Thanks to Lalita from South Africa for this question…
Thank you so much for all the help. I am VERY NEW in the music business (I don’t have anything, no backtracks, no equipment, NOTHING). Money is the problem and I don’t know what to buy to start, what name, brand ect. What tips do you have on what sound speakers etc to use to start off on a very small budget? I’m from South-Africa in the free-state.
First have a look at the article I’ve written about equipment you need to get started – you’ll find it very helpful if you’re new to the music business.
Once you’ve read through the article and have a rough idea of the kind of equipment you should be looking for, take a trip to your local music store and ask them their advice on what type of equipment would be suitable for you.
The guys in your local music store will most probably know of local manufacturers who make less expensive but still good quality equipment.
They will also have good local knowledge of the types of venues you are likely to be singing and performing in so will be able to advise you of the right type of equipment to suit the venues in your area.
The internet is a great place to buy musical equipment if you know exactly what you’re looking for, but if you’re unsure (especially if you’re just starting out) you can’t beat a good local music store with experienced sales staff who have good knowledge of all the local venues and equipment available in your country…