When faced with a user interface problem, perhaps you should consider changing the interface.
Speaking of They Might Be Giants: Anna Ng and I are getting old.
Fun band. Fun video.
Via Palm Sounds.
Both the Anushri (in the video above) and the forthcoming Akimba from Mutable Instruments look very much worth watching. Olivier is a master at doing a lot with a little. My Shruthi-1 and Sidekick are little bundles of analog goodness (or, for the former, analog-digital hybrid).