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.
If you're looking for a new way to play your hardware and software MIDI instruments, this intriguing Theremin-style device looks good. Hollin Jones checks out the Altura from Zeppelin Design Labs.
Wavetable is a powerful synthesizer that's new in Live 10. But it has one feature that sets it apart from Live's other synths - can you guess what it is?
Harness the power and potential of NI's workhorse synth Massive to make everything from huge basses to scary leads.
An all-in-one subscription to Apple's software and hardware ecosystem is an interesting idea. Is this something that could help keep your gear current while keeping costs manageable?
Swap out any drum sound for a different instrument or articulation to fully customise your kits. Matt Vanacoro shows you how it works in Superior Drummer 3.
Long gone are the days when the iPad was a mere sketchpad. Now, it really can be the heart of your music-making setup, as Hollin Jones explains.
Ableton Live 10 has a new, dynamically resizeable interface amongst many other upgrades, improvements and additions. Here's our new course that shows you everything you need to know about Live 10.
Good sound design is the key to any great-sounding production. Here, synth expert Rishabh Rajan takes you on a 4-week journey through some top soft synths to perfect your synthesis skills.
Live's Session view is where you can experiment with clips, loops and arrangements, DJ with Live and much more. Olav Basoski shows you how it works in this short video.
Places are strictly limited in this Cubase Live Lab. Enrol now to take advantage of special earlybird pricing and learn Cubase from an industry professional.
With new instruments, workflow, library and upgraded Max For Live integration, there's something for everyone in Ableton Live 10. And we have a video course to help you get started!
Focusrite's Clarett marque crosses from Thunderbolt to USB models with the Clarett 2Pre USB and its siblings. Hollin Jones finds out what all the fuss is about.
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Korg Gadget takes a unique approach to instruments, beats and loops. Here, Hollin Jones shows you how to get up and running quickly and be making tracks in no time.
Marc Doty shows you how to tweak and set up Arturia's monster synth - MatrixBrute - to get a massive bass sound. Read on to find out the secret.
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