ANNOUNCEMENT: Stephen Howell passed away

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macmurphy
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2645 posts since 21 Jul, 2004

Post Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:53 pm

i can't believe i've only just heard about this. awful news.

much love to Stephen's family.

DaveElson
KVRist
208 posts since 16 Jul, 2004 from Seattle

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

Post Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:03 pm

I only just heard, looked here at KVR , at this forum and saw it.
Very sad news and like all others, condolences to family and friends.

the professor
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358 posts since 15 Jan, 2012 from UK

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

Post Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:55 pm

Hollow Sun's whole ethos was the inspiration behind my starting Rhythmic Robot. Stephen himself was friendly, encouraging and relaxed in a way you would never expect from someone who – from the outside – might be seen as a competitor. He was astonishingly informed, talented and inspirational; all capped off with a very British sense of humour and of the absurd. His instrument design and creativity were everything that indie developers should be. I'm so sorry he's gone. We're all the poorer.

Mario, please do let his family know how many people out here have been touched by the work he's done. And thank you for keeping the faith.

Best wishes,

Guy (aka The Professor)
https://www.rhythmicrobot.com ...Kontakt instruments with character!

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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 Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:33 pm

the professor wrote:Mario, please do let his family know how many people out here have been touched by the work he's done.

They know, they've been reading the forums. :)

darsho
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1601 posts since 14 Sep, 2007 from www.koeln.de/en/

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

Post Sat Jul 12, 2014 3:26 am

I found out about this just today.
Very sad news.
Steve's work has been a great inspiration.
RIP and heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

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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 Jul 21, 2014 10:40 pm

http://soundbytesmag.net/stephenhowellt ... nmemoriam/

SoundBytes magazine included this in their July issue. Thanks, David.

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pwal
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1342 posts since 13 Mar, 2004 from here

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

Post Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:47 am

just found out, RIP Stephen :-(

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ZombyWoof
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625 posts since 12 Mar, 2005

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

Post Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:20 am

Out of habit, I keep checking for new Hollow Sun releases, then I remember. :(
Stephen, you are missed.

Jsynth
KVRer
1 posts since 28 Aug, 2013 from Alma, Quebec

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

Post Sun Sep 07, 2014 1:24 pm

How can I have been going about for so long without knowing Stephen was no longer here in the flesh with us? I spent all summer only wondering what he was up to next. Waiting patiently for his next creation. I loved his work so much, and he had such a pleasing personnality, inspiring confidence in others...

What a shock! Sorely missed...

My humble condoleances to all his family and friends

Best wishes to his close loved ones

Jean

thisplace
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52 posts since 9 Jun, 2012

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

Post Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:36 am

Best wishes to Stephens family. He did some really incredible and helpful work!!!! Love his products!!!! I'm thankful he was here.

kilgoretrout
KVRist
62 posts since 22 Dec, 2002

Re: BREAKING NEWS: Stephen Howell passed away

Post Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:06 pm

Sad news. Stephen was very talented. I own almost all of the sample sets and I play guitar! Hah.

Best regards to the family and survivors. His contribution to sampling will be sorely missed.

Brother Charles
KVRian
957 posts since 3 Jan, 2012 from Alberta, Canada

Re: BREAKING NEWS: Stephen Howell passed away

Post Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:42 pm

A wonderful legacy in his stead, has been left behind. Still, our hearts vex under the weightiness of the loss. Continued prayers for Mrs. Howell and family.

I've yet to hear another CP-70/80 sample set, in any format, that retains such character and even, well-balanced tone as the HS "Definitive CP70".
Thanks & God Bless,
Bro. Charles
Reviewer's Revival Blogsite | Facebook

ForgottenKeys
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118 posts since 23 Mar, 2010 from U.K.

Re: BREAKING NEWS: Stephen Howell passed away

Post Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:29 am

I only just leaned about this today. When I first started my site, Stephen contacted me out of the blue offering praise and advice. He even offered to host some of my work on his site when I had bandwidth problems and later offered to help out if I needed any graphics work done (something he excelled at). I only knew him via email and this forum but he was a very generous man. Shocked and saddened.

elxsound
KVRAF
4567 posts since 18 Aug, 2007 from NYC

Re: BREAKING NEWS: Stephen Howell passed away

Post Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:41 pm

Just stumbled on to this... Haven't been on the boards as much and completely missed this. Very sad news. I've always been a fan of his many sample collections and their often unique offerings like with the Alien Devices. I don't have any personal connections or stories other than to say I've always respected his work.

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JoeCat
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1109 posts since 19 May, 2011 from North Carolina

Re: BREAKING NEWS: Stephen Howell passed away

Post Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:57 am

So sad to hear this.

I hope Evil Dragon, et. al. can keep Steve's legacy and vision alive in the future. Maybe a partnership with Rhythmic Robot (always though of those as two sides of the same coin)?

In any case, deepest condolences to Steve's family and friends.

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