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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Parallel Processing Using Maschine

Parallel processing is an important technique fore every producer to know about. Here's how you can do it using the Maschine software and hardware.

Shaping Sounds With The Coupler Filter in Arturia's Moog Modular V

Get into the details of how the Moog Modular V from Arturia generates and shapes its sounds with this short video.

Free Live Masterclass: Eurorack Sound Design With Endorphin.es

Enrol now for free to watch this live streaming masterclass on Eurorack sound design with Endorphin.es, Thursday at 12PM PT / 8PM UK + Raffle for your chance to win: Cockpit, Gateway, Shuttle Mate!

Music Producer Workflow: iPad To Desktop

Moving between iOS and desktop has got easier and smoother than ever with the advent of AirDrop and iCloud Drive. Here’s how it works, including a couple of Logic tricks you may not have known about.

This Video Explores Akai MPC Live's Connectivity Options & Rear Panel

Hooking up computers, audio feeds and even turntables to your MPC Live requires some familiarity with the rear panel. Booker Edwards Jr is here to help you out.

Learn How To Perform The Military Skratch Technique In This Live Action DJ Video From Sara Simms

The best way to understand different skratch techniques is to see them broken down into their constituent parts - and that's exactly what Sara Simms has done!

How To Save Your Sessions From Unwanted Squeaky Drum Pedal Sounds With iZotope RX6

RX6 isn't just for post processing, it has many more musical uses, such as fixing the dreaded squeaky kick drum pedal that can blight recordings. Here's how.

Review: Reactable Systems ROTOR

If you like the idea of building your own instrument but don't fancy one of the heavier desktop tools, Reactable Systems' ROTOR may be just what you're looking for.

7 Mixing Mistakes Every Producer Should Avoid

Mixing is equal parts art and science, but years of experience can teach you a lot. Luckily we’ve saved you time with these great tips!

Here's What Track Machines In Elektron Octatrack Can Do For You

Take your Elektron Octatrack skills to the next level with a greater understanding of Track Machine types, and how to set them up for your specific needs.

Build A Music Studio Setup On A Budget

Some people spend a fortune on music gear and while that’s a nice option to have, not everyone can flash quite so much cash. Here are some tips for building a system without breaking the bank.

How To Use Noise For FX In Your Dance Music Productions

Sometimes paid less attention than other parts of a synth, the noise section is actually a powerful tool when designing sounds. Multiplier explains why.

52 FREE Audio Effect Plug-Ins For Musicians And Producers

There are some excellent audio effect plugins available, and incredibly many of these are free. Here's a list we've compiled of 52 that'll make you and your music productions happy.

Watch How To Remove Problem Noise From Vocal Takes With iZotope RX6

iZotope's RX6 suite has some powerful tools for restoring and repairing audio of all kinds. Joe Albano shows you a practical example of rescuing a noisy vocal take.

Music Theory: How Beams Can Save You Time And Effort When Grouping Notes In Notation

Beams are a standard way of simplifying certain elements of a musical score. Gregg Fine explains why you should be using them.