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.

Articles by Hollin Jones

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Review: Magix Music Maker

Music Maker is the entry level DAW from Magix for PCs. With a variety of options and packages on offer, Hollin Jones discovered what it brings to the party.

Take Your Music Production Skills To The Next Level - 23,790 Video Tutorials From $6 A Month

The Ask.Audio Academy has over 860 video courses covering everything you need to know about music from theory and composition through to recording, mixing, mastering and career advice.

Meet Oddball - The Unique Drum Machine & MIDI Controller In A Bouncy Ball

We caught up with the developers of this tactile drum machine and MIDI trigger to find out what it can do, and made a short video showing off its many talents.

10 Music Studio Essentials You Might Not Know You Needed

We all know you need a computer and a DAW, but what are the less obvious things you can add that will make your producing life easier? Hollin Jones has the answers.

Social Media Strategies & Tactics For Artists and DJs

Make the best and most efficient use of your time and energy with this essential guide to social media platforms, tactics and audiences. Adam Pollard explains how it works.

Waves Audio's Abbey Road Chambers Plugin Is Just $29 For A Limited Time

Get the sound of Abbey Road's legendary echo chamber in your productions at a very hefty discount - here are the details.

Watch Endorphin.es And Todd Barton Talk Modular Synthesis

Join Endorphin.es and Todd Barton as they discuss the SHUTTLE synth, music-making and more in this free MasterClass recording, available on catchup now.

8 Productivity Hacks For Making Music On The Move

Making music on the move has never been easier, whether on a laptop, phone or tablet. Here are 8 ways to make it easier and more fun to create music on the go.

This Online Course Reveals How To Unlock Advanced MIDI Techniques In Ableton Live

Take your understanding of Ableton Live's MIDI tools to the next level with this advanced course from certified Ableton Live expert, DJ Kiva.

Audio-Technica ATH-M60x On-Ear Monitor Headphones Now Available

Audio Technica's latest ATH-M60x on-ear professional monitors aim to provide great all-round performance for a range of music and broadcast applications.

Textural Sound Design With Propellerhead Reason’s Grain Synthesizer

Reason’s Grain synth is an incredible tool for sample manipulation that gives you total control over every aspect of your sound - and it’s perfect for ambience and textures.

Ableton Live Advanced MIDI Technique: Manipulating Time & Playback Direction

Here's how to harness the power of the Note section and its tools to quickly and easily create variations on your beats, chords and melodies - with just a few clicks.

Elektron Digitone FM Synth Demystified

Unlock the secrets of Elektron's powerful Digitone FM synth with this expert course that covers all the bases.

New Sonic Arts Announces Nuance 2 Creative Sampler

Creative sampler gets a major update with workflow and engine enhancements - and it's on special offer until the end of July.

Factorsynth For Mac Brings Machine Learning To Ableton Live

This new synth for Ableton Live uses machine learning to deconstruct sounds on a micro level and let you modify, rearrange and re-sequence them in any way you like. The possibilities could be endless.