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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Logic Pro X: Understanding Signal Flow Is Key To Great Audio Recordings

Understanding the fundamentals of how digital audio recording works is the first step to making great recordings in Logic Pro X. Booker Edwards Jr is here to show you how it's done.

How To Trust Your Mixes With Sonarworks Room Calibration (Free Live MasterClass)

Watch this free MasterClass that takes place today for professional advice on configuring your monitoring system for great results.

The MW07s Are Master And Dynamic's New Flagship True Wireless Earphones

The NYC-based designers put just as much emphasis on audio fidelity as on physical build quality. The results? Some seriously gorgeous true wireless earphones, the MW07.

Bitwig Studio 2.4 Released With Big Updates To Sampler, New Parseq-8, Note Counter And Much More

This update, free for existing users, sees big changes to Bitwig's sampler, a new parameter modulation sequencer and much more besides. Here's all the details.

Output Unveils Arcade v.1.1.0 Update, Many Workflow Enhancements

In-app updating, scalable GUI and one-click download of kits are just a few of the big new features in this important update to Output's loop synth. Here are the details.

Isotonik Studios Releases Free Novation Circuit Pack, Big City Dream

Grab this free taster sound pack for your Novation Circuit today via Isotonik Studios, and take advantage of sale pricing on the Lightfinger pack as well.

Randomize Your Beats With Arturia DrumBrute For Infinite Variation

Add variable randomness to some or all of the parts of a drum pattern to create beats that are fun, interesting and unique. In this short video, Multiplier explains how.

Review: Propellerhead Reason Compact for iOS

Propellerheads' latest foray into the world of iOS brings the power of the Europa synth to your pocket. But what else can you expect from Reason Compact? Hollin Jones explains all.

5 Ways To Make Your Dub Tracks Really Kick

Make your bass shake and your drums cut through - here are 5 ways to ensure your dub tracks can do the business.

Review: Lewitt LCT 441 FLEX

This microphone from Lewitt Audio has 8 switchable polar patterns for almost any recording task you can think of. But does it sound as good as it looks?

Achieve The Perfect Audio Setup In Presonus Studio One 4

Here's how to correctly manage your audio I/O settings in Studio One 4 to ensure high quality recordings and the lowest possible latency.

Pioneer DJ Introduces The XDJ-RR 2-Channel All-In-One DJ System For Rekordbox

Graduate from house parties to larger gigs with Pioneer's latest all-in-one DJ solution, the XDJ-RR. Here's everything you need to know.

Native Instruments Releases Infamous Flow Expansion For Battery And Maschine

Get the sound of authentic 90s-tinged hip hop and R'n'B with this new expansion pack from NI for Maschine and Battery.

New Toontrack Superior Drummer 3 Course: More Killer Drums!

Discover everything you need to know about this drum powerhouse from sampling, sequencing and customising kits through to mixing, FX and macro controls.

Review: Sample Logic Arpology Cinematic Dimensions

Arpology Cinematic Dimensions has 4 times the power of its predecessor, but that's just the start of the story. Hollin Jones gets creative with this 23GB sound design monster...