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.
With a straightforward interface and handy tools for mastering and other audio processing, FireMaster is available at a discount to celebrate its launch.
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Numark adds capacitive touch platters to pocket-sized DJ controller, fully-equipped with Serato DJ Lite.
Korg upgrades its classic stage piano with more sounds, more polyphony and more of almost everything. Here's what they've added.
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The album features tracks by the company's users, some of whom will be performing live at venues across the globe. Here's how to get involved.
These hi-tech mixers come with a powerful recording software suite for Mac and Windows as well as USB-C, Bluetooth and much more. Here's the details.
Flintpope's new granular dual sample player is out now - and it costs under Â£10.
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Quickly use your audio and MIDI loops and recordings to create multiple arrangements in FL Studio's Playlist. Rishabh Rajan shows you how it's done.
MIDI drum hardware has come a long way since the early days. Joe Albano explains your options, and why a MIDI drum kit might be the perfect instrument for you.
Reaper 6 from Cockos is hugely customisable, competitively priced and a whole lot of DAW for your money. Here's what's new in the latest update.
Focus will shift towards affordable kits aimed at learning the basics of electronics '" but the remaining DIY kits are now 15% off.
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