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. Formerly a lecturer in videographics and music 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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Starting From Scratch In Cubase 9? Begin Building Your Tracks Here

A blank canvas can be a daunting place to start but with this video from Matt Hepworth you'll see that getting up and running in Cubase can be easier than you might have thought.

Learn The Defining Features Of Progressive House With This Quick Video Guide

Progressive House can be broken down and some core approaches, techniques and characteristics revealed. But what are they? Find out in this short video.

Processing Drums With Softube's Classic Summit Audio EQF-100

Can't get hold of this vintage EQ hardware? Alex Solano is here to show you how the software version is just as powerful thanks to Softube.

Review: Elastic Drums 2.0

The developers of Elastic Drums are relentless with their updates, constantly adding new features. We road tested the new version 2.0 and found some unexpected and very welcome additions.

How To Improve Your Studio One Workflow By Bouncing Events

Bouncing isn't just for printing changes to audio clips, it can also be great for consolidating and cleaning up project audio folders. Alex Solano explains all.

Master Logic's Vintage B3 Organ With This Guide To Virtual Mic Placement

Logic's Vintage B3 Organ has plenty of tools to help you get exactly the retro organ sound you're looking for. Find out how with this quick tour from Booker Edwards, Jr.

Meet The Woman At The Top Of The Mastering Business

Mandy Parnell has worked with countless artists including the Chemical Brothers, Max Richter, Jamie XX, Björk and Brian Eno. Her story is an inspiring one.

Exploring the new Sampler Track in Cubase 9

Ever wished you could trigger and mess with samples without having to dive into a complex editor? With Cubase 9 and the new Sampler track, you can!

Free Today: Building Custom DJ Effects Racks in Ableton Live

Join us today (Thursday February 16th 2017 at 11am Pacific Time / 7pm UK / 8pm CET) for a free Masterclass on creating your own custom multi-effect racks in Ableton Live with expert trainer DJ Kiva!

Review: Contour Designs ShuttlePro v2

What if your software controller could work across all kinds of different apps? The Contour Designs ShuttlePro v2 may have the answer…  

Review: MicRig Universal Video Grip With Stereo Mic

Getting good sound to go with your picture can mean bolting together lots of gear. But a new combined grip and mic system from Sevenoak is looking to change that, and at a surprisingly low price.

8 Ways To Speed Up Your Computer For Music Production

There’s nothing worse than a slow computer clogging up your workflow. Get a speed boost with these expert tips!

How You Can Make Sure You're Hearing An Accurate Reproduction Of Your Electronic Kick Drum

All kinds of factors affect the way you perceive kick drums when designing and mixing sounds. Multiplier is here to help you make sure you're doing it right.

How To Unlock Ableton Live's Powerful Distortion Plugins With Waveshaping

Waveshaping can provide a very different kind of distortion and it's available inside Live's own plugin effect. Here's how it works.

The Fundamentals Of Mastering For Vinyl

Mastering for vinyl has its own special set of considerations. Luckily Joe Albano is here to demystify the process using some specialised plugins from the Waves Abbey Road Collection.