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Hot Hand® First Wireless Motion-Controlled Guitar Effects System Ships

United States
Motion Control of Guitar Multi-Effects Pedals Now Possible With Hot Hand Wireless Option

Woburn, MA, 25 April 2007 — Currently being used on stage by influential new guitar innovators such as Herman Li and Sam Totman of DragonForce and Damien Kulash and Andy Ross of OK Go, the new Hot Hand Wireless Motion-Controlled Guitar Effects System is now available via a network of music guitar retailers on the company’s website.

Compatible with all Hot Hand systems, the Hot Hand Wireless Adapter can be used as a convenient 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.

Herman Li with the Hot Hand system.Photo by Eric Lopez

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.

The Hot Hand Motion-Controlled Wah Filters offers musicians 11 “wah” type filter effects with 56-bit DSP co-developed with Analog Devices, Inc. and crystal clear 24 bit converters for truly exceptional sound quality. The elegant, high quality user interface allows players to easily control the frequency of the wah and the sensitivity of the effects by using different hand and body motions so they can create signature sounds all their own.

The Hot Hand Motion-Controlled Phaser/Flanger system features 7 Phasing effects, 7 Flanging effects and 4 Modulation Sources that can be used in combination for a total of 56 different sounds. These can be further modified using the Hot Hand motion sensor, which allows the player to modify each effect with hand and body motions, an LFO, Envelope Follower and on-board 81-pattern Sequencer.

Hot Hand Wah Filters and Phaser/Flanger were created so that guitarists can manipulate effects tailored to their particular playing style and also create new sounds without being limited by traditional floor-mounted pedal effects. This new approach to controlling effects 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.

Currently being adopted by artists such as guitarist Vernon Reid of Living Colour, Money Mark of The Beastie Boys and BT, electronic music pioneer and composer, the Hot Hand Motion-Controlled effects system marks a significant evolution in the art of audio signal processing.

MSRP for Hot Hand Wireless Adapter is $150.00, Wireless Motion Controlled Wah Filters System is $434.00 ($299 Wired) and the Wireless Motion Controlled Phaser/Flanger System $434.00 ($299 Wired).
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