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.
Understanding how sound and MIDI move around your studio is key to getting a great workflow. In this course, Joe Albano shows you how it's done.
With two transistor sub oscillators, it can also provide aggressive distortion for percussive sounds. Here's the details.
Offering an ultra-clean FET sound, Roswell's Delphos II condenser microphone has been known to give far more expensive competitors a run for their money. Here's the details...
The latest reverb from Polyverse claims not to sound like anything you've heard before. But can it deliver the goods? Hollin Jones found out.
New drum synthesizer software from Air, creator of the industry reference Strike for Avid Pro Tools, delivers total control of all electronic drum sounds with simple, intuitive interface.
These compact and affordable hardware synths now come with an added bonus - a copy of Synthmulator, until the end of April 2019.
The latest Native blog going behind the scenes in the development of Massive X is here and this time it's all about oscillators. Hear the new audio demos and get the inside track...
A portable, battery powered guitar amp with high quality audio recording to your Mac, PC or mobile device sounds like the perfect solution for guitarists. Hollin Jones powered up the iRig Micro Amp.
A customizable interface, new VST engine, ARA2 support and a bunch of new FX are just some of the updates in Sound Forge Pro 13, new from Magix.
Blocks now come in Base and Prime formats, meaning greater power and flexibility. To learn more and grab the free update, read on...
The exciting world of voltage controlled visuals is opened up by this new light synthesizer, in modular and eurorack formats. Here's the lowdown on Lightstorm.
Meet the DDJ-800 controller, designed for rekordbox dj '" a 2-channel DJ controller in a compact, portable body.
With over 8000 samples supplied, XO is able to collect and sort your one-shot samples then sequence and add effects - but it's much more than that.
Designed to be eco-friendly, this backpack, battery-powered wireless speaker will certainly set tongues wagging with its unique looks. Hand built, you won't see or hear anything quite like it.
New features designed by music legend Aphex Twin make the Bass Station II's latest firmware its most powerful and creative ever. Here's the details.
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