I think it is unreasonable to conclude that there is no definition. Dictionaries define words based on their actual usage. It seems fair to define the word based on the community that use it (ie all of the above contributors). It appears to have two meanings:estevan carlos benson wrote:I appreciate everyone's input. I'm going to conclude there's no real definition of controllerism. It's either about quality of performance, perceived skill of performance or perceived skill with instrument, an act of performance that shows perceived skill, an entertaining performance or a scene/culture focused on the subject of electronic music performance or skill with MIDI controllers.
1. Expertise in using knobs and sliders to produce musical effects
2. A tendency to make ridiculous gestures while moving knobs and sliders with the intention of appearing cool (see poseur, wanker)