So I want to emulate the set I already play, that being:
5 piece with double bass pedal, ride, hi-hats, 2 crash, & 2 splash.
(Actually right now it's down to a 4 piece and 1 splash to save room and I used to play with a fast crash over the hats but that was before kids. )
The splash cymbals are not a must but it would be nice for them to be a future upgrade option.
These are the musts for my electric set:
- must sound good
- must be good quality
- must be upgradable
- must have hats, ride, & 2 crash cymbals
- must have 3 toms, snare, and bass
- cymbals must be at least 2 zone (3 zone preferred for ride)
- snare has to be at least 2 zone and at least 10"
- bass must accommodate a double pedal
- must be compact
- must not be crazy priced
Price is always a problem but I'm willing to spend more for quality and to get what I want. Last thing I want to do is buy a cheap set and not be happy with it. I almost pulled the trigger on a dtxtreme iii set for 2k but it was more than I wanted to spend, a bit overkill, and probably bigger than I'm wanting. Although I could definitely see myself upgrading that big and bigger once (if) I get more room. The more I think about it, the more I think a dyi job may suit me. Lots of people around here seem to be nuts about vst and it does sound appealing. This way I could start small and expand and upgrade as I go. Maybe just buy a module, rack, kick, snare, and hats to start with. At least I could practice beats and rudiments with that. And this way I could make it as compact as possible. What module would give the most bang for my buck to connect a set to a computer? I have plenty of computer hardware laying around, I'm pretty sure I could build a compact computer and maybe add a touch screen later. On the other hand, I know next to nothing about building a vst set. Any advise here would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.