With the various requirements to be confined to quarters, sheltering in place and so forth, it's not possible to gather for practice. Kinda sucks. Had just put together another band and yep, our very first gig got crushed by a certain pandemic. Last night, the bass player and I tried using FaceTime (on our respective iPhones) to see if we could do some live practice. I'm one of the two songwriters for this band. He likes to be able to watch my hands, for practice purposes, as any number of my songs are 3 or 4 chords to the line, with 4 line verses, etc. anyway, the sound sucked, it was useless. I could barely hear any notes from his bass amp, even after moving the amp next to his phone. He said he could hear my voice and guitar, but as though through a time latency warble filter. Most like we will resort to sending mp3 files around via email. But I was wondering if anyone has experience with using any kind of software for multiple call-ins. Haven't tried Skype yet, but my experience with Skype leads me into thinking it will be just as useless as FaceTime. Anyone have experience with any kind of software (free, prefereably) that could handle say four people dialing into a conference that would resemble real time practice? I've done conference calls for business that handle multiple locations (GoToMeeting, freeconferencecall.com, etc,) - just haven't used them for band practice. what you got?