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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Take your Elektron Octatrack skills to the next level with a greater understanding of Track Machine types, and how to set them up for your specific needs.

Build A Music Studio Setup On A Budget

Some people spend a fortune on music gear and while that’s a nice option to have, not everyone can flash quite so much cash. Here are some tips for building a system without breaking the bank.

How To Use Noise For FX In Your Dance Music Productions

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52 FREE Audio Effect Plug-Ins For Musicians And Producers

There are some excellent audio effect plugins available, and incredibly many of these are free. Here's a list we've compiled of 52 that'll make you and your music productions happy.

Watch How To Remove Problem Noise From Vocal Takes With iZotope RX6

iZotope's RX6 suite has some powerful tools for restoring and repairing audio of all kinds. Joe Albano shows you a practical example of rescuing a noisy vocal take.

Music Theory: How Beams Can Save You Time And Effort When Grouping Notes In Notation

Beams are a standard way of simplifying certain elements of a musical score. Gregg Fine explains why you should be using them.

Review: Modstep, The Most Powerful MIDI Sequencer for iOS?

Modstep is arguably one of the most powerful iOS MIDI sequencers around. We put it through its paces and were more than pleasantly surprised. 

Watch Korg Volca Kick's Self-Oscillating Filter, The Source Of All Its Power

Get to the heart of the deepest bass and kick tones by learning about the way volca kick generates and shapes its sounds.

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If you've ever wondered what exactly M/S processing in Logic Pro is and what it does, this video and course will answer all your questions!

Seven iOS MIDI Sequencers Worth Considering

With iOS now firmly established as a serious music-making platform, the apps you can get to program and produce have gone from strength to strength. Here are some of the best MIDI sequencers for iPad

Understanding Oscillators Will Help You Make Better Pads For EDM. Here's How...

Oscillators are at the heart of many kinds of synthesized sound. In this video you'll see how they can be tweaked to make better pads, or indeed many other types of patch.

Review: Teenage Engineering PO-32 Tonic

Teenage Engineering’s PO-32 Tonic features an upgraded hardware platform and a rather special new trick not seen in the other Pocket Operators. But what could it be?

Put The Squeeze On Your Tracks With Ableton Live's Compressor

Compression is a core element of mixing, and in this short video, certified trainer Nah Pred shows you what compression does and how best to use it in Ableton Live.

Watch The Fundamentals Of The 0-Coast Eurorack Synth In 6 Minutes

Some synths have a bigger learning curve than others, but with an expert to guide you through, life can be much easier! Rishabh Rajan is here to help.

Review: Audulus 3

Building instruments and processors from scratch isn’t always easy but can be very rewarding. Audulus 3 might just be the tool that persuades you to take the plunge.