YOU KNOW 6
2012's seasonal offering was an homage to the fabulous 80s DCO polysynth - 'you know' the one I refer to and it's fairly obvious from the GUI!
But it comes with a few twists!
Firstly, it has a DETUNE control so that the waveforms can be detuned for a thicker sound that can rival the more serious two oscillator polysynths. It also has a multiwave LFO (compared with the original's triangle wave only), a 12 or 24dB/Octave switch on the filter and perhaps, most importantly, has two ADSR envelopes, a vast improvement over the original's single envelope.
Not just that but we've sampled two banks of waveforms - one with the original's gorgeously crusty, analogue bucket brigade chorus in all its rich, stereo and swirly wondrousness but also the raw waveforms so that you have the best of both worlds. The chorused bank allows some truly massive sounds to be created, especially with the detune control.
It also comes with 40 presets to get you started which range from supremely lush strings and pads to chunky basses, organs and spikey arpeggios.
But it doesn't stop there!
All this passes to a comprehensive FX section that pretty much speaks for itself...
Fairly self-explanatory ... flanger > phase shifter > rotary cab simulator > echo > convolution reverb with spring, plate and hall impulses.
With the oscillator detune, the extra filter, dual, emvelopes and multi-wave envelopes, some truly mighty sounds can be created, many that emulate the original to others that could come from a much larger and capable polysynth.
||Hollow Sun / Mario Krušelj
||Hollow Sun / Mario Krušelj
||George Gabriel of Zapzorn. Created entirely with You Know
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.
Greetings from NYC. I just wanted, by way of thanking you, to say a few things. Your products are awesome. They sound fantastic; the GUI is always a joy. The pricing is greatly appreciated as are the holiday specials, the latest of which, YouKnow6, I just bought.
Then too, in a software universe where, at least in my experience, interesting products are sometimes purchased then found to be buggy, your stuff is always a smooth-as-silk ride. I buy a Hollow Sun product, I download it, it runs. Beautiful. Continued success and Happy Holidays.
Steve - Wordpress
It's simply ridiculous what you produce
Alex - email
amazing. happy holidays.
You Know 6 is the tinsel on my tree today. you guys are the best.
Chris - email
Many thanks for YouKnow 6!!
Merry Xmas and happy 2013
Keep up the amazing instruments
Xavier - email
Again Stephen, totally blown away with the quality of your output and the madly altruistic pricing system, keep up the amazing work, it is *very* much appreciated.
Crawford - email
I'm playing with it now. Sounds really amazing. Splitting the keyboard for ARP Sweep Bass and Big Strings gives a nice setup
Numanoid - KVR
Bought without even listening. Merry Christmas!
Mr Arkadin - KVR
You just made my Christmas mate.
Oliver - email
This is such a versatile little synth. I've been playing with it all evening (bought it as soon as I saw it your site) and it's deceptively powerful. I had a Juno years ago and this does everything and more. I can't believe it's only £2.00. Merry Christmas to you and everyone at HS towers and thanks for such great instruments.
Jules - email
Love those effects pedals. The graphics are simply stunning (like all your stuff) - should win awards. Sounds bloody great too. Well done.
Ken - email