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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iZotope's VocalSynth2 And Creative Suite Bundle Are Available Now

VocalSynth 2 brings a wealth of new voice synthesis tools, and the new Creative Suite bundles many of iZotope's best-loved processors for a tempting price. Here are the details.

Image Line Releases FL Studio 20 With Native Mac Support

It's finally here and along with a stack of upgrades and improvements, this much-loved Windows DAW is now fully Mac OS X native as well! Here's all the details you need to know.

Review: Magix Software Sound Forge 12

Sound Forge receives its most significant update in years with a host of new features under the hood as well as new plug-ins and editing tools. Hollin Jones put it to the test.

See And Hear The Moog Grandmother Sound Test And Factory Tour

Check out this video demo of the upcoming Moog Grandmother in action, as well as a look around the popup Moog factory to see how they get made.

Up And Running With Logic Pro X - Understanding The Project Chooser

Logic's project chooser is where you can access templates - either Logic's or your own - to get up and running right away. Booker Edwards Jr shows you how it works.

Review: IK Multimedia Leslie

The famous Leslie speaker that gives the Hammond organ its unique sound has been much-emulated. So what can IK's latest release bring to the party? Hollin Jones finds out.

Gotharmans Instruments Reveals More Details About deFormer 3 Sampler And Sequencer

Here's a new video from the bespoke synth and instrument designers, plus a tantalizing glimpse of the specs. deFormer 3 looks like a fearsome sound mangler.

Native Instruments Releases Komplete Kontrol 2.0.2 With MIDI And Controller Enhancements

In addition to expanded MIDI and setup functionality, there's now also extended support for accessibility features on Windows - great news for visually impaired users.

Social Media Strategy For Musicians - Tactics Vs. Strategy Explained

It's important to understand the difference between your wider strategy and targeted tactics so your effort is directed most effectively. Here's what you need to know.

Producers, Do You Know When To Use Sends And Returns? This Video Shows You How

Using sends and returns is a hangover from the analog days but it's still a vital tool in your mixing arsenal even if you're working digitally. Joe Albano explains why.

Robot Composer Turns Data from 1 Million Smartphones Into Music

Using Mechatronics - a blend of electronics and mechanical engineering, artist Andrius Ĺ arapovas created this sound and light installation, and it's quite remarkable.

Softube Summer 2018 Collection Includes New Mixing And Mastering Plugins

These new tools for mixing, mastering and de-essing aim to bring a splash of colour to your productions and they're available at a special price for a limited time.

Master & Dynamic Release MW50+ Wireless On-Ear + Over-Ear Headphones

Swap between on-ear and over-ear cups using the magnetic connection so you can choose between mobile or more immersive listening.

Here's TheThing, An Affordable Max4Live Step Sequencer

Get more control over your sequences and make unusual and interesting patterns with this new and highly affordable device for Ableton Live.

Review: Teenage Engineering PO-33 And PO-35

The latest additions to the Pocket Operator family bring sampling, voice synthesis and much more to the table. Hollin Jones popped in some batteries and got to work...