I've been testing this instrument for two days already, because someone offered it to me secondhand ($100) and, not having the resources for a high-end product, the idea seduced me for the connectivity: One MIDI OUT port, the original sounds are indeed drowned in reverb and you can't adjust it. I have dived into software like Fruitty, with which I can play acoustic drum sets of excellent quality using ASIO4ALL to reduce the latency down to almost 0. You can play on ALL types of drums and even sample drum kits and play with them...
I don't think I made a bad decision, this kit holds all its promises and it works great with good software programs
In terms of editing, it's über-flexible, you can do whatever you want. In short, it's a great investment to work or play with other musicians, given its price of $300 (in March 2014), you won't regret it!
I used it a month and sold it immediately.
The price is very attractive but the quality isn't very good.
I also tested the next model, the mps300. The only differences between them are the module, and the snare and tom pads.
Its value for money is all right, especially for beginners. I think an experienced drummer will take it to its limits in a couple of months.
The module lacks precision, I recommend you to use the PC or an expander for the sounds.
If you don't hit it like crazy, it might be interesting. If it were possible to change modules, I would've bought an Alesis D4, and since it allows you to adjust the pads, the drum kit elements would respond better than with the original module.
The module is made by Médéli and I found four different sellers for this product online. The lowest price was $400 (musicstore, although the price is a bit higher this summer for the complete set), it's certainly not expensive. It's especially worth it as a first experience, but I prefer to spend more to get something of better quality (the Yamaha dt xpress isn't expensive secondhand and it will surely hold up!!!)
I recommend it as a silent kit or to start out in the electronic drum kit / computer music world, or for an experienced drummer who wishes to add some electronic pads to his acoustic kit.
I've been using it for two months, I think I paid about $300, shipping and handling included.
You can't find anything cheaper, it's very good to start out and learn. I have an acoustic kit for rehearsals with my band and I use the electronic kit to work without bursting my eardrums.
I tested the Roland models at a trade show and there is a big difference in price.
The only negative point is the reverb, which can't be adjusted nor removed!!!
Its main strengths are the sound and volume controls, as well as its sturdiness.
You need to hit the cymbal pads really hard but you can get nice sounds, it's hard to do rolls on the hi-hat without skipping a note.
But don't forget it costs $300!!!
I bought this kit as a Christmas present for my 9-year old son, who started playing drums several months ago. My goal was to make practicing at home enjoyable for him and that he hit it off with the instrument. I didn't want to spend much, even if that means having to invest more in 2-3 years, if he really is fond of playing.
Everything is well packaged and rationally distributed.
The diagrams are very clear and it's easy to set up. Overall, it seems of good quality and resistant. It's even surprising, for the price ($400). Extremely clear pad-modules cabling: Every cable has its color code and the name of the pad!
After several days of use, we are very satisfied with it: You hit it and it sounds, which is what you expect of it! No insensitive zones, the center of the cymbals is too sensitive (that's where the sensor is). For the price, it's spectacular!
Moreover: a library of 30 different drum/percussion sounds, 50 pre-recorded songs to play along (you can mute the drum part), individual volume control for each pad, one headphone output, one amp/hi-fi system output, one MIDI out.
I have my reservations on the sensitivity of the cymbals, which is average. The pedals (hi-hat and bass drum) aren't easy to use, the soundbank is of good quality, even though not too diverse. But to be honest, if it weren't for these defects, I don't know what makes the big names (Roland and Yamaha) so different.
In conclusion: It's a drum kit for beginners that is worth the money. I have no objective reason to be disappointed. I would definitely buy it again, if I had the same goal in mind.