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 significant discounts off this premier bundle of over 50 software synths until June 16th, 2019. Read on to find out all the details.
With a one knob per function design for true ease of use, this new hardware synth offers the chance to create any FM algorithm you like via its mod matrix. Here's the details.
Arturia has added more classic synths to its popular V-Collection including a Mellotron, Synthi V and Casio CZ V, There's also updated versions of some other favourites, as Hollin Jones discovered...
This revolutionary synth is available for pre-order now and the developers are crowdunding via Indiegogo. Here's how to get one.
The latest update to Ableton Live adds user wavetables, new devices, workflow upgrades and more. Here's the details.
Hear some popular mics tried and tested in this Logic Pro X recording shootout with producer Josh Carney to better understand your mic choices and positioning options when recording.
Flexible MIDI routing, new presets and two pattern effect slots per row are just some of the new features in the latest update to this nifty MIDI plug-in effect.
Version 4 of the popular DJ app for Mac and PC brings a host of improvements. There's upgrade pricing, as well as a demo version available for you to try. Here's the details.
Save 20% for a limited time on this new Kontakt-based instrument, perfect for scoring and many other musical applications. Here's the details.
This striking, wearable wireless boombox from Peopeo has a bunch of tricks including USB power output, a 15-hour battery life and weather sealing. Hollin Jones hit the road with it...
Ultra-realistic, dynamic polyrhythmic scores with ultimate control can be yours with this new collection from Spitfire Audio, available at a discount for a limited time.
Verberate Immersive 2 offers complete and independent control over the panning of the dry sound, late reverberation and early reflections. Here's more.
With a bespoke granular engine that places the source audio into a powerful '" yet easy-to-use '" interface, STRAYLIGHT provides lush, organic timbres.
Reason Compact 2.0, an easy-to-use iOS mobile app, gives you a comprehensive music studio in your pocket ready to make music on the go.
Hook Robotic Bean's CV generator module up to multiple drum machines and synths to create some cool patterns with minimal effort. Mo Volans shows you how it's done.
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