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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Review: Bitwig Studio 2

Bitwig Studio is one of the new kids on the block in DAW terms but really impressed us when it first appeared. So when we got our hands on the brand new version 2, would it still blow us away?

FREE DIY Modular Synth Secrets Live Masterclass With Erica Synths

Join synth expert and Erica Synths main man Girts as he shares his many years of experience and shows you the secrets of building awesome DIY synths.

Discover Bitwig Studio 2's New Modulators

With a new, infinite modulation system and a bunch of new devices, Bitwig Studio 2 opens up an incredible world of creative possibilities. Thavius Beck explains how it works.

Interview: Jon Charnis

After years of producing music under various guises, Jon Charnis found his true calling in the slower, darker, and deeper shades of house music. We asked him about all things musical.

Watch A Tour Of Roland's Ultra Portable Boutique JX-03 Synth

Roland's affordable and ultra-portable Boutique JX-03 is endless fun. Watch Rishabh Rajan's quick overview to learn your way around its controls.

Go Psychedelic By Uncovering The Secrets Of Ableton Live's Flanger Effect

Thought flanging was just for retro sounds? Think again! Noah Pred explains how it can liven up almost any part.

Korg Delays Gadget For Mac And Gadget 3 For iOS Until Late March

Gadget fans will have to wait just a little longer to get their hands on Korg's latest app releases...

Starting From Scratch In Cubase 9? Begin Building Your Tracks Here

A blank canvas can be a daunting place to start but with this video from Matt Hepworth you'll see that getting up and running in Cubase can be easier than you might have thought.

Learn The Defining Features Of Progressive House With This Quick Video Guide

Progressive House can be broken down and some core approaches, techniques and characteristics revealed. But what are they? Find out in this short video.

Processing Drums With Softube's Classic Summit Audio EQF-100

Can't get hold of this vintage EQ hardware? Alex Solano is here to show you how the software version is just as powerful thanks to Softube.

Review: Elastic Drums 2.0

The developers of Elastic Drums are relentless with their updates, constantly adding new features. We road tested the new version 2.0 and found some unexpected and very welcome additions.

How To Improve Your Studio One Workflow By Bouncing Events

Bouncing isn't just for printing changes to audio clips, it can also be great for consolidating and cleaning up project audio folders. Alex Solano explains all.

Master Logic's Vintage B3 Organ With This Guide To Virtual Mic Placement

Logic's Vintage B3 Organ has plenty of tools to help you get exactly the retro organ sound you're looking for. Find out how with this quick tour from Booker Edwards, Jr.

Meet The Woman At The Top Of The Mastering Business

Mandy Parnell has worked with countless artists including the Chemical Brothers, Max Richter, Jamie XX, Björk and Brian Eno. Her story is an inspiring one.

Exploring the new Sampler Track in Cubase 9

Ever wished you could trigger and mess with samples without having to dive into a complex editor? With Cubase 9 and the new Sampler track, you can!