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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Watch Polyend Seq Hardware Sequencer, Immediate, Intuitive & Grooving With SLG

Polyend have released a video of the Seq unit in action with electronic music producer Łukasz Seliga, also known as SLG at the controls.

Music Studio Ergonomics: Are You Sitting Comfortably? Good Keyboard Posture Explained

In this short video from his course covering all aspects of keyboard skills for producers, Matt Vanacoro shows you how to avoid the physical stresses of long term keyboard playing.

The Beatles Chord Sequences: Understanding How They Wrote Songs

The Beatles pioneered the use of chord sequences that came to define popular music. In this short video, Matt Freiman reveals how they did it - and its simplicity may surprise you.

Here's 2 Eurorack Modules Built From Scratch Using Otto DIY

The Indiegogo campaign for the Otto DIY Eurorack Module system ends soon - these examples of what you can do with it may surprise you.

5 Pro Tips For Audio And MIDI Routing In Cubase

Cubase is capable of some nifty audio and MIDI routing tricks that may not be immediately obvious. Hollin Jones explains how to take complete control of your signal flow.

Luftrum 17: 75 Hand Crafted Patches For Reason's Grain Synth

Expand your sonic arsenal in Reason with a bunch of new presets for the mighty Grain synth - available now.

MasterClass: Unique Vocal Processing with Dehumaniser

Take advantage of this FREE live MasterClass with Matthew Collings of Krotos Audio and get a unique insight into the world of advanced vocal processing and sound design techniques.

Advanced Tricks With 3rd-Party Instruments & FX in Maschine

Maschine fully supports third party VST and Audio Units effects. Hollin Jones shares some of the tricks and techniques that make this an incredibly useful feature to have.

Scoring To Picture in Logic Pro X? You Need To Understand Frame & Sample Rates

Correctly matching frame and sample rates when working with video in Logic Pro is key to having a trouble-free scoring experience. David Earl shows you how it's done.

Get SILVER Sample Layer Player For Reaktor For $10

Flintpope's latest instrument brings a world of sonic possibilities to your Reaktor-based productions for the distinctly affordable sum of just $10. Here's the details.

Interview: Aston Microphones

The company behind the Starlight, Swiftshield and Origin are ploughing their own furrow, with a focus on quality, affordability and sound. We caught up with founder James Young.

Producers: Do You Know The Difference Between Peak & Average Metering?

DAWs let us meter in many different ways, but how should you be using them? Joe Albano explains Peak and Average metering as well as much more in this advanced metering course.

Using Novation Launchpad Pro To Control Grooveboxes & MIDI Instruments

By hooking up your Launchpad Pro to a groovebox or other MIDI device you can get hands-on control in ways you may not have expected. Thavius Beck shows you how in this short video.

Sound Design Tricks: Using Finger Mics

A technique pioneered for field recording can give unique and fascinating results when transplanted to a studio setting. This short video from Diego Stocco shows you the secrets of sound design.

New Plugin Lets iRig Keys I/O Control Logic Pro And GarageBand

The new free plugin from IK lets you control transport, instruments and effects in Logic Pro X and GarageBand from the iRig Keys I/O's hardware.