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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Get SILVER Sample Layer Player For Reaktor For $10

Flintpope's latest instrument brings a world of sonic possibilities to your Reaktor-based productions for the distinctly affordable sum of just $10. Here's the details.

Interview: Aston Microphones

The company behind the Starlight, Swiftshield and Origin are ploughing their own furrow, with a focus on quality, affordability and sound. We caught up with founder James Young.

Producers: Do You Know The Difference Between Peak & Average Metering?

DAWs let us meter in many different ways, but how should you be using them? Joe Albano explains Peak and Average metering as well as much more in this advanced metering course.

Using Novation Launchpad Pro To Control Grooveboxes & MIDI Instruments

By hooking up your Launchpad Pro to a groovebox or other MIDI device you can get hands-on control in ways you may not have expected. Thavius Beck shows you how in this short video.

Sound Design Tricks: Using Finger Mics

A technique pioneered for field recording can give unique and fascinating results when transplanted to a studio setting. This short video from Diego Stocco shows you the secrets of sound design.

New Plugin Lets iRig Keys I/O Control Logic Pro And GarageBand

The new free plugin from IK lets you control transport, instruments and effects in Logic Pro X and GarageBand from the iRig Keys I/O's hardware.

This Ableton Live Buss Compression Trick Gives Your Drums Instant Punch

Buss compression is a vital technique used to pull your mix together for a radio-ready sound. Here, Olav Basoski shows you how to tighten up your beats in Ableton Live 10.

Krotos Releases Weaponiser, Dynamic Sound Library And Designer

If you need customisable weapon sound FX for movies, TV or game audio, this specialised instrument could be just the tool you have been looking for.

Watch Songwriting Secrets Of The Beatles: Chords & Progressions Revealed

In this short video, Scott Freiman explains how the Beatles' approach to chord changes and song structure makes for great pop music. Dive in now to find out how they did it!

Here's How To Make MIDI Orchestras Sound More Believable

If you have ever wondered how to make your orchestral MIDI parts sound more believable, how to work faster and get better results, you'll want to watch these two short videos.

8Ball Is A Complete Audio Solution For 360 Degree Video And Cinematic VR

An integrated software and hardware workflow means this new system could streamline the process of recording for the increasingly popular VR format.

Marc Doty Demonstrates How To Quickly Make Synth Sounds More Dynamic

Learn how Control Voltage works in synthesizers and how it can let you create a virtually limitless universe of sounds. In this short video, Marc Doty explores using the LFO on a filter.

Now You Can Rent-To-Own iZotope Ozone 8 and Neutron 2

Spread the cost of buying these iZotope tools and end up owning the license. This new model looks like very good news for musicians and producers everywhere.

Elektron Analog RYTM MK2: Thavius Beck Demonstrates How It Works

Understanding the way Elektron's Analog RYTM is put together will help you use it more quickly and efficiently and be making beats in no time. Thavius Beck shows you how.

Review: Altura Theremin MIDI Controller

If you're looking for a new way to play your hardware and software MIDI instruments, this intriguing Theremin-style device looks good. Hollin Jones checks out the Altura from Zeppelin Design Labs.