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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Sputnik Is The Craziest MIDI Guitar You've Ever Seen

With a bunch of realtime BlueTooth MIDI controllers and Arduinos built right in, Sputnik just might be the most useful custom built guitar around.

A Guide To Creating Music For Games

From understanding themes, variations and the unique demands of the game audio world to the relationship between composer and developer, this invaluable guide explains how music for games works.

Rob Papen Predator 2 Updated With 350 New Presets & 20% Off Deal

Take advantage of 20% off Predator 2 for a limited time and get over 350 new presets to take the total to over 6000. Here are the details.

RØDE's SC6-L Mobile Is A Pocket Podcast Studio For iOS

Record and monitor two lavalier mics at once with your iOS device thanks to the new SC6-L Mobile system from RØDE, which looks ideal for all kinds of mobile recording tasks.

AudioPedia 110: Synths, Samplers And Virtual Instruments

Learn everything you need to know about synths, samplers and virtual instruments with this 52-video course covering everything from vintage classics to cutting edge software.

Eurorack Synthesis: Oscillators And Noise Explained

Get to the heart of what makes synthesis work with this exploration of oscillators and noise - what are they, how do they work and how can you use them to make better synth patches?

MIDI And Audio Signal Flow In Logic Pro X - The Essentials Explained

Learn how MIDI starts from your controller and ends up as sounds you can hear. This short video explains everything you need to know about MIDI and audio signal flow in Logic.

Mixing & Mastering Essentials: When, Why And How To Use Dithering

We've all heard of dithering but not everyone knows how important it can be to getting a clean, distortion-free mix and master. Joe Albano tells you how, why and when to use it.

How DivKid Built A Modular Synthesizer For Kids

It's never too early to start learning about music and technology, which is just one of the reasons DivKid put together this awesome Eurorack modular system especially for kids.

Review: Modal CRAFTrhythm

Modal's CRAFTrhythm is a hands-on, tweakable self-build drum machine that has more features than you might have expected. Hollin Jones puts it all together for you.

The Secret To Making Cool Rhythmic Patches With Native Instruments FM8

Find out how to take advantage of operators, envelopes and noise to make dynamic, fluid and interesting rhythmic patches in NI's flagship FM synthesizer.

Korg Volca Mix VS. Roland Go:Mixer Pro - Who Wins?

JAde Wii looks at the merits of these two ultra portable mixers from Korg and Roland and finds out which one could be for you based on what you're planning to do with them...

RME MADIface USB, TotalMix FX - Powering Bjork’s European ‘Utopia Tour’

How FOH engineer John Gale used the 128-channel MADI interface and RME’s TotalMix software for ease and reliability on the 11-date tour.

Recording And Editing MIDI In Logic Pro X

Everything you need to know about recording, editing and producing with MIDI in Logic Pro X can be found in this online course from NLE.

Infected Mushroom Talk DAWs, Distortion Plugs, iWish, Manipulator In This Video

The duo from Infected Mushroom share their wealth of knowledge from 20 years of studio experience, breaking down Infected Mushroom tracks piece by piece in this free lecture you can watch now.