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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Ben Wilson AKA DivKid has spent years immersing himself in the world of modular synth hardware, and produced some excellent courses for Ask.Audio! We got his thoughts on all things modular.
If you've ever struggled to manage Logic Pro sessions when they get bigger, Track Stacks could very well be what you've been looking for. Joe Albano explains why.
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