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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Neova MIDI Ring Smashes Kickstarter Goal, Pre Orders Still Available

This interesting-looking expressive MIDI ring works to give you control over software and hardware instruments and effects. Here's all the details.

Synthstrom Audible Will Reveal Massive 2.0 Upgrade To Deluge Synth At Superbooth 2018

The developers of this unique instrument have teased some of the new features and they look really cool - but what else will be included? Here's what we know so far.

Exploring The Complex Oscillator in Arturia Buchla Easel V

Get to the heart of sound shaping in this unique and powerful synth recreation. Rishabh Rajan takes you on a guided tour of the complex oscillator section of the Buchla Easel V.

Learn How To Make Great EDM In Logic Pro X - Earlybird Discount On This Live Lab

Take your Logic Pro X composition and production skills to the next level with this live online course. Sign up before May 5 and get a substantial discount.

Synth Festival Soundmit Returns To Italy In November 2018

Get your fill of all things synth and electronics related at Soundmit 2018, southern Europe's largest festival of its kind. Here's all the details you need to know.

How To Bitcrush Using Resampler Rack Extension In Propellerhead Reason Synthetic Rig 3

Bring downsampling, bitcrushing and a retro feel to your Reason tracks with this module from Synthetic Rig V3. Mo Volans explains how it's done.

The Secret To Designing Timbres Explained by Marc Doty

Get to the heart of quickly and efficiently designing tones and timbres on your hardware synth with the techniques explained by Marc Doty in this quick video.

Spice Up Your MIDI Parts In Ableton Live 10 With MIDI FX

Adding a few choice MIDI effects to tracks in Live can quickly liven things up, creating complex beats and patterns from simple user input. Noah Pred shows you how in this short video.

Modular Apple Mac Pro Coming In 2019: The Options For Musicians & Producers

With Apple's new modular Mac Pro now not coming until 2019, what are your options for getting a high-powered Mac in the meantime? Hollin Jones lays out your choices.

Official Online Bitwig Certification Back By Popular Demand

Take advantage of this unique course with Bitwig pro Thavius Beck to get live, online mentoring and earn an official Bitwig End-User Certificate at the end!

Moog DFAM vs Mother-32 Shootout - Which One Wins?

Check out this video comparison of the Moog DFAM and Mother-32, as well as a review from Loopop, plus our in-depth review by synth expert Rishabh Rajan.

ADAM Audio Announces Availability of T Series Studio Monitors

Soup up your music system with these very affordable new monitors from ADAM Audio - available to buy now.

The Fairlight CMI Cost $32,000 But You Can Get Its Sound For Much Less

Arturia's recreation of this classic multi-instrument makes capturing its sound a reality for almost anyone. Here, Nigel Broad explains why it is so revered among musicians and producers.

Review: PMC Result6 Monitors

The Result6 monitors from high-end manufacturer PMC aim to bring the company's advanced design technologies to a broader section of the market. Hollin Jones cranked them up to see how they fared...

Apple Dropping Intel Chips: What This Might Mean For Mac Musicians

All the signs point to Apple transitioning its Mac computers away from Intel and onto its own processors. And the implications for musicians could be huge.