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Jiggery-Pokery releases Blue Meanie & Retrospect ReFills

Jiggery-Pokery Blue Meanie
Jiggery-Pokery Retrospective

Jiggery-Pokery has announced the release of Blue Meanie and Retrospect, two new ReFills for Reason 5.

Blue Meanie: Virtually an ARP 2600 – Nearly 500 massive Thor patches for Reason 5, inspired by the classic synth.

Designed to bring the semi-modular nature of the ARP 2600 into Reason, Blue Meanie uses multiple Thor units to emulate all the “modules” of original: three analogue VCOs, VCF, Noise, Sample & Hold, Voltage Processor, and audio-in processing, plus the addition of a Sub Osc for some low-end, woofer-wobbling grunt.

Retrospective: 40 years of synthesizer history – An epic Refill of vintage synths and electronic keyboards.

JPs’ biggest project to date, the conversion of Hollow Suns’ huge archive of samples into Reason. With over 600 patches for NNXT and Combinator from instruments including the Oberheim M1000 and M12, Yamaha CP70 piano and FS1R digital synth, digital glory from the PPG Wave 2, Moog Taurus, Korg M01, Eminent 310U and the Roland VP-330.

Blue Meanie is available to purchase for £19.95 GBP, Retrospect is £39.95 GBP.

Jiggery-Pokery has also announced that the Hammond Novachord and Nebulae Pads are now available directly from Jiggery-Pokery for £19.95 each.

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Hollow Sun releases HSDV, electronic drum library for Kontakt

Hollow Sun HSDV

Hollow Sun has released HSDV, a unique new concept in electronic drum sample libraries.

Instead of static snapshot samples that are fixed and untweakable apart from, perhaps, tuning them, HSDV is a complete multi-channel, true drum synthesiser that gives you complete control over the sounds to shape and sculpt them as you want or need to create a massive diversity of vintage and modern and glitchy drum and percussion sounds and sound effects.

It is loosely modelled on the original Simmons SDSV where noise and tone (pitched oscillator) are balanced together and then shaped by a simple envelope but unlike the original, HSDV offers various noise types (white, pink and red), multi-mode (LP/BP/HP) resonant 2- and 4-pole filters for the noise, a choice of waveforms (sine, triangle 1, triangle 2 and square) for the tone oscillator. There are also a variety of different ‘Click’ sounds to mix into the attack of the sound for more ‘punch’.

HSDV features

  • 44k.1Hz / 24-bit.
  • Real-time control of every parameter (with MIDI ‘Learn’).
  • Choice of noise types and oscillator waves.
  • Multi-mode (LP/BP/HP) resonant 2- and 4-pole filters.
  • Factory presets and user presets for each ‘module’.
  • Massive range of electronic drum and percussion sounds.
  • A proper drum synthesiser, not static drum samples.

HSDV for Kontakt is available to purchase for $40 USD.

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Hollow Sun releases Radiophonica, sample library by Ian Boddy

Hollow Sun Radiophonica

Hollow Sun has released a new version of Radiophonica, a sample library by Ian Boddy.

Radiophonica is the first title in Ian Boddy’s ‘Waveforms’ series of sample libraries. All the sounds were produced and recorded directly from analogue hardware synthesisers such as the venerable EMS VCS3 and MiniMoog and also the Roland 100M, Doepfer, Analogue Solutions and Analogue Systems modular synths.

The Hollow Sun Edition of ‘Radiophonica’ comes with a scripted panel that gives quick and easy control over these wonderfully atmospheric and evocative sounds.

Radiophonica Hollow Sun Edition features

  • Created by renowned UK synthesist, Ian Boddy.
  • 670MB of hand crafted samples at 44/24 taken from: Roland System 100-M modular, Analogue Systems modular, Doepfer A-100 modular, Analogue Solutions modular, EMS VCS3, Minimoog, Metasonix TM-2 tube BP filter.
  • Custom scripted panels with filters, ADSR and multi-FX.

Radiophonica Hollow Sun Edition for Kontakt is available to purchase for $40 USD.

More information: Hollow Sun / Radiophonica

Hollow Sun Stylophone, sample library for Kontakt

Hollow Sun Stylophone

Hollow Sun has released Stylophone, a sampled instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

The Dubreq Stylophone was a runaway success in the ’70s, not so much within musical circles (although they have been used by such luminaries as David Bowie, Kraftwerk and Pulp) but as a gimmick, a toy, a marketing success story.

The Hollow Sun Stylophone’s samples come from an original Stylophone a friend found in his attic, something he had as a lad and had almost forgotten about.

