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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5 Top Mistakes To Avoid When Mixing Keyboards

Sometimes overlooked in favour of drums, guitars and vocals in the mix, keyboards are actually a vital component of many tracks. Hollin Jones has some pro tips on how to get them right…

Audiopedia Is Your Go-To Source For Music And Recording Knowledge

With over 400 short, concise video explainers covering the fundamentals of music technology, Audiopedia is the perfect way to grab what you need, when you need it.

Review: Cubase 12

Steinberg’s flagship DAW gets a host of creative and workflow upgrades plus Apple Silicon support. Could this be the greatest version of Cubase ever?

Review: Is the Focusrite Clarett+ 2Pre a good buy? Let's find out!

Focusrite’s latest Clarett+ 2Pre brings upgraded converters and 10x4 I/O to an incredibly compact package. Hollin Jones put it to the test…

Review: Focusrite FAST Plug-ins

Focusrite’s latest AI-powered dynamics plug-ins offer something for novices and expert producers alike. Hollin Jones tries out the FAST series…

Review: Steinberg WaveLab Cast

If you’re looking to get into podcasting or greatly improve your voice production skills, Steinberg’s WaveLab Cast has your back, as Hollin Jones discovered.

Review: Audient EVO Start Recording Bundle

Whether you’re a singer songwriter or a budding podcaster, you’ll need the gear to record your tracks. Audient’s EVO bundle aims to give you everything you need, as Hollin Jones found out…

Review: MOVO UM700 USB Desktop Studio Microphone

Capturing broadcast-quality voice takes doesn’t have to cost the earth. Hollin Jones tried out MOVO’s new UM700 USB microphone.

5 Tips For Improving Your Mastering Technique

Polish and sharpen up your masters with these 5 pro tips from Hollin Jones…

Review: Accusonus Era Pro Bundle 5

It’s not just music producers that need to repair audio, movie makers, podcasters and many others do too. Hollin Jones finds out how the new bundle from Accusonus gets it done…

Pattern-Based Sound Design In Cubase

How can you make cool rave-style patterns and computer FX in Cubase without using a MIDI keyboard? By using these tips!

Review: IK Multimedia Total Studio 3 MAX

IK’s latest mega bundle offers something for every stage of the production process, and it’s here to totally fill up your studio, as Hollin Jones discovered.

8 Pro Tips For Remixing

Remixing is easier than ever from a technical perspective, but artistic challenges remain ever-present. Hollin Jones gives you some pro tips…

Top 5 Guitar Plug-Ins For Keyboard Players

Are you a keyboard player who just can’t wrap your head - or hands - around the guitar? Fear not, Hollin Jones has just the thing…

Cool Hardware Synths You Can Get Cheap Online

In synth world, it’s easy to spend lots of cash on hardware. But it’s not always the right way to go and here, Hollin Jones shows you some affordable but cool instruments…