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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Field Recording & Found Sounds In Berlin With Timo Preece

Field recordings and found sounds can be invaluable sources for getting unique results from sound design. Timo Preece shows how sound exciters help him capture the sound of Berlin.

Mini Modular Synth Q&A: Tiptop Audio

Tiptop Audio started life as a tiny operation working out of a garage but now has a whole team and an impressive product lineup. Here's what they told us when we caught up with them recently.

5 Ways To Add Soul To Your Digital Recordings

Many people would love to record and mix on vintage hardware, but it’s not an option for most. Here are five ways you can impart some soul to your tracks while recording digitally. 

Mini Modular Synth Q&A: Qosmo Modular

Qosmo Modular makes 12 modules, with more on the way. They focus on originality and build quality, as they told us when we caught up with them recently.

Free MEFF 2018 Modular Synth Event Starts March 24 In Florence, Italy

Meet developers from all walks of synth life, from Roland and Moog to Nono and GRP at this free modular event in the heart of Italy. Here's what you can expect to see.

Mini Modular Synth Q&A: Nono Modular

Nono Modular makes some cool cases for housing modular synths, and is well on its way to designing its first instrument. Here's what the company told us about its future plans.

Tweaking & Morphing Multi-Cycle Wavetables In Xfer Records Serum

With powerful wavetable shaping and editing tools, Serum may be the ultimate wavetable softsynth. Adam Pollard shows you how to get the most out of it.

Soundbops Is A New Way For Children To Learn Music From An Early Age

The new musical learning tool for young children recently surpassed its funding goal on Kickstarter. Here's the thinking behind getting kids started with music from an early age.

IK Multimedia Announces Total Studio 2 MAX - Instrument & FX Mega Bundle

IK has bundled 94 of its products and 179GB of samples into its biggest ever collection. Total Studio 2 MAX is aiming to be your complete music production toolbox.

Review: Reason Backline Rig 3

Propellerhead has updated its Backline Rig bundle of Rack Extensions, instruments and effects with a whole bunch of new stuff, making it bigger and better than ever. Hollin Jones explores...

Propellerhead Releases Rigs 3 - Custom Bundles To Enhance Your Sonic Arsenal

New modules, effects and ReFills make the 3 Rig bundles even better value. Anyone producing with Reason should check them out and see how they can bulk up your sound library.

Sample Tweaking In Native Instruments Flesh

Native Instruments' Flesh is a powerful instrument for fleshing out your samples and loops into whole tracks. Here, G.W Childs explains how to select and mangle samples for the best results.

Review: Arturia 3 Filters You'll Actually Use

Taken from three of Arturia's flagship virtual synth recreations, these standalone filter plugins go beyond what the original hardware units could do. Hollin Jones puts them to the test.

Save Up To 60% On All Courses In Our Mixing And Mastering March Sale

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Gamechanger Audio Launch PLASMA Pedal Pre-Orders

This innovative new guitar effect pedal smashed through its funding target in a few hours and is now available to pre-order. There's also a clever try-before-you-buy feature.