Hang on a second - since when is a sequencer a musical instrument? Surely music has to come out of a musical instrument and no sound comes out of a sequencer. Musical instruments are the devices that sequencers send MIDI messages to in order to make sound. Sequencers, in effect, replace the role of musician. So in electronic music, here are the roles (well within your limited understanding of electronic music composition). Composer/writer creates MIDI file. Sequencer acts as the musician and plays the MIDI instruments. MIDI devices controlled by the sequencer that generate sound are the instruments.9V wrote:i am not cheating if I use MIDI tracks, because it is electronic music and ONLY in electronic music a sequencer is used as a musical instrument. That is why only MIDI is music (in a sequencer). If you play audio tracks on stage it is like cheating the audience, because audio is sound. What (maybe) you don't understand is that i am not talking of "recording my music in a DAW". I am talking of the sequencer, used as an instrument.
Seriously, this really is electronic music 101 and if you play a pre-recorded sequence, you are cheating an audience by your definition. You can get on your high horse and say that the sound is being generated live, but people who don't like electronic music could equally argue that if there is no musician playing the music, it is not real music.