Hollin Jones

Hollin Jones

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.

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Music Business: Everything You Need To Know About Sync Licenses And Royalty Payments

Cut through the industry jargon with this no-nonsense course on synchronization licenses and royalties - how to get the best deal, and how to get paid!

Suzanne Ciani Reveals Her Buchla Quadrophonic Synth Performance Tips

Join Loopop in this interview and live performance video for examples of how pioneering synth performer Suzanne Ciani uses her Buchla system for groundbreaking live shows

6 Of The Best DAWs For 2018

Here's a list of six of the best new, updated and generally most useful DAWs you can find in 2018. Mac or PC, big budget or watching the pennies - we've got you covered.

LDM Trisektor Is A 3-Band Delay Module For Ableton Live

Get your hands on this multi-talented Max4Live device for a bargain price and bring dub style delay and echo FX to your Live tracks.

How To Make And Market Your Own Sample Packs

Whether you want to make money selling sample packs or simply create your own unique instrument and loop library, this course tells you everything you need to know about the process.

ROLI Launches Cypher 2, Cutting Edge Software Synth From FXPansion's Engineers

ROLI’s software ecosystem expands with Cypher2, a cutting-edge sound design instrument from FXpansion engineers - and of course it ties in with the company's hardware as well.

Sputnik Is The Craziest MIDI Guitar You've Ever Seen

With a bunch of realtime BlueTooth MIDI controllers and Arduinos built right in, Sputnik just might be the most useful custom built guitar around.

A Guide To Creating Music For Games

From understanding themes, variations and the unique demands of the game audio world to the relationship between composer and developer, this invaluable guide explains how music for games works.

Rob Papen Predator 2 Updated With 350 New Presets & 20% Off Deal

Take advantage of 20% off Predator 2 for a limited time and get over 350 new presets to take the total to over 6000. Here are the details.

RØDE's SC6-L Mobile Is A Pocket Podcast Studio For iOS

Record and monitor two lavalier mics at once with your iOS device thanks to the new SC6-L Mobile system from RØDE, which looks ideal for all kinds of mobile recording tasks.

AudioPedia 110: Synths, Samplers And Virtual Instruments

Learn everything you need to know about synths, samplers and virtual instruments with this 52-video course covering everything from vintage classics to cutting edge software.

Eurorack Synthesis: Oscillators And Noise Explained

Get to the heart of what makes synthesis work with this exploration of oscillators and noise - what are they, how do they work and how can you use them to make better synth patches?

MIDI And Audio Signal Flow In Logic Pro X - The Essentials Explained

Learn how MIDI starts from your controller and ends up as sounds you can hear. This short video explains everything you need to know about MIDI and audio signal flow in Logic.

Mixing & Mastering Essentials: When, Why And How To Use Dithering

We've all heard of dithering but not everyone knows how important it can be to getting a clean, distortion-free mix and master. Joe Albano tells you how, why and when to use it.

How DivKid Built A Modular Synthesizer For Kids

It's never too early to start learning about music and technology, which is just one of the reasons DivKid put together this awesome Eurorack modular system especially for kids.