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.
Arturia's latest USB MIDI controllers have plenty of hands-on controls, come bundled with Analog Lab and integrate with the company's synths. Hollin Jones got to work with Keylab Essential.
It's not even Black Friday yet but it is Bass Tuesday as Waves makes Bass Slapper available for just $29. So if you give a funk about great bass sounds, check it out!
Softube's new Fix Phaser aims to provide all the sonic acrobatics your tracks will ever need and ensure you're never stuck for a bit of movement.
Time-based effects can leave a tail which makes cutting audio loops tricky. Adam Pollard has the solution - and it's simpler than you might think.
In this extract from the full, free live MasterClass, Chris Calcutt shows you how to sync external gear to your Circuit and quickly build up chords.
Whatever DAW you use or style of music you work with, there's always something new to know about the art and science of mixing. Here are three videos to get you going.
The debut album from audio experimentalists interSonic is an expressive musical journey with unexpected twists and turns. Jordan Rudess & Steve Horelick reveal how it came about.
How can you get the perfect take if your performer doesn't always get it right? The answer is comping, and Joe Albano explains what it's all about in this bite sized video.
Whether you're a beginner or an experienced DJ, using hardware or software, there's always something new to learn. Sharpen up your skills with these two videos on Live and scratch techniques.
T-RackS pretty much started the software mastering revolution and brought advanced tools to home users for the first time. Now at version 5, Hollin Jones finds out what's changed...
Get a free hands-on demo of the new features in Ableton Live 10 with certified trainer DJ Kiva. Enrol now to watch and ask questions during the lecture!
The kinds of tempo-synced live video effects you see in pro music videos are easier to create than you think. Here's Thavius Beck with a short video to explain how it is done.
The process of audio editing is infinitely more powerful since the advent of the digital era. Joe Albano compares how it used to be with how it is now, and showcases what you can achieve with your DAW
Whether you're a beginner or a relatively experienced synth user, it never hurts to renew and refresh your understanding of the fundamentals of how sound and synths work. Here's 2 short videos.
This new course on Reason 10's Europa synth explains all you need to know about the powerful new instrument. Here, learn about the voicing options and how to create fat sounds.
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