ANNOUNCEMENT: Stephen Howell passed away

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NightofNi
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202 posts since 2 Sep, 2011

Post Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:30 am

This post for the Hexxon library shows his wonderful sense of humor, it makes me smile everytime I read it.



"by hollowsun; Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:54 am
Hexxon - new from Hollow Sun
It didn't make the news but not so long ago, a spacecraft from a galaxy far, far away crash landed just outside Lympley Stoke, a small town not far from Bath, England. Given the significance of the event, the military moved in (as they do) and instructed to move the wreckage to Area 51 for extra terrestrial examination. However, owing to the typical ineptness of the British civil service, it was actually sent to Area 51 in Basingstoke, a tattoo and piercing parlour of some reknown in the area.

The owner wasn't quite sure what to make of it all and could get no sense from the the delivery chap ... he tried refusing delivery only to be greeted with "Sorry mate - more than my job's worth. Sign here, mate". So he was lumbered with it but knowing of our fondness for oddness, the owner contacted us and we hot footed it to the place where we retrieved one of the panels...

It took us a while to figure out the panel and recreate it but we managed it eventually.
It uses hex-cells for controls which are colour coded and the brighter they are, the higher the parameter value. "


http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic ... 2&t=389016
Always look on the bright side of life

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jobromedia
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4830 posts since 10 Feb, 2006 from Stockholm, Sweden

Re: BREAKING NEWS: Stephen Howell passed away early this morning

Post Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:31 pm

Oh my! Rest in peace Steve!
Best regards from Johan Brodd.
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EastWest Lurker
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110 posts since 2 Mar, 2011

Re: BREAKING NEWS: Stephen Howell passed away early this morning

Post Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:05 am

Sorry to hear this.
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EvilDragon
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16946 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Re: BREAKING NEWS: Stephen Howell passed away early this morning

Post Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:45 pm

Small update.


I have managed to get ahold of credentials for site hosting Steve used for www.hollowsun.com. I will be editing all product pages and disabling the "Add to cart" buttons on them for the time being. It's best if sales aren't happening for the time being because we don't know what will happen with the funds on Steve's Paypal account (and what will happen with that account in general).


So, until further notice, Hollow Sun products (except freebies) are not going to be available. I will try to make them available as soon as legally possible.


I will keep you guys posted, of course.

robogone
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21376 posts since 26 Jul, 2005 from Gone

Re: BREAKING NEWS: Stephen Howell passed away early this morning

Post Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:47 pm

Understood. If Steve's family will benefit from sales though, please let us know as I'm sure that people might be more motivated to buy if that's the case.

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folderol
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4738 posts since 5 Aug, 2006 from UK - Here!

Re: BREAKING NEWS: Stephen Howell passed away early this morning

Post Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:02 pm

robojam wrote:Understood. If Steve's family will benefit from sales though, please let us know as I'm sure that people might be more motivated to buy if that's the case.
A definite +1 here.
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EvilDragon
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16946 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Re: BREAKING NEWS: Stephen Howell passed away early this morning

Post Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:07 pm

For the moment it is unclear if they would benefit from sales at this point, because we have yet to contact Paypal regarding Steve's account and what happens next. I would urge everyone to hold their horses for a bit. :)

snowleopard
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11 posts since 29 Aug, 2009 from Pacific Northwest

Re: BREAKING NEWS: Stephen Howell passed away early this morning

Post Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:24 pm

Very sad to hear this. I don't post here a lot but wanted to give my condolences to his family.

kgdrum
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291 posts since 12 Sep, 2005 from NYC

Re: BREAKING NEWS: Stephen Howell passed away early this morning

Post Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:57 pm

robojam wrote:Understood. If Steve's family will benefit from sales though, please let us know as I'm sure that people might be more motivated to buy if that's the case.

+1 :tu:
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wonshu
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335 posts since 13 Jul, 2003 from Berlin

Re: BREAKING NEWS: Stephen Howell passed away early this morning

Post Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:02 am

Rest in Peace.

Condolences to Steve's family! All the best to them!

Best,
Hans
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EvilDragon
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16946 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Re: BREAKING NEWS: Stephen Howell passed away early this morning

Post Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:27 am

Shopping cart has been reinstated for the time being. In discussion with the Howells, they mentioned they will need and appreciate all the help they can get, so, there you go, people. Complete your Hollow Sun collection! :)


The funeral ceremony will be held on June 16th at 11.45 am, in Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff.

hueynym
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287 posts since 29 May, 2012

Re: BREAKING NEWS: Stephen Howell passed away early this morning

Post Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:46 am

Thanks for the info, EvilDragon - I was hoping to find some way of paying my respects - I think I came pretty close - I didn't realize how many of his instruments I didn't own (until now)

I imagine how much better the choirs of angels will sound with his presence...

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djshire
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621 posts since 11 Jun, 2011 from Detroit

Re: BREAKING NEWS: Stephen Howell passed away early this morning

Post Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:46 pm

hueynym wrote:Thanks for the info, EvilDragon - I was hoping to find some way of paying my respects - I think I came pretty close - I didn't realize how many of his instruments I didn't own (until now)

I imagine how much better the choirs of angels will sound with his presence...
He's going to sample those angels and make a new Kontakt instrument

shadoe42
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620 posts since 18 May, 2007

Re: BREAKING NEWS: Stephen Howell passed away early this morning

Post Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:12 pm

oh...wow. I am just now seeing this. I had the pleasure to do several demos over the years for Steve. And own nearly everything Hollow Sun ever put out. My first full length CD project was briefly available on his Hollow Sun Records label until he decided his energies were best spent elsewhere.

This hit me like a ton of bricks as just this past Thursday I laid another friend to rest now to find I missed the passing of another I knew.

He will be missed.

shadoe42
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620 posts since 18 May, 2007

Re: BREAKING NEWS: Stephen Howell passed away early this morning

Post Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:24 pm

So after reading this I had to stop the track I was working on as my brain had shifted me in another direction. This is all Hollow Sun stuff. I Kept this as minimal as possible. A small tribute to Stephen and Hollow Sun.

https://soundcloud.com/shadoe42/the-set ... hollow-sun

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