Hot Hand 3''s receiver base station features a standard 1/4" Expression output compatible with such pedal brands as Boss, Electro-Harmonix, Line 6, Pigtronix, Eventide and many, many more.
Woburn, MA (September 7, 2012)â€”The award winning motion-sensing technology that marked an evolution in effects pedal design is getting a serious upgrade. The new model expands significantly on the breakthrough technology of the original Hot Hand, broadening its compatibility to include non-Source Audio pedals and adding another axis of control.
Hot Hand 3's receiver base station features a standard 1/4" Expression output compatible with such pedal brands as Boss, Electro-Harmonix, Line 6, Pigtronix, Eventide and many, many more.
"We were upgrading the wireless Hot Hand system to add a number of features and functions while keeping it simple to use and improving the robustness of the mechanical design.," says Jesse Remignanti, Vice President of Engineering at Source Audio. "We had many requests from customers over the years looking for a simple way to use the Hot Hand with third-party effects. The Hot Hand 3 answers that request allowing for seamless connection to a wide variety of processors and pedals from other manufacturers in addition to all of our Soundblox and Hot Hand effects."
A 3-axis accelerometer translates motion into a dynamic and precise expression signal, which can be applied to a range of effect parameters, including filter sweeps, drive levels, modulation, and wet/dry mixes. The lightweight and wireless ring is capable of transmitting over 100 feet and fits comfortably on the hand, foot, or instrument headstock.
The Hot Hand user-base has grown significantly over the past year following the viral success of bassist Nathan Navarro and his band, Pinn Panelle. Their video, a cover of Skrillex, aligned the Hot Hand and Source Audio effects with the ubiquitous 'bass wobble' heard commonly in electronica and dubstep. When asked what inspired him to incorporate the Hot Hand into his toolkit, Navarro says, "The Hot Hand 3 takes contemporary instrumentalists to the next level of expression and control in real-time sound design."
In celebration of the new Hot Hand and its expanded following, Source Audio is seeking out the best new musicians using the Hot Hand today. A judging panel will award the highest quality submitters with prizes including $1,000 cash, gear and more. The Hot Hand Video Contest begins on September 1st. Entry details and instructions can be found at: sourceaudio.net/hh3-contest.
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Created in collaboration with legendary guitarist George Lynch of Dokken and Lynch Mob fame, the Mr.Scary Mod adds an adjustable tube gain stage and an onboard Deep control, which together are designed to enable an amp to have increased sustain while still retaining note definition and dynamics.
LegendaryTones, LLC today announced production availability of its new Mr. Scary Mod, a 100% pure tube module designed to instantly and easily expand the capabilities of many classic amplifiers with additional gain and tone shaping. Created in collaboration with legendary guitarist George Lynch of Dokken and Lynch Mob fame, the Mr.Scary Mod adds an adjustable tube gain stage and an onboard Deep control, which together are designed to enable an amp to have increased sustain while still retaining note definition and dynamics.
Originally released as the Lynch Mod in February 2021, the updated Mr. Scary Mod features the same core circuit as the Lynch Mod but is now equipped with a revised tube mix combo per George’s preference as well as a facelift in a newly redesigned electro-galvanized steel enclosure. As with the Lynch Mod, each run will be limited and the first run in Pumpkin Orange with Black hardware is limited to just 150 pieces worldwide.
The Mr. Scary Mod adds an adjustable tube gain stage on top of the cathode follower position, keeping note definition and articulation while further increasing sustain. Each Mr. Scary mod is meticulously built by hand in the USA, one at a time, and tuned using high-grade components. Equipped with a single ECC81 (12AT7) in the first position and ECC83 (12AX7) in the second, the Mr. Scary Mod can clean up beautifully when rolling down your guitar’s volume, and still adds scorching gain when you roll it back up. This is a gain stage that’s been tuned and approved by the ears of the maestro George Lynch himself.
“The Mr. Scary Mod excels with dynamics and is incredibly touch-responsive, allowing me to shift from playing clear, lightly compressed cleans to full-out aggressive sustain and distortion –and control it all simply by varying my guitar’s volume control and picking,” said GeorgeLynch. “In many ways, it’s an old-school approach, but it’s also so much more natural and expressive in addition to being musically fulfilling when you can play both the guitar and amp dynamically together this way.”
The Mr. Scary Mod installs in minutes, is safe and effective to use, and requires no special tools or re-biasing of the amplifier. Simply insert the module into the cathode follower preamp position of compatible amplifiers (includes Marshall 2203/2204/1959/1987 circuits) and
immediately get the benefit of enjoying a hot-rodded amp that delivers all the pure harmonic character that comes with an added pure tube gain stage. The handmade in the USA Mr. Scary Mod is now available to order for $319.
For more information, please visit legendarytones.com.
October Audio has miniaturized their NVMBR Gain pedal to create two mini versions of this beautifully organic-sounding circuit – including an always-on gain device.
The NVMBR Gain is a nonlinear amp that transitions gracefully from clean boost to overdriven tones. Volume increases from just over unity to about 10db before soft-clipping drive appears for another 5db of boost. Its extraordinary ease of use is matched by outstanding versatility: you can use it as a clean boost, push a stubborn amp into overdrive or create a just-breaking-up sound at any amp volume.
October Audio’s new family of mini NVMBR Gain pedals includes a switchable version that allows you to bypass the effect: one option features brand logo pedal graphics, while the other sports a fun “Witch Finger” graphic with a Davies knob as the“fingernail”.
The second version in the new lineup is an always-on device featuring the Witch Finger graphic and Davies knob, with the same NVMBR Gain circuit that lies at the core of the switchable version.
- Knob controls gain and clipping simultaneously
- Stunning silver hammertone finish
- Switchable versions are true-bypass, available with classic or witch finger graphics
- Authentic Davies knobs, including the “fingernail”
- 9V center negative power supply required
- Dimensions: 3.63 x 1.50 x 1.88 in
Witch Finger (always on NVMBR Gain) demo
All October Audio pedals are assembled in Richmond, VA, and available for purchase directly through the online shop. Street price is $109 for NVMBR Gain footswitch versions and $89 for the always-on device.
For more information, please visit octoberaudio.com.