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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Your Elektron Instruments Can Talk To Each Other - Here's How To Set It Up

When you connect up two Elektron devices over MIDI, you unlock special features and functionality. Thavius Beck shows you how the MIDI side works in this short video.

How To Make Heavy Kick Tracks With DS Kick In Ableton Live

With the bundled Max For Live device DS Kick in Ableton Live Suite, you can shape and sculpt the ultimate kick drum sound. Noah Pred shows you how it's done.

Synth One Now Available For iPhone - And It's Still 100% Free

AudioKit Synth One is the world’s first completely free, open-source full-featured professional iOS synthesizer app. And now it's come to the iPhone so you can carry it wherever you go.

Pulsor Suite Is The Latest Virtual Instrument Pack For Ableton Live From Isotonik Studios

Create amazing soundscapes, resonant lead synths, evolving basses, unorthodox percussive sounds, rhythmic textures, distorted noises and endless variations.

Could The Taihe Gemini Be The Ultimate Powered Screen For Laptop Musicians And Producers?

With up to 4K resolution, battery power, multiple I/O and even the ability to charge other devices, this standalone portable monitor might just be the answer to mobile musicians' prayers.

Watch Ross Lara Use Output Arcade To Make Beautiful Melodies In This Free MasterClass

See how an Arcade expert takes sounds he has recorded and uses the loop synth to chop up, manipulate and rearrange them into something completely new to form the basis of a track.

NAMM 2019 : John Ferrara And Brad Russell Perform At The Hartke Booth

See Brad Russell, John Ferrara, and Seth Moutal absolutely shred the Hartke booth with the new TX series ultralight amplifiers

Black Lion Audio Announces B173 And B12A Quad Preamps, Inspired By Classic Neve And API Hardware.

These hardware units from processing experts Black Lion audio will be available soon and represent the company's take on a couple of classic preamps.

Samson Debuts New Satellite USB Mic, 5 New Portable PA Systems At NAMM

The Satellite USB mic for iOS and desktop joins 5 new portable PA systems with features like battery power and Bluetooth, as well as a range of headset mics. Here's the details.

Avantone's CLA-10 Monitors Get A Powered Option And CLA-200 Power Amp

Avantone's CLA-10 passive monitors get a new powered option and there's also the new CLA-200 power amp to go with them. Could it be a match made in sonic heaven?

Heritage Audio Debuts Successor Master Bus Compressor At NAMM

Heritage Audio's latest outboard audio processor aims to give a classic sound to any of your tracks. Here's a closer look at its design and features.

Is Korg's Volca Modular The Best Volca Ever Made?

The latest addition to Korg's Volca family is a miniature marvel, packing a patchable modular interface into a tiny unit. Here's a look at what it's capable of.

Waldorf Kyra Synthesizer Has Over 3000 Wavetables, 1280 Oscillators. Here's What It Sounds Like.

This monster synth from Waldorf could be one of the biggest we've ever heard in terms of its power and feature set. We got a chance to demo it at NAMM 2019.

Tour The UAD Apollo X Thunderbolt Audio Interface - NAMM 2019

Four models of DSP-powered, Thunderbolt-equipped audio interface make up Universal Audio's flagship range. Here's a product specialist to show you around them.

See The Softube MM-1 Mastering Maximizer In Action

Get the sound of the legendary Weiss DS1-MK3 in your tracks with the latest plugin from processing experts Softube. See and hear it in action here.