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.
Try to get any work done with these retro arcade games flashing away in your DAW - we challenge you!
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Go beyond regular MIDI sequencing in Ableton Live with this unusual stochastic sequencer device that uses probability to determine how patterns are generated - for unusual results.
Go beyond the basics in Image Line's powerful cross-platform DAW with this advanced course in workflow and production techniques.
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These modular MIDI controllers are now crowdfunding with a release date of 2019 and early bird specials available. Here's what they can do - and why you should check them out.
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Covering a variety of styles from melodic passages and ethnic phrases to unique double-strings, trills and sul ponticelli, this versatile string instrument is currently available at a discount.
A major upgrade to the free online DAW and music making system brings huge performance gains, as well as new features and capabilities. Here's all the details.
This massively redesigned and upgraded miniature hardware synth certainly packs a punch, and you can get your early bird special order in now. Here's the lowdown.
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.
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Join celebrated producer Dr Shiver as he shares his production secrets in this totally free live MasterClass on December 13th - only on Ask.Audio.
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