Steven Howell aka Hollow Sun

Steven Howell aka Hollow Sun

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  • Posted on October 6, 2014 - 2:36 pm
  • By Rob Puricelli
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Just over four months ago, my dear friend and mentor, Steve Howell, passed away. I still can’t believe it. Steve was, for me, a great inspiration. Someone with whom I shared so much, be it our sense of humour or our love of music and, in particular, synths. Our friendship was one of mutual respect […]

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Jiggery Pokery’s Additions ReFill

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  • Posted on August 5, 2011 - 11:53 am
  • By Failed Muso
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I’ve been sat here now for about 20 minutes trying to think of suitable superlatives to describe this thing!! It’s freaking awesome!! It’s inspirational! It’s packed full of amazing sounds! It has Wendy Carlos samples!! It’s only £29.95 FFS!! Seriously, Matt has outdone himself yet again with a superb collection of additive synthesis patches that […]

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Mark King jamming with…. Mark King!

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  • Posted on May 20, 2011 - 9:22 pm
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Hey there! Yeah, been a while and for that I apologise…. AGAIN! Been a busy/stressful time of late, with much preventing me from posting on here as frequently as I should. Most of it has been for quite personal reasons and maybe one day soon I can tell you all about that. But for now, […]

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Hollow Sun Music Laboratory Machines

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  • Posted on March 19, 2011 - 1:34 pm
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Further growing his Kontakt Library and sublime front ends, Hollow Sun’s Steve Howell has launched a new range of Kontakt based instruments entitled “Music Laboratory Machines“. It launches with two instruments called Oscillosine and Organa, the former being based on material supplied by Rod Mitchell, aka Atomic Shadow. Hollow Sun’s ‘Music Laboratory Machines’ series brings […]

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Leak! New sample library from Hollow Sun

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  • Posted on January 27, 2011 - 4:37 pm
  • By Failed Muso
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Yup, world exclusive time again chaps (and chapesses)! Hot off the press, and ready for launch tomorrow is the new library from sample masters Hollow Sun. The next in the line of collaborations with other synth and sample guru, Ian Boddy, Drumalogue is a very unique drum sample library where the sounds are not samples […]

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Hollow Sun releases 3 new libraries for Kontakt

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  • Posted on December 4, 2010 - 12:35 am
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So, pretty much completing the conversion of the Hollow Sun library to the new, scripted Kontakt format, Steve has now released the Oberheim M1000, Korg M/01 and Yamaha FS1R libraries. These are not straight forward bulk conversions, as Steve explains…. The Oberheim Matrix 1000, the M/01 Collection and the FS1R Collection have now been converted […]

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Jiggery Pokery presents the Retrospective ReFill

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  • Posted on December 4, 2010 - 12:17 am
  • By Failed Muso
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I am sooooo glad this is finally out there!! Finally, a ReFill featuring virtually the entire Hollow Sun vintage library, exclusively licensed to Jiggery Pokery. If anyone is in any doubt as to the awesomeness of this particular ReFill, let me reassure you it is probably up there with the handful of absolute ‘must have’ […]

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Hollow Sun HSDV Drum Synthesizer for Kontakt

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  • Posted on November 14, 2010 - 11:07 pm
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You can’t keep a good sample library developer down and Steve Howell is getting increasingly more productive and imaginative in his old(ish) age! Released today from Hollow Sun Towers is the HSDV Drum Synth. I’ll let the blurb do the talking… “HSDV is a new concept in drum sample library. FEATURES * 44k.1Hz / 24-bit […]

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New libraries from Hollow Sun and Ian Boddy

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  • Posted on October 16, 2010 - 1:20 pm
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The first time I ever met Hollow Sun‘s Steve Howell in the flesh was at a trade show at Olympia 2 in London. The bearded wonder was lurking in the shadows at the Alesis stand where the Fusion was getting one of it’s first public outings in the UK. We went for a wander and […]

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Hollow Sun Vox Continental

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  • Posted on July 30, 2010 - 11:49 pm
  • By Failed Muso
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As hinted at in a previous post, the new Hollow Sun Vox Continental was released today. Vox Continental Demo track by Alasdair Reed The Vox Continental is probably the most famous of the ‘new breed’ of transistor organs which emerged in the early ’60s. Previously, organs were built around tone-wheel technology. This undoubtedly created a […]

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