Ohm’s Law and You

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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Building Cables for Fun and Profit

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 […]

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Fundamentals of Church Sound

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 […]

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Explaining Acoustic Foam

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 […]

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XLR versus DMX

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 […]

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