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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O-Blek By LDM Design Is A Powerful, Probability-Based Sequencer For Ableton Live

Go beyond regular MIDI sequencing in Ableton Live with this unusual stochastic sequencer device that uses probability to determine how patterns are generated - for unusual results.

NLE Releases New Online Course - FL Studio 301: Advanced Production Workflows

Go beyond the basics in Image Line's powerful cross-platform DAW with this advanced course in workflow and production techniques.

5 Essential Tools For Mastering

Confused about mastering? Here are 5 essential things you will need to make your finished tracks sound their best.

Is The Grid Modular MIDI Controller The Future Of MIDI Control?

These modular MIDI controllers are now crowdfunding with a release date of 2019 and early bird specials available. Here's what they can do - and why you should check them out.

Mastering In Pro Tools - Your Processing Options Explained

Will Pro Tools' own bundled plugs serve your mastering needs, or should you look further afield? Joe Albano is here to explain your options and which way you might want to go.

Sonuscore Releases Kontakt Instrument "Lyrical Violin Phrases" - Customisable Orchestral Strings

Covering a variety of styles from melodic passages and ethnic phrases to unique double-strings, trills and sul ponticelli, this versatile string instrument is currently available at a discount.

Soundation, Online DAW, Reveals New Studio And Design Plus 300% Performance Boost

A major upgrade to the free online DAW and music making system brings huge performance gains, as well as new features and capabilities. Here's all the details.

Modal's CRAFTsynth 2.0 Kickstarter Funded within 24 Hours!

This massively redesigned and upgraded miniature hardware synth certainly packs a punch, and you can get your early bird special order in now. Here's the lowdown.

Review: Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol A25

Native's new A Series of Komplete Kontrol keyboards have many of the features of the S series, but at a price that may surprise you. Hollin Jones took the smallest sibling, the A25, for a spin.

3 Ways Digital Audio Is Better Than Analog For Musicians - And 2 Ways It’s Not

Although digital recording is now commonplace, there’s still a vocal minority of musicians sticking with analog. But which is better? Here are 3 ways digital is superior, and 2 it's not.

Aphids - A Dawless Album Made Entirely On Elektron, Analog And Eurorack Synths by JAde Wii

The new album from Jade Wii of DAWless Jammin' and Ask.Audio is a mixture of Lo-fi, Ambient, and Electronic music. You can check it out here.

Audio Fundamentals: What Is A Waveform Graph?

In a hurry? This 1-minute video from Joe Albano gives you the fundamentals of how audio waveforms work.

Dr. Shiver Will Reveal His Studio Secrets In This Free MasterClass

Join celebrated producer Dr Shiver as he shares his production secrets in this totally free live MasterClass on December 13th - only on Ask.Audio.

NLE Releases PreSonus Studio One 4: Recording And Editing Audio

This new course on Presonus Studio One 4 covers everything you need to know about recording, importing and editing audio in this powerful music production environment.

Review: Devious Machines Texture

Enhance and expand your sounds with this multi-talented effect plugin that beats with the heart of a synth. Hollin Jones explored the many capabilities of Devious Machines' Texture. Enhance and expand