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.