Jennifer Batten toured the UK with her fantastic one woman show recently, which used two model II systems. This is what she had to say about the experience:
"The L1 towers that Bose kindly provided for me on my first solo UK multimedia tour gave me the assurance that I'd have consistently great sound every night. After far too many years of suffering with less than pleasing monitors, I now take the Bose wherever I'm able. I believe the technology is the future for all musicians. The audience also benefits from them as most PA systems ignore all the people right at the front of the stage because the sound usually is sent over their heads, or to their sides to the back of the room. Depending on the room size, shape, and acoustics, often the Bose is all that's ever needed."
Following her successful UK run, she then went off to France. Details of this show can be found in the French section of the forum.
It was a real privilege to meet her and I really hope she gets the call for the Michael Jackson shows this summer. Here are a couple of shots taken in the UK. First this:
and here she is setting up, and with a rather complex 'train-set':
..and incidentally, over a curry we discussed her role in the Jeff Beck band. She mentioned it was a great gig, but, at times, she felt like a tap dancer, as her role involved creating keyboard style textures, which in turn meant an awful lot of footwork on volume pedals, controllers etc. A lovely lady and stunning player; get to see her if you can! Andy
Very nice Andy - thanks for the closeup look...
Do you know what she does with her computer on stage? Backing tracks? Something else?
The Apple computer provides both Jennifer's backing tracks and the film clips which were shown on the screens. All very impressive. Jennifer has also attached an Apple remote control to her Washburn electric guitar so that she can start the tracks from her playing position.
In the shot taken before the gig, there is a 19" rack unit lying on the floor in front of her right foot. I recall that this was a speaker simulator to give the guitar sound a bit of extra 'cab' tone and I am pretty sure it was a Palmer model. This unit was the last item in the signal path before the T1s (set flat) and then the L1s.
The backing tracks used the 'DJ High Volume Music' ToneMatch setting and they sounded great.
All the best, Andy
Cool, interesting, slick, etc... love stuff like that...
Thanks for the quick info Andy, Mike
Hi andy - was she using any guitar amps and cabs at all, or the pedalboard, thru the speaker sim to the T1?
Or gtr, effects, Amp head (more FX in loop) then Palmer then to T1 0 no cab? that's what I use.\\Just interested how she generates her tone.\\
No there were no cabs involved and certainly at the Southampton gig the signal path was guitar/pedalboard/amp simulator/T1;L1.
I'll drop Jennifer a line to see if I can get more info for you.
All the best, Andy
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