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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'¦
Who needs a computer anyway? With an iPad and an iO Dock II, Alesis reckons you can do things differently'¦
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.
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.
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.
Vocal processing can be tricky to get right, but Roland might just have cracked it with the new VT-3'¦
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.
Roland has done quite a job of teasing its new AIRA series of instruments, but it's finally here and we got our hands on some of the first hardware units in the country, starting with the TB-3.
Becoming a pro producer in FL Studio need not be hard. Hollin Jones shares 8 expert programming tips for FL Studio that'll take a few minutes to read but give you tons of new ideas.
The more we mix digitally, the more we seem to wish for the warm, analogue sound of tape. Hollin Jones shows how the Vintage Open Deck plug-in can bring the two worlds together.
Roland's drum machines more or less defined the '80s, but can the TR-8 do the same for a new century?
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