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.
Learn how Korg's Volca synths can work together and even how to perform live in public with them, with this FREE live masterclass.
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Once you're through the basics, a whole world of advanced Eurorack patching and programming is waiting. See how FM and Phase Modulation work in this practical video.
Nothing sounds cooler than stuttered, repeated beats and patterns faster than the hand could ever play. Here, Noah Pred shows you how to create them in Ableton Live with the Beat Repeat effect.
Automation is one of the most powerful tools in any modern DAW and something that was once only found in pro studios. Here are some top tips to help you get the most out of it in Cubase.
Knowing whether you're working on a straight-up remix, bootleg or mashup can mean the difference between getting paid or doing something really out there. Olav Basoski explains why.
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