same well documented update process used on past Classic updates. It can be troublesome to update, that's why we have the T1 now.
I would like to stress this update ONLY updates presets and not the firmware. It has NO change on the function of the system except for the presets. If you are not going to use the extra presets then there is no reason to go through the trouble of upgrading.

Burning the CD

These are some notes lightly adapted from the last time we had an update via CD. That was for the Presets 2.0 update.

The procedure is basically the same, although simpler because we have only one file to transfer from the download file to the CD to the Power Stand.

So assuming that you have followed the Presets 3.0 Upgrade Instructions and have downloaded the files and the documentation, you also need some software to burn the file to an audio track on a CD. People have reported that Nero or Windows Media Player are suitable for this.

From the Instructions included in the download;

Using a CD-writing application installed on your CD-writing capable personal computer, burn the wav audio file onto a CD-R disc. If given the options, burn with the Finalize (or Disc-at-Once) option enabled. Turn off any normalize function that the software may offer.

From Discussions on the Bose® Pro Portable PA Community

General Tips

from Kyle-at-Bose

Some random things to consider when upgrading your system by the download-burn CD method.

  • Burn the downloaded file as a "audio" CD, not a "data" CD
  • Make sure that your burn software has all processing disabled. Some software applies normalization. Check the options to make sure that this is OFF.
  • When you burn the CD, I actually prefer to burn 3 tracks of the same file in a row. So, in other words, tracks 1, 2, and 3 would be the same file.
  • On your DVD player you MUST TURN OFF ALL DSP PROCESSING like dynamic range compression, 3D effects, speaker size selection
  • If you are using a portable DVD player with a volume control, make sure that the volume control is at MAX.
  • On your DVD player, try BITSTREAM MODE first. If that doesn't work, we've seen PCM MODE work also.
  • When flashing the PS1 using the DVD player, it's sometimes good to start with the DVD player at STOP. Turn the PS1 off, then back on. Next, press play on the DVD player to start the upgrade process. Be patient, it sometimes takes 10 seconds or so to start the blinking.

Original Discussion

Windows Media Player

from acapella

Windows Media Player 10 DOES WORK. You just have to turn off compression/normalization, which defaults to On.

Instructions if you have Windows XP and Windows Media Player 10.

  1. Open the folder containing the un-zipped WAV files, right-click on the L1_model_1_Presets_3.0_Patch.wav, and choose "Add to Burn List"
  2. Windows Media Player should appear. Select the "Burn" tab, and make sure only the one WAV file is listed on the left.
  3. VERY IMPORTANT: Click on the little red check-mark near the upper-right corner of the Media Player window (just above the CD drive selection box). Click on the "Quality" tab, and un-check the box labelled "Apply volume leveling to music when it is burned." Click OK.
  4. Insert a blank CD, and click the "Start Burn" button in Windows Media Player. Your update CD should be ready in a few seconds.

Original Discussion


from Kyle-at-Bose

Nero should work just fine. It's my burn-application of choice. Make sure that you burn as an AUDIO CD not as a DATA CD. That may have been the problem. Simply select AUDIO CD and drag and drop into Nero. (This is for other owners with similar questions). It sounds like Windows Media Player worked fine for you though.

Quoting Dewey (Kyle was responding to this above)

Downloaded the updates, burned to CD using Nero which is my standard drag and drop. CD's would not work. Finally used Windows Media Player (Version 10) burned new CD's and everything worked fine. Apparently Nero wouldn't or didn't convert the .wav files to MP3.

Original Discussion

Pre Announcement

MikeZ-at-Bose announced Presets Version 3.0 for the L1 Classic and L1 Model I.

We don't have details yet, but as soon as we do - they will be published here.

Here is Mike's first mention of Presets 3.0 - August 16, 2007

There are 3 breeds of L1's in the field:

  1. L1 Classic. These are the L1's released in 2003 and sold until about 3/2007.
  2. L1 model I. Newer version of the Classic. Is RoHS compliant for release in Europe but functionally basically the same. Distinguishing features include orange labels on the back of the power stand and on the line arrays. Also many of the accessory connectors have been removed on the back panel. These units have Presets 3.0 with preset 58 on them. (MikeZ has since found that Preset 58 was not loaded in the Model I units. [1]
  3. L1 model II.

"58" - a discussion about Preset 58

and in another thread

"Preset's 3.0 will be a one time update, like Presets 2.0 was a couple of years ago." -- Presets 3.0

