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.

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Review: IK Multimedia iRig Micro Amp

A portable, battery powered guitar amp with high quality audio recording to your Mac, PC or mobile device sounds like the perfect solution for guitarists. Hollin Jones powered up the iRig Micro Amp.

Magix Releases Sound Forge Pro 13

A customizable interface, new VST engine, ARA2 support and a bunch of new FX are just some of the updates in Sound Forge Pro 13, new from Magix.

Native Instruments Reaktor - Free 6.3 Update Brings Big Changes To Blocks

Blocks now come in Base and Prime formats, meaning greater power and flexibility. To learn more and grab the free update, read on...

This Is Lightstorm: The World’s First Eurorack Light Synthesizer

The exciting world of voltage controlled visuals is opened up by this new light synthesizer, in modular and eurorack formats. Here's the lowdown on Lightstorm.

Pioneer Debuts DDJ-800 DJ Controller Alongside Rekordbox 5.5.0 Update

Meet the DDJ-800 controller, designed for rekordbox dj – a 2-channel DJ controller in a compact, portable body.

XLN Audio Releases XO, A New And Innovative Way To Make Beats

With over 8000 samples supplied, XO is able to collect and sort your one-shot samples then sequence and add effects - but it's much more than that.

Peopeo's Voodoo Boombox Looks Like No Other Wireless Speaker

Designed to be eco-friendly, this backpack, battery-powered wireless speaker will certainly set tongues wagging with its unique looks. Hand built, you won't see or hear anything quite like it.

Novation's New Bass Station II Firmware Adds AFX Mode By Aphex Twin

New features designed by music legend Aphex Twin make the Bass Station II's latest firmware its most powerful and creative ever. Here's the details.

Avoid Disaster With These File Management Tips For FL Studio

Knowing where FL Studio is keeping your audio recordings is vital to avoiding problems. See how to set up a custom destination in this short video.

Brainworx Brings Analog Synth Module Back To The Future With bx_oberhausen VI

The first virtual instrument from FX specialists Brainworx is a recreation of a 70s classic. Here's what you need to know about bx_oberhausen VI.

Waves Unveils Axis One, Dedicated Waves-Optimized Computer

Designed specifically to run Waves applications and SoundGrid, the Axis One has lots of I/O and comes in a rack mountable case. Here's the details.

Moog One Firmware Update v1.0.4 Now Available, Adds FX And More

Moog One Firmware v1.0.4 adds new effects, improvements, and stability. Here's what's new and how to get the update.

Superlative's SB-1 / Space Bee Rechargeable Synth Modeled After SH-101 Is Coming To Superbooth

Synths don't get much more portable than the battery-powered SB-1, modeled after the Roland SH-101. Here's what we know about it so far...

Review: MidiWrist - A MIDI Controller For Apple Watch

The first really serious MIDI and DAW control app for Apple Watch is here, and it's going to revolutionise your workflow. Hollin Jones explains why.

NLE Releases New Course: Cubase 10 - Audio Recording And Editing

Get a complete guide to the fundamentals of audio recording and editing in Cubase 10 with this comprehensive and easy-to-follow new course.