Reader Sean McKee shared this video that takes an in-depth look at the Hotz Box MIDI Translator – a pioneering MIDI controller, originally released by Atari.
“A history, overview and tutorial of the very rare Hotz Box MIDI Translator hardware and software, invented by Jimmy Hotz. I decided to make this video because the only videos I found of this synth MIDI controller were of people playing the Hotz Box, but there was really no information out there on how it worked, and on forums it was very misunderstood.
Hopefully this video will provide enough insights to educate people interested in this system and how it can be used.”
Hotz Box creator Jimmy Hotz is still at it, making controllers and a Windows version of the software. You can find out more at his site.