Let me start by saying that I absolutely love this thing By: James
Let me start by saying that I absolutely love this thing. I play in a death metal band (Boarcorpse), and I use a combination of single strokes and double stroke rolls with my feet. (My doubles are heel-up, not feathering) I was using the Alesis DM5, which most of you reading this probably know is the bottom of the barrel trigger module, but it's used by almost everyone at some point. I knew the sounds on the DM5 were garbage, but I didn't realize how inaccurately it was triggering, until I bought the TM2. I'm not exaggerating at all when I say, switching from the DM5 to the TM2 made a HUGE difference in my kick skills. It's just so much more accurate. Yes, it only has 2 trigger inputs (1/4 inch), so it wouldn't work with an entire electronic kit, but it's perfect for a hybrid kit. (All acoustic drums and either a triggered kick drum, or an electronic kick drum) I use the Roland TD120 as my kick. When I started messing with the TM2, I found a setting on it that let's you select either a type of trigger or a specific pad model. So I was able to select "TD120" within the TM2, and it immediately started triggering perfectly with what I was playing. I can't stress enough how big a difference it's made having a brain that accurately represents what I'm playing, I LOVE it.I should mention that when I ordered this, the description made it sound like it ran on batteries (even says batteries required in the description) and it does NOT mention coming with an AC adapter. So I ordered an aftermarket AC adapter when I ordered the TM2, only to realize that it DID come with an AC adapter when it arrived, it's just also capable of running on batteries. I'm not 100% sure why you'd want to use batteries with it, if you're using it, you're plugging the output into an amp or PA to amplify the sound, so obviously you have access to electricity.... anyways, I guess the battery thing is an interesting option, I just think it's unnecessary.Oh, you can also load your own sounds onto it. That's huge in my book. I haven't gotten around to doing it yet, but even without that option it's a 5 star product.