In some ways, we’ve come a long way from two turntables and a microphone. In other ways, that phrase is just as applicable today despite all the technology created since. One thing is for certain, to DJ you must be able to playback music and address your audience. The turntables are just as valid today […]Read more "DJ Sound Essentials"
If you’re coming from an audio background and attempting to learn stage lighting, it can seem like an entirely different world. In a PA system, you start with the source signal and proceed down the chain. Most basic sound equipment will operate with a simple 0-10 volume control and the output of one unit running to […]Read more "Stage Lighting: DMX and DIP Switches"
Take a look at advertised specs for power amplifiers and tell me what you see. I already know, actually. You see lots of gigantic numbers. 2000 watts, 3000 watts, and on and on. If it seems too good to be true, well it probably is. To select the best amplifier for your purpose, you must […]Read more "Understanding Amplifier Power Ratings"
I venture to say that most of us aren’t in music for the science. However, there are some places where knowing a little bit of science can help you manage the complexities of a full-range PA system or even something as simple as picking the right speaker cabinet for a guitar head. So, let’s learn […]Read more "Ohm’s Law and You"
Short of a power outage, nothing stops a performance quicker than feedback problems. Fortunately, most feedback issues can prevented or minimized with a few tricks during set up and sound check. The first step is positioning. The relationship between speakers and microphones is important and will be the largest determining factor of whether you […]Read more "Fight the Feedback"
Seismic Audio is all about getting the best gear to the real working musicians, high quality gear at affordable prices. To that end, we recently spoke to one of those real working musicians. Kurt Nigh, band director of East Coast Stroke, sat down to tell us about his experiences with the industry, music itself, and […]Read more "Seismic Audio Interview with East Coast Stroke’s Kurt Nigh"
Of all the common misconceptions in the world of pro audio, the one that keeps popping up in conversations for me is the nature of outdoor sound reinforcement. I’ve heard the exact same axiom repeated by knowledgeable people with completely opposing viewpoints. Check it out: “What is the best way to improve the sound of your […]Read more "Outside Sound: Playing in the Park"