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IWAV2 HSU History


This information will provide more  detailed info and timeline history about HSU from the beginning to present day.

HSU began in 2008 when the Founder, MatrixFx, banded together with a small group of students and formed an alliance in which they could use their passion and love for movies and music to find a common goal to pay Tribute and Honor Artist in the Broadcast, Film, Music and the Gaming Industry through a non-profit, non-commercial, fan-generated site. In 2009 went online and evolved from a simple site for the LaserLight Music Experience Matrix Series to over 15 years of web space for a complete Tribute Album Library to include two Tribute Album Channels, an extended non-music channel called HSU+, along with a social media presence.


The Beginning

In 2012 HSU adopted the Fan Generated Site, abbreviated FGS, as part of the HSU official  name after the release of Bulletproof, the MLX Tribute to the 2012 Summer Movies, and created Bulletproof Digital Sound as the name for the sound processing division for HSU. Then in 2014, HSU divided into three divisions as FGS (the web operations site), Solo Sound Works (the sound processing operations), and Bluepixel (the digital art operations). In 2020 HSU.FGS got it's first official mascot seal, with Astrobot, to represent HSU.FGS without using the Flagship seals.


The First Upgrade

Solo Sound Works

Processing Sound

In 2014 Solo Sound Works became responsible for the operations of Bulletproof Digital Sound, the HSU sound processing division. Although SSW is a division of HSU, it operates on its own accord as they also work on independent projects outside of the HSU scope, but in the end, HSU has top priority over all other projects independent of HSU. Now with the BH5 staff, Solo Sound Works is operated by the same staff that runs the site, although over the years SSW had many staff members including, at one point, a group of staff members that operated independently from the HSU staff.



Making Graphic Art

In 2014 shortly before the release of Threshold for 2015, Blupixel was formed as the digital art division of HSU taking charge of all artworks relating to Tribute Albums and the operation of HSU.FGS.  The first artwork completed by Blupixel was the HSU Threshold logo design for 2015. In 2019 when the HSU Skyview Anniversary Summer Update was released, Blupixel changed the spelling of the name and became Bluepixel with the first cover art release of Jurassic Music Evolution under the new name. Bluepixel over the years had many staff members but is now operated by the BH5 Staff.


The Founder

One Man's Vision

Having worked in the Movie Industry on the theatre side of Hollywood for many years, the Founder, MatrixFX, developed an avid affection for the love of movies and music. Later in his academic years after leaving the movie business behind, his passion became directed at dance and the techno genre. Then in 2008, he formed the idea that there needed to be a fan generated site that would honor and pay tribute to those music artist while providing an educational information site about the artist who influenced him so much. In doing so, his academic cohorts wanted to join him to celebrate their passion for movies and music which began HSU online in 2009. In 2020, MatrixFX stepped down as the CEO for an extended absence to tend to family issues related to the pandemic and turned over all property rights over to the CEO, before returning to the scene as co-owner with Axm.


The Mission Continues

In 2020 when the Founder had to step aside, he relinquished ownership to his sincere friend, Axm, after the pair had meet in the mid 80s, when they both worked in the Movie Industry.  Aside from the Founder, Axm became the most senior staff member at HSU with over 10 tenure-years helping build HSU.FGS into a strong web presence. Much like the Founder, the CEO also has a strong passion for movies, music, and video games and was willing to carry the HSU torch further than it had ever gone before which finally included turning HSU into an Educational Center about all the artists that we pay tribute on HSU.