I'm looking into delving into more MIDI, and am going to snag a set of triggers today that I can run with DKFH. It's between something like this:
M-Audio Trigger Finger-16 MIDI Drum Control Surface and more MIDI Controllers at GuitarCenter.com.
Or a standard keyboard-type MIDI controller. I'd like something easy to use for my MIDI-newb ass as well, basically just sync with DKFH samples, use it as a source in Sonar and tap my way to drumming euphoria. I fucking suck at programming anything even remotely interesting in Cubase, so I figure being able to actually "play" an instrument instead of sliding dots around with the mouse will help me be a bit more expressive.
If these both suck, what do you guys recommend? The idea behing the keyboard-style controller is that I can use it for other shit as well, like samples of viking stampedes, beer can opening and swords unsheathing.