It's a gamble but it is also possible that devices like Push become the new standard and pianos will become irrelevant.crumhorn wrote:In 10 years time Push will be irrelevant but piano keyboards will still be everywhere.
New devices like Maschine or Push, or even the iPad with all its smart instruments are relatively new but they are becoming increasingly popular, sell like hot cakes and are objectively more flexible, easier to use and powerful than the traditional input device for composing music (keyboards), at least if you're not already a proficient piano/keyboard player.
When you can express yourself and write your music relatively easily and intuitively with these new devices and the only alternative is spending years upon years learning a punishing and difficult instrument like the piano, I think the opposite is quite possible as well.
In ten years, a much more powerful, flexible and probably cheaper version of Push Mk 2 or 3 will be there. It is obvious given its success. The product has been sold out for 6 months! The competition will probably enter the market as well and this already incredible tool will become even more attractive.
I don't think piano keyboards will ever become irrelevant but the new "standard" for composing may very well become one of these new interfaces and pianos will become just another one of these traditional instruments played by a few very dedicated people (like the violin, saxophone and most other instruments).