Source Audio releases HotHand USB performance controller
Woburn, MA-Source Audio, innovative designers of the Hot Hand® 3
Wireless Effects Controller and Soundblox motion controlled effects,
have released the
Hot Hand USB Wireless MIDI Controller. The Hot Hand USB delivers an
entirely new method of dynamic control to DAW (digital audio
workstation) or live-performance software like Ableton Live, Traktor,
Reason, Serato DJ, and Logic/MainStage. Hot Hand bypasses
traditional knobs and faders, allowing users to manipulate software
parameters with wireless motion-control. It also integrates perfectly
with DAW controllers like Ableton Push, Livid Instruments' Base, or
Native Instruments' S2/S4.
Hot Hand USB consists of a wireless motion sensing ring and USB stick receiver.
The lightweight ring contains a 3-axis accelerometer that
detects hand movement and translates it to MIDI control messages. Both
quick motions and gradual tilting create control signals that can be
applied to any parameter to create effects like
organic bass wobbles, filter sweeps, delay times, modulation, and beat
The receiver plugs directly into any Mac or Windows PC, installs without drivers, and appears as a MIDI device. With the
Hot Hand USB Editor (downloadable software, available at sourceaudio.net),
users can assign the X, Y, or Z axes to control multiple parameters as
well as adjust the range and sensitivity of the incoming MIDI signal.
Users can operate up to four rings simultaneously
and maintain wireless connections for up to 100 feet (30.5 meters).
Hot Hand USB has already received high praise from notables in the electronic music scene.
David Mash, Senior Vice President for Innovation, Strategy,
and Technology at Berklee College of Music raves, "Source Audio's Hot
Hand USB is a truly innovative wireless MIDI controller that allows me
to easily manipulate and control many sonic
parameters at once, through either subtle or obvious gestures. It is
easy to set up, edit and configure, and allows me to use simple, natural
movements to create musical nuance in my performances." Vladimir Coman-Popescu
(editor of Controllerism.com) said, "Hot Hand is insanely fun and
versatile, and is now permanently part of my regular live setup.
Finally, I can fist pump during my sets and have it actually do
something to the sound!"
Widely acclaimed for
bringing innovation into the world of guitar effects pedals, Source
Audio was founded in January 2005 by former engineers, scientists, and
executives of Analog Devices, Kurzweil Music Systems,
and Thomas H. Lee Partners. In 2006 Source Audio released its flagship
product, the Hot Hand Motion-Sensing Ring. Since that time, Source
Audio's distortion, filter, modulation and Hot Hand products have found
their way onto the stages and recordings of David
Bowie, Phish, My Morning Jacket, The Cure, and Adrian Belew to name a
few. Source Audio was also recognized through multiple awards from
Guitar Player, Guitar World, Bass Player, and Premier Guitar Magazines.
The street price of the Hot Hand USB Wireless MIDI Controller is $119. It is available now. For
more info and a
list of authorized dealers, visit www.sourceaudio.net
or call Source Audio directly at 781.932.8080.