I use this kit to practice at home. I don't like the auxiliary input functionality through the headphones, but am using a small mixer to get around that issue. I will be using it in the studio soon and expect it to perform well. Cymbal placement is limited, but I will use some additional clamps to get them where I like them. The controller is well designed and easy to use and has a lot of flexibility for the individual pads. For the price, it is hands down a great kit.