The great benefit of computer sequencers is that they remove the issue of skill, and replace it with the issue of judgement.
The extent to which technique is a defensive moat is the extent to which human expression is being limited by available tools. Collapse the distance between imagination and implementation by building tools.
Every time a tool bridges a defensive moat, there will be arguments about what counts as "real art".
- Where is techique a defensive moat?
- Where do you see "ameteur" or DIY subcultures? Example: Homebrew Computer Club, DIY, Maker Movement, Indie Biology. What tools are they missing? What tools are inaccessible to them? How can you create access to tools?
- What kinds of experience cannot be replaced or unlocked via a tool? Where does replacing technique with a tool cause harm?