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.
Sound Forge receives its most significant update in years with a host of new features under the hood as well as new plug-ins and editing tools. Hollin Jones put it to the test.
Check out this video demo of the upcoming Moog Grandmother in action, as well as a look around the popup Moog factory to see how they get made.
Logic's project chooser is where you can access templates - either Logic's or your own - to get up and running right away. Booker Edwards Jr shows you how it works.
The famous Leslie speaker that gives the Hammond organ its unique sound has been much-emulated. So what can IK's latest release bring to the party? Hollin Jones finds out.
Here's a new video from the bespoke synth and instrument designers, plus a tantalizing glimpse of the specs. deFormer 3 looks like a fearsome sound mangler.
In addition to expanded MIDI and setup functionality, there's now also extended support for accessibility features on Windows - great news for visually impaired users.
It's important to understand the difference between your wider strategy and targeted tactics so your effort is directed most effectively. Here's what you need to know.
Using sends and returns is a hangover from the analog days but it's still a vital tool in your mixing arsenal even if you're working digitally. Joe Albano explains why.
Using Mechatronics - a blend of electronics and mechanical engineering, artist Andrius Å arapovas created this sound and light installation, and it's quite remarkable.
These new tools for mixing, mastering and de-essing aim to bring a splash of colour to your productions and they're available at a special price for a limited time.
Swap between on-ear and over-ear cups using the magnetic connection so you can choose between mobile or more immersive listening.
Get more control over your sequences and make unusual and interesting patterns with this new and highly affordable device for Ableton Live.
The latest additions to the Pocket Operator family bring sampling, voice synthesis and much more to the table. Hollin Jones popped in some batteries and got to work...
This is a serious handheld mic for live performance, and now those living in the US can easily get their hands on one.
In this short video, Thavius Beck deconstructs the concept of phase synthesis to give you a clear understanding of how to master this powerful synth for better sound design.
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