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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WTF? It's A New Modular Oscillator From Dove Audio

Morphing between waveforms to create something new and unique could be a reality with the new WTF Oscillator module from Dove Audio. Here's what you need to know.

How To Arrange Tracks With Native Instrument Maschine JAM

NI's Maschine Jam makes live performance and recording easy. Here's a speedy guide to getting up and running with the arranger.

Masada & The Beat Community Release Lurid Regard Organ, Free Akai MPC Expansion Pack

This completely free MPC expansion pack adds more sounds to your AKAI setup and is compatible with both the hardware and software. Grab it now!

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Get complete control over your Live devices with up to 8 parameters controllable at once, plus Smart Graphs, Push 2 compatibility and more all for under $25.

The Fundamentals Of Ableton Live's Operator FM Synth Explained In 2 Minutes

Get straight to work with Ableton Live's powerful Operator FM synth - learn the fundamentals of how it works in this short video.

Joranalogue Filter 8 Is An Analog 'OTA Style' 4-pole Lowpass VCF For Eurorack With Self-Oscillation

Those who are serious Eurorack users will find much to like in this powerful and multi-talented multimode filter / 8 phase oscillator module.

Free Festival App Radiate Adds Gatherings Feature, Create Your Own Events

The free app - described by one user as "like Tinder for ravers" - has added a feature to help artists and fans get together and host events at festivals.

Pimp Your Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Synths With Cremacaffé's All-Natural PO Kit

Protect your handheld Pocket Operator while giving it a stunning new look - even the buttons and knobs! The Pocket Operator PO Kit is something to behold.

Pop Music Production Tips: How To Layer Guitars For A Huge Sound

Guitar production for pop music is a unique challenge - how to get a rich sound without overpowering the track? Gregg Fine is here to explain just how it works.

Audio Damage Release Quanta - 10 Voice Hybrid Granular / Subtractive Synth

This monster of a synth from software specialists Audio Damage is on special offer for a short time only.

Logic Pro X: Get Creative With Groups, Summing & Stacks

Logic Pro has powerful grouping tools that go far beyond simple submixing. In this video, David Earl explains VCA faders, Track Stacks and much more.

Avid Releases Sibelius First, Free Music Notation And Scoring Software

Grab the new, free version of Sibelius and get started in the world of scoring. With a great core feature set it's the perfect way to learn about composition.

Releasing Cover Versions? LANDR Will Now Cover All The Admin For You

Online mastering and distribution service LANDR now offers free rights management for all cover versions when you release music through their platform.

Hyperion Strings Micro Is An Orchestral Library For Kontakt At Under $50

Designed for those getting into scoring and composition as well as established producers looking for more sounds, this affordable library works with NI's software and hardware.

Traveler Is A Doppler Effect Plugin That Lets You Control The Virtual Movement Of Sounds

Use the Path Editor to control the virtual movement of any sound with this plugin - and much more besides. Here's the lowdown on Traveler from Tonsturm.