I happen to think that computers are the most important thing to happen to musicians since the invention of cat-gut which was a long time ago.
Leon Theremin’s original designs are elegant ingenious and effective. As electronics goes the theremin is very simple. But there are so many subtleties hidden in the details of the design. It’s like a great sonnet or a painting or a speech that is perfectly done on more than one level.
My training as an engineer has enabled me to design the stuff but the reason I do it is not to make music but for the opportunity to work with musicians.
The point is that I don’t design stuff for myself. I’m a toolmaker. I design things that other people want to use.