Hollin Jones was classically trained as a piano player but found the lure of blues and jazz too much to resist. Graduating from bands to composition then production, he relishes the chance to play anything with keys. A sometime lecturer in videographics, music production and photography post production, Hollin has been a freelance writer on music technology and Apple topics for well over a decade, along the way publishing several books on audio software. He has been lead writer at a number of prominent music and technology publications. As well as consultancy, full-time journalism, video production and professional photography, he occasionally plays Hammond, Rhodes and other keys for people who ask nicely. Hollin is Contributing Editor at Ask.Audio.
Waveform 11 is a new free DAW from Tracktion that promises unlimited music-making capabilities. But can it deliver? Hollin Jones finds out.
Whether itâ€™s simple tracking, mixing or even mastering, a good pair of headphones is absolutely essential to any music setup. Here, Hollin Jones picks 5 models to suit any budget.
Arturiaâ€™s latest soft synth brings back an all-time classic and is perfect for modern soundtrack work. Hollin Jones road tested the OB-Xa Vâ€¦
Arturiaâ€™s latest interface has a dizzying array of features. Hollin Jones finds out if Christmas has come earlyâ€¦
You will need at some point to create small, web-friendly copies of your tracks. Hereâ€™s how to go about it properly.
IKâ€™s new iRig Pro Duo IO lets you hook up your studio to whatever platform or device you use. Hollin Jones took it on the roadâ€¦
Everyone has an opinion on what they think the best DAW is, but what factors should you be considering if youâ€™re aiming to make music on the move?
MIDI is about more than just pressing keys or drawing notes with a mouse. Here are 5 more left field ideas for getting creative with your MIDI tracks.Â
Now in its third generation, Steinbergâ€™s mobile DAW has had a serious rebuild - and itâ€™s now available for the iPhone too. Hollin Jones put it to the testâ€¦
If youâ€™re tired of wearing in-ear monitors to hear a click track when performing, the Soundbrenner Core will be of great interest to you. Plus it offers inventive features for a Smartwatch.
NInja Tune and Coldcut have released what could be the most powerful sample sequencer ever built for iOS. Hollin Jones finds out if itâ€™s trueâ€¦
Most people know that itâ€™s possible to make music over a web connection, but how can you get the best results? Here are five top tips.Â
IK has updated its iRig Keys MIDI controller with a new look and feel and even an audio output. Hollin Jones takes it on the road.
MIDI keyboards are the standard way to play and record MIDI data, but theyâ€™re not the only method, Here are 5 alternatives that can give you different results.
Forget the days of tedious audio editing - here's how to quickly create complex, auto-generated harmonies in just a couple of minutes.
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