The benefits of interpretation

Satisfying sound producing requires way more time though

The instruments are bound by physicality (of course), a highlevel of mastery is needed to create instantaneous improvisation of quality and sometimes there is joy in both the unexpectedness and the planning-ahead of DAWs, synths and such.

On cognitive benefits of music interpretation

Playing instruments has been proven to be beneficial to many cognitive domains. I wonder if producing music in a DAW is as benefitial in terms of cognition as general instrument playing - and, if so, what is actually benefitialabout music playing? Cognitive processing of sounds? Focused attention, sort of controlled improvisation being “exercise for the brain”?