YOU'VE HEARD the sounds of computer music - sounds that are extraordinary in their richness and variety, but music that tends to be dull and lifeless. That's because you can't play a computer - you have to laboriously program it, describing each and every note and then waiting, (sometimes for days!) to hear what you've done. And that's hardly what music's all about.
AND YOU KNOW the expressive potential of the electronic keyboard - immediate access to a few octaves worth of notes accounts form much of the music we hear and play. But what limited sounds - filtered sawtooth waves, poor imitations of strings and organs, funky sounds that don't get down, even imitations of the imitations.
NOW WHAT IF somebody were to build advanced computer technology into a truly expressive, playable keyboard instrument?
Well, somebody did...