FEATURES

* 44.1kHz/24-bit

* Unique hex cell GUI

* 64 waveforms

* 64 presets

* Pre- and Post filter lo-fi and distortion processing

* MultiFX with flanger, phase and delay

* Convolution reverb with a wide range of impulses

PRICE - £20
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HEXXON

Not so long ago, a spacecraft from a distant galaxy 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...

The rest of the wreckage was taken away by the local council by burly lads in hi-viz tabards, goggles and hard hats to satisfy Health & Safety regulations. Quite what the re-cycling department made of the harder than diamond metal is anyone's guess.

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. At the core of the instrument are 64 waveforms that are derived from a variety of sources. Some are basic sawooths, squares, sines, PWMs, etc., from the Dotcom; others are long and textural and come from a variety of sources but fed through the Dotcom's ladder (Moog) filter, multimode (state variable) filter, Suit&Tie guy's 'Sea Devil' VCS3 filter clone and Dotcom's clipper, rectifier and fixed frequency filter...

But the voice architecture is curious...

There's a 64-wave oscillator with its own pitch env and LFO. This passes to a lo-fi processor and saturation unit before passing to a multi-mode LP/BP/HP filter with variable slopes. Not just that, the filter types aren't switched but continuously variable allowing a lot of tonal flexibility. And all this passes to the output with its own ADSR and LFOs for amplitude and pan modulation ... which then passes to a multi effects chain with flanger, phaser, echo and convolving reverb with a wide range of custom impulses.

The result is that Hexxon is capable of a wide range of textures. It's perferctly capable of 'traditional' synth noises but textural soundscapes is more its forté.

 

 

CREDITS    
Samples : Hollow Sun
Sample Editing : Hollow Sun
Scriptmeister : Mario Krušelj
Programming : Hollow Sun and Mario Krušelj
GUI design : Hollow Sun and Mario Krušelj
Graphics : Hollow Sun
Audio Demo : Hollow Sun
 

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Kontakt 4.2.4 full version
Windows® XP (SP2, 32bit) / Vista® (32/64 Bit), Windows 7® (32/64 Bit), Pentium® or Athlon XP 1.4 GHz, 2 GB RAM
Mac OS® X 10.5 or higher, Intel® Core™ Duo 1.8 GHz, 2 GB RAM
 
NOTE : It will work with the Kontakt Player but only in 'demo' mode and the session will be time limited.


Is there really a place called Lympley Stoke in England or is that another bit of HS fun.

Love your stories but love your products more. Keep on doing what you do.

Starks


Just picked it up. Unusual but sounds great - some fantastic counds in there

Aled


I don't even bother to read your newsletters or listen to demos. I just buy because anything from HS Towers is class. Then I read the stuff and it makes me laugh. Nice demo by the way.

Steff


Area 51, Basingstoke LOL

Chris


Just downloaded and running through the presets. Good work as always. Wizards of sound and UI. Thanks

George


I want a dotcom so bad.

David


I don't know how you guys consistently put out out so much quality. I have yet to get into this latest one but the presets sound good and the Krell panel is interesting.

sqwerty


Dunnoo wtf this thing is but it looks gorgous so had to buy it. It sounds Amazing.

Felix3


Never seen anything like this for Kontakt. Very well done. Liking the sounds so far. Very impressive.

Syd

 

 

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