N i g e l wrote:I think that its not just about the sounds but the realtime control as well. There will be new methods of intelligently assisted parameter changing which leads to new styles of expression and seemingly new sounds.
That's a really important point N i g e l - one of the main reasons I bought my Prophet 12 keyboard a few years ago was that it offered a separate dedicated knob for almost every parameter. The icing on the cake for me were the two short ribbon controls, which along with the pitch and mod wheels, and a footpedal controlling my choice of real-time parameter tweaks, made it possible to easily get really expressive performances without having to first map controllers to parameters and suchlike.
All the above control movements also get sent out as MIDI controller data that you can capture in your DAW, so you could build up even more expressive performances via multiple passes.
The thought of having to manually map stuff like that is a real inspiration killer :headbang: