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.
Capture the sound of dreamwave, synthpop and other 1980s-influenced atmospheres with this sound set for U-He's Diva
Three lucky winners submitted their live Volca jams and won a pile of goodies including an Ask.Audio Academy 1-year subscription. Read on to see and hear the winning entries.
Understand the relationship between hardware and software levels when recording in Cubase with this quick explainer video from Matt Hepworth.
Nektar's latest ultra-portable USB MIDI controllers are affordable and offer the company's legendary DAW integration. Here's the details.
An envelope, LFO, and audio rate oscillator, Floats for VCV Rack is endlessly creative and you can get it for just $10 until April 15th. Here's how.
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These standalone music production/DJ performance tools now offer users immediate wi-fi access to their own Splice library directly from the touch user interface
For a limited time, customers have the chance to get platinum-approved vocal plug-ins, free, when purchasing any new Apollo Twin or Arrow audio interface — up to a $846 value
A supercharged plug-in emulation of Roland’s classic TR-606 drum machine, Sound Collective members can get the Nitonhat plugin for free. Here's how.
Understanding input levels, connection types and impedance is crucial to perfecting your guitar recordings in Pro Tools. Joshua Carney has all the information you need.
Heard on classic tracks by Bowie, Cyndi Lauper and many more, Eventide brings the sound of the Instant Flanger to your DAW with this competitively priced new plug-in.
Designed for ultimate portability and use in the busiest wireless environments, RØDE's new Wireless Go punches well above its weight.
Blackbox is a portable sampler and groovebox that lets you record, save/load, apply effects and edit one-shot samples and beat-sliced loops. Here's what you need to know.
A cryptic post together with a rather massive-looking synth from Russian specialists ELTA Music has appeared... what could it all mean?
4 true polyphonic voices of synthesis, a stack of I/O and one of the most portable yet huge-sounding synths we've ever tested. Could Modal's SKULPT be too good to be true?
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