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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Nord Upgrades Vintage Electric Piano Library And Introduces New EP Filters

The Enhanced EP Library and new EP Filters are available for free download now for Stage 3 Series owners, with Electro 6 and Piano 4 support on its way. Here's how to get them.

Best of 2018: MIDI Controllers

This year saw updates and new releases covering everything from keyboards and Eurorack modules to chord assistants and MIDI guitars. Here's our roundup of the best MIDI controllers of 2018.

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AudioBus 3.3 now features MIDI Learn, which opens up whole new worlds of creative possibilities for controlling sessions from MIDI hardware. Here's what's new.

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The collaboration between Polyend and Dreadbox that produced Medusa goes from strength to strength with a new free firmware update adding a bunch of new features. Here's the lowdown.

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BandLab has experienced massive growth in user numbers in its relatively short history. Now it's passed 5 million, with more new stuff in the pipeline...

Friedrichs Audio Hot Bunny And Floats Modules On Sale, Submit A Video & Get Free Voltage Tracker

Take advantage of festive pricing on these two virtual rack modules and also submit a video made with them and receive a free Voltage Tracker sequencer worth $50.

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16 voice polyphonic with 2 oscillators per voice, Bolt is a confident first foray into the world of plug-in synthesis from the maker of Impakt and T-series hardware controllers.

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RØDE's extensive family of mics gets a new member with this updated PodMic, designed to perform all your podcasting needs. Here's what you need to know.

IK Multimedia Reveals SampleTank 4, Special Pre-Order Pricing Available

With 250GB sounds, 70 studio quality effects and much more, SampleTank 4 is IK's biggest workstation release to date. Here's everything that's new.

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With a 4x oversampled synthesis engine, a freely routable signal and modulation path, Complex-1 is avialable to buy or rent-to-own today. Here's the details.

Yes, These Free Games From Klevgrand Really Do Run As Plugins In Your DAW

Try to get any work done with these retro arcade games flashing away in your DAW - we challenge you!

Aston Mics Unveil Stealth - 4 Professional Mics For Studio And Stage In One

Aston's latest mic has 4 switchable voices, phantom power autodetect and built-in preamp. It could be the only mic you ever need - and the price may surprise you...

O-Blek By LDM Design Is A Powerful, Probability-Based Sequencer For Ableton Live

Go beyond regular MIDI sequencing in Ableton Live with this unusual stochastic sequencer device that uses probability to determine how patterns are generated - for unusual results.

NLE Releases New Online Course - FL Studio 301: Advanced Production Workflows

Go beyond the basics in Image Line's powerful cross-platform DAW with this advanced course in workflow and production techniques.

5 Essential Tools For Mastering

Confused about mastering? Here are 5 essential things you will need to make your finished tracks sound their best.