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.
Native's new A Series of Komplete Kontrol keyboards have many of the features of the S series, but at a price that may surprise you. Hollin Jones took the smallest sibling, the A25, for a spin.
Although digital recording is now commonplace, there's still a vocal minority of musicians sticking with analog. But which is better? Here are 3 ways digital is superior, and 2 it's not.
The new album from Jade Wii of DAWless Jammin' and Ask.Audio is a mixture of Lo-fi, Ambient, and Electronic music. You can check it out here.
In a hurry? This 1-minute video from Joe Albano gives you the fundamentals of how audio waveforms work.
Join celebrated producer Dr Shiver as he shares his production secrets in this totally free live MasterClass on December 13th - only on Ask.Audio.
This new course on Presonus Studio One 4 covers everything you need to know about recording, importing and editing audio in this powerful music production environment.
Enhance and expand your sounds with this multi-talented effect plugin that beats with the heart of a synth. Hollin Jones explored the many capabilities of Devious Machines' Texture. Enhance and expand
If you've been wanting to get your hands on the sound of an ultra-rare Voyetra 8 hardware synthesizer, UVI might have just the ticket - and it won't break the bank.
Sidechain compression is quick and easy to set up in FL Studio 20. Here's how you can use it to get that classic pumping effect for basses and pads.
Model multiple different types of gear to give your tracks the unique sound of hardware, all without leaving the digital domain. Here's what you need to know about REAMP Audio Gear Modeler.
Go beyond the basics in Ableton Live with this free MasterClass where you can learn from a pro how to program an improvisational drumming system.
New Player plugin for Propellerheads' popular DAW creates endless stream of musical melodies, rhythms and harmonies. Read more about it here.
Here are the techniques you need to know to import stems, loops and more into your Studio One project - with full automatic tempo stretching.
Remixlive 4.0's all-new sample edit feature makes sampling and remixing more intuitive than ever before. Here's what you need to know.
Dorico 2 now includes real-time MIDI recording, an overhauled MIDI transcription engine, new features for media musicians and jazz, and dozens of other improvements across the whole application.
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