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.
Whether you're a beginner or a relatively experienced synth user, it never hurts to renew and refresh your understanding of the fundamentals of how sound and synths work. Here's 2 short videos.
This new course on Reason 10's Europa synth explains all you need to know about the powerful new instrument. Here, learn about the voicing options and how to create fat sounds.
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Tune in today at 1PM PT / 8PM UK for a hands-on exploration of Circuit's pro features and workflow tips with Novation product specialist Chris Calcutt.
Did you know you can sync up video clips to play along with video in Live, and even create new performances on the fly? Find out how in this short video from Live expert Thavius Beck.
Check out this FREE recorded MasterClass for a unique workshop on how to combine production and live performance techniques using a range of devices and tools from Korg, Novation, Ableton and more.
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Studio design is a vital yet sometimes overlooked part of the production process. These videos taken from our pro audio courses cover some of the fundamentals you'll need to know.
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The new colour screens in the Maschine Mk3 hardware combined with the new capacitive touch controls make navigation and browsing simple. Watch Matt Cellitti explain why.
Grab your free tickets to these showcase events by Ableton and NI, as well as live performances and hands-on workshops in London's East End.
If you've ever been baffled by the terminology of the pro audio world, our AudioPedia series is here to make it crystal clear. In this short video, Joe Albano gets to grips with condenser mics.
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This extract from the live Masterclass delves into the fascinating world of interface design for music. Who decides how our gear should work, and how do they go about making it? Find out - for free!
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