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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10 Life Hacks To Make You A More Productive Musician

Struggling to be productive? Here are 10 ways you can change your approach to your everyday life that will make you better able to focus on making music.

Skulpter 500 Is A New Sound Shaping Preamp From Elysia

Get better control of your sound at the recording stage with this high-end new addition to Elysia's stable of pro studio hardware - Skulpter 500.

How To Make Blips & Beats With 100,000 Bees & Your Synths

Want to create a buzz with your music? How about using a bunch of home made synths and 100,000 bees. Just don't call yourself Sting.

Review: Samplefuel POLY and WAVE

Two new HALion-based synths from composer Danny Lux promise flexible sound generation at an incredibly affordable price. Hollin Jones found out what POLY and WAVE are all about.

iZotope VocalSynth 2: How To Use Pitch Correction As A Creative Effect

VocalSynth 2 from iZotope isn't just a pitch corrector, it opens up a whole new world of creative voice processing. Rishabh Rajan explains how it can work for you.

What Gibson's Bankruptcy Means For Musicians And Producers

Gibson is dropping a number of its brands in an attempt to survive. But how did it come to this, and what's next for the company's iconic products?

Shape Your Tracks Like A Pro With Antelope Audio's Vintage EQs

Antelope Audio make some top end DSP-powered EQ plug-ins and here, Alex Solano shows you how to use them to shape and sweeten your tracks - beginning with drums.

Ever Wanted To See A Moog Subharmonicon Built From Scratch?

See a Moog Subharmonicon being built at the exclusive Moog VIP Engineering Workshop - supervised by Moog's top engineers! Check out the video to see how it's done.

Become An Official Bitwig Certified Professional Exclusively Here Online

That's right - bring together all your Bitwig knowledge and teaching skills and become an officially listed Bitwig Pro so you can train others. This exclusive course with Thavius Beck makes it happen.

Manifest Audio Toolkit 001 Is 26 Inspiring Ableton Live Racks For Less Than €1 Per Rack

Supercharge your Live sessions with 26 audio effect, instrument and MIDI effect racks covering everything from arpeggiators to mixing tools. There's something here for everyone.

How To Manipulate Time In Logic Pro X

Logic Pro's Flex Time technology has a number of algorithms you can use, each one best suited to a different kind of audio material. Joshua Carney shows you how to choose the best one for the job.

Super Mario Meets Modular Synthesizers

Check out Jade Wii recreating classic Super Mario tunes with her Squarp Hermod and a selection of tasty modular synths.

iZotope's VocalSynth2 And Creative Suite Bundle Are Available Now

VocalSynth 2 brings a wealth of new voice synthesis tools, and the new Creative Suite bundles many of iZotope's best-loved processors for a tempting price. Here are the details.

Image Line Releases FL Studio 20 With Native Mac Support

It's finally here and along with a stack of upgrades and improvements, this much-loved Windows DAW is now fully Mac OS X native as well! Here's all the details you need to know.

Review: Magix Software Sound Forge 12

Sound Forge receives its most significant update in years with a host of new features under the hood as well as new plug-ins and editing tools. Hollin Jones put it to the test.