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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Understanding Logic Pro's Compressors And Their Common Features

Although Logic Pro comes with 7 different compressor models they share some common tools and features. Joe Albano explains how to recognise them and speed up your workflow.

Is This The First Wireless, Bluetooth Headphone System Fast Enough For DJs?

Designed for music performance but equally at home with casual listening, the Natus One system promises ultra low latency, lossless Bluetooth audio. Can it be true?

Review: Parallax Kontakt Bass Engine

If you're after huge, ground shaking bass sounds for your drum'n'bass tracks, Parallax Kontakt Bass Engine from producers Drumsound and Bassline Smith will rock your world.

Akai Pro And Splice Join Forces To Develop Future Pro Music Technologies

AKAI software and hardware is known for its abilities with loops, samples and slicing - so what better fit that partnering with Splice, a loop and sample expert? Here's what they're cooking up.

Is The Fingersonic AnalogFusion The Best Of Analog And Digital Worlds In One Synth?

With 6 analog voices, an analog bass engine and a totally separate digital synth engine with 6 voices as well as advanced I/O for studio integration, AnalogFusion has us all excited...

Making Big Room In Logic Pro X? You Need These Essential Synths

Big Room is a huge-sounding genre of EDM and in this video, Olav Basoski shares his top tips for exactly which synths to use to get that classic sound.

Roland's VT-4 Voice Transformer Is For Musicians, DJs, Broadcasters And More

Manipulate performances in real time, use MIDI control, sing, speak or rap through it - Roland's VT-4 Voice Transformer wants to bring hardware voice processing to the masses.

Free MasterClass - Learn Analog Sound Design With Pittsburgh Modular's Microvolt 3900

Learn great sound design techniques from a modular synth expert in this free, live MasterClass. Enrol now to get the knowledge and even ask questions in realtime - and the chance to win free gear!

Dirty Up Your Sounds With Native Instruments’ Freak, Dirt and Bite

These three FX plugins, part of the Komplete 12 package or available separately, can add a new dimension of dirt to your tracks. Here’s how you could do it.

Audiopedia Is Your Go-To Source For Music And Recording Knowledge

With over 400 short, concise video explainers covering the fundamentals of music technology, Audiopedia is the perfect way to grab what you need, when you need it.

Learn How To Make Bigger, Better, Beefier Beats in Logic Pro X Beat Masterclass With Josh Carney

Join Josh Carney for this unique, live MasterClass where he demonstrates Logic's beat-making tools in detail. Learn how to make bigger, better and beefier beats!

Spitfire Audio Comes Back To EARTH With Enriched Encyclopaedia Of Cinematic Synth Sounds

eDNA EARTH is a massive sound design instrument created from ten years’ worth of widely-used, wide-ranging organic orchestral live recordings.

sE Electronics Announces DM1 DYNAMITE Inline Preamp & sE7 Small Diaphragm Condenser Mic

A new active inline preamp and a versatile condenser mic are the latest releases from sE and they are available for just $129 apiece. Here's what you need to know.

NLE Releases New Course: PreSonus Studio One 4 102 - Recording And Editing MIDI

Learn everything you need to know about recording and editing MIDI in Presonus Studio One 4 in this comprehensive new course.

Mixing While Recording or Producing: When To Do It & When Not To

Mixing isn't just something you do at the end of a production, but how much of it should you be doing as you go along? Hollin Jones has some wise words of advice...