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.
Wouldn’t it be great if your mixing plug-ins could actually help you make better mix decisions? Watch Joe Albano as he explains how Neutron can do just that, with amazing end results!
M-Audio are one of the most popular audio interface manufacturers. Their latest 2X2 and 2X2M (with MIDI I/O) look set to continue that trend for those running a simple, portable setup on a budget.
In part 3 of our series exploring musical genres and the influential artists and songs that have characterised and inspired us, Hollin Jones shines a light on Techno.
What if you could have an infinite number of ways to generate sound? NI’s Form sample tracking synthesizer might just hold the key…
NI has come up with whole new way to perform and produce with Maschine and it’s got some clever tricks up its sleeve. We couldn’t wait to unwrap Maschine Jam…
In part 2 of our series exploring musical genres and the influential artists and songs that have characterised and inspired us, Hollin Jones puts rock music in the spotlight.
Reason can be the center piece, the hub of your digital and hardware music studio. In this tutorial Hollin Jones shows how to integrate ext. MIDI in Reason.
Beginning our new series exploring musical genres and the influential artists and songs that have characterised and inspired us, Hollin Jones uncovers the beginnings of Hip Hop.
Getting a great vocal sound can be easier than you think – with a little help from these tools!
Output’s instruments are known for being unique, and now they've focused their attention on bass. But will the earth move?
Changing the pitch and timing of vocals used to be something you could only do in a top end studio. Now thanks to Reason it’s at your fingertips!
There are more monitor speakers coming to market for the home studio/bedroom studio music producer than ever before. M-Audio's latest offering, the AV42, are compact, well balanced and economical.
The new iLoud Micro monitors are tiny, but IK Multimedia explain they sound bigger than they look, and are aiming for the music/producer market. Hollin Jones measures them up for size in our review.
Recently we've been seeing regular monthly updates for Cakewalk SONAR. These updates haven't just seen bug fixes, we're talking new features too. Matt Vanacoro checks out this massive DAW.
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