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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Releasing Cover Versions? LANDR Will Now Cover All The Admin For You

Online mastering and distribution service LANDR now offers free rights management for all cover versions when you release music through their platform.

Hyperion Strings Micro Is An Orchestral Library For Kontakt At Under $50

Designed for those getting into scoring and composition as well as established producers looking for more sounds, this affordable library works with NI's software and hardware.

Traveler Is A Doppler Effect Plugin That Lets You Control The Virtual Movement Of Sounds

Use the Path Editor to control the virtual movement of any sound with this plugin - and much more besides. Here's the lowdown on Traveler from Tonsturm.

Connecting Compressors In Parallel For Better Dynamic Control

Serial compression is a great technique for controlling the dynamics of any sound in your mix. Here, Alex Solano demonstrates the process in action.

Free MasterClass - Go Round The World With Endorphin Shuttle And Win Modular Gear

Join Endorphin.es and Todd Barton for a deep dive into the Shuttle synthesizer and a chance to win endorphin modular gear during the MasterClass.

Blipblox Synthesizer (For Kids & Adults) Now Available To Pre-Order

Blipblox is a proper synthesizer, but designed for kids and now it's available for pre-order. Here's everything you need to know.

Here's 2 Simple Ways To Get Pro-Sounding String Performances

Understanding glissando and portamento will help your string orchestrations to stand out, whether you're recording live strings or using MIDI to program articulations. Here's how.

5 Ways To Speed Up Your Home Network For Music Production

Having a fast network is increasingly important for maintaining an efficient workflow when producing music. Here are 5 top tips to get blazing fast file transfer.

Biotek 2 Is A New Workstation Virtual Instrument From Tracktion

This powerful new virtual instrument uses sampling and synthesis for advanced sound design. It's available for Mac, PC and also for Linux. Here's what you need to know.

GarageBand 10.3 Released With New Drummers, Free Artist Tutorial Videos

The app is free and now so too are the downloadable artist piano and guitar tutorial videos. There's no reason not to grab this great update today!

Embertone Unveils One Of A Kind Walker 1955 Steinway Virtual Piano

Choose the lite or full version and you'll get the authentic sound and feel of this rare Steinway inside your computer for a price that's more affordable than you might be expecting.

NI's Discovery Series: Middle East Has 25 Authentic Instruments From Around The Globe

Bring a touch of magic to your productions with these meticulously sampled new Kontakt-based instruments that take in the flavours of the Middle East.

Review: Wasaphone Pipe And Slippers Lo-Fi Microphone

The best way to shape your sounds is at the source and this unique, hand-crafted lo-fi microphone is an excellent way to do it, as Hollin Jones discovered.

The Fundamentals Of FM Synthesis With Sugar Bytes Aparillo

This 16-voice FM synthesizer has a friendly look that hides a wealth of programming and sound shaping options. Rishabh Rajan explores the core of its sound generating tools.

How To Design A Punchy Sub Bass In Under 4 Minutes

Use this quick technique in any software or hardware synth to create a deep sub bass that can lend weight to the bottom end of your productions.