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 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!

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…

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…

Toontrack EZDrummer Electronic Edge Expansion Review

If you’re looking for something new and unique for your electronic productions, Tootntrack’s Electronic Edge might be just the ticket. Hollin Jones makes the beats…

Video Review: Rode Wireless GO II

Rode’s new Wireless Go II supercharges the compact, mobile recording system with some must-have new features. Hollin Jones spills the beans…

Review: Cherry Audio Polymode - Polymoog Classic As A $49 Plugin

Want the sound of a classic Polymoog without the hassle of owning one? Cherry Audio’s Polymode might be just the ticket, as Hollin Jones found out…

Creative Sample Slicing And Sequencing In Cubase 11

Cubase 11 expands its Sample Editor’s capabilities to include cool new live performance tools. Hollin Jones shows you how it works…

5 Ways to Get a Bigger Bass for Your Mixes

Everyone is after a great bass sound for their tracks. Here, Hollin Jones shares 5 of his pro tips for making the bottom end nice and fat.

5 Free Ways To Improve Your Mastering

Mastering can be expensive, but here are five ways you can improve your masters completely free.

Review: Polyverse Manipulator

The latest release from Polyverse and Infected Mushroom takes vocal processing into new realms. Hollin Jones finds out just how far it can go…