Hi everybody! (Hi, Dr. Nick!) I am curious if there are any users here who either play drums actively, or know a thing or two about the current world of drums. I played some (rock) drums in high school, but that was ages ago. There seem to be way more options than ever, so it’s somewhat overwhelming. I’ve noticed some drummers on Instagram banging out amazing DNB beats and loops on real kits and it looks fun as hell, but many of these kits seem very specialized. That is, they don’t often look like the classic 4/5-piece with a couple cymbals.
Question 1: Are there specific pieces to look for when trying to build a drum kit for various genres (i.e. DNB), or is it all just personal preference?
Question 2: I don’t have space for a drum kit anyway, so can anyone recommend some practice pads or other similar pieces to get started with? Should I get a pad, or go for a snare (with a mute or pad) and high hats to have more to get off the ground?
I’m probably crazy for attempting this, since I already complain about having limited time, but I figured I’d check with this great community, as the advice here is usually pretty solid. Cheers!