Hello out there tribal brothers & sisters,
one more thought: I think THERE IS a market out there for a book on e-percussion, about drums & rhythm in the electronic age - with chapters on beatmaking & beatmakers, drum recording, sampling, the instruments (the Zen and others), musicians who have used/are using e-percussion, software, playing live, sound modules (they're going obsolete, would be good to collect up some info somewhere), what's coming. Obviously the area is blooming and changing fast, but such a book could document the past & present & could be useful in future. Audience would be drummers and other musicians, composers, sound people, and also producers, gear porn addicts, and the generally curious.
dropping a hint to our tribal elders
peace & harmony everywhere