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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Time + Space Offering Free AAS Plugin Bundle With Every Purchase During April 2019

Time + Space are giving away a high quality AAS Richard Devine Sound Design Plugin Bundle WORTH: £58/€65/$78 FREE with any paid purchase in April. Here's how to get it.

See How Mark Foster Uses iZotope's Spire Studio To Make A Track On The Move

The Foster The People frontman harnessed the power of iZotope's ultra-portable Spire Studio mobile recording system to record and produce new music. See how he did it here.

Get Lo-Fi Noise For Your Tracks With Flintpope's New Free Make Noise Bundle

These two free VST / AU plugs bring grit and dirt to any tracks. Grab them from Flintpope today!

Karanyi Debuts Synths II Abyss - 8GB Kontakt Instrument For $19

Dark synth soundscapes are the order of the day with this new Kontakt instrument from Karanyi - and it's available at a big discount for a limited time.

Review: IK Multimedia SampleTank 4 MAX

IK's legendary sample-based instrument gains a scalable interface, beefed up audio engine and a ton of extra content in version 4. And that's just the start, as Hollin Jones discovered...

Sono Elements Releases eTron Pro, 17 Multisampled Mellotrons For Just $29

Get the classic 60s / 70s sound of the tape-based Mellotron in this affordable new virtual instrument. Here's the details.

Meet Therapkid - A Brand New Chiptune Synth From Twisted Electrons

With 2 voices of 4 oscillators each, mono, duo, chord and drone playing modes are possible. Here's more about this intriguing new hardware synthesizer.

Dave Mech Creates Techno By Sampling The Sounds Of London

Join Dave Mech as he uses field recordings in London and Elektron's Digitakt sampler back in the studio to create some unique textures, loops and beats in this video.

Klevgrand Releases STARK Amp Simulator For Mac, PC And iOS


This powerful guitar amp and cab processor for desktop and mobile is on sale until April 15th. Here's why you should grab it now.

Luftrum's Retro City Is A Retro-Futuristic Flashback Into The Beating Heart Of The 1980’s

Capture the sound of dreamwave, synthpop and other 1980s-influenced atmospheres with this sound set for U-He's Diva

VolcaJam IV Competition Results Announced - Hear The Winning Entries

Three lucky winners submitted their live Volca jams and won a pile of goodies including an Ask.Audio Academy 1-year subscription. Read on to see and hear the winning entries.

How To Set Input Levels In Cubase For Perfect Audio Recordings

Understand the relationship between hardware and software levels when recording in Cubase with this quick explainer video from Matt Hepworth.

Nektar Launch SE MIDI Controllers - USB MIDI With DAW Integration

Nektar's latest ultra-portable USB MIDI controllers are affordable and offer the company's legendary DAW integration. Here's the details.

Friedrichs Audio Is Offering Floats For VCV Rack At Just $10 For A Limited Time

An envelope, LFO, and audio rate oscillator, Floats for VCV Rack is endlessly creative and you can get it for just $10 until April 15th. Here's how.

Review: Native Instruments Komplete Audio 1 And 2

NI's latest audio interfaces come with a generous software bundle and hit new, affordable prices. Hollin Jones found out how they performed in the real world...