Is there some product / hack / technique to minimize the noise from hitting the drum with the stick? Or alternatively, are there drum sets designed with minimal noise in mind? Because I find that the sound of drumming can easily drown out the song unless the game volume is cranked waaaay up.
I've found this very interesting thread which discusses that, suggesting coating the stick heads with rubber, gluing mouse pads or cork to the drum surface, etc.. I've also seen some product(s) from Ion that claim to be low-noise, but I don't really know what that means.
Has anyone succeeded in silencing their drum set? What method would you recommend?