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.
IK's legendary sample-based instrument gains a scalable interface, beefed up audio engine and a ton of extra content in version 4. And that's just the start, as Hollin Jones discovered...
Get the classic 60s / 70s sound of the tape-based Mellotron in this affordable new virtual instrument. Here's the details.
With 2 voices of 4 oscillators each, mono, duo, chord and drone playing modes are possible. Here's more about this intriguing new hardware synthesizer.
Join Dave Mech as he uses field recordings in London and Elektron's Digitakt sampler back in the studio to create some unique textures, loops and beats in this video.
This powerful guitar amp and cab processor for desktop and mobile is on sale until April 15th. Here's why you should grab it now.
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.
NI's latest audio interfaces come with a generous software bundle and hit new, affordable prices. Hollin Jones found out how they performed in the real world...
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.
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