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.
Taken from his full length MasterClass which is available to stream for free right now, Dr Shiver discusses the most common mistakes people make when they come to him for mixing and mastering.
UVI releases Pulsar, a new Falcon expansion delivering deep and futuristic electronic sounds - and it's just $39. Here's the details.
Mash and mangle your sounds in Reaktor with these powerful effects from Flintpope - available for the crazy low price of just $2.
Coming soon to Kickstarter, this hardware saturation / fuzz unit has 8 CV inputs, bit distortion, sample rate reduction and much more. Here's the details.
This forthcoming Apple Watch app looks like it could be just the ticket for synth heads... so what's the deal with controlling synths from your wrist?
Unlock the power of follow actions, one of Live's most useful features, in this free recorded MasterClass. Watch it online for free, right now!
We know that AI is the coming thing, but what if it could help you write songs? Well just maybe, it can.
Take your live performances to the next level with these two new guitar multi FX / looper pedals from Zoom, priced at $79 and $99 and available in March.
With over 300 patches covering retro and modern synths, basses, mellow pads, melodic leads & epic fx, this mega collection of patches for Novation's Bass Station II is on sale now.
This NES-inspired chiptune synth is shipping in March and has USB MIDI, a plug-in for remote management and much more. Here's the details.
With 38 "drum kits", each one has been tailored with 70s education documentaries, the esoteric culture of the 60s and the National Film Board of Canada in mind.
There's a clever way to use FL Studio's tools to create a classic pumping effect but without recourse to the standard compressor technique. This video reveals what it is.
This advanced module for Ableton Live lets you twist, mangle and process all kinds of signal in almost any way you like. Here's the details.
Apple's latest iPad Pro models are the most powerful it's ever made, and have a new design. Should musicians and producers take the plunge, or look elsewhere?
This special feature in Studio One 4 means much less running around if you need to change your mixes before mastering. Josh Carney explains how it works.
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