> > heh, heh. Andre, you have far more energy for this than I do! spirulina, it even looks like a little green LOOP > > If you are happy with what you have, great! But I think you largely missed > my point, which is: > > The possiblity for incredible advances in the expressiveness and musicality > electronic instruments could be here, but no matter how far we go, someone will always point to the horizon and say - "We could be over there, if only..." >if not for the unfortunate (and well documented by other people) limitations of midi. I spent a number of years > in R&D labs working on early prototypes of such instruments, and I find it frustrating that they can't be enjoyed by the >rest of the world. and i think i addressed this - in the 'economic vs. reality' part of my screed.. it's been shown that most guitar cables filter out all kinds of cool frequencies from our signals - should we all be using $45 gold tip cables? Music. Music. >I hope that someday this will change, but that day will not come through acceptance of the status quo. > > > If you want to learn some more about some midi alternatives and possible > future musical networking technologies try these: > and thanks for the great links and the fine dialog. I'm gonna go loop with my *new* addition - a 10 year old Kawai MX8BR 8channel mixer....wow -what a difference it makes for me!!! yippeee!!! (or, rather - Zipppeee!!!) peace thru music andre'