Originally Posted by Kiwiburger
Get a midi drum pad you can hit with a stick.
Exactly, if you absolutely have to go down this road - try KONTAKT 2 with a ROLAND TCM-6 audio to MIDI converter and real drum shells with MESH NETS and DDRUM triggers on. Load samples from your own professionally sampled drums and/or buy the mother of most expensive sample CDs you can not afford. Just my cents.
"and then I start recording the live drums."
MPC doesn't mean anything if live drums is to be recorded/achieved. Go with a sampler + triggers.