The late and great Stephen Howell has left quite a bit of hardware in his wake. This is YOUR chance to become the owner of hardware pieces that Steve used himself to create various Hollow Sun Kontakt libraries!
Some of the units are prototypes that never went into production - this makes them extra-rare and collector's items!
Here's what's on offer:
AKAI Boreas - prototype unit based on Z4 - only a few exist - 500£
AKAI ME30PII - 4-in/8-out MIDI patchbay - 50£
AKAI MPC3500 - prototype of MPC5000 - good condition, everything functioning, not expanded - 750£
AKAI S2800XL - prototype of S3000XL - needs some cleaning but otherwise works fine - 300£
AKAI S5000 - pretty good condition - 400£
Alesis iO26 - FireWire audio interace - 100£
Alesis MultiMix8 USB FX - 8-input USB audio mixer with effects - 100£
Digidesign MBox2 Mini - compact USB audio interace - 100£
Korg X5DR - 64-voice AI2 synth module (half-rack), near mint - 75£
Boss CE-300 Super Chorus - great hardware chorus unit, 1U rack - 100£
Roland MKS-20 Digital Piano - legendary digital piano used by the likes of Elton John and many others, used in making of Hollow Sun vKS20 sample library, pretty good condition, 2U rack - 150£
Roland MKS-70 Super JX - one of the best DCO-based analog synths, currently very popular and on the rise because of availability of a very popular 3rd party upgrade that greatly extends the possibilities of this beast - used in making of Hollow Sun vKS70 sample library, 2U rack - 600£
Roland PG-800 Programmer - MKS-70 sidekick, almost obligatory addition that makes programming it much easier - 200£ -> bought together with MKS-70 - 700£
Roland SC-880 Sound Module - great all-around general MIDI sound generator unit, 1U rack - 100£
Roland XV-2020 Expandable Sound Module - somewhat newer generation of Roland's sound generators, expandable with 2 SRX boards, very good condition, 1U half-rack - 150£
Signex CP44 - simple and sturdy patchbay for audio signals, 1U rack - 50£
Prices are relatively firm (we're talking about Stephen Howell here!), but depending on the unit it can be discussed via PM with me.
Anyone really interested in any of these items should contact Angela (Steve's wife) at aangela (at) hollowsun (dot) com. UK and Ireland residents preferred, but international shipping can be arranged at buyer's discretion.
Pictures of all listed gear can be seen here: http://imgur.com/a/aGlwJ/all
Thank you for your interest!