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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3 Ways Digital Audio Is Better Than Analog For Musicians - And 2 Ways It’s Not

Although digital recording is now commonplace, there’s still a vocal minority of musicians sticking with analog. But which is better? Here are 3 ways digital is superior, and 2 it's not.

Aphids - A Dawless Album Made Entirely On Elektron, Analog And Eurorack Synths by JAde Wii

The new album from Jade Wii of DAWless Jammin' and Ask.Audio is a mixture of Lo-fi, Ambient, and Electronic music. You can check it out here.

Audio Fundamentals: What Is A Waveform Graph?

In a hurry? This 1-minute video from Joe Albano gives you the fundamentals of how audio waveforms work.

Dr. Shiver Will Reveal His Studio Secrets In This Free MasterClass

Join celebrated producer Dr Shiver as he shares his production secrets in this totally free live MasterClass on December 13th - only on Ask.Audio.

NLE Releases PreSonus Studio One 4: Recording And Editing Audio

This new course on Presonus Studio One 4 covers everything you need to know about recording, importing and editing audio in this powerful music production environment.

Review: Devious Machines Texture

Enhance and expand your sounds with this multi-talented effect plugin that beats with the heart of a synth. Hollin Jones explored the many capabilities of Devious Machines' Texture. Enhance and expand

UVI Releases PX V8, 8-Voice Analog Instrument Inspired By Voyetra 8

If you've been wanting to get your hands on the sound of an ultra-rare Voyetra 8 hardware synthesizer, UVI might have just the ticket - and it won't break the bank.

How To Set Up Sidechain Compression In FL Studio 20

Sidechain compression is quick and easy to set up in FL Studio 20. Here's how you can use it to get that classic pumping effect for basses and pads.

Klevgränd Releases REAMP Audio Gear Modeler
 For Mac, PC And iPad

Model multiple different types of gear to give your tracks the unique sound of hardware, all without leaving the digital domain. Here's what you need to know about REAMP Audio Gear Modeler.

Free MasterClass: Intelligent, Automatic Beats in Ableton Live 10

Go beyond the basics in Ableton Live with this free MasterClass where you can learn from a pro how to program an improvisational drumming system.

Propellerhead Releases Quad Note Generator Rack Extension For Reason

New Player plugin for Propellerheads' popular DAW creates endless stream of musical melodies, rhythms and harmonies. Read more about it here.

How To Import And Stretch Audio Files In PreSonus Studio One 4

Here are the techniques you need to know to import stems, loops and more into your Studio One project - with full automatic tempo stretching.

Mixvibes Remixlive 4 Expands And Upgrades This iOS & Android Beat Making App

Remixlive 4.0’s all-new sample edit feature makes sampling and remixing more intuitive than ever before. Here's what you need to know.

Steinberg Dorico 2.2 Update Expands Scoring Capabilities in Media Music and Jazz

Dorico 2 now includes real-time MIDI recording, an overhauled MIDI transcription engine, new features for media musicians and jazz, and dozens of other improvements across the whole application.

Isotonik Studios ADM Bass By AfroDJMac Has 123 Bass Instrument Racks For Ableton Live

Pocket Operators, Juno 106, Moogs, VHS Synths and much more can be found in this affordable expansion pack that's available now.