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.

Articles by Hollin Jones

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Review: Steinberg Cubasis 3 for iOS

Now in its third generation, Steinberg’s mobile DAW has had a serious rebuild - and it’s now available for the iPhone too. Hollin Jones put it to the test…

Review: Soundbrenner Core, A problem-Solving Smartwatch For Musicians

If you’re tired of wearing in-ear monitors to hear a click track when performing, the Soundbrenner Core will be of great interest to you. Plus it offers inventive features for a Smartwatch.

Review: Ninja Tune Jamm Pro

NInja Tune and Coldcut have released what could be the most powerful sample sequencer ever built for iOS. Hollin Jones finds out if it’s true…

5 Tips For Cloud-Based Music-Making

Most people know that it’s possible to make music over a web connection, but how can you get the best results? Here are five top tips. 

Review: IK Multimedia iRig Keys 2 MIDI Controller

IK has updated its iRig Keys MIDI controller with a new look and feel and even an audio output. Hollin Jones takes it on the road.

5 Alternatives To Using A MIDI Keyboard

MIDI keyboards are the standard way to play and record MIDI data, but they’re not the only method, Here are 5 alternatives that can give you different results.

How To Generate Automatic Harmonies With iZotope Nectar

Forget the days of tedious audio editing - here's how to quickly create complex, auto-generated harmonies in just a couple of minutes.

Using Velocity To Make Your Orchestral MIDI Tracks Sound Like The Real Thing

If there's one crucial technique to master to make your DAW orchestral tracks sound authentic, it's this.

Mastering In FL Studio: Understanding Stereo Widening Techniques

How wide should you go, and how can you ensure mono compatibility? All is revealed in this quick guide to mastering in FL Studio.

Softube Console 1: In-Depth Review

Discover what Softube's powerful Console 1 hardware and software system can bring to your setup with this in-depth video review.

Moog Music Goes Behind The Soundtrack of ‘Uncut Gems’ In Documentary With Daniel Lopatin

Check out this exclusive look at the details that went into crafting the film’s synth-heavy soundtrack.

EastWest Releases Hollywood Backup Singers With Wordbuilder Technology

Recorded with a collection of vintage tube microphones in world famous EastWest Studio 3, this new instrument lets you create your own backing vocals entirely in software.

G-Sonique Releases Psychedelic Tunnel T1, A Sci-Fi Reverb And 3D Spatial Ambience Generator

Get the sound of outer space in your productions with this new plug-in from G-Sonique. The first 80 customers can get it at a discount.

Cubase 10 Core Skills: What Is MIDI Merge?

Cubase has a wealth of creative record modes for capturing MIDI. Matt Hepworth shows you how to build up your tracks using MIDI Merge.

The Artiphon Orba Is A Unique MIDI Controller In The Palm Of Your Hand

The Artiphon Orba is a band in your hand that just raised $1.4M on Kickstarter. Here's what it does.