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.
Not yet an accomplished keyboard player? Cubase's Chord Pads can come to your rescue'¦ Hollin Jones is on hand to show you this powerful feature in Steinberg's flagship DAW.
FL Studio 12 has always danced to the beat of its own drum'"
Are you looking for a truly great collection of instruments for scoring any kind of TV, game or movie project for under $300? SONiVOX listened and then came The Film Score Companion.
Does the Traktor D2 pair perfectly with Traktor Pro software? How useful is the touch-sensitive control and large color screen when Djing? Hollin Jones puts it to the test in this text & video review.
Cubase is one of the best-looking DAWs around, but its interface also has some hidden secrets to help you speed up your workflow! Hollin Jones showcases five tips every Cubase user should appreciate.
Take your Reason mixing chops to the next level with these useful automation tips from Hollin Jones.
The app formerly known as LIVKONTROL has had a BIG update and a name change. LK is more than an Ableton Live controller and more than an iPad app (it's Android too!) Here's what makes it great.
The MixConsole in Cubase 8 has some powerful tools built into every channel. Tools that might even save you using third-party plug-ins'¦
RÃ¸de are well known for their high-quality microphones. So, we decided to put the RÃ¸de Reporter to the test at a big trade show, Musikmesse. Hollin Jones finds out how it performs for interviews.
Propellerhead Reason users take note! Hollin Jones is all about spatial effects and in this quick read he shares six excellent tips for making the most of reverb in Reason.
You may not have come across Audioprobe before, but the South Korean audio interface maker may have found their breakthrough product with the Spartan Cue 110. Hollin Jones investigates.
Everyone knows the familiar sound of Auto-Tune used "creatively" on pop vocals. Love it or hate it, Auto-Tune can be used to correct music performances too. Hollin Jones checks out version 8.
If you're looking for a microphone to attach to a pair of Master & Dynamic headphones, then your first port of call will probably be their Boom Mic. Hollin Jones finds out just how well it performs.
If you're looking for a slick and minimal DAW controller app for iPhone that's easy to set up and works with three major DAWs then this might be the app for you. Hollin Jones gets touchy with it.
Creating effective sound design for film or TV doesn't require you to have the most expensive instrument libraries. In fact, Propellerheads Reason has more than enough for your atmospheric needs.
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