Well, I think I've finally gotten to the point where I feel my studio has physically overloaded and I must simplify that environment in order to fully explore the "instruments" I now favor. Those particular pieces of machinery are all keyboard-free (there are touchpads) and tend toward the creation of non-pitched (aka noise) "music". I've also started to sell off most of my external effects boxes, as they seem redundant in the face of possibilities inherent in the modular systems I now prefer (Buchla, Serge). Several vintage (EML 200, EML 400, EMS Synthi AKS, EDP Wasp) and contemporary (Genoqs Nemo, Doepfer Dark Energy, etc) instruments remain for the moment. The studio seems to have at least reached the state of "proto-essence". Stay tuned.