Anyone use electronic drums for band practice? Got some questions...
Hey guys! After getting in deep **** with my neighbors/land lord for having band practice here (at a reasonable volume during daylight hours, i feel i should add) and subsequently going through the hassle of finding somewhere new for us to practice, i've started thinking about alternative solutions.... namely, using band money to buy an electronic drum kit so that we can practice in near silence.
my idea is, if we did that we could amplify the E Drums with a small amp, and we can use our practice amps. if we did that, we could jam at very low volume any time, any place, which is an amazing thought. Plus my drummer could get some practice in any time he wanted to (which is always a big problem for drummers.... drums are a menace to society).
Problems: E Drums can be expensive, right?
Also, they generally sound like ****. Like total 80's ****.
So here's my thing... is it possible to get a decent E Drum kit, and load it up with samples from Drum Kit From Hell, that way it at least sounds as good as Periphery/Animals as Leaders drum sounds?
Thanks for the help!