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.
In the second of this two-part guide to using controller devices in Native Instruments' Guitar Rig 5, Hollin Jones gets deeper into the creative effects process.
Guitar Rig is far more than the sum of its parts. Hollin Jones sets about utilizing the powerful controller devices in Native Instruments' Guitar Rig 5 in the first of this 2-part guide.
Cubase 6 has an extensive and flexible way of working with fade-ins, fade-outs, and crossfades. You can even save fades as presets. Hollin Jones uncovers the fade features in Steinberg's popular DAW.
Steinberg was one of the first of the major developers to create a dedicated iOS controller app for their own DAW. Hollin Jones take you through the setup and uses of the free Cubase iC app.
Hollin Jones gets retrospective and takes a look at the audio hardware and software that has helped to define the past year.
It's official, GarageBand for iPhone comes highly recommended! Hollin Jones waxes lyrical about this iPhone version so it's time to put down whatever you're doing and find out what the fuss is about.
Whatever bass sound you're looking to create, Trilian by Spectrasonics obliges! Hollin Jones gets mucky showing how to create a dirty bass sounds using this incredible instrument.
Grouping and linking channels in any DAW can certainly lend more creative options to your mixing process. And Cubase doesn't disappoint in this area as Hollin Jones discovers.
Once you're done working on your music in Reason 6 it's time to export the song, or even export parts of the project so it can be mixed by someone else. Hollin Jones runs through all the options.
GarageBand for iPad has some useful additions over its Mac-based sibling. One of these, Smart Instruments, enables anyone, regardless of musical ability, to play an instrument. Hollin Jones explores.
Native Instruments and Heavocity are back with a new instrument: Damage. With over 30 GB of dark, aggressive, industrial and percussive sounds, Hollin Jones sets out to measure its devastating impact.
There was a time when the jury was out on whether the iPad could be a useful tool for musicians. Then Spectrasonics released Omni TR for iPad. Join Hollin Jones in Part 2 as he delves deeper.
Join Hollin Jones as he explores the finer points to MIDI editing in Cubase 6 and shares 10 MIDI Editing tips from how to create instant harmonies to getting experimental with the Logical Editor.
There was a time when the jury was out on whether the iPad could be a useful tool for musicians. Around that time Spectrasonics released Omni TR for iPad. Hollin Jones explores its many uses.
While most headlines focused on the intuitive touch-based controls in GarageBand for iPad, there's a whole lot more that can be done by thinking outside the box. Hollin Jones gets hands-on.
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