I use the 2box system in my hybrid setup for two things.
its outstanding sound quality of the brain. The best I have found so far.
We tour a lot of countries and continents. That means a lot of stress for the gear: we fly it in cargo, we drag it over thousands of miles in a trailer, we set it up everyday. Also there are a lot of different power-, temperature- and humidity-situations. Since over 400 shows the 2box brain has been a reliable piece of gear in my setup, with not one single fail. We always have a spare 2box-brain with us, just in case – never needed it!
Some time ago Subway to Sally had the idea to connect acoustic, historical instruments with hard electronical music. The result was the NEON Tour. We called it e-coustic, which describes the content pretty well. I wanted to try around with a mixture of synthetic and acoustic sounds by myself , thats why I got more and more involved with E-drums. I chose 2BOX because I can use my own sounds without any problems, also edit them via my laptop and then transfer it. We acutally fixed the sounds during the tour – that worked easily and problem-free. 2BOX also sounds good by nature. Not over the top, very natural! I liked that from the beginning on. The switchover to e-drums was surprisingly easy for me. I created my own samples for Kick and Snare, used a factory sound for the Toms and Cymbals. As soon as I plug in the earphones the feeling of playing on e-drums is completely gone. It was also a blessing for our man at the mixers. He had the full control over the sound due to the barely available stage volume. Im just listening to the live recordings of the tour. Let me tell you that makes sense! It is a good decision to use 2BOX!
Switching or modifying sounds to fit my needs playing Musical Theatre or Ballroom-Dance Music is quick and easy. The big winner is that I don’t have to alter my playing technique a bit from my acoustic set to the 2BOX Kit. It’s flawless!