This expansion is on my top two list (metal foundry being the other). This kit sounds excellent, triggers well from my v drums, Zendrum, or MIDI keyboard. I love playing this kit on my Zendrum the most. The black beauty snare is worth the price of admission alone- it really is the only snare I am using for any of the expansions (love Xdrums in SD2!) I was hesitant if getting it because I already have the Nashville EZX- and I have to admitt they are very close in sound (making Nashville an unbelievable value for an EZX, especially if you catch it on sale). The added articulations in music city though are quite helpful for a realistic sound. I would recommend this for many applications- rock, country, great for Jazz! Amazingly versatile pack.