I've been thinking about getting a Zendrum for years now, and I'm getting very close to caving in. I have a Ddrum4 system, and it simply just doesn't have enough trigger inputs, and setting up the MIDI mapping with software drum modules is a PITA. I can drum pretty well on a keyboard, but doing fast repeating notes on one key is not very effective on the keyboard--especially rolls and flams. I'm one of those people who loves drumming on the steering wheel while driving, or on my lap while just sitting around waiting for a doctor's appointment (or worse, on my desk while at the office). That is why I think I'll love the Zendrum, since I'm already very good at drumming with my fingers/palm.
So, the only question is really just which one to get. I'll be using it to record a lot while sitting down (I'm primarily a composer who plays drums, guitar, keyboards), since I'll need to be close to a mouse/keyboard when operating my sequencer (I use Sonar PE) while recording, and that leads me to think a LT will be best for me. But at the same time, I'm also a guitar player, and I like the idea of being able to hold it like a guitar; however, the ZX might not be as ergonomic when I need to be recording while sitting down? I do not play live, so I have no concerns about live performances. In fact, I don't really get up much when I'm recording, since I'm always operating the sequencer, so standing up is just too much of a hassle. My other concern is that the ZX has 4 triggers on the top/bottom edge, while the LT only has 3. Is that a distinct advantage for the ZX? Also, which one has more flexibility in terms of ergonomics/layout?
Any advice/opinions will be welcome.