I'm home recording to record a demo CD of original music. The only instrument I can't play is drums. I found a virtual drum machine (Hydrogen) that has a simple user interface and will use samples (I never use synthesized sounds).
The problem is the two ways of creating the pattern. I can click in the Hydrogen pattern editor to create dots where different parts of the drum kit are to be played, then monkey with the results so it doesn't sound robotic. Or, I can get midi drum pads and tap out the drum patterns. Yes there are pads that use real drumsticks but if I'm going down that road I might as well just become a drummer.
Who can advise me as to some good drum pads for playing my drum patterns (and routing them into my software) with fingertips?