I have a feeling I've had this conversation before, but starting from a postition of "does an e-kit work in an apartment".
Today, I'd like to reframe the question slightly: How can I learn to drum in any satisfying manner without getting a full kit (and in an apartment)?
Obviously acoustic kits are out. e-kits are maybe an option, but I have no significant space I can devote to it. But I would really like something that emulates bass/snare/hat/ride at the very least. Im aware of practice pads and sample pads but concerned that they'll help me start with rudiments but not much beyond that.
Is there any solution that might be remotely satisfying that won't take up half a room?
** Update Nov 2018 - Not planning a kit at home, just lessons for now, plus a practice pad or 3, and possibly hiring a practice room occasionally. See lower down! **