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Jammr is your best bet for rehearsing. There's no latency because each player is synched to click and the other player's tracks play at different times in real time but the same time on your machine. From the FAQ: jammr sends your audio to other users and receives their audio. In order to avoid lag, jammr is "live" but not "real-time". This means other ...


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TL;DR: DON'T BOTHER TO BUY A PA SYSTEM! All the other answers seem to cover all bases, but I think people forgot one particular detail: on the 1970s and early 80s, it was common for bands to own their PA systems (and lights, and stage assembly etc). This is not the case any more! Almost all venues that you'd be playing these days have their own PA in ...


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Using low volumes on stage and micing/DI'ing your amps to a console gives your sound engineer more control on how your music sounds in the audience, which hopefully improves the quality. At the price of a higher cost (devices and engineer). While you are not sure what to buy, rent. I might have been lucky, but in my experience renting a PA is pretty ...


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Rockin Cowboy has comprehensively covered a lot of points! A couple more thoughts for you. Consider what sort and size venues the band may be gigging at. There's a fair difference between a bar that can hold 50 people from an outdoor gig where there might be 300 or so. And the equipment will vary accordingly. As already stated, guitarist and bassist ought ...


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