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"
If you own your own PA, you have cables. Lots and lots of cables. If you’re like most people, they all have the same black cable jacket we’ve been using since the beginning of time. There is a better way. The benefits of colored cable are numerous. Check it out! 1. Style – The […]Read more "The Top 5 Reasons Colored Cables are Better"
Alright all you big timers, time to hit the road! We’ve all been there; driving hours through the night to make the next show, gear in a trailer behind you, and everything you own in the back of the van. Sleeping in the fetal position wondering when your next shower will be is always the […]Read more "Tour Season Gear Suggestions"
The seismic audio cable tester is a continuity tester to ensure that your signal is good from one connector to another. To start, test the battery by moving the switch to the battery check position. The test leads can be used on to test any connection and […]Read more "Seismic Audio Tips and Tricks: Using the Seismic Audio Cable Tester"