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Rehearsal via skype

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by BryanM, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. BryanM


    Dec 15, 2007
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I'm going to be out of town for nine days starting Friday, but I'll have my acoustic guitar with me. My band is in the process of rehearsing for a show that we're playing on the 20th in which we'll be doing acoustic versions of a lot of our songs, most of which are new arrangements. We've been rehearsing almost nightly for the last week or two, but a week off of rehearsal is less than optimal. I was wondering if anyone's had any success rehearsing over Skype or a similar service, as I'll have a computer available to me and there are high speed internet connections available on both ends.
  2. Violen

    Violen Instructor in the Vance/Rabbath Method Banned

    Apr 19, 2004
    Kansas City Metro Area
    Endorsing Artist: Conklin Guitars (Basses)
    It isnt fast enough.
  3. chaosMK


    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Hi-fi into an old tube amp
    The slightest bit of latency will make it impossible, well... rough at best.
  4. lowfreq33


    Jan 27, 2010
    Endorsing Artist: Genz Benz Amplification
    Yeah... Won't work. Too much latency.
  5. And it freezes at the most inopportune times....

    Isn't there some software around that enables playing together over the 'web? I seem to recall a conversation somewhere that a few bands do this, but I can't remember the name of it. :help:
  6. ventrillo with a good ping could handle it. or ohm studio beta maybe
  7. derrico1

    derrico1 Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2005
    Charlottesville, VA
    Just record the whole band playing through the new arrangements during rehearsal (a Zoom or somesuch will do).

    If you all practice to those rehearsal recordings, you'll be sharp and good-to-go when you return from your travels.
  8. jungleheat

    jungleheat Banned

    Jun 19, 2011
    A workaround solution, if they don't need to get cues from you, is to turn off your mic, and just play to what you hear them doing. Between songs of course you can turn your mic back on to discuss, figure out the next song, etc...