Originally Posted by tronn
i heard the ps3 version of rock band 2 was having a problem with the guitar hero world tour drums, but that was last year. surely its been fixed by now.
also... the drums, guitars, mics... they're game controllers. nothing more. they spice up your game experience. i dont think developers meant for them to be an introduction to real instruments.
i mean the both games guitars have like 5 buttons, a "strum pad", and a whammy bar. how can you learn the real thing like that? you cant.
the drums for rock band are 4 pads with a "foot-kick". the world tour drums have 3 pads plus 2 "cymbals" and a "foot-kick". if you can play a real set of drums from playing any of these instruments then i'm calling stevie wonder and getting you a record deal.
stryker, your gonna get an experience either way. you cant go wrong from a gamers perspective. if anything we mentioned in this thread changes your mind either way, just ebay the set for a higher price and buy the other.
sorry man but youtube has numerous vids of ametuers using RB charts on songs. one dude even does run to the hills and he rocks the f'n house.
the reason RB charts work so well on real drums is because they're designed to be instantly understood in a setup. Red is usually snare, yellow high hat and blue and green are cymbals/toms. Yes GHWT keeps an accurate setup but the layout is split and unnatural.
in most songs here's the layouts:
Snare | Hi-Hat | small tom/ride | Floor tom/crash
snare | hi hat |small tom | ride/crash | floor tom
and in most songs it's pretty easy to remember and instantly know if a blue/green note will be a tom or a cymbal. and then for heavy high hat songs RB usually switches the hi hat to the red pad/lane and then uses yellow for snare. Not only does this work better on the RB kit but as far as following the chart it makes blind note reading much easier.
also look at how tom fills are charted. In RB you move from pad to pad. In GH it becomes really tough to track that in songs over 120bpms thanks to teh cymbals being charted in between the toms.