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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Record And Use Multi FX With ZOOM's GCE-3 Guitar Lab Circuit Emulator

A compact USB audio interface with access to Guitar Lab 4 software, Zoom's latest looks like the perfect solution for traveling musicians.

Why You Should Consider Filters During The Mix Process

They may not be the first processor you think of when mixing, but filters are a great tool to have at your disposal. Joe Albano explains why in this short video.

Meet Impulse Command - A Sonic Realiser From Analogue Solutions

Part synth, drum synth, part pattern generator, part modular loop producer - we might have to invent a new term to describe Impulse Command. Here's what it can do.

Devious Machines' Texture 1.5 Now Lets You Import Any Sound You Like

Import your own samples​ and manipulate with four sampling types, plus a whole bunch of other useful new features in the 1.5 update, which is free for existing users.

2getheraudio Releases K1CK Synth - And You Can Pay What You Want For it

With a custom audio engine that uses sampled attack transients and specialized synth oscillators to generate a big body sound, K1CK from 2getheraudio really packs a punch.

Working In The Box? Your Core Studio Connections Explained

Working primarily inside the computer still requires some audio cabling for recording and monitoring. In this short video, Joe Albano explains the different ways you can set it up.

Indossa OP1 Pack Has 5.5GB Playable Samples For DAWs For Just $5

Pick up this monster sound pack for Live, Maschine, Studio One and Logic Pro for just 5 Dollars and get the sound of the Teenage Engineering OP-1.

How To Set Up A Hardware MIDI Controller In FL Studio

Getting MIDI into FL Studio and mapped to instruments, transport and other destinations can be as simple as knowing where to look. Rishabh Rajan shows you how in this short video.

Comet, Advanced Reverb From Polyverse Available In Public Beta

Create spaces from one cubic centimeter to one cubic kilometer for ultimate control of your reverbs with this new processing plug-in from Polyverse.

Native Instruments' NOIRE Captures The Unique Piano Sound Of Nils Frahm

Meticulously sampled in the rich ambient environment of Saal 3 in Berlin’s Funkhaus recording complex, this Kontakt instrument delivers stunning piano tone.

The Noize 2 Plugin From denise Now Lets You Import Your Own Samples

Import your own sounds, including the special sampled Berlin set the team put together to coincide with this release. Here's the details.

Tracktion Launch Waveform 10, Updated DAW For Mac And PC

Significant workflow improvement, over 60 new bundled plugins and flexible track grouping are just some of the new features in the new Waveform 10 update. Here's the details.

Spectrasonics' Free Omnisphere 2.6 Update Brings Hardware Synth Integration, Upgraded Arpeggiator

Spectrasonics' mighty Omnisphere Power Synth gets a free update with hardware synth integration, a bigger arp, 600 new sounds and more. Here's how to get it.

Synthplex In Burbank, CA Has All Things Synthesizer, 28-31 March 2019

Exhibits + Seminars + Live Electronic Music + Pop-Up Synth Museum + DIY Synth Build + Gala Banquet - what more could you ask for? Here's how to get tickets.

ChordPotion Is A New Plug-In To Help You Generate Complex MIDI From Simple Notes

Suitable for many genres and bundled with time-tested preset MIDI patterns, ChordPotion helps you take simple input and turn it into cool patterns to spice up your tracks.