Source Audio has released the Hot Hand, a USB wireless MIDI controller.

Source Audio Hot Hand

The Hot Hand USB delivers an entirely new method of dynamic control to DAW (digital audio workstation) or live-performance software like Ableton Live, Traktor, Reason, Serato DJ, and Logic/MainStage. Hot Hand bypasses traditional knobs and faders, allowing users to manipulate software parameters with wireless motion-control. It also integrates perfectly with DAW controllers like Ableton Push, Livid Instruments’ Base, or Native Instruments’ S2/S4.

Hot Hand USB consists of a wireless motion sensing ring and USB stick receiver. The lightweight ring contains a 3-axis accelerometer that detects hand movement and translates it to MIDI control messages. Both quick motions and gradual tilting create control signals that can be applied to any parameter to create effects like organic bass wobbles, filter sweeps, delay times, modulation, and beat repeats. The receiver plugs directly into any Mac or Windows PC, installs without drivers, and appears as a MIDI device. With the Hot Hand USB Editor (downloadable software, available at, users can assign the X, Y, or Z axes to control multiple parameters as well as adjust the range and sensitivity of the incoming MIDI signal. Users can operate up to four rings simultaneously and maintain wireless connections for up to 100 feet (30.5 meters).

Hot Hand USB has already received high praise from notables in the electronic music scene. David Mash, Senior Vice President for Innovation, Strategy, and Technology at Berklee College of Music raves, “Source Audio’s Hot Hand USB is a truly innovative wireless MIDI controller that allows me to easily manipulate and control many sonic parameters at once, through either subtle or obvious gestures. It is easy to set up, edit and configure, and allows me to use simple, natural movements to create musical nuance in my performances.” Vladimir Coman-Popescu (editor of said, “Hot Hand is insanely fun and versatile, and is now permanently part of my regular live setup. Finally, I can fist pump during my sets and have it actually do something to the sound!”

Hot Hand features

  • Wireless 3 axis motion sensor ring & USB receiver.
  • Driverless USB MIDI operation for Windows/Mac.
  • Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery for 6 hour usage time.
  • Capable of transmitting over 100 feet.
  • Works with any MIDI compatible audio software (Ableton, Reason, Logic, Traktor, etc).

The Hot Hand USB Wireless MIDI Controller is available to purchase for $119 USD.

More information: Source Audio