Bought this to see if it would work with a real drum kit, and it does. My neighbor has a nice Roland drum kit with mesh heads, and he let me bring over my PS4 and try it out. After turning up the sensitivity knob, it worked beautifully. You do need to make sure your drum kit has a real MIDI Out port (not a USB-MIDI like some kits have). And the right 2 cymbals were reversed, as the instructions warned they might be; just switch the wires. I plan on purchasing my own Roland kit to use with this baby since I have already gone through 3 of the ""Rock Band"" drum controllers.