Hollow Sun Stylophone features

  • An original Stylophone.
  • 44.1kHz/24-bit (to capture the Stylophone’s full on/off dynamic range).
  • Comprehensively multi-sampled (well… I captured the notes that worked).
  • Sounds authentically irritating.
  • Polyphonic – play chords with that annoying sound.
  • Allows you to express your inner musical self through the medium of cheese.
  • Enormous fun if nothing else.

The Hollow Sun Stylophone for Kontakt is available to purchase for $5 USD.

More information: Hollow Sun / Stylophone

Hollow Sun VP330, ethereal chorale sound and swirling strings of the Roland VP330

Hollow Sun VP330

Hollow Sun has released VP330, an authentic sample library of the legendary Roland VP330 Vocoder Plus in collaboration with Matthias Schuster.

Matthias still has his VP330 and although the case is a bit the worse for wear in places, electronically it is pristine and he has carefully multi-sampled it in his studio which is a treasure trove of vintage analogue electronics.

With long, sumptuous stereo samples (as long as 15 seconds each) that really capture the essence of this unique instrument, this is arguably the most accurate representation of the instrument available today. Furthermore, the Kontakt version provides a scripted panel which brings much of the experience of the real thing.

Hollow Sun VP330 for Kontakt 3 or higher is available to purchase for $15 USD.

More information: Hollow Sun / VP330

Hollow Sun releases String Synths II

Hollow Sun String Synths II

Hollow Sun has released String Synths II, a string synthesizer sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

The Kontakt version has been updated to String Synths II which features extensive scripting to enhance the experience.

Instead of having various presets in various combinations, each instrument now features a complete control panel so that you can create you own unique combinations pretty much like using ‘the real thing’.

String Synths II features

  • Includes sounds from Eminent 310, ARP/Solina String Ensemble, Moog Opus, Roland RS202/VP330, Moog PolyMoog.
  • Master panel, set ‘global’ functions such as velocity sensitivity and curve, note range, pitch bend range and master tuning and transpose.
  • Control panel, mix and layer the sounds, combining 16′, 8′ and 4′ octaves (depending on the instruments) to create massive sounds. In some instruments, you can layer different sounds – for example, in the RS202/VP330 instrument, you can layer the VP330′s choir sound with the strings for a monumental orchestral texture. There’s also a simple tone control that allows to coax all the commonly heard string synth sounds and some new ones and there’s also simple envelope control of attack and release.
  • Effects panel, add a phase shifter effect with variable amount and speed and you can add (or remove) delay and reverb.
  • Bonus sounds: PolyMoog Keyboard ‘Strings I’, ‘Strings II’ and ‘Vox Humana’ sounds.
  • ARP/Solina has also been updated with the ‘Horns’ and ‘Trumpet’ sounds.

String Synths II for Kontakt 3 is available to purchase for £16 GBP / €19 EUR / $25 USD.

More information: Hollow Sun / String Synths II

Hollow Sun releases Novachord ReFill

Hollow Sun Novachord ReFill

Hollow Sun has announced the release of the Novachord ReFill, a soundset for Reason featuring the sounds of the legendary Hammond Novachord.

It comes courtesy of Reason maestro, Matt Black, who has done an astonishing job on this.

Hammond Novachord Refill for Reason & Record features

  • Classic Novachord — Here you will find the classic tones of the Refill, in Combinator format.
  • Esoteric Novachord — This folder contains Combinator patches with a modern twist, including layers, splits and FX.
  • FX Patches — Subfolders for all the FX modules used in the Combinators: Line 6 USB Pod Farm, Reverb, Scream, Thor Modulation Matrixes and Combinator FX.
  • NNXT Patches — All the tones saved in *.sxt format, plus additional subtle variants.
  • Novachord Amped [R+R] — Combinator patches with Line 6 amp tones for Pod Farm.
  • Format: Reason 4 ReFill, 24-bit/44khz samples.

The Novachord Refill is available to purchase for £50 GBP / 60 EUR / $80 USD. The Hammond Novachord library is also available in EXS-24 and Kontakt formats.

More information: Hollow Sun / Novachord

Hollow Sun releases Novachord FreePack

Hollow Sun Novachord FreePack

Hollow Sun has released the Novachord FreePack, a free sample pack for Kontakt.

On offer here is a beautiful string/pad patch from our incredible Hammond Novachord in Kontakt 3.5 format.

Especially recorded and prepared for this Freepack and not available in the commercial library, it is not compromised in any way and is extensively multi-sampled across the 72-note keyboard range with long, luxurious samples that breathe and wheeze and grunt their way through the 169 valves, thousands of capacitors and miles of carefully hand-loomed wiring.

The Novachords FreePack includes six sounds in total with five program variations on the basic sample set. It is available as a free download in Kontakt 3.5 format.

More information: Hollow Sun / Novachord FreePack