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: GarageBand for iPhone

It's official, GarageBand for iPhone comes highly recommended! Hollin Jones waxes lyrical about this iPhone version so it's time to put down whatever you're doing and find out what the fuss is about.

Designing a Dirty Bass in Trilian

Whatever bass sound you're looking to create, Trilian by Spectrasonics obliges! Hollin Jones gets mucky showing how to create a dirty bass sounds using this incredible instrument.

Cubase 6: Get Creative With Group Channels

Grouping and linking channels in any DAW can certainly lend more creative options to your mixing process. And Cubase doesn't disappoint in this area as Hollin Jones discovers.

Reason 6: Export Options Explored

Once you're done working on your music in Reason 6 it's time to export the song, or even export parts of the project so it can be mixed by someone else. Hollin Jones runs through all the options.

GarageBand for iPad: Smart Instruments Explored

GarageBand for iPad has some useful additions over its Mac-based sibling. One of these, Smart Instruments, enables anyone, regardless of musical ability, to play an instrument. Hollin Jones explores.

Review: Damage by Native Instruments

Native Instruments and Heavocity are back with a new instrument: Damage. With over 30 GB of dark, aggressive, industrial and percussive sounds, Hollin Jones sets out to measure its devastating impact.

Remote Controlling Omnisphere from an iPad – Part 2: The Orb

There was a time when the jury was out on whether the iPad could be a useful tool for musicians. Then Spectrasonics released Omni TR for iPad. Join Hollin Jones in Part 2 as he delves deeper.

10 MIDI Editing Tips and Tricks in Cubase 6

Join Hollin Jones as he explores the finer points to MIDI editing in Cubase 6 and shares 10 MIDI Editing tips from how to create instant harmonies to getting experimental with the Logical Editor.

Remote Controlling Omnisphere from an iPad – Part 1

There was a time when the jury was out on whether the iPad could be a useful tool for musicians. Around that time Spectrasonics released Omni TR for iPad. Hollin Jones explores its many uses.

Record and Edit Your Own Samples in GarageBand for iPad

While most headlines focused on the intuitive touch-based controls in GarageBand for iPad, there's a whole lot more that can be done by thinking outside the box. Hollin Jones gets hands-on.

MPV Free Stuff: 10 Free Reason 6 Patches

To celebrate the release of Reason 6 by Propellerhead Software, Hollin Jones has released 10 FREE Reason patches exclusively available on The MPV Hub. Sign in and download them in this article!

Reason 6: Recording Audio

The unthinkable has finally happened: Reason 6 users can now record audio! Yes, it's the real deal and one process you may not be all that familiar with. Hollin Jones is armed and ready to go.