It has occurred to me that what is often defined as a musical instrument, in this day and age, is often just an electronic “switch” for turning on and off pre – built loops of audio.
This is not an evil in any way, but my concern is that people are becoming less able to be expressive in the moment. There is no chance to change the emphasis or phrasing in musical performance if all you are doing is turning on and off previously collected or recorded sound samples……NO Matter how amazing they sound, or what “really cool” electronic jiggery pokery was used to create them.
I love using electronics and computers in the making of music, but I believe you need and initial “expressive” Acoustically based instrument to make some REAL sound, before all the augmentation inside a computer is worth a shit.
Here is a little video rant on the subject