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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Tweaking & Morphing Multi-Cycle Wavetables In Xfer Records Serum

With powerful wavetable shaping and editing tools, Serum may be the ultimate wavetable softsynth. Adam Pollard shows you how to get the most out of it.

Soundbops Is A New Way For Children To Learn Music From An Early Age

The new musical learning tool for young children recently surpassed its funding goal on Kickstarter. Here's the thinking behind getting kids started with music from an early age.

IK Multimedia Announces Total Studio 2 MAX - Instrument & FX Mega Bundle

IK has bundled 94 of its products and 179GB of samples into its biggest ever collection. Total Studio 2 MAX is aiming to be your complete music production toolbox.

Review: Reason Backline Rig 3

Propellerhead has updated its Backline Rig bundle of Rack Extensions, instruments and effects with a whole bunch of new stuff, making it bigger and better than ever. Hollin Jones explores...

Propellerhead Releases Rigs 3 - Custom Bundles To Enhance Your Sonic Arsenal

New modules, effects and ReFills make the 3 Rig bundles even better value. Anyone producing with Reason should check them out and see how they can bulk up your sound library.

Sample Tweaking In Native Instruments Flesh

Native Instruments' Flesh is a powerful instrument for fleshing out your samples and loops into whole tracks. Here, G.W Childs explains how to select and mangle samples for the best results.

Review: Arturia 3 Filters You'll Actually Use

Taken from three of Arturia's flagship virtual synth recreations, these standalone filter plugins go beyond what the original hardware units could do. Hollin Jones puts them to the test.

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Gamechanger Audio Launch PLASMA Pedal Pre-Orders

This innovative new guitar effect pedal smashed through its funding target in a few hours and is now available to pre-order. There's also a clever try-before-you-buy feature.

Understanding The Unique Make Noise René Cartesian Sequencer

Named after Descartes, Make Noise's latest is a unique Cartesian sequencer. In this short video, Rishabh Rajan gives you a quick guided tour of the interface to help you get a head start.

Eventide Releases H9 Control Android App For H9 Harmonizer

Eventide's H9 Control App comes to Android via the Google Play Store - another step forward for Android-using musicians and performers.

Review: ModeAudio Dark Mass Ambient Drone Samples

Layer, loop and be terrified by these dark ambient samples from ModeAudio, perfect for atmospheres, movie and game scoring.

Novation Peak: Exploring The Oscillators

Understanding how Peak's sound starts life is key to harnessing its power. Rishabh Rajan shows you how the oscillators work in this short video.

Is Apple Working On New High-End, Over-Ear Headphones?

Apple's track record with audio fidelity is middling when it comes to earphones, but could the company be about to change all that with a new, wireless over-ear model?

Steinberg And Softube Announce Full Cubase And Console 1 Integration

Great news for Cubase users looking to get more hands-on with their production workflows - Softube's Console 1 is now officially fully supported.