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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NI Announces Major Software Updates For Traktor, Komplete Kontrol, Maschine And Sounds.com

Traktor DJ 2 for iPad gets a complete overhaul, Komplete Kontrol goes free and Sounds.com integrates more than ever with NI's apps. Here's the lowdown on everything announced today.

Free Update To Waldorf Quantum Synth Adds Brand New Synth Engine, Kernel Synthesis

The free 2.0 software update for Waldorf's Quantum synth adds a brand new fifth synthesis engine for even greater sonic flexibility. Here's what you need to know.

ADAM Audio And Sonarworks Team Up To Solve Monitoring Problems

Imperfect monitoring environments can affect any producer - but now ADAM Audio and Sonarworks are working on a solution. Here's what they're up to.

IK's iRig Micro Amp Is A Battery Powered Combo Amp Plus iOS and Desktop Audio Interface

Connect your guitar, iPhone, iPad, Mac or PC and play, process fx and record with this ultra-compact new combo amp and interface from IK Multimedia.

What Can You Do With Native Instruments Kontakt 6?

Sound design, instrument creation, building multi layered patches - all these and much more are possible with Kontakt 6. See how it works in this short video.

Elektron Reveals Model:Samples - 6 Track Ultra Portable Groovebox With Multi I/O

An Elektron first, this machine offers a complete set of tactile controls, with one function per knob. It also has 6 audio tracks, 6 pads and and audio interface - plus it's incredibly portable.

NLE Releases New Course - Kontakt 6 Beginner's Guide

Learn the fundamentals of Kontakt 6 from setup through library management, sampling and creating your own sampled instruments in this course with Matt Vanacoro.

Fluid Audio Launches 2nd Generation Coaxial Monitors - The FX Series

With its striking new industrial design, accurate imaging and off-axis response, the FX series is a worthy sequel to the Fader Series.

Reftone Speakers Unveils New Universal In-Ear Reference Headphones

These new in-ear reference headphones from Reftone and Stealth Sonics aim to bring a new level of sonic realism to your monitoring sessions.

Volante Magnetic Echo Machine From Strymon Is A Multi-Head Stereo Delay And Looper Pedal

This new hardware unit from FX developer Strymon has many more tricks up its sleeve than you might expect. Delay, looping and MIDI control are just a few.

McDSP Unveils 6060 Ultimate Module Collection - Largest Modular Plug-In Ever?

This collection of over 30 virtual modules from plugin specialists McDSP could be the answer to your prayers - and it's more affordable than you might expect.

Signum Audio Releases BUTE Batch Audio Processor

Process very large numbers of audio files through multiple FX stages with this server-based system, ideal for games development and production.

Is Denon's Prime 4 The World's Most Powerful DJ System?

Denon DJ introduces Prime 4, a 4-Channel Standalone DJ System with 10-inch Multi-Touch Display and Dedicated Zone Output. Could it be the most powerful DJ system ever?

IK Multimedia Reveals AXE I/O - Audio Interface With Unique Advanced Guitar Tone Shaping

IK's latest hardware interface for guitarists is an all-in-one solution for recording, routing and tone shaping. Here's everything you need to know about its specs and software bundle.

Bitwig Studio 3 Announced, Now Fully Modular With New Grid System

The Grid is a brand new routing and processing system built right into the heart of Bitwig Studio 3 and it's going to change the way you make music. Here's what you need to know.