We wanna be able to hear the kick at practice and make recording easier for the kick and snare at least. I'm footing the bill for this and I'm not a drummer. Everybody I've been around has been using the DM5 forever, but that's 1998 tech. I'm looking for at a Yamaha DTX 2.0 now on Ebay. Definately something with midi out to the interface so it would write midi in Reaper and then run that thru EZ Drummer (we have most the expansions). Our guy that programmed our stuff isn't really around much anymore and that's how we got stuff done, but it was a little over the top and not "humanized" I'm guessing is the term. Not looking to spend a ton.