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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Why You Should Use Reference Material When Mastering In Cubase

Matching the sound of your favourite commercial tracks can be easier than you think if you take the right approach to mastering. Matt Hepworth shows you how in this short video.

This Street Piano Found In Vancouver Secretly Contains A Roland Synth!

The piano keys on this unique instrument spotted in Vancouver let the public loop samples and remix the new single from one of Canada's top electronic artists, Conro. Here's how it happens.

Music Scoring Skills: How To Create Epic Buildups

See and hear how to layer and arrange orchestral instruments to create epic buildups and swells that are perfect for creating an emotional response. This video shows you how.

Auburn Sounds Releases PANAGEMENT 2, Freemium Spatialization Plug-In

Position sounds within a mix in unprecedented new and powerful ways with this updated version of Panagement from Auburn Sounds - available on a freemium basis.

Boots N Kats 2 Is A New Drum Machine For Ableton Live And Push 2 From Audioutlaw

With automatic groove control, a dedicated Push 2 sequencer and much more, you can take complete control of your beats in Ableton for under $30.

Alpha Recording System Shows Off Handmade 6-Channel Rotary Mixer

This new 6-channel DJ mixer comes with a wealth of features and will be hand built to order in Japan. Here's how to get your hands on one.

Review: Focusrite Scarlett 8i6

The third generation of Focusrite's Scarlett audio interfaces brings upgraded preamps, more flexible I/O and more features that make it hard to beat. Hollin Jones found out why.

Sampling Slovenia: Hear A Techno Track Made With Elektron Digitakt And Found Sounds

Check out Dave Mech's latest video in which he travels around Slovenia recording sounds and uses them with Elektron's Digitakt to make a techno track.

Build This Cardboard DIY Drum Machine In Under An Hour

Create your own DIY hardware drum machine with built-in speakers. No soldering is required and there's even a companion app for detailed editing. Here's the details.

Ocean Swift O.S.S. Enterprise Hybrid Synth Is Out Now

This cool sounding virtual synth blends many sound generation technologies and is available at a discount for a limited time. Here's what you need to know.

Korg Minilogue XD MIDI Editor App Now Available For Under 6 Euro

Integrate your Korg Minilogue hardware synth into your DAW projects with this lightweight and affordable MIDI editor from Momo Muller.

How To Fix Vocal Tuning And Timing In Logic Pro With Flex Pitch

Get complete control over your vocal takes from fine tuning to changing key using Flex Pitch in Logic. Josh Carney shows you how in this short video.

Apple Has Been Quietly Upgrading Audio Quality For Apple Music And iTunes

Apple Digital Masters brings enhanced audio fidelity to its streaming services - and you don't have to do anything to get it. Here's why.

Novation Offers Free iZotope Trash 2 Plug-In To Sound Collective Members

If you're part of Novation's Sound Collective here's some great news - you can get iZotope's Trash 2 multiband distortion plug-in completely free for a limited time. Here's how.

Roland Showcases World Famous TR-808 Drum Machine & Announces V-MODA M-100 Master 808

Learn all about the history of the 808 on 808 day courtesy of Roland, plus discover the new, limited edition V-MODA M-100 Master 808 headphones.