The Toa Mata Bionicle Robot Band
Triggering is a concept that needs to be explored if you are considering using a live production software like Ableton in session mode. There is the unfortunate reality that human beings only have two hands and two feet, and most of us can only remember so far in advance. The use of computers in our daily lives in really to augment that capability that we already possess, even if it seem like what we are doing isn’t humanly possible. Controllers and other devices have shortened the time it take to input information (like a downbeat of a note), but it comes down to more intricate features like auto triggering and sequencing that make us professionals of the automated world.
When the Lemur was in a class of its own, one of the main selling points was its ability to flip pages and move to a new controller scene based on the timing of a song. This is quite revolutionary and there are many controllerists who will never take advantage of it because they don’t know that it exists. How about taking the virtual version of that and giving the task to physical robots. The end result is an effective robot band of musicians.