I purchased a vibraphone last year and am very pleased with the way that it has helped my music evolve. I spend time working out cadences and progressions, experimenting with varying chordal arrangements. Because of the sustain of each note, I’m able to determine how different overtones will sound as they overlap in the structure. In addition, the instrument has a beautiful sound which people do not find offensive.
When I first started working with computers and music, personal computers were not capable of what they can do now. In order to compose music, one needed to send signals from the computer to additional pieces of equipment such as tone generators and samplers. This created an enormous number of connections and often the maintenance of the equipment took more time than the creative endeavors.