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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Zeus Is A New Multitimbral Analog Polysynth From GS Music

Featuring two VCOs, presets and a classic subtractive synthesis design, this heavyweight synth is new from Argentina's GS Music. See and hear it in action here.

Rise Of The Synth: Yamaha Leads A Thrilling Journey Through Synthesizer History With New Film

Learn about how Yamaha's synths have shaped and informed countless hit records and genres of music in recent decades in this new movie.

Roland Releases Cross-Platform Music Creation App Zenbeats For Free

Designed for all screen types, from mobile devices to notebooks and desktops, Roland's new Zenbeats works across all major platforms and devices. Here's the details.

How To Sound Check For Recording Drums In Logic Pro X

Get expert guidance on how to set up, route and sound check a live drum kit to ensure the perfect take. Josh Carney shows you how.

Steinberg Releases New Electric Bass Instrument For HALion

Available through the Steinberg Online Shop, Electric Bass for HALion 6, HALion Sonic 3 and HALion Sonic SE 3 delivers the perfect bass sound for all music styles.

Watch How To Set Up Your Podcast Microphone Recording System

Mic types, which stand to choose and how to prevent plosives are just some of the techniques explained in this short video on setting up your podcast system.

Mixed In Key Releases Captain Melody 3.0

Get help writing melodies with the new Idea Box, and route the results to any instrument of your choice. Meet Captain Melody 3.0.

Native Instruments Introduces PICKED ACOUSTIC Guitar Instrument

This 8.4GB Kontakt instrument has 194 patterns played on a beautifully recorded six-string acoustic guitar.

Unfiltered Audio LION - The Apex Of Synthesizers?

This new soft synth is also available as part of Plugin Alliance's bundle offer. Here's what it sounds like.

Synthstrom Audible Releases Deluge Firmware 3.0

USB host mode, alphanumeric keyboard, recording audio and MIDI and live audio looping are just some of the new features in the latest firmware, free to existing users.

Yamaha Synths To Celebrate 45th Year With 24-Hour Streaming Event

Yamaha Synths Marks 45th Anniversary with Worldwide Video Stream Highlighting New Products and Artist Performances On September 22nd

Review: Eventide Blackhole Reverb, UltraTap Delay And MicroPitch For iOS

Running on your iOS device as standalone apps or plug-ins, these three processors from Eventide will help you produce music on the move. Hollin Jones tried them out.

Soundmit Launches Soundmit4Hackability Contest To Promote Music Products For Disabled People

The '‹Soundmit4Hackability contest is free to enter with a deadline of 20th October 2019. Here's how to get involved.

Review: UVI Toy Suite

UVI has assembled what could be the most comprehensive collection of toy instruments ever. But as Hollin Jones found out, there's much more to it than just a bit of fun...

Create Professional-Grade Video For iOS Devices With Roland's New 4XCamera Maker App

The 4XCamera Maker App allows quick and easy production from multiple iOS devices without the expensive equipment. Here's how.