Tom, > I've been using a digitech Jamman for about a year but only > privately. I'd like to start using it live but can't seem to > figure out how to stay synched when I practice with a drum > machine. (I don't even want to try it out in band practice There is one good way, and that is to use MIDI sync. For that, you need a looper that syncs to MIDI clock and a drum machine that outputs MIDI clock or vice versa. Everything else is not big fun...for another suggestion, see below. > So, what's the trick: In live settings do you just get the > drummer to follow the loop? Having the drummer follow the loop will work in most ensemble situations where the rhythm is based on the drum part a lot. Another approach (which also works with drum machines, and which Per also pointed out) is to manually retrigger the loop to stay in sync...don't know if the Digitech Jamman kan do it. Then, you can use loops that work well with the music even if they drift out of sync... > a looper(s). It seems like he might have to use two in order > to do verse/chorus/bridge-type songs. Or is that done in a > different way?) Use a looper that can hold different loops in memory and switch between them seamlessly...I believe the Digitech Jamman can do that.