Avast Thar Matey:
Something ye should know is that the Zendrum and Zenedit software were dveloped by different folks. The fine folks at Zendrum developed the midi controller that we all know and love and rave about, savvy? And they provide outstanding customer support for their creations which are akin to works of art as well as functional intruments. Drum Wagon, as almost a courtesy to his fellow zendrummers developed Zenedit, to make editing the more complex parameters of the Z4 zendrums easier. For all of his effort he is asking a modest sum for which he provides excellent support as well. To say the software should be included in the price of the zendrum is to deny the fine efforts of a whole bunch of great people and two separate organizations. Your choice to play percussion sounds on your zendrum and the choice of software ye choose to use be just that; your choice. Ye could do the same thing using a hardware alternative (Alesis, Roland, Boss, etc.) or a different software program (BFD, Superior Drummer, Garage Band, etc.).
Regarding the expense, all of we have had to make certain decisions and sacrifices to play this wonderful instrument. Sometimes those choices mean spending an extra Franklin or three. It all be part of the honor and pleasure of being a musician.
Ye have opicked a fine instrument in the Zendrum so don't short yeself now on what in the end be trivial matters. In other words, don't sweat the small stuff.
Aye hop this helps ye!
Drum Wagon - A fine job ye did on Zenedit. Aye hopes to be abkle to take advantage in the near future when the Jolly Roger Zendrum be upgraded to Version 4.
Inspector 109 - Me condiments to you and Kim and Gina and the rest of the Zendrum staff. BZ.
Fair Winds and Following Seas,