Source Audio is now shipping the Hot Hand Wireless Motion-Controlled Guitar Effects System.
Compatible with all Hot Hand systems, the Hot Hand Wireless Adapter can be used as a alternative to the wired sensor and consists of a wireless motion sensor ring unit and a small receiver that plugs directly into the back of the Hot Hand effects console in the “Sensor In” port.
The RF transmitter is capable of transmitting over 100 feet and up to four units can be used on stage at a time without interfering with each other. In addition, the transmitter utilizes state of the art frequency-hopping technology to constantly seek out free radio spectrum even in the noisiest environments. Licensed for worldwide wireless use, the wireless motion sensor ring features a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery that provides up to 8 hours of battery life and recharges in one hour.
Hot Hand is the only effects system allowing musicians to use hand and body motion to control key functions such as Speed and Depth in tandem with the company’s two proprietary motion-controlled Hot Hand products: the Wah Filters and the Phaser/Flanger effects consoles. Both products offer an expression output port, which allows the Hot Hand to control effects with expression input ports. Continue reading
Moog Etherwave Pro Theremin demo at the 2007 NAMM Show.
On Saturday morning of the NAMM show, Mike from Moog Music was gracious enough to let me try out the Etherwave Pro on the stage of the Moog booth before attendees started pouring in.
There are some small nuggets of a few memorable tunes in there. perhaps one or two that any person could identify.
EastWest has introduced Quantum Leap Ministry of Rock, a huge 18 gigabyte collection of rock drums, basses and guitars recorded in EASTWEST Studio 2, featured on countless platinum and gold records.
Ministry of Rock was created with one goal in mind: to create a virtual instrument capable of producing sounds that can actually produce a hit record or film score without any live drum, bass or guitar overdubs. Articulations and programming were all reverse engineered from actual performances.
- Drum kits sampled for Ministry of Rock include Octaplus (nine toms), Ayotte, Ludwig and Gretsch, the latter the actual kit used to make Metallica’s “Black” album. Drum kits are also optimized for use with Roland V-Drums.
- Basses include Fender P-Bass Custom, Fender 5-string, Specter and Kubiki basses. All were recorded through an Ampeg SVT and an Ashdown rig.
- Guitars recorded for Ministry of Rock include Fender Telecaster and Stratocaster, Gibson Les Paul, Ibanez Universe 7 and various PRS guitars, all recorded through Marshall, Fender, Bogner, Vox and Budda amplifiers.
These four redesigned models, offer a number of feature additions, including single-knob compression on two inputs, switch-able monitor mix routing, upgraded components and enhanced cosmetics.
“Recently, we added single-knob compression into our popular EMX powered mixers with great results,” said John Schauer, product manager, Live Sound, Yamaha Pro Audio & Combo Division. “Adding it to the new MG mixers to provide improved sound quality only made sense.” Continue reading