“I mainly use the V Drums for stage,” he says, “but I am almost thinking right now of going back to an old approach, where I would play like I would live in the studio and use that for the basis of my song ideas. In that case, I think I would use my proper live set up. At various times I have use the V Drums a lot over the years. At the moment I am using the Roland MIDI converter (TMC-6), so it doesn’t have to brain with the drum sounds. It converts your hits on the drums to MIDI, then I trigger them from Ableton Live on the computer. It’s pretty fun!”more
The internal sound banks are great, but I mostly use the V-Drums for recording MIDI beats when I want them to have a more human feel with less quantization. The pads are very sensitive with great velocity response. For some reason, some of the pads will quit working, but unplugging the drums and plugging them back in again seems to fix this problem every time.