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.
One of the defining characteristics of many types of EDM is vocals that have been pitch shiften up or down. See how itâ€™s done with this easy-to-follow video from Multiplier!
M-Audio brings control of your VST collection to its latest multi-talented USB MIDI controller keyboard, CTRL 49â€¦
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Itâ€™s all too easy to over-compress when mixing things like drums, but with this short, fun video tutorial from Joe Albano youâ€™ll find out how to avoid the problem and get great sounding mixes!
A fat sound is highly prized, but not all synths can really do the business. Synth expert Marc Doty reveals the secrets behind the Minimoogâ€™s unique and much-loved sound.
Part 5 of our series exploring musical genres, and the influential artists and songs that have been instrumental in them, sees Hollin Jones showcasing Blues music.
Logic expert Joe Albano shares his expertise on the science of modulation and shows you how Logicâ€™s effects can be used to add movement and interest to any sound.Â
Understanding faders is a vital part of becoming a great scratch performer. Sara Simms gives you a practical demo of how powerful a mix fader can be in this short video tutorial.
Bass House is a genre where your bassline has to be the centre of attention. Watch Adam Pollard (aka. Multiplier) explain how to capture your listenersâ€™ ear and keep them interested.Â
In part 4 of our series exploring musical genres and the influential artists and songs that have characterised and inspired them, Hollin Jones explores Pop music from its birth to now.
Maschine Jam isnâ€™t just a great controller, it has some truly unique features like the ability to transition between different setupsâ€¦
The Phenol synthesizer offers the power and flexibility of a modular system in a sleek, portable form factor. Rishabh Rajan takes you through the process of patching together an awesome sync lead.
Following on from their successfully DRONAR Kontakt Instruments, Gothic Instruments' Guitarscapes provides an excellent sound design platform for scores and much more.
Wouldnâ€™t it be great if your mixing plug-ins could actually help you make better mix decisions? Watch Joe Albano as he explains how Neutron can do just that, with amazing end results!
M-Audio are one of the most popular audio interface manufacturers. Their latest 2X2 and 2X2M (with MIDI I/O) look set to continue that trend for those running a simple, portable setup on a budget.
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