Hollin Jones

Hollin Jones

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.

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Synthplex In Burbank, CA Has All Things Synthesizer, 28-31 March 2019

Exhibits + Seminars + Live Electronic Music + Pop-Up Synth Museum + DIY Synth Build + Gala Banquet - what more could you ask for? Here's how to get tickets.

ChordPotion Is A New Plug-In To Help You Generate Complex MIDI From Simple Notes

Suitable for many genres and bundled with time-tested preset MIDI patterns, ChordPotion helps you take simple input and turn it into cool patterns to spice up your tracks.

Review: Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol M32

NI's smallest ever keyboard punches well above its weight - and costs less than you might think. Hollin Jones went on the road with the Komplete Kontrol M32.

Get 50% Off Steinberg Cubasis And All IAPs Until April 8th

Steinberg is offering half off Cubasis for iPad and all in-app purchases until April 8th 2019. So why not grab it now, and start making music with the most advanced mobile DAW around?

MakeProAudio Lets You Create Modular Mixers and Controllers For Your Music Studio

A whole universe of gear you can build yourself, from mixers to synths and Eurorack format modules? This new system could revolutionise how we approach music-making.

Pedal Crush, 3rd Book From Kim Bjørn, Is On Kickstarter Now

Another in-depth history of music technology and design, replete with countless insights from industry insiders is coming. Find out more and pre-order here.

The Clarinet Is A Unique Instrument To Use When Orchestrating. Here's Why.

The design, evolution and range of the clarinet make it a fascinating instrument to play and score with. Here, Thomas Goss shows you exactly why that is the case.

Sample Fuel Releases Free POLY 2.0 Update & POLY LITE Free Analog Softsynth

Get major new features if you already own POLY, and get into Sample Fuel's world for free with the new POLY LITE instrument.Both are available now.

Has Flock Audio Made The World's Most Advanced Analog Patch Bay?

Is this the world’s most advanced digitally-controlled, 100%-analog patch bay routing system? With a dedicated app and 64-point connection, Flock Audio thinks it is.

IK Multimedia's iRig Micro Amp - Play Or Record Anywhere

IK Multimedia's iRig Micro Amp Has Up To 15W Power, USB And iOS Capabilities. Now you really can play your guitar wherever you like.

Watch Andrew Huang's Crazy Fast Robot Drumming With Polyend Perc

High BPMs and complex patterns are no problem for Polyend's PERC. Check out this video of Andrew Huang using it to beef up a live performance.

The Magic Behind Smart Tempo In Logic Pro Explained

The tempo manipulation features in modern DAWs would have seemed fantastical not so long ago. Joe Albano explains how they work, and why you should be using them.

Check Out This Custom Built Digitally Controlled Tape Sampler

Part of the Modular Process Music family of hand crafted instruments, Tape Sampler is a clever and fun way to manipulate sound. See it in action here.

Klevgrand Releases FreeAMP - A Totally Free Saturation Plug-In For Mac And PC

Grab this free distortion / saturation plugin and use it to warm up anything from vocals to entire mixes. Here's the details.

Machina Bristronica Has NI, Ableton, Bastl, Moog And Many More In Bristol On March 30th 2019

Meet musical legends as well as some of the world's leading synth designers at this unique event in Bristol, UK on March 30th, 2019. Tickets are going fast...