Hi, I've been reading stuff on here about bass guitar for a couple weeks now, but I can't find answers here or elsewhere about some fundamental questions I have. Is it worth getting an amp or using amp simulator software on a computer? What equipment would be needed to use a computer as an amp? Is a mixer required to listen to both music and your bass simultaneously while using an actual amp? Is a mixer required to listen to both music and your bass simultaneously while using amp simulator software? I apologize if this is in the wrong category and forgive me for any mistakes I have made or misunderstandings. Thanks.