Source Audio have released the Hot Hand USB Wireless MIDI Controller, a wireless (duh) motion-sensing ring and USB stick receiver.
The Hot Hand USB is gives the musician a new method of dynamic control of DAWs or in live-performance software like Ableton Live, Traktor, Reason, Serato DJ, and Logic/MainStage. It bypasses the knobs and faders of the traditional controller, allowing users to manipulate software parameters, on three axes, with wireless motion control. The Hot Hand also integrates with DAW controllers like Ableton Push, Livid Instruments’ Base, or Native Instruments’ Traktor Kontrol S2/S4.
“The Hot Hand MIDI-EXP allows users to control software parameters with a wave of the hand,” said Jeff McAlack of Source Audio, who make the MIDI-EXP. “This used to be a limited edition pedal for us, but recently, after the release of a video by Pinn Panelle which showcased the technology, we?ve really started selling to DJ?s and other electronic musicians, so we?ve decided to put the pedal into full production.”
The MIDI-EXP takes all of the expressive potential of the Hot Hand sensor and enables use with third-party effects, hardware, and software by converting the Hot Hand signals directly to MIDI and a flexible expression output.
With the MIDI-EXP, users can select from multiple MIDI message types, including continuous controllers, pitch wheel, aftertouch, note on/off message, etc. Other controls fine tune the sensor signals to create the desired response with controls like depth, smoothing, inversion and axis select. A useful Ramp Trigger mode lets the user set a threshold and when that threshold is crossed by the sensor signal, it will generate a ramp in the output.
The retooled and updated MIDI-EXP will be available in Spring or early Summer 2012.
Sunday Synth Jam: Pinn Panelle does a great job of translating heavily produced dubstep into live performance, with their take on Skrillex’s Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites.
The band describes the video as a performance demonstrating “how to replicate an electronic artist’s music on live instruments. There are no sequences, or backing tracks playing behind the band. All wobbles are live.” Continue reading →
2008 Summer NAMM Show: Source Audio is shipping its new line of Soundblox effects pedals. Source Audio will also provide a free Hot Hand wired sensor pack with the Soundblox Wah, Phaser and Flanger while supplies last.
Based on the Hot Hand Wah Filter and Hot Hand Phaser/Flanger effects systems, the new Soundblox Tri-Mod Wah, Tri-Mod Flanger and Tri-Mod Phaser pedals each offer 11 different effects that feature the same high quality sounds as their predecessors. The effects on these products can be modulated by either a Hot Hand motion sensor, an LFO or an Envelope Follower.
All Soundblox effects feature 56-bit DSP co-developed with Analog Devices and 24-bit A/D D/A converters.
MSRP for the Soundblox pedals is $149.99.
MSRP for the Hot Hand Wireless Adapter & Controller is $150.
MSRP for the Hot Hand Wired Controller is $24.95