Hollin Jones

Hollin Jones

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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Best Of 2018: Software Synthesizers

2018 saw a raft of updates and new releases, from emulations of vintage gear to new and totally unique soft synthesizers. There's never been a better time to make music with virtual synths.

Best Of 2018: iOS Apps For Musicians

2018 has been a great year for new, expanded and upgraded music-making apps on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Here are some of the best, from beat makers to full DAWs.

20% Off Pro Tools For Focusrite Users Until 25 January 2019

Register your Focusrite hardware to receive a discount code that gets you 20% off Pro Tools - but hurry, the offer runs for a limited time only.

Nord Upgrades Vintage Electric Piano Library And Introduces New EP Filters

The Enhanced EP Library and new EP Filters are available for free download now for Stage 3 Series owners, with Electro 6 and Piano 4 support on its way. Here's how to get them.

Best of 2018: MIDI Controllers

This year saw updates and new releases covering everything from keyboards and Eurorack modules to chord assistants and MIDI guitars. Here's our roundup of the best MIDI controllers of 2018.

AudioBus Updated With MIDI Learn - Control Every Aspect Of A Session From MIDI Hardware

AudioBus 3.3 now features MIDI Learn, which opens up whole new worlds of creative possibilities for controlling sessions from MIDI hardware. Here's what's new.

Polyend Updates Medusa Synth To V1.1 - New Software Tools, MIDI Menu And More

The collaboration between Polyend and Dreadbox that produced Medusa goes from strength to strength with a new free firmware update adding a bunch of new features. Here's the lowdown.

BandLab, Online DAW Community Reaches 5 Million Users, Version 8 Coming In January

BandLab has experienced massive growth in user numbers in its relatively short history. Now it's passed 5 million, with more new stuff in the pipeline...

Friedrichs Audio Hot Bunny And Floats Modules On Sale, Submit A Video & Get Free Voltage Tracker

Take advantage of festive pricing on these two virtual rack modules and also submit a video made with them and receive a free Voltage Tracker sequencer worth $50.

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16 voice polyphonic with 2 oscillators per voice, Bolt is a confident first foray into the world of plug-in synthesis from the maker of Impakt and T-series hardware controllers.

RØDE Microphones Launches All-New PodMic, Podcast-Ready Dynamic Microphone

RØDE's extensive family of mics gets a new member with this updated PodMic, designed to perform all your podcasting needs. Here's what you need to know.

IK Multimedia Reveals SampleTank 4, Special Pre-Order Pricing Available

With 250GB sounds, 70 studio quality effects and much more, SampleTank 4 is IK's biggest workstation release to date. Here's everything that's new.

Propellerhead Releases Complex-1 Modular Synth Rack Extension For Reason

With a 4x oversampled synthesis engine, a freely routable signal and modulation path, Complex-1 is avialable to buy or rent-to-own today. Here's the details.

Yes, These Free Games From Klevgrand Really Do Run As Plugins In Your DAW

Try to get any work done with these retro arcade games flashing away in your DAW - we challenge you!

Aston Mics Unveil Stealth - 4 Professional Mics For Studio And Stage In One

Aston's latest mic has 4 switchable voices, phantom power autodetect and built-in preamp. It could be the only mic you ever need - and the price may surprise you...