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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Mixing While Recording or Producing: When To Do It & When Not To

Mixing isn't just something you do at the end of a production, but how much of it should you be doing as you go along? Hollin Jones has some wise words of advice...

Watch & Share Up To 5 Tutorial Videos Free Every Day On macProVideo.com

One of the many features of the upgraded and enhanced macProVideo.com is the ability for anyone to watch up to five tutorial videos per day - completely free. Here's how.

Gothic Instruments Release DRONAR World Flutes Module

With 10GB of samples and sounds derived from Chinese dizi, Irish whistle, ocarina and pan pipes, DRONAR World Flutes offers evolving, rich and complex soundscapes.

D16 Group Unveils Redoptor 2, Vintage Tube Distortion Plugin

If you've been looking for the organic sound of a tube amplifier being pushed into breakup - look no further! Redoptor 2 is here to help.

MIDI Techniques Explored - Event Vs. Region Quantization

Do you know the difference between MIDI events and regions, and how each one is affected by quantization? Find out in this video.

PreSonus & Zero-G Announce Studio One Partnership For Loops & Samples

Take advantage of seamless integration of Zero-G sounds with Studio One. This new partnership provides everything you need, and sale prices apply at launch.

Song Setup In PreSonus Studio One 4

Understanding the basics of setting up your projects means smoother workflow and moving more quickly to recording. Here's how it's done in Studio One 4.

Headrush Releases Gigboard, Guitar FX Pedal With Touchscreen, DSP And Audio MIDI Interface

The Gigboard guitar multi effect unit has so many features it's practically all a guitarist needs for performance and studio recording. Here's what you need to know.

Zerodebug Releases touchAble Pro Update For iOS, Android & Windows

The well-established Ableton Live controller app gets a major rewrite as well as multi-platform support in this latest release. Here's what's new.

How To Liberate Your Hard Drive By Transferring Logic Pro X's Sound Library To An External Drive

At long last, Logic users have the option to move their core sound library and free up lots of space on their drives with the latest 10.4.2 update. See how in this free course.

SoundTools Online Sound Mastering Algorithm & Source Code Available Free On Github

Intrepid coders can now use Soundtools' previously-closed code and algorithm to try out this unique approach to mastering for themselves, totally free.

Review: M-Audio M-Track 8X4M Audio Interface

With 8 ins and 4 outs, dual independent headphones and a generous software bundle, M-Audio's M-Track 8X4M Audio Interface has something for every kind of producer, as Hollin Jones discovered.

Liquid Sky Dada Noise System Is An Experimental Sound Lab From Erica Synths

Erica Synths has built this impressive modular system in collaboration with the liquid sky artist collective. Aimed at sound designers, it certainly looks the part.

How To Revitalise Your Loop Library By Slicing Audio With Akai MPC 2 Software

Slicing audio into regions so it can be played like an instrument is at the heart of how the MPC software works. This video shows you how it's done.

Producer Workflow Tips For All DAWs

No matter which DAW you use, here are some universal tips and techniques that will help you streamline your workflow and work smarter, not harder.