I wanted to discuss a bit about modular MIDI controllers. Not MIDI controllers for your modular synthesizer, but controllers that are modular (in some sense).
I can distinguish two kinds of ‘modular’:
Controllers that can be customized: they consist of modules itself.
For example the Special Waves controllers: Link
I think both systems try to address that users want a (somewhat) customizable setup by providing small blocks you can combine as you wish, without the clutter of a lot of wires / USB ports.
I was inspired to create this topic because the Special Wave Kickstarter is coming to an end and they (most likely) won’t make it.
So… what is for you a ‘modular MIDI controller’? What kind of system would you be interested in?
Do you mind that every controllers needs it’s own USB port and/or power supply? Do you think controllers need more customizability?