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.
This modular sequencer for iOS takes a unique approach to programming and music-making, plus it's very affordable. So what does it bring to the table?
If you love modular synths but don't have the space for huge boxes, Erica Synths' Pico System 1 combines a ton of sound modules into a tiny package - and it sounds massive.
By playing with the sample start time of a sample, the note repeat and mod wheel controls, it's possible to create some cool stutter-style sample sequences in Maschine. Find out how in this video.
What better way to expand your arsenal of instruments and effects in Ableton Live than with a great bundle of modules for under $70?
Cubase on your Mac or PC may be the heart of your studio but Steinberg has developed a number of cool apps running on iOS to help you work more creatively and flexibly. Here's how it happens.
Hello? Hello? HELLO? Yes, you've missed the door again because you were listening to music on your headphones. If only you'd had SoundBrake 2.0.
We were excited to get our hands on Groovebox, the new music-making app from the team behind Launchpad for iOS. Happily, there's even more to it than meets the eye...
You need somewhere to keep your precious eurorack gear when you're on the road and also in the studio. These smart-looking cases now include a custom build option.
You don't get much for under $5... a cup of coffee, a newspaper... or a collection of 72 ambient loops plus a built-in monosynth for Reaktor!
This clever plug-in is an arpeggiator, sidechain MIDI multi-effect and even has a built-in synth section. Check out the video of it in action.
If you've ever wondered how EDM producers create dynamics within their arrangements, this video on big break buildups will answer your questions!
The new F6 Floating-Band surgical dynamic EQ plug-in from Waves can be used for a wide range of applications '" and it's more affordable than you might be expecting.
The iRig Pro I/O aims to fulfil all your mobile and studio needs in an ultra-portable package and it comes with a generous software bundle too. Hollin Jones gave it a spin...
Learn how Korg's Volca synths can work together and even how to perform live in public with them, with this FREE live masterclass.
Reason users have been asking for VST support for years and now it's finally here, Hollin Jones shows you how to get up and running.
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