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 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.

How To Clean Up Audio Recordings In Cubase

There are dedicated plug-ins you can buy to clean up audio files, but Cubase has some great tools already built in. Here are some techniques for using them to their fullest.

Get iZotope RX6 Certified And Receive A $50 Gift Coupon

This comprehensive live course will give you all the skills you need to become an RX6 expert, with real world audio repair assignments, quizzes and a $50 iZotope gift coupon on completion.

Logic Pro X 10.4: Smart Tempo Modes Demystified

In this short video, Joe Albano explains each of Logic 10.4's new Smart Tempo modes for automatic audio analysis, as well as how and when to use them for maximum effect.

Scaler 1.2 Is A Plugin For Scale Detection And Chord Building From Plugin Boutique

Never struggle for ideas or inspiration again with this clever MIDI detection plugin that can determine the key you are playing in and make suggestions as to where to go next.

Red Room Audio Release SAGA - Acoustic Trailer Percussion

Take your movie and trailer scores to the next level with this new cinematic percussion scoring tool kit from Red Room Audio - on sale for a limited time.