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"
Pre-made cable is great. We, here at Seismic Audio, make cable in all sorts of configurations and lengths. For most situations, this is all that is needed. Order the right cable, plug in, and go. However, that is not always the case. Sometimes the length isn’t quite right. Sometimes a different connector is needed. Sometimes […]Read more "Building Cables for Fun and Profit"
Houses of worship have their own particular live sound needs above and beyond the usual rock-and-roll gig. The idea is still to reinforce the sound to the point that the audience can hear clearly and comfortably. However, in most worship settings, this is a much lower volume than even the smallest of gigs. Also, there […]Read more "Fundamentals of Church Sound"
We’ve all been there … the gig where everything goes wrong. We can’t stop the worst from happening but by following these few simple steps, we can be prepared for it. We, here at Seismic Audio, have gathered all our best tips for being making sure we that our gigs go smoothly. Hopefully, some of […]Read more "10 Point Checklist for Stress-Free Live Sound"
DJs, rightfully, spend a lot of time working on their sets. This is the heart of DJing. However, if your live show sounds bad then it doesn’t matter how good your set is. I’ve collected some good tips here for the gigging DJ. Some may be common sense, some may not occur to you without […]Read more "10 Effective Live Sound Tips for DJs"
We here at the Seismic Audio blog, just like you at home, are always looking for ways to improve sound quality. Sometimes, it is a new technique for your instrument. Sometimes, it is a new piece of gear. Today, we’ll look at actually improving the room itself. We’re going to talk about acoustic foam and […]Read more "Explaining Acoustic Foam"
One of the most enduring mysteries among working musicians is the difference between Mic Cables and DMX cables. They look exactly the same. They both use three pin XLR connectors, mostly. A mic cable will send DMX signals and a DMX cable will send audio signals. But, are they truly interchangeable? They are not […]Read more "XLR versus DMX"