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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Could SoundBrake 2.0 Mean You'll Never Miss A Call Or Delivery Again? (When Wearing Headphones)

Hello? Hello? HELLO? Yes, you've missed the door again because you were listening to music on your headphones. If only you'd had SoundBrake 2.0.

Review: Ampify Groovebox

We were excited to get our hands on Groovebox, the new music-making app from the team behind Launchpad for iOS. Happily, there's even more to it than meets the eye...

SynthRacks Adds Travel Case And Custom Build Service To Product Line

You need somewhere to keep your precious eurorack gear when you're on the road and also in the studio. These smart-looking cases now include a custom build option.

Songlines Ambient Pack For Reaktor Is An Eno-Esque Loop Collection And Synth For An Incredible $3.60

You don't get much for under $5... a cup of coffee, a newspaper... or a collection of 72 ambient loops plus a built-in monosynth for Reaktor!

Kameleono Is An Innovative Plug-In For Arpeggiation And MIDI Sidechaining In Any DAW

This clever plug-in is an arpeggiator, sidechain MIDI multi-effect and even has a built-in synth section. Check out the video of it in action.

How To Create Big Break Buildups For EDM In Ableton Live

If you've ever wondered how EDM producers create dynamics within their arrangements, this video on big break buildups will answer your questions!

Review: Waves F6 Floating-Band Dynamic EQ

The new F6 Floating-Band surgical dynamic EQ plug-in from Waves can be used for a wide range of applications – and it’s more affordable than you might be expecting.

Review: IK Multimedia iRig Pro I/O

The iRig Pro I/O aims to fulfil all your mobile and studio needs in an ultra-portable package and it comes with a generous software bundle too. Hollin Jones gave it a spin...

FREE Live Masterclass - Korg Volca Combos Tips & Tricks

Learn how Korg's Volca synths can work together and even how to perform live in public with them, with this FREE live masterclass.

Using VST Plug-ins In Your Propellerhead Reason Workflow

Reason users have been asking for VST support for years and now it’s finally here, Hollin Jones shows you how to get up and running.

Interview: DivKid On Getting Started With Modular Synths And Building Your Own Setup

Ben Wilson AKA DivKid has spent years immersing himself in the world of modular synth hardware, and produced some excellent courses for Ask.Audio! We got his thoughts on all things modular.

How Logic Pro X's Track Stacks Can Revolutionise Your Workflow

If you've ever struggled to manage Logic Pro sessions when they get bigger, Track Stacks could very well be what you've been looking for. Joe Albano explains why.

Master The Art Of Programming Drum Fills In Ableton Live

Drum fills are an essential component of modern electronic music. In this short video, DJ Kiva shows you how to program them quickly in Ableton Live to create cool sounding variations.

5 Ways To Make Practicing An Instrument Feel Less Like A Chore

We should all do more practice to be as good as we can be on our chosen instruments, but it’s not always easy to get motivated. Here are some tips to help you do more!

Dive Into The World Of Advanced Eurorack Patching With DivKid's Video On FM And Phase Modulation

Once you're through the basics, a whole world of advanced Eurorack patching and programming is waiting. See how FM and Phase Modulation work in this practical video.