I'm a wind musician. That probably makes me rather unusual in this company, but I'm interested in the Zendrum. I've not yet reached the point where I've decided to order one (it's quite a bit of money involved) but I am considering the possibility.
However to use a Zendrum one also needs something to make the sounds. The professional options that I see discussed here (Roland TD20 and similar things) cost way too much for me to even think about. Even if I had that kind of money to spare, I'd think twice about it. After all, I'm a wind player first, and I don't know how much I'd be playing the Zendrum in public. To begin with it'd mainly be a way to explore drumming on my own.
So my question to you is what are the options at the lower end? Is there anything below, say, $200 that wouldn't reduce a Zendrum to sounding like an expensive toy? (I have a MacBook, if that helps.) How high would I have to go?