I know I always come up with “strange” topics but I guess that’s just my way of being
I have been thinking alot about electronic music lately, and I’ve had lots of discussions about synths with friends, and the more I get into the whole topic, the more I realize one thing: what the world needs is not another synthesis method, it needs better controllers!
I’ll explain this better, we already have some great solutions for synthesis: wavetables, FM, granular, physical modeling and so on… what is still a bit of a problem is the way we interact with these methods, and genrally speaking with synthesizers. The keyboard is nice, but is a bit static, and not really as flexible as we sometimes we wish it was. There has been a good number of great controllers in the last years, like the Eigenharps, the lazer harp (nor really a recent one I admit it), stuff that uses webcams or the X-box Kinect, reatable, the monome, and the one whose I can’t remember, which was a mix between an optical theremin and a keyboard… just to name a few.
But the problem with most controllers is: they are expensive and usually don’t come as a DIY kit.
So now that Mutable Instruments has a great Synth what about adding a great and innovative controller to it (somewhere in the far future)?