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.
Designed for those getting into scoring and composition as well as established producers looking for more sounds, this affordable library works with NI's software and hardware.
Use the Path Editor to control the virtual movement of any sound with this plugin - and much more besides. Here's the lowdown on Traveler from Tonsturm.
Serial compression is a great technique for controlling the dynamics of any sound in your mix. Here, Alex Solano demonstrates the process in action.
Join Endorphin.es and Todd Barton for a deep dive into the Shuttle synthesizer and a chance to win endorphin modular gear during the MasterClass.
Blipblox is a proper synthesizer, but designed for kids and now it's available for pre-order. Here's everything you need to know.
Understanding glissando and portamento will help your string orchestrations to stand out, whether you're recording live strings or using MIDI to program articulations. Here's how.
Having a fast network is increasingly important for maintaining an efficient workflow when producing music. Here are 5 top tips to get blazing fast file transfer.
This powerful new virtual instrument uses sampling and synthesis for advanced sound design. It's available for Mac, PC and also for Linux. Here's what you need to know.
The app is free and now so too are the downloadable artist piano and guitar tutorial videos. There's no reason not to grab this great update today!
Choose the lite or full version and you'll get the authentic sound and feel of this rare Steinway inside your computer for a price that's more affordable than you might be expecting.
Bring a touch of magic to your productions with these meticulously sampled new Kontakt-based instruments that take in the flavours of the Middle East.
The best way to shape your sounds is at the source and this unique, hand-crafted lo-fi microphone is an excellent way to do it, as Hollin Jones discovered.
This 16-voice FM synthesizer has a friendly look that hides a wealth of programming and sound shaping options. Rishabh Rajan explores the core of its sound generating tools.
Use this quick technique in any software or hardware synth to create a deep sub bass that can lend weight to the bottom end of your productions.
Image Line has jumped from version 12 to 20 with its latest release of FL Studio. They haven't suddenly got bad at maths - this year is the DAW's 20th birthday. And there's some big news.
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