I have just realised something staggering that will change music tech completely. You may think I am going to talk about MIDI 2, which is of course going to change everything, once we get hardware compatible devices. Buyt on, its not that, its 5G. 5G has the potential to change everything.
Most of us are aware of latency. Old Sound cards used to have a latency issue and some old instruments too. Basically latency is the gap between the signal request (e.g.) pressing a piano key, and the delivery of the signal in this case the broadcasting of a sound. Musically speaking a digital keyboard/sound system needs a latency of below 5 millisecs to be useable. Anything more than this then the player can hear an audibler lag between when he/she presses the key and when the sound is generated.Mosat of you know this I am sure.
But did you know that 4G has a latency of 50-100msecs? Never thought about it? How about 5G? Well obviously using 4g it will be no good storing your sounds on the cloud for live performance, they could not download fast enough. But (given optimum conditions which are rollong out now) 5g promises latency of less than 1 msec.
My point is this. If it took 1 msec to deliver a sound stored on the cloud, then it is perfectly possible for a keyboard to connect to a sound site and immediately access a sound set, no need for download or install. Just pipe it straight from the cloud, through to the speakers at the touch of a key. This could go either way, from your sound system to the cloud, or vica versa. Live transmission of a MIDI performance.
Personally I can see this being very powerful, especially when combined with MIDI 2.