SWAMP Pro Audio Articles
The importance of EQ on your fold-back and floor monitor system in a live show
Feedback can destroy a show. It can distract the performers, annoy the audience and ruin even the best sounding mix. In reality, most feedback is actually generated on stage, through the foldback /monitor system via the vocal and instrument microphones. This 3 part series of articles discuss how to eliminate such feedback issues through the use of an equaliser, explaining how to set up and use the EQ and revealing why it is a vital part of any monitor system. ... Read full post here
Cables, Connectors and Analog Audio Signal Types Explained
A guide to analog audio signal types and the different connectors and cables used to transfer them between devices. Written with an empathises on real life situations, this is an ideal resource for musicians, beginner sound technicians and anyone involved in the pro audio scene wishing to expand their knowledge of analog audio signals. Learn about the difference between a mic, line and guitar level signal and how it is possible to connect between any analog input or output providing you use the right connector, cable and signal converter. ... Read full post here
Guitar Lead between an Amp Head and Speaker Cab?
So often I stumble upon guitarists still using guitar leads between their amp head and speaker cab. Put simply, a guitar lead does not have large enough conductors (copper strands) to carry an amplified signal. It may work ok at low volumes, but at higher levels you are seriously risking damage to your amp and robbing it of its full potential. Those gigging musos with a powered mixer featuring ¼ speaker outs should also be wary to not follow suit, or risk bringing down the entire performance with distorted vocals or smouldering amps. ... Read full post here