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.
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Get special summer sale and bundle pricing on this new Ultimate Patches collection for the Roland D-05.
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Launching today on Kickstarter, the illuminated keyboard and content-rich app are music tech pioneer ROLI’s first product for a broader audience. Here's what you need to know about them.
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