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.
Most people know how to bash out some beats on a MIDI keyboard, but how about taking things to the next level? Here’s how to generate some more unusual beats without breaking a sweat.
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Join Matthew Friedrichs on a tour of exotic West Coast patches and timbres in this free, live recorded MasterClass using Reaktor Blocks and Lyrebird.
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Learn how to get up and running with Steinberg's Dorico notation and scoring software with this free live MasterClass from Dorico product specialist John Barron.
Great news for fans of Reaktor instruments - all of Blinksonic's innovative creations will now work in the free version of Reaktor Player, and they're affordable too. Here are the details.
Gadget doesn't have audio tracks, but there's a clever workaround for slicing and sequencing audio loops anyway, and it harks back to the days of MIDI triggered hardware. Here's how it works.
Wireless is the way of the future for earphones, but has RHA cracked the problem of everyone having differently designed ears? They certainly think so with their new MA750 Wireless models.
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