There is this idea buzzing around: Hickory and Dickory are going to be specific MIDI controllers and they have to be USEFUL. To achieve that maybe is worth to keep them as simple as possible on the user side, even though that implies a more complex inner design.
Some goals we should achieve:
No DIN connector. MIDI messages must flow through the USB connector.
- No external power supply. This means that it has to be powered through the USB port (which implies low power consuption).
- We want them to look and feel as analog as possible, so no encoders please.
- One has to feel like use it: big pannel, big knobs.
- It has to be THIN!
Maybe is asking too much?