Thanks, man, a simpler solution than I was aware of :-D And one I unknowingly use all the time (pitch bend) A nice little explanation here from Summer 2017: https://cycling74.com/forums/high-resolution-midi-or-osc-controllers seems hardware is scarce...I will look deeper... Reviewing the past is how we inform the future. Few utilize their gear to it’s full potential. Typically, users find “what works for them” and call it their “sound”. That path simplifies things; you move forward and play & record, etc, because “life’s too short”. I am guilty of it too. This thread is talking about trends, really. The latest trend is as you describe: an all in one modeller, footcontroller FX unit for the digital demographic and pedals for analog requirements. Retrace the explanations in this thread and see the various trends for electric guitar: tube amps then tube/SS amps + analog fx pedals, then digital preAmps and fx and midi, then modelling, then back to pedals (analog revival; most recent) and any combination of those as we march on into the future. Everyone has their own view of what sounds best, and we’ll all have different tastes partly because no two humans perceive audio in exactly the same way. We are talking about midi and programming tones and FX here, because there still remains undiscovered by many and vastly underused techniques for going beyond modulating just a few parameters with a player’s feet. These techniques can be applied to vintage digital rack units. We’ve had the future in our possession all along, we just may not have known how to use our gear to its full potential. For as much as I am paraphrasing others, here, I have found this out for myself as well. It all boils down to what you want to hear and how you acheive it. Sounds to me you are doing just that If, like me, you don’t already have all the gear you require to make the sounds of your imagination and desires, use what you already have to its full potential until you can obtain said gear.