Cool Wireless Motion-Controlled Effects System Now Shipping

Hot HandSource 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 NAMM 2007

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Moog Etherwave Pro Theremin demo at the 2007 NAMM Show.

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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 Ministry of Rock Virtual Instrument Library

Ministry of RockEastWest 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.

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Yamaha Debuts Four New MG Mixers

Yamaha Mixers

Yamaha Corporation of America introduced a new lineup of small format analog MG Mixers at the Winter NAMM 2007.

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

Novation Automap Universal

Automap UniversalNAMM Winter Show: Novation introduced Automap Universal, a technology that Novation says “renders old school MIDI control obsolete.”

Automap Universal lets users instantly control absolutely any automatable plug-in, in any sequencer, automatically without ever having to refer to a manual or worry about MIDI data and assigning. Parameters can be ‘learned’ and saved at the touch of a button. What’s more, any ReMOTE SL owner can upgrade their unit to Automap Universal for free, by downloading the installer on the Novation website.

Automap Universal is a completely independent system that works in all applications. With Automap Universal, any plug-in (VST, AU or RTAS), effects, instruments or otherwise, can be opened on any audio platform and be instantly controlled. The ‘Automapped’ plug-in appears as normal, only it now displays an Automap Universal logo, which glows when actively controlled. As soon as any plug-in is selected on the SL, parameters appear on the screens, laid out logically across all 64 assignable controls and displayed on the screens above.

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TC-Helicon Announces VoiceDoubler Plug-In For PowerCore and Pro Tools|HD Platforms

Voice doubler

NAMM: TC-Helicon announces that a plug-in version of its realistic multi-voice doubling and detuning processor, VoiceDoubler, will soon be available for the PowerCore and Pro Tools|HD platforms.

A direct port of TC-Helicon’s respected rackmount front of house effects processor, the plug-in’s algorithms create up to four humanized overdubs in real time as well as classic doubling effects. VoiceDoubler will ship in Spring 2007 and will retail at EUR 599 excl. VAT for PowerCore and Eur 799 excl. VAT for Pro Tools|HD. Continue reading