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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Audified Releases Tonespot Drum Pro: Take Control Of Your Drums

ToneSpot Drum Pro is the third in Audified's growing family of one-shot channel strip-style processing plug-ins.

Native Instruments Releases Massive X

The hotly-anticipated successor to NI's flagship soft synth that shaped modern electronic music is finally here. We have the lowdown on Massive X.

Prologue Editor Is The First VST And Standalone Controller For Korg Prologue 8 And 16

Integrate your Korg Prologue 8 or 16 hardware synth directly into your DAW for under 6 Euro with this new VST and standalone MIDI editor / controller.

Vapor Keys - Sunbaked Electric Pianos From Karanyi

100 deep sampled presets from 2 classic FM, algorithmic and a modern wavetable synth: Yamaha DX7, TX81z and an Arturia MicroFreak. Meet Vapor Keys.

Soundtrap Launches New Free Tier With Unlimited Storage: Create Songs and Podcasts With No Limits

Make music and podcasts and collaborate online: Soundtrap's new free tier offers unlimited projects. Here's what you need to know.

Polyverse Music Releases Comet Reverb Version 1.0

This powerful and unique reverb processing plug-in is out of beta and ready to be unleashed on the world. It's available at a discount for a while too...

5 Reasons Why Raspberry Pi 4 Could Be Your Next DAW Computer

The Raspberry Pi 4 boasts some seriously beefed-up hardware, moving it into contention for a place in your music production setup. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider it.

Meet Vector, A Unique Digital Hardware Synthesizer Hybrid With Touchscreen

Check out the impressive feature list of this brand new hardware synth hybrid, including touchscreen, 25 encoders and much more. It's available for pre-order soon.

Arturia Reveals Keylab 88 MkII Premium Controller Keyboard

Get true piano feel, extensive connectivity and a software bundle worth $700 with Arturia's latest update to its top-tier controller keyboard.

Sound Magic Releases Imperial Grand And Announces Kingdom Of The Pianos Special Sale

4 Exceptional Bösendorfer Pianos combined into an affordably-priced package: meet the Imperial Grand software piano.

LoopLords Releases Oxygen Revolution Plugin Inspired By The Sound Of Jean-Michel Jarre

Be transported to a world of lush, classic synth sounds with this new multisampled instrument from LoopLords.

Review: Master & Dynamic MW65 Active Noise Canceling Wireless Headphones

The latest wireless headphones from Master & Dynamic bring USB-C, dual microphones and active noise cancelling technology to these premium models. Hollin Jones took them on the road...

New ACL Modular Synth "System II" Is Coming In August

This new modular system from Audiophile Circuits League can tackle a vast range of sounds, and even has a built-in audio interface. Here's the lowdown.

Output Releases Portal: Granular Synthesis Reinvented

Get into the far-reaching depths of PORTAL's advanced features to dial in the exact sound you want. Here's what you need to know about Output's latest soft synth.

Learn All The New Features Of Logic Pro X 10.4.5 In This Free Video Course

Get the most out of the latest upgrades and updates in Logic Pro X 10.4.5 with this free video course from Logic expert, Steve H.