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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2getheraudio Releases K1CK Synth - And You Can Pay What You Want For it

With a custom audio engine that uses sampled attack transients and specialized synth oscillators to generate a big body sound, K1CK from 2getheraudio really packs a punch.

Working In The Box? Your Core Studio Connections Explained

Working primarily inside the computer still requires some audio cabling for recording and monitoring. In this short video, Joe Albano explains the different ways you can set it up.

Indossa OP1 Pack Has 5.5GB Playable Samples For DAWs For Just $5

Pick up this monster sound pack for Live, Maschine, Studio One and Logic Pro for just 5 Dollars and get the sound of the Teenage Engineering OP-1.

How To Set Up A Hardware MIDI Controller In FL Studio

Getting MIDI into FL Studio and mapped to instruments, transport and other destinations can be as simple as knowing where to look. Rishabh Rajan shows you how in this short video.

Comet, Advanced Reverb From Polyverse Available In Public Beta

Create spaces from one cubic centimeter to one cubic kilometer for ultimate control of your reverbs with this new processing plug-in from Polyverse.

Native Instruments' NOIRE Captures The Unique Piano Sound Of Nils Frahm

Meticulously sampled in the rich ambient environment of Saal 3 in Berlin’s Funkhaus recording complex, this Kontakt instrument delivers stunning piano tone.

The Noize 2 Plugin From denise Now Lets You Import Your Own Samples

Import your own sounds, including the special sampled Berlin set the team put together to coincide with this release. Here's the details.

Tracktion Launch Waveform 10, Updated DAW For Mac And PC

Significant workflow improvement, over 60 new bundled plugins and flexible track grouping are just some of the new features in the new Waveform 10 update. Here's the details.

Spectrasonics' Free Omnisphere 2.6 Update Brings Hardware Synth Integration, Upgraded Arpeggiator

Spectrasonics' mighty Omnisphere Power Synth gets a free update with hardware synth integration, a bigger arp, 600 new sounds and more. Here's how to get it.

Synthplex In Burbank, CA Has All Things Synthesizer, 28-31 March 2019

Exhibits + Seminars + Live Electronic Music + Pop-Up Synth Museum + DIY Synth Build + Gala Banquet - what more could you ask for? Here's how to get tickets.

ChordPotion Is A New Plug-In To Help You Generate Complex MIDI From Simple Notes

Suitable for many genres and bundled with time-tested preset MIDI patterns, ChordPotion helps you take simple input and turn it into cool patterns to spice up your tracks.

Review: Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol M32

NI's smallest ever keyboard punches well above its weight - and costs less than you might think. Hollin Jones went on the road with the Komplete Kontrol M32.

Get 50% Off Steinberg Cubasis And All IAPs Until April 8th

Steinberg is offering half off Cubasis for iPad and all in-app purchases until April 8th 2019. So why not grab it now, and start making music with the most advanced mobile DAW around?

MakeProAudio Lets You Create Modular Mixers and Controllers For Your Music Studio

A whole universe of gear you can build yourself, from mixers to synths and Eurorack format modules? This new system could revolutionise how we approach music-making.

Pedal Crush, 3rd Book From Kim Bjørn, Is On Kickstarter Now

Another in-depth history of music technology and design, replete with countless insights from industry insiders is coming. Find out more and pre-order here.