This is not news too many, but after 3 decades of technology, is more flash memory and touch screens all we have to get excited about?
But the manufacturers aren't the only ones to blame. They pander to our tastes and we, it seems, are demanding more colour touch screens and sample ram. What the hell we need it for I'll never know ...
Korg did give us the 'Karma' approach to performance and do stick it all over their machines. Wonder how many people use that?
They also gave us the Z1 and Prophecy ... both of which were commercial failures. But both had scope to be more expressive. How many people actually performed with them like that??
Ditto Yamaha with the VL series...
Roland stick the d-beam on a variety of kit and I've seen it used once ever.
Personally, I'm less upset as a) I use Kurzweils which have the best synthesis system out there and b) I play with guitarists and sax players which is much more fun anyway!
Veni, Vidi, Aesculi
(I came, I saw, I conkered)