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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8 Productivity Hacks For Making Music On The Move

Making music on the move has never been easier, whether on a laptop, phone or tablet. Here are 8 ways to make it easier and more fun to create music on the go.

This Online Course Reveals How To Unlock Advanced MIDI Techniques In Ableton Live

Take your understanding of Ableton Live's MIDI tools to the next level with this advanced course from certified Ableton Live expert, DJ Kiva.

Audio-Technica ATH-M60x On-Ear Monitor Headphones Now Available

Audio Technica's latest ATH-M60x on-ear professional monitors aim to provide great all-round performance for a range of music and broadcast applications.

Textural Sound Design With Propellerhead Reason’s Grain Synthesizer

Reason’s Grain synth is an incredible tool for sample manipulation that gives you total control over every aspect of your sound - and it’s perfect for ambience and textures.

Ableton Live Advanced MIDI Technique: Manipulating Time & Playback Direction

Here's how to harness the power of the Note section and its tools to quickly and easily create variations on your beats, chords and melodies - with just a few clicks.

Elektron Digitone FM Synth Demystified

Unlock the secrets of Elektron's powerful Digitone FM synth with this expert course that covers all the bases.

New Sonic Arts Announces Nuance 2 Creative Sampler

Creative sampler gets a major update with workflow and engine enhancements - and it's on special offer until the end of July.

Factorsynth For Mac Brings Machine Learning To Ableton Live

This new synth for Ableton Live uses machine learning to deconstruct sounds on a micro level and let you modify, rearrange and re-sequence them in any way you like. The possibilities could be endless.

How To Get $100 Off Master & Dynamic MH30 Headphones

Master & Dynamic is running a time-limited discount on its high quality, portable MH30 headphones. Here's what you need to know to get money off.

Take Control Of Your Tracks With NI Komplete's Mix Plugins

Native Instruments' Komplete comes with a bunch of excellent mix plugins including EQs, compressors and more. Olav Basoski demonstrates how to shape a fat house beat with Solid EQ.

Mix:Analog Brings Realtime Hardware FX Processing Over The Web To Everyone

Yes, that's right - access top end hardware effects over the internet in realtime. How can this be? Here's all the details you need to know about mix:analog.

Review: Samplitude Music Studio

The latest update to Samplitude from Magix brings a host of new features and technologies, all in a package that remains distinctly affordable. Hollin Jones put it to the test.

The Essentials Of Mastering In Logic Pro X

Get a complete guide to everything you need to know to create great-sounding masters in Logic Pro X with this new course from expert producer Joe Albano.

Tim Exile's Endlesss Aims To Bring The Joy Back To Music-Making

Musician and technologist Tim Exile has been working on something secret. Endlesss aims to bring the joy back to music making, and early sign ups are available now.

Why Tempo Maps, Clicks And Time Signatures Are Crucial For Orchestral Recording

Live orchestral recording brings its own unique set of challenges and they start with accurate click, tempo and time signature setup. Olajide Paris explains how to get it right.