1 Ring To Rule Them All: Hot Hand Wirelessly Controls MIDI

Source Audio have released the Hot Hand USB Wireless MIDI Control , a wireless (duh) motion-sensing band 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 even Native Instruments’ Traktor Kontrol S2/S4.

How does it work?

Hot_Hand_Wireless_USB_ring The excellent blue ring contains a 3-axis accelerometer that detects the user’s hand movement, and translates it in order to MIDI control messages. Quick movements and gradual tilting create manage signals that can be applied to any variable to create effects like organic largemouth bass wobbles, filter sweeps, delay moments, modulation, and beat repeats. The particular USB receiver resembles a Adobe flash drive, and plugs directly into any kind of Mac or Windows PC, sets up without drivers, and appears to the pc as a MIDI device.

With the downloadable Hot Hand UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS Editor software, users can give the X, Y, or Z . axes (side-to-side, up-and-down, in-and-out hand movements) to control multiple parameters along with adjust the range and sensitivity of the incoming MIDI signal. Users may operate up to four rings at the same time and maintain wireless connections for up to 100 feet (30. 5 m).

In the demo video, over, the musician using the Hot Hand controller manipulates filter frequency over the bass along the X axis, regulates filter frequency on the arpeggios over the Y axis, and controls octaves on the Z axis. Stick around for your silly stuff in the last 30 seconds of the demo video.

Pricing and Availability. The Hot Hand USB Cellular MIDI Controller is available now, and it is priced at $119 US. For product specs, more information and a list of authorized dealers, visit Source Audio’s website.

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