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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Analog To Digital Conversion Explained In One Minute

Whenever you record, your audio goes through an analog to digital conversion process. But what does that actually involve? Joe Albano explains in this bite-sized video from the Audiopedia series.

Advanced Tempo Techniques In Cubase

Cubase is capable of far more than simple time stretching. Here are seven advanced ways in which you can make become a tempo master and get complete control over your audio.

Top Komplete Kontrol 2 Features Explored In These 3 Videos

Komplete Kontrol 2 is a quantum leap forward from the first generation of hardware and software. These three short videos show you exactly how the new system will revolutionise your workflow.

Three Key Concepts Of Sound And Studio Design Explained In 1 Minute

For anyone making music, it's crucial to understand the physical space you are in. This short video will explain how the behaviour of sound should play a key role in your studio design process.

Behringer Deepmind 12 - The Modulation Matrix Explained

With this short hands-on guide to the Deepmind 12's modulation matrix section you'll see how to quickly create dynamic, fluid and interesting sounds without investing too much time and effort.

What Puts The Matrix In MatrixBrute? Find Out In This Short Video

Arturia's MatrixBrute may look daunting, but in this short video, Marc Doty shows you that the large button matrix can actually be much more straightforward to use than you might have thought.

Sign Up To The AskAudio Affiliates System For Free And Earn As You Learn

By sharing course links to your social media feeds you can earn a percentage of each sale that comes via those links. It's free and easy to sign up for the Affiliates System!

5 Tips For Recording And Producing Better Voiceover

It’s not just singing that people record – voiceover is an integral part of all kinds of media workflows too. Here are five ways you can improve your VO recordings.

Review: Blue Mics Raspberry Studio

Blue's compact mic and software bundle is designed for podcasters and journalists as well as anyone making music. With Mac, PC, iOS and Android compatibility, could it be the only solution you need?

Review: Big Fish Audio Sequence

Big Fish Audio's latest Kontakt-based instrument delivers multiple classic drum machines, effects and a powerful sequencer. Plus it's affordable, as Hollin Jones discovered.

How To Create Impact Reverbs For Punchy SFX In Dance Music

Impact reverbs are a favourite trick of dance producers, but do you know how to create them for yourself? In this short video, Multiplier breaks down the technique.

5 Unusual Drum Programming Tips

Most people know how to bash out some beats on a MIDI keyboard, but how about taking things to the next level? Here’s how to generate some more unusual beats without breaking a sweat.

How To Use Arturia Moog Modular V's Powerful Onboard Sequencer

Modelling the classic Moog hardware means Modular V's sequencer works a little differently to some others. Rishabh Rajan shows you how it works and explores its many abilities...

Watch How To Patch A Buchla Style Synth Using Reaktor Blocks

Join Matthew Friedrichs on a tour of exotic West Coast patches and timbres in this free, live recorded MasterClass using Reaktor Blocks and Lyrebird.

Review: Magix SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 12

Affordable wave editing software doesn't have to come with compromises. Hollin Jones found SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 12 to be surprisingly powerful, even with ridiculously low system requirements.