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.
Getting a good matched pair of microphones when recording audio in stereo is crucial. sE Electronics' sE5 provides a solid base from which to start and at a price that won't hurt your wallet.
From managing windows more effectively to using the Steinberg Hub, Track Versions and the MixConsole, Steinberg Cubase is packed full of features to streamline your workflow. Here's 10 of our faves.
If you haven't heard of sE Microphones before then 1) where have you been the past 15 years? And 2) you need to visit AskAudioMag.com more often! Hollin checks out their USB X1 and is impressed.
There's certainly no shortage of good quality studio microphones of late, and the good news is you can pick up a decent condenser mic for a very reasonable amount too, like the sE Magneto.
Expanding your range of mics to include a lavalier is a good thing if you record dialogue and interviews. And how much more convenient can you get than a lab mic for iPhone? Enter the RÃ¸de SmartLav+.
Looking for an 8 channel mic preamp with excellent build quality, flawless sound quality and first rate converters and preamps? Does the Audient ASP880 fit the bill? Hollin ones finds out.
What do you get when a company best known for its high-end studio consoles and monitoring solutions makes a USB audio interface and monitoring box? Hollin Jones finds out.
Hollin Jones demonstrates how you can add that extra spit and shine to your finished mixes using Cubase's built-in tools.
Will Olympus' LS-12 field recorder appeal to the serious and price conscious musician and engineer? Hollin Jones finds out if this lightweight, well-built option excels in its sound quality too.
Looking for a large diaphragm condenser microphone to bring that classic valve sound into your productions? Want it to be affordable too? Could sE Microphones' X1 T be the perfect fit for your studio?
Does Native Instruments' Session Horns Pro instrument do a good job or an excellent job at giving you realistic horns for your next track? Hollin Jones finds out.
With iPad software becoming more powerful all the time, Focusrite reckons it might have the studio hardware to complete the package'¦ Hollin Jones checks it out.
7 years since sE released their popular portable reflection filter which made recording audio clean and dry in almost any space, sE are back with SPACE. Hollin Jones gives it a thorough workout.
Get your tips and tricks hats on with these excellent Reason tips for MIDI musicians from Reason maestro Hollin Jones.
One of the most legendary concert grand pianos ever, the Yamaha CFX Concert Grand, has been sampled by one of the most reputable software instrument makers, Garritan. Hollin Jones checks it out.
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