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.

Articles by Hollin Jones

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Review: NI Traktor Audio 2

The new Native Instruments Traktor Audio 2 interface for iOS is much more compact than we realized, and doesn't skimp on stellar sound quality either. Hollin Jones takes it for a spin.

5 Ways to Get a More Organic Feel in Reason

It's time to break away from the grid. Think outside the box and get your "organic" or human shuffle going with these 5 quick tips for Reason users from Hollin Jones.

Review: Final Touch Mastering App for iPad

The days of moving from your iPad back to a desktop to master your tracks may be over'¦ Hollin Jones adds the extra shine to his mixes in .

Fun with Loopmash FX in Cubase 7.5

If you're familiar with using Loopmash as an instrument, prepare to have your musical mind blown as Hollin Jones unleashes its potential as an effects processor in Cubase 7.5.

sE Electronics Launches New Mics, SPACE Acoustic Isolator and Pro DSLR Microphone

Late last week, just outside London, UK, a crack team from AskAudio Mag attended a big event at the HQ of pro mic company, sE Electronics. Find out what new studio gear is coming your way this year.

5 Tips for Capturing Great Field Recordings

Whether you're using an iPhone or a dedicated field recorder, these 5 timeless tips from Hollin Jones are designed to help you capture what you need, when you want.

5 Tips for Korg Gadget for iPad

Intuitive, fun and powerful are all words used to describe Korg's fabulous Gadget for iPad synth app. Hollin Jones shares 5 timely tips for this must-have iPad app for musicians and producers.

Review: Freshtone Lost Tapes Vol 2

If you can't help but tap your foot when listening to funk (let's face it, who can resist funk grooves??) then this library from Freshtone will be right up your street.

Review: Softube Console 1

You might think you know about hands-on mixing systems, but Softube has come up with something that might change your mind. Hollin Jones unwraps Console 1'¦

Review: Alesis iO Dock II

Who needs a computer anyway? With an iPad and an iO Dock II, Alesis reckons you can do things differently'¦

Make Money From Your Music via Sync

It's probably never been harder to make money from music. Don't rely on album sales (not recommended!) instead Hollin shares how to get your tunes synced, or used in film, TV, games and adverts.

Review: Apogee MiC 96k

Apogee are no strangers to creating high-quality interfaces and gear for traditional studios and for the iOS wielding musician. Hollin Jones sees if MiC 96k continues the trend.

6 Tips for Arranging in Cubase

You've come up a beats & hooks, but arranging your track can make the difference between some catchy ideas and a fully formed production. Here's how Cubase can take your music to the next level.

Review: Roland VT-3 Voice Transformer

Vocal processing can be tricky to get right, but Roland might just have cracked it with the new VT-3'¦

7 Top Tips for FXpansion Tremor

Make the most of FXpansion's versatile drum synth, Tremor in these essential tutorial-article. Hollin Jones shows you how to become a beat bad-boy (or girl) with these 7 top tips.