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Motion control for guitar effects using Hot Hand

At Winter Namm 2006, Source Audio introduced Hot Hand, a guitar effects 'motion controller' combining micro-machined motion sensing technology with a proprietary audio processing chip. Co-developed with Analog Devices, this is the first system of its kind to successfully translate body movement into sound.
Hot Hand is comprised of a sensor that attaches easily to the hand or any part of the body and an interface console with 11 usable "wah" type filter effects. The system features state-of-the-art 56 bit DSP co-developed with Analog Devices and 24 bit converters for exceptional sound quality. The whole idea of Hot Hand is to change the way guitarists manipulate effects without anchoring them to traditional pedal effects consoles or other fixed on stage devices. This approach also opens up the possibility for a whole new level of physical expression and showmanship in live performances. The movement of the hand or body when playing becomes the expression pedal.
For greater flexibility, other effects chains can be controlled through Hot Hand for more creative possibilities, and an expression pedal can be input to override the device if desired. Sounds in addition to the factory presets can be easily programmed and configured and a control allows Hot Hand to be calibrated to specific users in terms of range, motion, and speed of responsiveness. A Motion knob can be used to invert the axis of the controller up and down.
In the very near future, Source Audio will be offering updated versions of Hot Hand with different effects and control possibilities.
Source Audio LLC, a new technology enterprise founded by former executives of Analog Devices, Inc. and the world of private equity is bringing the first of many ideas in effects control and processing to the music industry.
Hot Hand motion control by Source Audio
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