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: Cherry Audio Polymode - Polymoog Classic As A $49 Plugin

Want the sound of a classic Polymoog without the hassle of owning one? Cherry Audio’s Polymode might be just the ticket, as Hollin Jones found out…

Creative Sample Slicing And Sequencing In Cubase 11

Cubase 11 expands its Sample Editor’s capabilities to include cool new live performance tools. Hollin Jones shows you how it works…

5 Ways to Get a Bigger Bass for Your Mixes

Everyone is after a great bass sound for their tracks. Here, Hollin Jones shares 5 of his pro tips for making the bottom end nice and fat.

5 Free Ways To Improve Your Mastering

Mastering can be expensive, but here are five ways you can improve your masters completely free.

Review: Polyverse Manipulator

The latest release from Polyverse and Infected Mushroom takes vocal processing into new realms. Hollin Jones finds out just how far it can go…

Pro Tips For Choosing A New Music System

In an ever-changing technological landscape, there are many factors involved in choosing a new music system. Hollin Jones looks at your options for the coming year.

5 Free Or Budget Podcasting Tools You Might Have Missed

Podcasting is more popular than ever. Hollin Jones reveals his top picks for free or inexpensive software and hardware tools to get the job done.

Review: Steinberg Cubase Pro 11

Steinberg has released a major update to its flagship DAW focused on pro features and workflow enhancements. Hollin Jones gets under the hood of Cubase 11 Pro.

Review: Auxy Pro Music & Beat Maker

This slick and futuristic beat-making app for iOS is addictive and sounds great. Hollin Jones can’t stop making tunes with Auxy Pro…

Review: IK Multimedia MixBox

IK bundles 70 of its premium FX and processors into a virtual rack system with a few tricks up its sleeve. Hollin Jones took it for a spin…

5 Quick Arrangement Tips For Laptop Producers

Arranging on a laptop can present unique challenges. Hollin Jones shares 5 of his top tips for making laptop life easier.

5 Ways To Make Your Vocal Tracks Shine

A great vocal makes a track the best it can be. Here are five things to remember to make your vocal tracks really shine.

Best of 2020: Virtual Instruments

2020 saw a heavy focus on classic synth recreations, scoring collections and ever more advanced instrument designs. Here’s 9 of the best…

Best Of 2020: MIDI Controllers

Despite the global pandemic, closure of factories and general mayhem, 2020 has seen some great, new MIDI controllers announced and/or released. Here's nine of our favorites (in no particular order).

5 Pro Tips for Mixing On Headphones

Working from home studios can mean some compromises when it comes to making noise. Here are 5 things to think about when mixing on headphones.