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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Project CHAOS From Hybrid2 Is Designed For Rhythmic Mayhem

Build cinematic rises, tension and high energy sequences with this Kontakt-based sound design tool, new from Hybrid2.

Cinematrix Trailer Scoring Instrument Is Just $5.99 Until End Of Nov - That's 93% Off MSRP

Save a bundle on this Kontakt-based scoring instrument for November only - 350 kits, slicing, randomization and more. Here's how to get it.

Output Offers 25% Off All Software Including An Extra 25% Off The Output Bundle

Output has really gone to town with its deals this year - offering substantial discounts off all its software including every engine and expansion pack. Grab them while they're hot!

Kenton Announces PRO SOLO Mk3 MIDI To CV Converter

Seamlessly integrate your MIDI and CV-controlled studio gear, hardware and synths. Sound too good to be true? Not with the Kenton Pro Solo Mk3.

MPC 2.3 Update Adds TubeSynth, Bassline, Electric Instruments, Crossfade Looping And More

New software update enables MPC X, MPC Live and MPC Software 2 users to take advantage of three great new built-in synthesizers - TubeSynth, Bassline and Electric, and other upgrades.

For The Next 4 Weeks Buy A Korg Prologue And Get A Free Electribe

Yes you read that right - buying a new Korg Prologue in the next 4 weeks entitles you to a free Electribe! Read on to find out how to claim this great offer.

NLE Releases iZotope Insight 2 101: Gaining Insight

Become an expert audio analyser with iZotope's powerful Insight 2, and the knowledge you'll gain from watching this course. Dive in today!

How Audio Editors Swapped Razor Blades For Waveforms

If you were recording before DAWs the chances are you had to be handy with a razor blade. But why? Joe Albano explains how some techniques have changed and others remain the same.

5 Of The Best Hardware Loopers You Can Buy Today

Live looping has gone from being something of a novelty to a mainstream performance technique. Here are 5 of the best hardware loopers you can take on stage or to the studio.

RAVEN Is A 100% Analog Semi Modular Synth, On Kickstarter Now

Check out this bespoke analog synth voice that the developers are funding now, with earlybird specials available.

ROLI's Songmaker Kit GarageBand Edition Is A World's First. Here's Why.

Songmaker Kit GarageBand Edition is an all-in-one expressive companion to the world’s most popular music creation app. Here's what it can do.

How To Get The Perfect 808 Sound In Pro Tools

Using carefully selected plug ins and a little care, you too can sculpt an earth-shaking 808 sub bass sound. Here's how.

Native Instruments Releases 2 Exclusive Sounds Originals Packs On Sounds.com

Each collection includes a diverse array of one-shots and loops that reflects the artist’s signature sound. Check out these new packs from Robot Koch and Catnapp.

Review: Arturia Keylab MK II

The latest generation of Arturia's multi-talented MIDI controllers integrates with pretty much any MIDI software or hardware you can think of. Hollin Jones got plugged in.

How To Achieve Really Punchy Drum Tracks Using Doubled Up Compression

Drums, basses and other sounds can really shine and stand out when you apply the correct amount and type of compression. Joe Albano shows you how this works in practice.