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 To Make A Synth In Bitwig Studio's Grid

The Grid in Bitwig Studio is an incredibly powerful environment for building sounds and synths from scratch. Here, certified trainer Thavius Beck gets to the heart of how it works.

Arturia Upgrades Matrixbrute With Firmware Version 2.0

Get even more out of your Matrixbrute with the latest firmware update that adds extended modulation capability, new sequencing features and much more.

Flintpope Releases Six For Reaktor, Just £9.99

Flintpope continues to produce innovative Reaktor instruments for pocket money prices. The latest is SIX, a five-oscillator synth. here's the details.

Spitfire Audio Black Weekend Deals Plus New Aperture Strings Instrument

Spend over $349 in Spitfire Audio's Black Friday sale and get the Aperture Strings instrument completely free. Here's the details.

Bastl Instruments Releases LOL, Illuminati And Kompas Modules

Control lights, create innovative mutes and take control of probability in your synth setup with these three new hardware models from Bastl Instruments.

Gullfoss Intelligent Automatic EQ Can Fix Your Mixes, And There's 30% Off For Black Friday

This remarkable intelligent EQ can massively speed up the mixing process and help you get audibly better mixes. And it's on sale for Black Friday - 30% off on November 28 through December 3.

Pedal Crush, From The Author Of Push, Turn, Move, Is Out Now

We've been waiting for some time but now Kim Bjorn's excellent new book about everything stomp box is finally here. With interviews, tips and more, it's a must-have for every FX fan.

Plugin Alliance Ships Lindell Audio's Emulation Of Neve's 80 Series Analog Console

Tolerance Modeling Technology helps the Lindell 80 series - the sound of countless hit records - come to your DAW with Plugin Alliance's latest offering.

Steinberg Launches UR-C Family Of Audio Interfaces

Steinberg launches a new range of USB 3.0 audio interfaces, each featuring different input/output capabilities, overall robust build quality, premium audio and a comprehensive software bundle.

How To Enhance Your Drum Sound Design With Found Sounds And Foley

Using waveform editing to cut percussive sounds out of ambient and other samples is a great way to create unique drum sounds, Adam Pollard shows you how it's done.

How To Soundproof Your Studio - A Quick Guide

Stopping sound from getting in and out of your recording space is a must, and then you have to make sure you don't overheat. Joe Albano explains how it's done.

Review: Arturia AudioFuse 8 Pre

Arturia's flagship audio interface is designed to work in a number of different modes to fit the way you make music. Plus it comes with some cool software, as Hollin Jones discovered.

The Beat Community: Accusonus BEATFORMER For iOS And Desktop Giveaway

The Beat Community is offering you a chance to win Accusonus' intuitive beat-sculpting tool, Beatformer, for both desktop and iOS.

Shakmat Releases The Gemini's Path, Hybrid Stereo Processor

This diminutive hardware module can shapeshift into an expander, compressor, auto panner and much more. Here's the details.

UVI's Kroma 1.5 Brings Back The Analog 80s, And It's Bigger Than Ever

The latest update to Kroma actually has two instruments with the addition of PolarX, a new two-layer synth - and it's on sale. Here's what you need to know about it.