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"
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 […]Read more "Seismic Spotlight: SA-DI1 Passive Direct Box"
Seismic Audio is proud to launch a new video showcase for up and coming bands entitled Seismic Sessions. Our first session is now live and available on our YouTube page. The artist is wzuh, a local hip-hop artist whose lyrics will challenge you to think and grooves will get your body moving. He’s backed by […]Read more "Presenting Seismic Sessions"
We, here at Seismic Audio, have just recently welcomed our newest family member. It is the S Wave speaker series, a passive version of the popular L Wave series. Long demanded and finally produced, the S Wave is our absolute best choice for portable PA systems for bands, DJs and sound companies. Many features make […]Read more "Seismic Spotlight: S Wave"
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"
The life of a working band is a busy one. Booking shows, engineering shows, playing shows. Setup and teardown. You’re not only your own agent, but your own sound guy and road crew too. Sometimes, you need a rack case filled with power amps and two dozen speakers to cover the crowd. Usually, […]Read more "Seismic Spotlight: Landslide Mixers"
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"