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.
Need more inputs or outputs than your current audio interface provides? Got 2 interfaces? Running Mac OS X? Hollin Jones explains how Audio MIDI Setup can fool your DAW into using two devices as one!
Cubase, one of the most widely used cross-platform DAWs, recently received a rather tasty update. Now at 6.5, there are new synths, effects and features which Hollin Jones explores in this review.
Mixing. It's an art form arguably more important than the arrangement of your track. Asking an experienced pro, like Hollin Jones, for tips is one sure-fire way to improve your mix. Read on for more!
Hollin Jones explores the finer points of the Alesis StudioDock and how it can be used as a MIDI bridge between an iPad and a Mac running your favorite DAW.
Guitar effects aren't only for guitarists! Hollin Jones takes some of the best guitar effects that Reason has to offer and applies them to a synth bass. Read and listen to the results...
If you ever need to compose music or create foley to sync with video Cubase provides a clear and easy approach. Hollin Jones runs through what you need to know to sync your ideas with the director's!
Hollin Jones goes all out with the tips you need to know in Reason 6 to program and create Dubstep beats using the included Dubstep REX loops.
In a film, bad video quality is bad. Bad sound quality is even worse! Hollin Jones takes you through the essential steps needed to edit audio from Adobe Premiere in Adobe Audition.
Learn the essential process of sampling in Propellerhead Reason (in this case using ReDrum) with Hollin Jones.
In the second of this two-part guide to using controller devices in Native Instruments' Guitar Rig 5, Hollin Jones gets deeper into the creative effects process.
Guitar Rig is far more than the sum of its parts. Hollin Jones sets about utilizing the powerful controller devices in Native Instruments' Guitar Rig 5 in the first of this 2-part guide.
Cubase 6 has an extensive and flexible way of working with fade-ins, fade-outs, and crossfades. You can even save fades as presets. Hollin Jones uncovers the fade features in Steinberg's popular DAW.
Steinberg was one of the first of the major developers to create a dedicated iOS controller app for their own DAW. Hollin Jones take you through the setup and uses of the free Cubase iC app.
Hollin Jones gets retrospective and takes a look at the audio hardware and software that has helped to define the past year.
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.
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