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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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One of the more crucial items for everyone’s gig bag is the DI Box. It works on stage and, just as effectively, in the studio. If you have never used one, you may not know what exactly it is doing. Fortunately, Seismic Audio is here to help. A DI Box converts an unbalanced signal to […]
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Seismic Audio has grown by leaps and bound over the past ten years. At this point, we sell nearly 2000 unique items. With so much variety, it can be overwhelming to sift through all of our speaker choices for exactly what you’re looking for. With that in mind, today we’ll look at some of the […]
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The goal of Seismic Audio has always been to sell quality gear for well below traditional retail prices. Musicians, DJs, KJs, and sound engineers from all over the world have embraced the Seismic Audio brand for doing exactly what it sets out to do. Not paying for marketing, not selling through a middleman … these […]
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