I sampled the Zendrum Drive back in January. It is set up very well. You can have 8 outs to run to a sound board, basically assign the kick to output 1, snare to 2, and so on. The guys at Zendrum sampled all of the sounds that are on the drive and I hear through the grapevine there will be more available in the future. It was very responsive when I played it and there aremany options that you can have customized in the system for what you may want such as hard drive sizes and types, memory and so on. It would be a solid route to go that Zendrum would support you with. The other thing with using the Zendrum drive or any other software based platform versus a sound (drum) module from what I have heard ( I was using a Roland TD-6V) is that the sounds in the module do not have as many articulations that are available with the software. I am sure the more expensive modules will have better sounds, but for me, the software route was night and day difference and there is so much more control over the samples. The Zendrum drive is using Battery 3 software and I can honestly say that Zendrum would not put the drive on the market if they did not stand behind their product like they have the Zendrum. If I had to choose between a drum module and the Zendrum Drive, I would go with the Zendrum drive. Just my opinion.