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.
Cubase 11 expands its Sample Editor’s capabilities to include cool new live performance tools. Hollin Jones shows you how it works…
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.
Mastering can be expensive, but here are five ways you can improve your masters completely free.
The latest release from Polyverse and Infected Mushroom takes vocal processing into new realms. Hollin Jones finds out just how far it can go…
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.
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.
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.
This slick and futuristic beat-making app for iOS is addictive and sounds great. Hollin Jones can’t stop making tunes with Auxy Pro…
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…
Arranging on a laptop can present unique challenges. Hollin Jones shares 5 of his top tips for making laptop life easier.
A great vocal makes a track the best it can be. Here are five things to remember to make your vocal tracks really shine.
2020 saw a heavy focus on classic synth recreations, scoring collections and ever more advanced instrument designs. Here’s 9 of the best…
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).
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.
Upgrading your computer hardware means more speed, but it comes at a price. Here are 5 ways you can speed up your music system for free!
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