Ok gents, plow through *this* field of dreams....
There were keyboards that were “modular”.
“Modular” being that you could install several different manufacturer’s offerings of features like panel, keyboard action, synthesis engine, effects sections, modulation controls, OS, enclosure, possibly even the display. Maybe even different “skins” like cel phones.
If, in this dream, there was mass support for some standardized modular keyboard, I can hear a conversation like this....
“Hey! What is that?”
That’s my keyboard. I’m using a frameworks enclosure with a Fatar V88 action, the Waldorf Q22A synthesis engine along with a Korg Kaos2100 mod section, the Eventide MK55E effects block, Apogee YZ323 D/A and Wavewrangler’s latest OS.
All wrapped up in a neon crocodile skin by Prententia. Nice, huh?