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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How To Design A Punchy Sub Bass In Under 4 Minutes

Use this quick technique in any software or hardware synth to create a deep sub bass that can lend weight to the bottom end of your productions.

Review: FL Studio 20 For Mac & PC

Image Line has jumped from version 12 to 20 with its latest release of FL Studio. They haven’t suddenly got bad at maths - this year is the DAW’s 20th birthday. And there’s some big news.

Advanced Delay Techniques In Propellerhead Reason

Delay is a powerful effect to use in any production and capable of much more than simple echo. Here are 8 advanced ways to use delay in Reason.

Soundmit Announces More Events And Exhibitors For International Sound Summit 2018

Ableton workshops, Schmidt synthesizers, Bastl Instruments and Kim Bjorn are among the exhibitors and events at this year's Soundmit. Here's the details.

Ableton Live 10 Basics: Recording Audio In Session View

Here's how to set up recording live audio, capture a take and edit the results in Live 10. Learn how this core Live skill works in just a few minutes.

Synth Stories: Dani Karanyi Recreates 80s Sci-Fi Album Using OB6

Electronic producer and media composer Dani Karanyi is inspired by classic 80s sci-fi movie scores. So much so that he made a whole album with his OB-6 synth. He talks us through how he did it.

In The Studio With Infected Mushroom: Ask Them Anything (About Music Production)

Join Infected Mushroom for a free live MasterClass as they show you how they work in the studio, in this exclusive online session that will reveal the secrets of their plugin workflows.

22 Things You Can Do With Make Noise Maths Eurorack Module - Video

Maths by Make Noise is a remarkably talented module, capable of everything from acting as a VCO and generating ASR envelopes to audio mixing. Here are 22 things you can do with it.

MIDI Channel Voice Messages: What They Are & Why You Should Care

MIDI is a key part of most music systems, but how much do you know about its finer points? Joe Albano explains Channel Voice Messages in this short video.

These Impressive Blinksonic Reaktor Instruments Updated & Discounted

A raft of new features including open structure for user customisation come in these free updates. Here's everything you need to know.

The Evolution Of Mastering: From Vinyl To Mobile

Mastering is a key production technique but one that's evolved over time. Joe Albano explains its history, and how it works in Logic Pro X.

Eventide EuroDDL Video Review - Digital Delay With An Analog Soul

Eventide's first Eurorack module is the EuroDDL, a multi talented delay unit. In his review, Loopop puts it to the test to find out exactly what it can do...

AizerX Trailer SFX Designer Toolkit Offers One-Click Custom Sound Effects

These two new sample-based instruments from Keepforest aim to cover all the bases for creative sound design for music, games, film and TV.

What Apple's Free Trial iOS App Store Change Means For Musicians And Developers

Apple has finally made it possible for iOS app developers to offer free, time limited trials. But this could affect users and developers differently. Here's why.

Waves Announces FLEX Rent-To-Own Plugins

Choose 13 of the plugs you need and spread the cost, and you'll end up owning them after 2 years. Waves is offering a new way to build your own bespoke plug-in arsenal.