I recently watched a "Talk" by an "Alternative Controller" pioneer, Roger Linn. Maker of the "Linnstrument".
Here's the link to the "Linnstrument" product page:
Here's the link to the Talk:
Lippold Haken, another Alternative Controller pioneer, was in the audience and contributes some very helpful insights into today's music, the world of electronic music controllers, etc.
One facet that I hadn't notice before was something stated by Roger Linn. Basically, he's noticed that today's music, especially "Electronic Music", has "ignored" or "remove" the "Instrumental" — the Soloing Instrument from those Songs.
There are two videos on the above web page and I found both to be interesting. These were held at "ContinuuCon 2019", which took place at the end of May 2019, at Asheville, North Carolina.
The following 45-minute Talk is by Lippold Haken and is also from ContinuuCon 2019 (I haven't watched this one yet but it promises to be very insightful):
Even if you're not into "Alternative Controllers", it can be helpful to keep your mind open to what exists within today's music world. Then, if you're working on a Modular System, or even a Complete Voice Synthesizer, if you can't get the "expressiveness" out of your mind and into your Instrument, you may remember these Controllers and how they bridge the worlds of "mind" and "machine"… and this may help you approach that sound a bit differently.
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