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.
This innovative new guitar effect pedal smashed through its funding target in a few hours and is now available to pre-order. There's also a clever try-before-you-buy feature.
Named after Descartes, Make Noise's latest is a unique Cartesian sequencer. In this short video, Rishabh Rajan gives you a quick guided tour of the interface to help you get a head start.
Eventide's H9 Control App comes to Android via the Google Play Store - another step forward for Android-using musicians and performers.
Layer, loop and be terrified by these dark ambient samples from ModeAudio, perfect for atmospheres, movie and game scoring.
Understanding how Peak's sound starts life is key to harnessing its power. Rishabh Rajan shows you how the oscillators work in this short video.
Apple's track record with audio fidelity is middling when it comes to earphones, but could the company be about to change all that with a new, wireless over-ear model?
Great news for Cubase users looking to get more hands-on with their production workflows - Softube's Console 1 is now officially fully supported.
Understanding the relationship between the different rhythms in your melody, accompaniment and other musical elements can help you produce a more effective musical score. Here's how.
Imaginando's latest VST / AU effect is a delay modulator, and it's completely free! Check out the details here and download it today.
Explore the synthesis of sound and waveforms using this free, browser-based tool for generating and manipulating waveforms. You can even export the results to your hard drive.
Making music with iOS is really convenient, but sometimes you do need extra tools to get the best results. Here are 5 useful accessories available for under $100.
By pushing hardware to its extremes you can go beyond conventional programming techniques and create something special. This short video from Loopop explains one such trick...
Polyend have released a video of the Seq unit in action with electronic music producer Łukasz Seliga, also known as SLG at the controls.
In this short video from his course covering all aspects of keyboard skills for producers, Matt Vanacoro shows you how to avoid the physical stresses of long term keyboard playing.
The Beatles pioneered the use of chord sequences that came to define popular music. In this short video, Matt Freiman reveals how they did it - and its simplicity may surprise you.
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