When I first started playing I would use a resonant head for the front, and a Powerstroke for the batter. I used a pillow for that certain sound, but in my experience with studio work the pillow wasn't necessary.
So, I changed my head choice and I use the Evans emad for the batter, and the Evans ES for the resonant.
I'll use a towel though. Depending on the sound.
I actually started calling it the "kick" even since the kickport came out lol