Who can forget the shock of Neo who followed the white rabbit, took the pill and discovered that the world he thought was really was nothing more than a computer program and he was no more than a battery.
In some ways I think as an electronic artist I can get trapped into another kind of matrix. The one that tells me that all music has to come from a computer. Well, I have been living in two worlds for some time now. A few examples:
The Korg Wavedrum - no MIDI but very flexible. Ok, technically there us a computer running to control it but it's in the background. The sound is processed not MIDI triggered.
Well, it's got MIDI and a computer but you don't need the MIDI to make music with it and the computer only controls analogue circuits.
Only MIDI if you want it. I suppose it may have chips but no real controlling computer here. This is why I bought one.
Yes, that amazing invention of yore, the microphone. No computers and there is a whole world of sounds to record.
Just a few suggestion here on how one might leave the matrix.