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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Cubase 10 - Secrets Of The Mouse And Modifier Keys

Understanding how your computer names and treats modifier keys is essential to working quickly and efficiently in Cubase. Matt Hepworth explains how they work.

4ms Unveils Three New Eurorack Modules For Monitoring Your System

These three modules - Listen 4, Listen 4Q and Listen IO for Eurorack, provide flexible ways to monitor, mix and record sound from your system. Here's what you need to know about them.

Sample Classic Tracks And Never Pay A Penny In Royalties - The Crate For Arcade Is Here.

Output and BMG Publishing Team Up On ‘The Crate’ For Arcade
 - Crate Digging Without Royalties. Here's how it works.

How To Make The Most Of Logic's Channel EQ Plugin

Learn the fundamentals of EQ as well as some of the hidden tips and tricks you'll need to know to get the most out of Logic Pro's powerful Channel EQ processor.

This 8-Channel Audio Mixer With Looping Looks Perfect For Volca Users

The Loop 8 compact mixer has a bunch of features that will delight Volca, synth users and other DAW-less musicians. And it's affordable, too.

Samplitude Pro X4 Review

The flagship DAW from Magix gets an update to version 4, with 32-core processor support among the new additions. Hollin Jones put it to the test.

AVID Venue S6L System Brings Stadium-Sized Performance With iOS Control

This hardware console packs an incredible amount of features into a small footprint, and now comes with updated iPad and iPhone control for ultimate flexibility.

Dr. Shiver Reveals The Most Common Studio Mistakes In This Video

Taken from his full length MasterClass which is available to stream for free right now, Dr Shiver discusses the most common mistakes people make when they come to him for mixing and mastering.

UVI Releases Pulsar Expansion For Falcon, 143 Patches Of Deep, Futuristic Sounds

UVI releases Pulsar, a new Falcon expansion delivering deep and futuristic electronic sounds - and it's just $39. Here's the details.

Reaktor 6 Multi FX By Flintpope Is Out Now, Just $2

Mash and mangle your sounds in Reaktor with these powerful effects from Flintpope - available for the crazy low price of just $2.

Plankton Electronics Teases SPICE!, Hardware Fuzz And Saturation Unit

Coming soon to Kickstarter, this hardware saturation / fuzz unit has 8 CV inputs, bit distortion, sample rate reduction and much more. Here's the details.

MidiWrist - At Last, A Way To Control Synths From Apple Watch

This forthcoming Apple Watch app looks like it could be just the ticket for synth heads... so what's the deal with controlling synths from your wrist?

Ableton Live Follow Actions Explained with Ableton Certified Trainer Antonio Sage

Unlock the power of follow actions, one of Live's most useful features, in this free recorded MasterClass. Watch it online for free, right now!

AI Helped Write This Taylor Swift-Inspired Love Song For Valentine's Day

We know that AI is the coming thing, but what if it could help you write songs? Well just maybe, it can.

Zoom Announces G1 FOUR/G1X FOUR Multi FX Guitar Pedals

Take your live performances to the next level with these two new guitar multi FX / looper pedals from Zoom, priced at $79 and $99 and available in March.