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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Using pure analog modeled synthesis instead of samples, this brand new soft synth from Rob Papen is available with a discount at launch, so check out the details here.

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Watch Matt Cellitti demo and explain some of Komplete's most powerful and unusual Reaktor Ensembles and learn much more about the wonderful world of Reaktor.

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