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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Krotos Releases Weaponiser, Dynamic Sound Library And Designer

If you need customisable weapon sound FX for movies, TV or game audio, this specialised instrument could be just the tool you have been looking for.

Watch Songwriting Secrets Of The Beatles: Chords & Progressions Revealed

In this short video, Scott Freiman explains how the Beatles' approach to chord changes and song structure makes for great pop music. Dive in now to find out how they did it!

Here's How To Make MIDI Orchestras Sound More Believable

If you have ever wondered how to make your orchestral MIDI parts sound more believable, how to work faster and get better results, you'll want to watch these two short videos.

8Ball Is A Complete Audio Solution For 360 Degree Video And Cinematic VR

An integrated software and hardware workflow means this new system could streamline the process of recording for the increasingly popular VR format.

Marc Doty Demonstrates How To Quickly Make Synth Sounds More Dynamic

Learn how Control Voltage works in synthesizers and how it can let you create a virtually limitless universe of sounds. In this short video, Marc Doty explores using the LFO on a filter.

Now You Can Rent-To-Own iZotope Ozone 8 and Neutron 2

Spread the cost of buying these iZotope tools and end up owning the license. This new model looks like very good news for musicians and producers everywhere.

Elektron Analog RYTM MK2: Thavius Beck Demonstrates How It Works

Understanding the way Elektron's Analog RYTM is put together will help you use it more quickly and efficiently and be making beats in no time. Thavius Beck shows you how.

Review: Altura Theremin MIDI Controller

If you're looking for a new way to play your hardware and software MIDI instruments, this intriguing Theremin-style device looks good. Hollin Jones checks out the Altura from Zeppelin Design Labs.

Here's Why Wavetable Is Unique Among Ableton Live 10's Instruments

Wavetable is a powerful synthesizer that's new in Live 10. But it has one feature that sets it apart from Live's other synths - can you guess what it is?

Learn Essential NI Massive Synth Skills In This Video

Harness the power and potential of NI's workhorse synth Massive to make everything from huge basses to scary leads.

Musicians & Producers: Would You Pay For An Apple Software & Hardware Subscription?

An all-in-one subscription to Apple's software and hardware ecosystem is an interesting idea. Is this something that could help keep your gear current while keeping costs manageable?

How To Customise Any Drum Kit In Toontrack Superior Drummer

Swap out any drum sound for a different instrument or articulation to fully customise your kits. Matt Vanacoro shows you how it works in Superior Drummer 3.

5 Reasons Your Main Music Production Platform Can Be An iPad

Long gone are the days when the iPad was a mere sketchpad. Now, it really can be the heart of your music-making setup, as Hollin Jones explains.

Learn All The New Features in Ableton Live 10

Ableton Live 10 has a new, dynamically resizeable interface amongst many other upgrades, improvements and additions. Here's our new course that shows you everything you need to know about Live 10.

Learn Pro Sound Design For EDM With A Synth Expert

Good sound design is the key to any great-sounding production. Here, synth expert Rishabh Rajan takes you on a 4-week journey through some top soft synths to perfect your synthesis skills.