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
  • By Failed Muso
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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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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 HSDV Drum Synthesizer for Kontakt

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  • Posted on November 14, 2010 - 11:07 pm
  • By Failed Muso
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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 / […]

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New libraries from Hollow Sun and Ian Boddy

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  • Posted on October 16, 2010 - 1:20 pm
  • By Failed Muso
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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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New Material, Price Drops & Updates from Hollow Sun

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  • Posted on July 30, 2010 - 12:50 pm
  • By Failed Muso
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Ok, as ever, Steve Howell has been busy as hell and he has some new goodies for you! First of all, there has been some tweaking to the site itself, with the product pages getting a more structured layout. A single “BUY” button uncovers all the formats and their pricing which leads me on to […]

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Still here!!

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  • Posted on July 12, 2010 - 9:48 pm
  • By Failed Muso
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Here we go again! Yet another apologetic post, making excuses for a recent spate of silence! I’ve no proper excuse other than life just getting in the way. However, there should be some good stuff coming soon, including some new goodies from Hollow Sun, one of which is pretty massive!! Sworn to secrecy, but this […]

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“El Sol, Y Mi Canto” – New track from Failed Muso & Micky D

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  • Posted on July 2, 2010 - 8:23 pm
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Another fruit of our labour! 🙂 This track was composed and performed yet again in Reason, using the soon to be released Nebulae Refill from Hollow Sun throughout. Much props and love to Micky D, Steve Howell and Matt Black 🙂 Enjoy 🙂 El Sol, Y Mi Canto by failedmuso

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Sneaky Peek – Hollow Sun EPII for Kontakt

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  • Posted on May 31, 2010 - 2:25 pm
  • By Failed Muso
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Ok, just snuck these babies out of Hollow Sun for your delectation. Steve is still churning out update after update to his Kontakt portfolio and this is next on the line, due for release this week, if all goes to plan. It’s the Kontakt-ised version of his exemplary Yamaha CP70 library. As well as the […]

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