Colour Coded List

  • Yellow = new
  • Orange = removed since Presets 2.0


Presets 3.0 with Presets 2.0 and T1® Equivalents

Version 3.0 Version 2.0 Category Description
00 00 Utility Flat
01 01 Vocal Mics Handheld mics
02 02 Vocal Mics Headworn mics
03 03 Vocal Mics Hi Gain, bright
04 04 Vocal Mics Hi Gain, normal
05 05 Vocal Mics Audix OM-5
06 06 Vocal Mics Audix OM-6
07 07 Vocal Mics Beyer M88
08 08 Vocal Mics Crown CM-310/CM-311
09 09 Vocal Mics ElectroVoice N/D357
10 10 Vocal Mics ElectroVoice N/D767
11 11 Vocal Mics ElectroVoice N/D967
12 12 Vocal Mics Neumann KMS105
13 13 Vocal Mics Shure SM57
14 14 Vocal Mics Shure SM58
15 15 Vocal Mics Shure Beta 57A
16 16 Vocal Mics Shure Beta 58A
17 17 Vocal Mics Shure Beta 87A
18 18 Vocal Mics Sennheiser e855
19 19 Vocal Mics Sennheiser MD431-II
20 20 Vocal Mics Sennheiser MD441
21 n/a Audix Mics Audix OM-2
22 n/a Audix Mics Audix OM-3
23 05 Audix Mics Audix OM-5
24 n/a Audix Mics Audix VX-10
25 25 Electric Guitars General direct
27 27 Electric Guitars Miked amp w/SM57
28 28 Electric Guitars Fender Stratocaster
29 29 Electric Guitars Fender Telecaster
30 30 Electric Guitars Gibson ES-335/ES-345
32 32 Electric Guitars Gibson Les Paul
33 33 Electric Guitars Gretsch C. Gent
34 34 Electric Guitars Ibanez Artist
35 35 Electric Guitars PRS Custom 22
36 n/a Electric Guitars Rickenbacker 360/12
37 n/a Electric Guitars Miked amp w/Sennheiser e609
38 n/a Acoustic Guitars Nylon string w/piezo
39 n/a Acoustic Guitars Nylon string w/condenser
40 40 Acoustic Guitars Steel string w/piezo
41 41 Acoustic Guitars Steel string w/dyn
42 42 Acoustic Guitars Steel string w/condenser
43 43 Acoustic Guitars Guild D25
45 45 Acoustic Guitars Martin Backpack
46 46 Acoustic Guitars Martin DC16
47 47 Acoustic Guitars Martin D28
49 49 Acoustic Guitars Taylor 810 with ES System
50 50 Keyboards General keys
51 51 Keyboards Fender-Rhodes 73
52 52 Keyboards Hohner Clavinet D6
53 53 Keyboards Wurlitzer 200
54 n/a Special Electric violin
55 55 Special Accordion w/Limex MP
56 56 Winds and Horns Trumpet w/Pro35ax
57 57 DJ/Playback Low volume music
58 n/a DJ/Playback High volume music
59 n/a Special Electric mandolin
60 60 Basses Upright 3/4 Bass with Fishman
61 61 Basses Active bass 1
62 62 Basses Active bass 2
63 63 Basses Active bass 3
64 64 Basses Fender Active Jazz
65 65 Basses Fender '66 P-Bass
66 66 Basses Fender '69 J-Bass
67 n/a Basses Rickenbacker 4003
68 n/a Basses NS Design Bass
69 n/a Basses David Gage Realist
70 70 Percussion Kick drum, general
71 71 Percussion Kick drum w/Audix D6
72 72 Percussion Kick drum w/AKG D112
73 73 Percussion Kick drum w/Sennheiser 601
74 74 Percussion Kick drum w/Shure Beta 52a
75 75 Percussion General overhead
76 76 Percussion Overhead w/SM57 differential
77 77 Percussion Overhead w/condenser differential
78 n/a Percussion Hand percussion w/SM57
80 80 Utility 50Hz Highpass filter
81 81 Utility 80Hz Highpass filter
82 82 Utility 5kHz Lowpass filter
83 83 Utility 50Hz-5kHz Bandpass filter
84 84 Utility 50Hz-5kHz Bandpass filter
89 89 Taylor Guitars TGS mahogany/cedar
90 n/a Winds and Horns Trumpet w/SM57
90 90 Taylor Guitars Dreadnought fingered
91 n/a Winds and Horns Trombone w/SM57
91 91 Taylor Guitars Dreadnought strummed
92 n/a Winds and Horns Soprano sax w/SM58
92 92 Taylor Guitars Grand Audit fingered
93 n/a Winds and Horns Alto sax w/SM58
93 93 Taylor Guitars Grand Audit strummed
94 n/a Winds and Horns Tenor sax w/SM58
94 94 Taylor Guitars Grand Concert fingered
95 95 Taylor Guitars Grand Concert strummed
96 96 Taylor Guitars Jumbo fingered
97 97 Taylor Guitars Jumbo strummed
98 98 Taylor Guitars T5
99 99 Taylor Guitars GS
n/a n/a Vocal Mics Audix OM-2
n/a n/a Vocal Mics Audix OM-3
n/a n/a Vocal Mics Audix VX-10
n/a n/a Vocal Mics Flat
n/a n/a Electric Guitars Line6 Pod
n/a n/a Electric Guitars General processor
n/a n/a Electric Guitars Flat
n/a n/a Acoustic Guitars Taylor T5
n/a n/a Acoustic Guitars Taylor w/Fishman
n/a n/a Acoustic Guitars Flat
n/a n/a Basses MusicMan Stingray
n/a n/a Basses Lakland 55-01/44-01
n/a n/a Basses Rickenbacker 4001
n/a n/a Basses Upright w/Fishman
n/a n/a Basses David Gage Czech-Ease
n/a n/a Basses Bass zEQ
n/a n/a Winds and Horns Trombone w/RE20
n/a n/a Special Harmonica w/SM58 not available
n/a n/a Special Harmonica w/Green Bullet not available
n/a n/a DJ/Playback Flat zEQ controls
n/a n/a Audix Mics Audix OM-6
n/a n/a Audix Mics Audix VX-5
n/a n/a Audix Mics Audix SCX-25 bass
n/a n/a Audix Mics Audix SCX-25 treble

See also: T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine / Presets with Version 3.0 Presets Equivalents

Download in PresetsT1V3.xls Excel Format

  1. MikeZ-at-Bose talks about [Preset 58 not loaded on Model Is]