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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Here's How To Chain Patterns with Polyend’s Seq MIDI Step Sequencer

Watch Polyend demonstrate how to chain patterns using their newest hardware MIDI step sequencer - Seq - in this free recorded MasterClass.

XAOC Releases Tallin, Dual Voltage Controlled VCA Eurorack Module

This new VCA offers some unusual control features such as dual CV control over signal attenuation and gain. Here are the details.

Fundamentals Of Amplifiers Explained In Under 2 Minutes

Amplifiers come in all shapes and sizes and fulfil different roles depending on how they are used. Joe Albano breaks down how different amp types work in a studio environment.

Explore The Good Stuff in Ableton Live 10 With DJ Kiva

Live 10 may be a couple of months off but we've had advanced access to it. In this excerpt from the free MasterClass, DJ Kiva shows you around some of the cool new features.

Erica Synths Releases Special Edition Acid Simona VCF Module

Designed as a one-off celebration special edition, this awesome looking VCF module can be yours for a surprisingly affordable price...

Review: Arturia Keylab Essential

Arturia's latest USB MIDI controllers have plenty of hands-on controls, come bundled with Analog Lab and integrate with the company's synths. Hollin Jones got to work with Keylab Essential.

Black Friday Early Deal: Waves Bass Slapper for only $29

It's not even Black Friday yet but it is Bass Tuesday as Waves makes Bass Slapper available for just $29. So if you give a funk about great bass sounds, check it out!

Softube Launches Fix Phaser

Softube's new Fix Phaser aims to provide all the sonic acrobatics your tracks will ever need and ensure you're never stuck for a bit of movement.

Creating Your Own Loops? Here's How to Solve The Delay & Reverb Tail Problem

Time-based effects can leave a tail which makes cutting audio loops tricky. Adam Pollard has the solution - and it's simpler than you might think.

How To Sync External Hardware With Novation Circuit

In this extract from the full, free live MasterClass, Chris Calcutt shows you how to sync external gear to your Circuit and quickly build up chords.

Mixing Secrets: 3 Videos To Help You Improve Your Mixes

Whatever DAW you use or style of music you work with, there's always something new to know about the art and science of mixing. Here are three videos to get you going.

Interview: interSonic, Jordan Rudess & Steve Horelick On Their New Album

The debut album from audio experimentalists interSonic is an expressive musical journey with unexpected twists and turns. Jordan Rudess & Steve Horelick reveal how it came about.

Recording Essentials: Comping Audio Takes Explained

How can you get the perfect take if your performer doesn't always get it right? The answer is comping, and Joe Albano explains what it's all about in this bite sized video.

Here's 2 Videos To Help Improve Your Digital DJ Skills

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced DJ, using hardware or software, there's always something new to learn. Sharpen up your skills with these two videos on Live and scratch techniques.

Review: T-RackS 5

T-RackS pretty much started the software mastering revolution and brought advanced tools to home users for the first time. Now at version 5, Hollin Jones finds out what's changed...