tell me about your band practice set up? What do you use for vocals? Since my band plays in a room with terrible acoustics, a PA system is not the most suitable piece of equipment (and we can't afford one now anyways). For this reason we use a monitoring system and everyone wears headphones. We mic the kick drum and snare - which has to be turned down quite a bit since it breaks up the vocals at times (drummer hits hard). The monitoring system is an okay alternative, but ideally I would like to be in a room with better acoustics and a PA system.