The IMC changes the way students practice their instrument, while opening the doors to digital music creation.
Traditionally an electronic tabla or sound bank of loops is used to practice. The tempo, pitch, and volume of the loops can be adjusted. A lehra with different ragaas (scales), is also used to accomodate practice to develop an intuitive feel of rhythm.
I realized this was very similar to a clip launch in Ableton. The IMC familiarizes students with visual and functional features of pro mixing controllers , while they are learning their instrument.