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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Synthstrom Deluge Firmware 3.0 Will Bring Live Looping & More - Video

Looping and QWERTY mode are coming - see the loop functionality demonstrated in this teaser video for version 3 of the Deluge firmware.

Behringer's K20 Is A Korg MS-20 Clone And It's Coming Soon

The renowned synth cloners are at it again, this time appearing to tease a new model that looks a lot like it could bear more than a passing resemblance to Korg's MS-20.

CATALIZ For Reaktor Is A New Playable Granular Synth And Beat Looper

This multi-talented new instrument for Reaktor combines looping, slicing, sampling and much more to provide a whole galaxy of ways to morph and mangle your sounds.

UDO Announces Super 6, A 12-Voice Binaural Analog Hybrid Synth

UDO may be new kids on the block but behind them they have years of synth design experience. And it's all been brought together in the new Super 6 synthesizer...

Arturia Unveils V-Collection 7 With Three Brand New Synths

Mellotron V, Synthi V and CZ V join updated versions of other classics in Arturia's latest mega-release. Here's everything you need to know.

Ableton Live 10 - A Quick Guide To Installing Max Packs

Download, manage and use your Max For Live devices quickly and efficiently. Noah Pred shows yu how in this short video.

Moog Unveils Matriarch, Patchable 4-Note Paraphonic Analog Synth

With 90 modular patch points, 4 analog VCOs and a 256 step sequencer, Moog's new Matriarch synth looks set to cause a stir when it's previewed at Moogfest.

Pioneer DJ's Multi-Functional SQUID Sequencer Is The New Heart Of Your Studio

Connect all your studio gear - computers, software, MIDI and CV hardware, and sequence in new and powerful ways with the latest addition to the TORAIZ family. The SQUID Sequencer is here.

NLE Releases Audio Concepts 106: Audio And MIDI Signal Flow

Understanding how sound and MIDI move around your studio is key to getting a great workflow. In this course, Joe Albano shows you how it's done.

Black Double Bass From Erica Synths Turns Any VCO Into A Massive Bass Sound

With two transistor sub oscillators, it can also provide aggressive distortion for percussive sounds. Here's the details.

Roswell Ships Delphos II Condenser Mic

Offering an ultra-clean FET sound, Roswell's Delphos II condenser microphone has been known to give far more expensive competitors a run for their money. Here's the details...

Review: Polyverse Music Comet Reverb

The latest reverb from Polyverse claims not to sound like anything you've heard before. But can it deliver the goods? Hollin Jones found out.

Drumsynth 500 Is A New Live And Studio Performance Instrument From Air Music Technology

New drum synthesizer software from Air, creator of the industry reference Strike for Avid Pro Tools, delivers total control of all electronic drum sounds with simple, intuitive interface.

How To Get A FREE Synthmulator Virtual Synth With Your miniMO Pack

These compact and affordable hardware synths now come with an added bonus - a copy of Synthmulator, until the end of April 2019.

NI Reveals New Massive X Details & Audio Demos

The latest Native blog going behind the scenes in the development of Massive X is here and this time it's all about oscillators. Hear the new audio demos and get the inside track...