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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How To Build A Classic Tech House Beat In Under 5 Minutes

Get to grips with the fundamentals of programming and producing tech house, starting with a classic beat. This short video shows you how.

Bute Loudness Suite Is A New Mixing & Mastering Plugin Pack From Signum Audio

Aimed at pro studios, this bundle of limiter, normaliser, and analyser is intended to cater to all your mixing and mastering needs. Here's the details.

Review: IK Total Studio 2 MAX

IK’s Total Studio MAX bundles practically everything the company makes for Mac and PC into one place. Hollin Jones tries not to drown in sounds…

Krotos Audio Announces Reformer Pro With Dynamic Input Technology, Transient Engine And More

The new Dynamic Input technology, Transient Engine and a bunch of other new features make this unique processor an even more interesting proposition for sound designers.

Grey's Anatomy & My Name Is Earl Composer Releases POLY And WAVE Synths

Designed by TV and movie composer Danny Lux, Poly and Wave bring his years of sound design experience to you for a very affordable price.

Propellerhead Releases Reason 10.1 Update With Free Drum Sequencer

Free update for Reason 10 owners includes improvements to Europa, VST handling and the Rack Extension SDK. Plus there's a free Drum Sequencer available for a limited time only.

n-Track Studio 9, DAW For iOS, Available Now

This comprehensive update to the mobile DAW includes a redesigned GUI, vocal tuning, guitar and bass audio plugins and much more. Here's the details.

Review: Hypernode for Kontakt

This multi-talented music sequencing and sound shaping environment could be one of the most advanced Kontakt instruments ever made. Hollin Jones explores its many avenues.

Elektron Digitone Tutorial: FM Synthesis

Learn how Elektron's powerful synth can be manipulated for complete control over its four Operators. Thavius Beck gets to the heart of the matter in this video.

Waves Releases PRS SuperModels Amp Simulation Plugin

Get the sound of 3 classic PRS guitar amps including the never-before-available PRS Blue Sierra/V9 in this latest software release from Waves.

Superbooth 2018 Video: New Intellijel 1U Modules

New modules add to Intellijel's already impressive lineup of eurorack modular gear. Check out the Planar 2, new sequencer and Octatrack ethernet converter.

Superbooth 2018: Hands-On With Moffenzeef Modular Stargazer Drone Synth

This standalone synth from Moffenzeef might look heavenly but the sounds it makes are pure evil. If drones are your thing you'll want to check out the Stargazer drone synth.

See Analogue Solutions Treadstone Synth In Action

A hyper compact desktop playable analog synth, Treadstone is also in development in Eurorack format. Oh, and there's a new sequencer coming too. Here's what you need to know.

Superbooth 2018 Video: ALM Showcases Sampler, DCO and Multi-Function Envelope Modules

An old style hardware sampler, digital oscillator and CV-controlled envelope are among the new Eurorack modules in development by ALM. Check out the details here.

Superbooth 2018: See And Hear Roland's New System 500 Eurorack Modules

Four new modules help Roland's System-500 ecosystem grow even larger and more flexible than before. Here's the details on the new synth, mixer, VCF and S&H modules.