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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Native Instruments Announces Maschine MkIII Hardware: Hands-On, First Look Video

NI's new Maschine MkIII hardware boasts an extensive redesign with integrated audio interface, touch strips, large screens and more. Here are all the details plus a first look video.

Native Instruments Announces Komplete Kontrol MkII With Advanced DAW Control - Video

Large colour screens, audio previews, third-party DAW control and new physical pitch and mod wheels are just some of the additions to the second generation of Komplete Kontrol. Here's what's new.

BandLab Acquires DJ Livestreaming Video Platform Chew.tv

BandLab will be bringing live video streaming to its suite of online collaboration tools following its acquisition of chew.tv. Here are the details.

Use These Stereo Imaging Techniques To Create Interesting Synth Pad Textures

Adding movement and effects to your pad sounds can really enhance a track by introducing more life and motion to the body of the music. Here's how to do it in any synth.

Review: Mixvibes Remixlive

This nifty iOS app combines finger drumming with loop sequencing, live fx and even sample editing. Best of all, much of its functionality comes completely free. Hollin Jones investigates Remixlive.

In This Video Spaceprodigi Reveals How She Samples Analog Synths In Ableton Live

Watch this free MasterClass now to find out how Spaceprodigi approaches sampling analog synths into Ableton Live to create tracks. Then check out the full length lecture for even more.

Creative Cubase MIDI Programming Tips

Cubase is one of the most powerful MIDI environments around yet is still approachable enough for even less experienced users to get to grips with . Here are some top MIDI programming tips.

Free Live MasterClass: Novation Peak Sound Design & Synthesis

Learn the secrets of Novation's latest synth with a hands-on live video masterclass from product specialist Chris Calcutt. Enrol for free to watch and ask questions!

Here's How To Sculpt The Perfect House Music Kick Drum In Logic Pro X

Your kick drum is key to the sound of your house track. In this short video, Olav Basoski breaks down how to choose, shape and sculpt the perfect bass drum in Logic.

5 Tips For Turning Your iMaschine Sketches Into Songs

iMaschine is a great iOS app for making beats and patterns on the move but if you want to really expand your project into a fully fledged song, here are some techniques you can use to do it. 

Interview: Dada Life

As well as performing around the world, Swedish Duo Dada Life find time to remix, make albums and have even created some of their own plug-ins. We caught up with them to find out what makes them tick.

How To Create Authentic, Expressive String Ensemble Sounds

NI's Symphony Essentials distils the best of its larger Symphony series into a more affordable and compact collection - but it still sounds great, as Matt Vanacoro demonstrates.

Get Great Results Quickly From Novation Peak's Arpeggiator

If you want to add movement and energy to your Peak patterns, the arpeggiator is a great way to do it. Watch this video to find out how sequencer heaven is only a couple of buttons away...

IK Multimedia Announces iRig Keys I/O - 25 & 49-Key MIDI Controllers With HD Audio Interface

IK's latest combines full size keys, touch-sensitive MIDI controls, iOS and desktop compatibility with an HD audio interface and even battery power. Could it be the ultimate portable music interface?

Serato Announces Numark NS6II And DJ2GO2 Support In New Updates

You can now take advantage of extra Numark hardware with direct support from the latest updates to Serato. Here are the details and links.