Boston, MA - Music effects pedal company Source Audio is slashing $100 off the price of their Hot Hand Wah units to celebrate the release of DragonForceâ€™s new live double-disc album Twilight Dementia. The lead guitarist of the band, Herman Li, has long been an avid user of the wireless Hot Hand, the flagship product of the Source Audio line of pedals. As a testament to the impact of the device on his playing, Li placed the Hot Hand Ring on the cover of the album (visible halfway up the left side).
Formed in 1999, DragonForce â€“ a multi-national amalgam of players at the very top of their game â€“ have spent the past decade proving that virtuoso musicianship and strong songwriting values can appeal to rock fans right across the board. The bandâ€™s tour, fueled by their relationship with the â€˜Guitar Heroâ€™ franchise, and the success of four
studio albums with worldwide sales currently topping two million, has seen sold-out headline shows around the world, including markets as far afield as China, Hawaii, New Zealand, Russia & Columbia.
â€œThe idea was to record every single show from the last leg of the tour,â€? says Herman Li â€œso we could pick the best take of each song without needing to do any overdubs in the studio; keeping the whole thing â€˜LIVEâ€™ like all the classic live metal albums.â€?
Source Audioâ€™s Hot Hand ring played a key role in Hermanâ€™s stage presence and sound for the DragonForce tour and subsequent live album. â€œIt is like the secret hi-tech weapon in my guitar-rig!â€? continues Li â€œThe Hot Hand is an innovative, mind-blowing effects processor. The sounds you can create with it are out of this world.â€?
Source Audioâ€™s patented Hot Hand motion controlled effects technology is based on micro-machined accelerometers which allow hand or body motion to modulate 11 different wah effects. The audio effects are created using a 56 bit digital signal processor co-developed with Analog Devices, Inc.
The price drop brings the street price of the Hot Hand Wah down to $299 from $399 for the wireless version and down to $199 from $299 for the wired version. For more information visit: http://www.sourceaudio.net
Twilight Dementia will be released on September 13th via Spinefarm Records (Europe) and Roadrunner Records (U.S., Canada).