I am a relative beginner (been playing about a year). I have been inputting tracks to play along to from my Tablet (Galaxy Tab 4), which has been fine until now.

I am currently trying to learn Metallica's Enter Sandman and because of James Hetfield's guitar playing there are times when the drums are quite muted, and as there is no Bass/Treble adjustements on the Tab it's becoming difficult.

So what's the best way of inputting into the drum kit? I also have an accoustic set, so preferably something that I can use (when the neighbours and wife are out) to play along on that kit.

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    You don't have to apologize for the length of your question (which isn't even that long anyway). – Stephan Jul 30 '15 at 11:23
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    This question is confusing to me. What do you mean by "inputting into the drum kit"? How can you input audio into an acoustic drum kit? – Todd Wilcox Jul 30 '15 at 15:00
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    @Grizzly, are you asking for an app or something to isolate or emphasize the recorded sound of the drums, so you can follow them on your acoustic kit? – Andy Jul 30 '15 at 16:26
  • @Grizzly , do you mean how you can mix some other signal into the drums mix so that you can hear the music you are playing to? Like a click track for example that guides you even when there is no playing from the original track? – sceee Aug 19 '15 at 11:16

If I understand your question correctly -- here is a workaround using two pairs of earbud type of headphones. Plug the first pair of headphones into the electronic drumset, and use only one earbud in, say, your left ear. Plug the second pair into an mp3 player or laptop to get the song you're going to be accompanying, and use only one earbud, in your other ear.

When you're free to use the acoustic drum kit, you can use just the mp3 player in both ears if you want to get it in stereo!

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