Tajči relies on Bose on I Do Believe tour
WORLD: Recording artist Tajči has revealed that she relies on a Bose Professional sound reinforcement system for her I Do Believe tour, which has seen the singer visit venues ranging from intimate church spaces to 1,000-seat worship centres.
Tajči tours with three portable Bose Professional Systems Division L1 Model II systems – each one a 24-speaker articulated line array with three B1 bass modules and three T1 mixers that feature over 100 ToneMatch presets for instruments and microphones, as well as Bose zEQ, storable scenes and a suite of effects.
‘As musicians, we have total control over our sound,’ said Denny Bouchard, Tajči’s long-time musical director, arranger and co-producer – who also plays keyboards on the tour. ‘Tajči has one of the T1 controllers attached to her keyboard, allowing her to precisely control the level and effects on her vocals. If we play a room that becomes less “live” sounding as it fills up with people, she can add reverb to compensate, and she can do it in real time and exactly to her taste. And since the L1 Model II system performs so consistently from venue to venue, we’ve nearly eliminated formal sound checks, which saves us a lot of time and effort.’
Matthew Cameron, Tajči’s manager, co-producer and husband, added that the Bose L1 systems have been cost effective on the tour, since they reduce the need for a separate sound engineer on the road. He also noted that the L1’s feedback avoidance capability means that they can perform in front of the speakers, eliminating the need for separate monitor speakers. ‘That reduces the amount of equipment we have to carry and reduces our set-up times,’ he said. ‘The sound and the control that we get from the L1 Model II and T1 audio engine is fantastic, but so is the customer support we get from Bose.’
‘Because we can play with speakers behind us, the audience is hearing what we’re hearing on stage, and because of the degree of control that the T1’s give us, that sound is like listening to the speakers in a recording studio,’ added Tajči. ‘It’s that clear. I also think it’s made me a better musician, because I can hear everything – my vocals, my keyboard – in ways that you never could before on stage in a live performance environment. I can hear every note.’
Discussing a few large venues she has performed in that had installed PA systems with floor monitors, Tajči added: ‘The monitor mixers do their best, but it’s never the same as when you can hear yourself like you can with the Bose L1 systems. I don’t ever want to go back to traditional sound systems,’ she enthused.