Hot Hand MIDI Controller Demo with Reaktor
In this video, I show off some Reaktor creations featuring the Hot Hand MIDI controller from Source Audio. Hot Hand tracks hand movement in 3 directions and sends the data to your computer via Bluetooth using MIDI CC values. The MIDI data can then be used to control audio software in a wide variety of ways.
You can download the ensembles used in today’s tutorial from the Reaktor User Library.
The Hot Hand controller has a lot of potential – while it can be easily mapped to any MIDI knob, in this video I’m interested in showing off some more esoteric uses.
There are two ensembles featured. One controls the On/Off switch of 4 different effects, and a single knob for each effect. The result is that you can turn effects on and off by tilting your hand in various directions, and also control a parameter within that effect. The other allows you to scratch audio by tracking your hand movement.
Both of these are well suited for live performance.
Hot Hand is an innovative control system, and I hope to see more controllers like it in the future!