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.
Get the sound of classic 4-track tape machines without the hassle of actually using one. This affordable plug-in is a trip down memory lane - but also great for your productions.
Unfiltered Audio turns its attentions to soft synthesis with LION - a new instrument with over 20 unique oscillator modes and 8 mixing algorithms. Here's what you need to know about it.
With a bunch of routing and processing options, Bobou by Quanalog could be the only drum synth your Eurorack setup needs. Here's what to expect from it.
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A new look, customizable interface and generous bundled content are just some of the headline features of the new Music Maker - and the entry level version is free.
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The Crossfade M‑100 Master build on years of experience in developing professional headphones, and they are available now.
IK takes you back to the heyday of rich, warm sound with this new collection of 4 classic tape machines recreated in software. Hollin Jones took them for a spin...
Possibly the biggest thing to happen to Bitwig, the Grid lets you create your own instruments and effects from scratch and it's built into the heart of Bitwig Studio 3.
Get the classic sound of vintage Akai hardware on your Mac or PC with the latest sound bank from UVI, UVX670. Here's what you need to know.
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Get 80 brand new patches for Arturia's Minibrute hardware synth: Retro + Modern Synths / Keys / Basses / Pads / Leads / Percussion / FX and more.
Arturia's latest soft synth recreates a true classic. See Rishabh Rajan use its onboard sequencer to quickly and easily make great-sounding sequences with minimal effort.
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