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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How To Unlock Ableton Live's Powerful Distortion Plugins With Waveshaping

Waveshaping can provide a very different kind of distortion and it's available inside Live's own plugin effect. Here's how it works.

The Fundamentals Of Mastering For Vinyl

Mastering for vinyl has its own special set of considerations. Luckily Joe Albano is here to demystify the process using some specialised plugins from the Waves Abbey Road Collection.

Here’s Why You Should Test Your Mixes On Multiple Playback Devices

People might listen to your music on any one of thousands of devices. Here’s why you should listen back on as many as possible, and an insider tip on how to shortcut straight to the end of the process

Creating Great Patches With Korg ARP ODYSSEi for iPad and iPhone

Korg’s ARP ODYSSEi app brings the classic sound of the ARP hardware to iOS for the first time. Here’s how to quickly build a patch and tweak it for great results. 

Comparing The New UAD Neve 1073 Pugins Vs Legacy 1073 Preamp & EQ

Knowing how much power - even dedicated DSP power - your plugins are using can be crucial to deciding how to proceed with a mix, as Alex Solano explains in relation to the Universal Audio Neve bundle.

Demystify The Roland System-8 Synth In This Video Overview

Roland's Plug-Out synths are multi-talented, so here's Rishabh Rajan to help you get straight to the heart of how they work.

The Best New Gear From NAMM 2017 In These 3 Free Video Courses

We headed to NAMM 2017 to check out the best new audio gear. You can watch all our coverage in these 3 totally free courses!

Watch A Quick Tour Of Elektron's RTYM And Overbridge With Thavius Beck

Find out how to combine this cool analog drum machine with your DAW using the Overbridge technology.

Mastering? Avoid This Common Mistake For Better Productions

Doing everything yourself can lead to a loss of perspective on the direction of your final master. Watch Joe Albano explain why this can be a problem, and how to fix it!

NAMM 2017: Hotone's XTOMP Is An App-Connected Stompbox

XTOMP is a guitar pedal and processor with a few tricks up its sleeve including Bluetooth, USB, looping and a dedicated app for managing all your preset models.

NAMM 2017: See iConnectivity Debut The New spinXLR Interface Designed For Vinyl

If you use turntables in any part of your production or performance setup you'll definitely want to check out this affordable new specialist interface from iConnectivity.

Buchla Demos Aux In Card For Buchla Easel Music System at NAMM 2017

Add even more functionality to your Buchla Music Easel system with this unique and multi-functional AUX expander card.

Review: NuGen MasterCheck Pro

Nasty surprises when streaming your own music could be a thing of the past thanks to MasterCheck Pro with advanced metering and realtime codec previewing.

NAMM 2017: Modal Hands-On Demo Of 5 DIY Craftsynths

What if you could build your own synthesizer for under $100 with no need for any soldering? It's not too good to be true - it exists, and it's called the Modal Craft.

Learn All New Features in Logic Pro X 10.3 in This FREE Video Course

Steve H shows you all the new features in the latest update to Logic Pro X, from Track Alternatives to