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.
Whether it's simple tracking, mixing or even mastering, a good pair of headphones is absolutely essential to any music setup. Here, Hollin Jones picks 5 models to suit any budget.
Arturia's latest soft synth brings back an all-time classic and is perfect for modern soundtrack work. Hollin Jones road tested the OB-Xa V'¦
Arturia's latest interface has a dizzying array of features. Hollin Jones finds out if Christmas has come early'¦
You will need at some point to create small, web-friendly copies of your tracks. Here's how to go about it properly.
IK's new iRig Pro Duo IO lets you hook up your studio to whatever platform or device you use. Hollin Jones took it on the road'¦
Everyone has an opinion on what they think the best DAW is, but what factors should you be considering if you're aiming to make music on the move?
MIDI is about more than just pressing keys or drawing notes with a mouse. Here are 5 more left field ideas for getting creative with your MIDI tracks.Â
Now in its third generation, Steinberg's mobile DAW has had a serious rebuild - and it's now available for the iPhone too. Hollin Jones put it to the test'¦
If you're tired of wearing in-ear monitors to hear a click track when performing, the Soundbrenner Core will be of great interest to you. Plus it offers inventive features for a Smartwatch.
NInja Tune and Coldcut have released what could be the most powerful sample sequencer ever built for iOS. Hollin Jones finds out if it's true'¦
Most people know that it's possible to make music over a web connection, but how can you get the best results? Here are five top tips.Â
IK has updated its iRig Keys MIDI controller with a new look and feel and even an audio output. Hollin Jones takes it on the road.
MIDI keyboards are the standard way to play and record MIDI data, but they're not the only method, Here are 5 alternatives that can give you different results.
Forget the days of tedious audio editing - here's how to quickly create complex, auto-generated harmonies in just a couple of minutes.
If there's one crucial technique to master to make your DAW orchestral tracks sound authentic, it's this.
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