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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Working with video in Cubase 6

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!

Programming Dubstep REX Drums in Reason

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.

Edit sound from Adobe Premiere in Audition

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.

The Art of Sampling in Reason 6

Learn the essential process of sampling in Propellerhead Reason (in this case using ReDrum) with Hollin Jones.

Using Guitar Rig 5's Control Devices, Part 2

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.

Using Guitar Rig 5's Control Devices, Part 1

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.

Using fades in Cubase 6

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.

Using the Cubase iC Remote Controller App

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.

2011 Review : A Year in Audio Gear

Hollin Jones gets retrospective and takes a look at the audio hardware and software that has helped to define the past year.

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.