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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Free Akai MPC Live Production Workflows Masterclass Tomorrow

Take advantage of this free live streamed masterclass on AKAI's MPC Live system to get a hands-on introduction to its tools and workflow.

This Video Demystifies The Loudness Wars

We've all heard about the loudness wars, but what does the term actually mean? Matt Hepworth uses WaveLab plus some commercial tracks to show you just how loud music has got - and what to do about it.

Here's The Trailer For New Documentary On One Of America's Electronic Music Pioneers

Morton Subotnik is one of the most well-respected and accomplished pioneers of electronic music around, having worked with Don Buchla amongst others. Check out the trailer for this new documentary.

Review: Propellerhead Reason 9.5

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Reason 9.5 with full support for VST instruments and effects. Yes, you read that right. So what’s going on? Hollin Jones finds out...

Here's How To Perform & Record FX with Teenage Engineering's PO-32 Tonic Synth

PO-32 Tonic from Teenage Engineering puts a wealth of cool FX at your fingertips. Here's a hands-on example of how to program, tweak and record them in real time.

Essential Ableton Live Looping Tips

Looping is at the heart of Live's workflow. Here's a short video that explains how to set up for MIDI input and warm up before performing some MIDI loops.

Five Tools To Help You Master Your Soundstage

Understanding the way that stereo sound works can help you achieve a more open and natural end result. Here’s how to improve your soundstage and mixing skills.

Review: Magix Sound Forge Pro 3 For Mac

Sound Forge Pro 3 for Mac is here, and it's aiming to cater for all your wave editing needs. So after some time away from the spotlight, what's new? We find out.

Novation Circuit Mono Station - First Look Video Review

If you want a Bass Station 2 and a Circuit, you’d expect to have to buy both. But wait! The new Novation Circuit Mono Station combines the best of both in one box. Check out our hands-on video review.

Interview: Monolink, Blending Songwriting With Electronic Production

Berlin-based Monolink combines traditional songwriting techniques with modern electronic production to create a live show that's compelling and rich. We caught up with him to ask how it works.

Soundmit International Sound Summit 2017 - All The Details Here

Italy's biggest music tech show is on the horizon once again. And Kraftwerk will be playing while it's on! Here are the details plus everything you can expect to see!

Bitwig Releases Free Studio 2.1 Update: Here's What's New

A new amp model, enhanced sound collection and improved MIDI connectivity. What more could you ask for?

5 Ways To Improve Your Keyboard Playing Skills

We can all use some more ways to improve and refine our keyboard playing skills, whatever type of music we make. Here are five top tips.

Review: DRONAR Live Strings Module

The trick with making a really believable string instrument is translating one playing style into a completely different one. Could Gothic Instruments have cracked it?

Synth Stories 007 - Rodriguez Jr. : Moog Voyager on Chain Reaction

In this episode of our Synth Stories series, hear French producer and owner of much vintage gear Rodriguez Jr. discuss how he used his Moog Voyager to make a classic track.