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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How Audio Editors Swapped Razor Blades For Waveforms

If you were recording before DAWs the chances are you had to be handy with a razor blade. But why? Joe Albano explains how some techniques have changed and others remain the same.

5 Of The Best Hardware Loopers You Can Buy Today

Live looping has gone from being something of a novelty to a mainstream performance technique. Here are 5 of the best hardware loopers you can take on stage or to the studio.

RAVEN Is A 100% Analog Semi Modular Synth, On Kickstarter Now

Check out this bespoke analog synth voice that the developers are funding now, with earlybird specials available.

ROLI's Songmaker Kit GarageBand Edition Is A World's First. Here's Why.

Songmaker Kit GarageBand Edition is an all-in-one expressive companion to the world’s most popular music creation app. Here's what it can do.

How To Get The Perfect 808 Sound In Pro Tools

Using carefully selected plug ins and a little care, you too can sculpt an earth-shaking 808 sub bass sound. Here's how.

Native Instruments Releases 2 Exclusive Sounds Originals Packs On Sounds.com

Each collection includes a diverse array of one-shots and loops that reflects the artist’s signature sound. Check out these new packs from Robot Koch and Catnapp.

Review: Arturia Keylab MK II

The latest generation of Arturia's multi-talented MIDI controllers integrates with pretty much any MIDI software or hardware you can think of. Hollin Jones got plugged in.

How To Achieve Really Punchy Drum Tracks Using Doubled Up Compression

Drums, basses and other sounds can really shine and stand out when you apply the correct amount and type of compression. Joe Albano shows you how this works in practice.

ROLI Launches Beatmaker Kit, A New Way To Learn Beat-Making And Produce Tracks

The all-in-one kit includes ROLI’s Lightpad Block and generous software bundle for $299. it's designed to get you up and running making beats and tracks in no time.

Look Mum No Computer Shows How To Build A Korg MS20-Style LP Filter

Brace yourself for a tornado of synth-based advice as Sam Battle runs you - quite literally - through building your own low pass filter in hardware.

Get On The Good Foot - Walker Is A Footstep Foley Designer From UVI

Time for the feet to hit the street! UVI releases Walker, a comprehensive and flexible cinema-quality footstep foley designer for post production and sound design.

Factormini, Intro Version Of Factorsynth Machine Learning Instrument, Now Available

Deconstruct your sounds using machine learning - Factormini by Jburred is available now for under £40.

MoReVoX And Overloud Release RELIVE, A Live Venues Impulse Response Library

Get the actual sound of 24 live venues that can be used in your productions with this unique collection of impulse responses - RELIVE from Overloud and MoReVoX.

How Much Do You Know About Level Metering In Insight 2?

Advanced tools like iZotope's Insight 2 allow remarkably detailed audio analysis. Joe Albano explains the fundamentals of audio metering, and why you need to know them.

Limited Edition Elysia Xpressor 500 Meteor Compressor Is Built From Space Age Materials

Just 100 of these special editions of Elysia's Xpressor 500 Metero compressors will be produced. Here's why you might want to get your hands on one.