yes i could imagine an Elektron box that of itself, makes no noise whatsoever.
a mixer. or should i say, a mixer - Elektron style.
with a one-press button for live performance mixing tricks and trills..
easy one or double-press button combos accessing different ways to produce continuity of a beat and riff while the box that made those sounds is busy loading a new pattern or something.
practical yet visionary cool things for the mixer/fx-sequencer ... similar to the most recent probability factor implementation, or the 'fill' option on the Rytm.. except for the mixer environment.
put two glass tubes on the A/B input stage as a preamp
ensure at least 4 or even 8 stereo inputs are available.
maybe add 3 more Midi Outs to potentially use the machine as the Master Transport and Clock in a multi machine environment.. with the ability to send synchronised 'play' or 'continue' messages easily through the Midi Outs.