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Hollow Sun products

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:27 am
by Guest
I have spent a good few months working on a few retro projects and it was rather wonderful to get reacquainted with Hollow Sun's products again. So I thought I would make a short post to encourage those that aren't familiar with Steve's products (Steve sadly passed away a few years ago) to check 'em out. I believe they are still available to purchase:

http://www.hollowsun.com/

These instruments are a joy to use and sound amazing. No, really they do. Steve was a master of his craft. If you are after that retro vibe and want something a bit special, look no further.

The crazy thing is, they are exceptionally reasonably priced.

Re: Hollow Sun products

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:57 am
by Scramble
All true. Fantastic instruments at good prices.

Re: Hollow Sun products

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:14 pm
by The Elf
The Hollowsun library is easily my most used. Steve had the ability to make his samples musically usable in a way that others never seem to have grasped. I still miss him.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:36 pm
by Guest
The Elf wrote:The Hollowsun library is easily my most used. Steve had the ability to make his samples musically usable in a way that others never seem to have grasped. I still miss him.

Indeed.

The Vox Continental and Vermona are my particular faves. Ooh, and RMI Piano. And the Novachord.

The Vox Conti is a thing of wonder and I haven't heard one better.

Re: Hollow Sun products

PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:48 am
by Martin Walker
Yep, Steve had the ability to create sample libraries that sounded musical without requiring gigabytes of RAM - he was a true expert at his craft, and sadly missed.

Here's my SOS review of his wonderful Novachord library:

http://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/hol ... -novachord

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Martin

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:49 am
by ManFromGlass
How could one pass up buying a synth called Broken? I was very impressed with the quality and just the entire thing, and it made me laugh.

Re: Hollow Sun products

PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:55 am
by Guest
Martin Walker wrote:Yep, Steve had the ability to create sample libraries that sounded musical without requiring gigabytes of RAM - he was a true expert at his craft, and sadly missed.

Here's my SOS review of his wonderful Novachord library:

http://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/hol ... -novachord

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Martin

Excellent review Martin! The Novachord is indeed wonderful. It offers some sounds that I don't think you can get elsewhere. Great if you want something just a little bit different in your music.

I hope more people check out HS products because they should be in every composer's plug-in library!

ManFromGlass wrote:How could one pass up buying a synth called Broken? I was very impressed with the quality and just the entire thing, and it made me laugh.

Yeah, and it's a fiver. I mean...it's ridiculous.

http://www.hollowsun.com/HS2/sli/broken/index.htm

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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 12:10 am
by DarthPaul
Steve wasn't just a very talented sound designer, and possibly one of the first ever to deserve that title, he was also an exceptionally kind and encouraging person.

See this from SOS April 2020:


https://www.soundonsound.com/node/4921060

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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 9:24 am
by Arpangel
I still have Steve’s recreation of the EMS Synthi on my computer, written loads of good presets for it, it’s a plug-in for Reaktor.
Great guy, sad loss.

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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 9:39 am
by desmond
DarthPaul wrote:Steve wasn't just a very talented sound designer, and possibly one of the first ever to deserve that title, he was also an exceptionally kind and encouraging person.

See this from SOS April 2020:
https://www.soundonsound.com/node/4921060

We discussed this a bit here:
https://www.soundonsound.com/forum/view ... 28&t=70873

Re: Hollow Sun products

PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 10:58 am
by The Elf
I still use Steve's sample library on a daily basis.

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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 12:28 pm
by Steve A
Hear, hear! Steve's Nostalgia would probably be my 'desert island' sound library. Nice to see his fine work still getting some love even though he is sadly no longer with us.

Re: Hollow Sun products - Jean-Michel liked them

PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 1:42 pm
by Forum Admin
Spookily I was re-reading a 2015 interview yestreday that SOS published with Jean-Michel Jarre and spotted that he gave a shout-out to the Hollow Sun products.

See first paragraph of this boxout:
https://www.soundonsound.com/people/jean-michel-jarre-0#para9

Re: Hollow Sun products

PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 2:28 pm
by Agharta
I also found myself looking at their website yesterday prior to noting this thread had re-started.
Possibly this thread is where I first heard of them but I didn't make a note of it at the time so forgot all about them.
In the meantime my tastes have gravitated more towards their aesthetic so I shall be taking a closer look.
Some of their products are such good value that there's little reason not to dip a toe in the water.

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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 10:52 pm
by tea for two
String synth discussion on SOS kb forum i smiled .
Steve's Zero G Nostalgia with its Crumar, Eminent 310u , Jp6, PolyMoog, Rs202 : String Synths section.

Alesis Fusion 8HD even now is the only workstaion for me simply becasue of Steve's involvement with it,
takes HollowSun sounds as well as having one of the best weighted keyboards.
Fusion's pianos i could alter to my taste : upuntil NI Noire no piano on any electric piano nor workstation i checked out measured up to Fusion HDs piano mangling.

Movie scoring I would rely solely on HollowSun as well as give 75% towards Steve's family (not to blow smoke up me ar**).


Steve's passing still cuts me up.


(We hang out on forums : how many of us can truly say when we are gone someones on SOS forum will be cut up).