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.
Adding a few choice MIDI effects to tracks in Live can quickly liven things up, creating complex beats and patterns from simple user input. Noah Pred shows you how in this short video.
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Take advantage of this unique course with Bitwig pro Thavius Beck to get live, online mentoring and earn an official Bitwig End-User Certificate at the end!
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Soup up your music system with these very affordable new monitors from ADAM Audio - available to buy now.
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This comprehensive live course will give you all the skills you need to become an RX6 expert, with real world audio repair assignments, quizzes and a $50 iZotope gift coupon on completion.
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Never struggle for ideas or inspiration again with this clever MIDI detection plugin that can determine the key you are playing in and make suggestions as to where to go next.
Take your movie and trailer scores to the next level with this new cinematic percussion scoring tool kit from Red Room Audio - on sale for a limited time.
NI's Sketches are bite-sized tracks put together with their software and hardware, and performed by featured artists. Here's London-based Ikonika on how she works.
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