Avast Thar Jimx,
The wireless or wired connection are easy for beginners, but ye have to remember that ye need a sound source. The Zendrum is only a controller and makes no sounds of its own (yet. Rumblings from the Zendrum cave and Inspector 109 methinks this may be in the works for the future). Ye can use either a hardware route (like a Roland TD-20, or Alesis DM-10 or many others), or software (such as BFD2, or Superior Drummer, etc.). There be many choices. It all depends on how much or your pyrate booty ye are willing to part with. Aye know there have been a few times when i would have liked the freedonm that a wireless connection provides. Hope this helps.
Fair Winds and Following Seas,