I don't post alot of stuff but I do read a bunch!! You guys have given me a great insight into alot of my electronic drum experience.
With that said. . I gig out with my TD20X module with Roland CY15, 14 's x5 VH12. I do however have a North drum set that I converted to electronic. Which, by the way, I absoultly LOVE. It's not only cool looking, but it's really cool looking. Anyway, I play smaller clubs Our band runs completly direct, meaning no stage sound (except the singers lungs!!). So we only play bars that have the appropriate PA's. These are not huge bars but usually can hold up to 200 peeps. The FOH guys are still freaked on electronics, let alone a band that goes completly direct. NO stage sound, freaks sound guys out! Point blank. They say they know what to do, but they don't. Think of it. The band before us (yes, it's usually a 4 band night) has acoustic drums, guitar amps, bass amps, they have stage volume! We don't. So, long story even longer, I used to send the FOH individual outs, like all 8. They don't know what the, (I have listened to zooms of them) is going on. For one, the don't have any stage sound, so all there original settings that they are used to are jacked. They have to go off of their system. Which is usually set up for what they are used to.
What I have found is my answer, is simplicity. I create my drum sets from Vex kits, balance them as well as I can in our rehearsal studio. Then I send our beloved sound man (as long as he doesn't send me 48v's phantom) a somple 2 line direct out. It has ALL my effects I want, they can't mess with 'em. As ling as my kit is balanced, it seems to be working well.
Anyways, Keep ON Rockin'
Curtis in Denver