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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Just What Is A Condenser Mic Anyway? Here's How It Works In Under 2 Minutes.

If you've ever been baffled by the terminology of the pro audio world, our AudioPedia series is here to make it crystal clear. In this short video, Joe Albano gets to grips with condenser mics.

Review: NI Maschine MK3

With the latest generation of Maschine hardware, NI has made great strides in enhancing and streamlining the capabilities and power of the system. Hollin Jones dives deep into the new features…

Interface Design For Electronic Music Instruments Explored With Push Turn Move Author Kim Bjorn

This extract from the live Masterclass delves into the fascinating world of interface design for music. Who decides how our gear should work, and how do they go about making it? Find out - for free!

How To Quickly Create Chords In FREE HALion Sonic SE Sampler Instrument

HALion Sonic SE comes with Cubase but it's also available free for other DAWs. Matt Hepworth shows you how to quickly assign single notes to play complex chords in this short video.

Learn The Secrets Of Dance Music Production From The Masters

Expert tips and guidance are what we do best at the AskAudio Academy and here we have three videos from top producers to help you with some of the most important parts of producing EDM.

The Secrets Of Game Audio: Making Loops That Sound Interesting

The game industry is worth billions of dollars, and every game needs music. So why not check out these videos that will explain the industry and the techniques behind creating great game audio?

Adobe Updates Audition CC Audio Workstation: Auto Ducking, Smart Monitoring & More

Adobe has rolled out a free update to its audio editing package with some tasty new features as well as a host of fixes. Here's what's new in Audition CC.

Unlock The Secrets Of Mastering With These 3 Short Videos

Mastering is a key part of producing sound and music. These pro video courses will help you get to grips with the process, whatever your DAW or platform.

Here's Why Impedance Is Important When Setting Up Your Audio Gear

Impedance is a term you may have heard but do you know what it means and how it relates to your audio setup? Joe Albano demystifies the concept in this short video.

Everything You Need To Know About Audio Interfaces In Under 2 Minutes

We all use them, but how much do you really know about the different kinds of audio interface available? Joe Albano breaks down the fundamentals in this short video.

Vintage Vs Modern Processing In iZotope Ozone 8

If you've ever wondered just what modern and vintage processing types are doing to your masters and which to choose, this short video from Matt Hepworth will explain all.

3 Videos To Help You Sharpen Up Your Synthesis Skills

Whether you're after an introduction to synthesis or advanced tips to help you master your instrument of choice, you'll find courses to suit you in our ever-expanding library.

A New Approach To Mixing With iZotope Neutron 2's Visual Mixer

The Visual Mixer in iZotope's Neutron 2 provides a whole new way to control and mix a project. In this short video, Joe Albano explains how it works and why you should consider using it.

Review: ROLI Seaboard Block

Bringing the functionality of its high-end Seaboard hardware to the BLOCKS family is a welcome move from ROLI, making it more accessible and affordable to users. Hollin Jones plugs in.

Free Live MasterClass And Live Performance - Synthpop With Stereospread

Watch synth pop masters Stereospread perform live in an auditorium, then answer your questions in a free, live MasterClass Q&A.