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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Interview : Sandy Turnbull Discusses The Secrets Behind His Creative Process

House producer Sandy Turnbull has enjoyed a 15 year career culminating in a year suddenly thrust into the spotlight. We caught up with him to talk production, performance and his studio secrets.

NAMM 2017: Faderport 8 Is A New Affordable Control Surface From PreSonus

Take control of your DAW with the latest Faderport 8 control surface from Presonus. In this video we explore the ins and outs and features for this economically priced mixer with motorised faders.

NAMM 2017: PreSonus Unveils Studio 26 and Studio 68 Ultra-Hi Def Recording Interfaces

These hi-def USB2 interfaces are designed with a rugged, all-metal construction and some cool recording capabilities.

NAMM 2017: ROLI Announces Dashboard For Blocks Hardware To Enable DAW Control

ROLI's Lightpad Block will soon be able to control just about any MIDI software or hardware you can think of.

NAMM 2017: Watch Akai Demo New MPC Live And MPC X Hardware

Hands on with the newest members of Akai's legendary MPC family at NAMM 2017.

NAMM 2017: Elektron Unveils Brand New Digitakt Drum Sampler And Computer

Hardware synth specialists Elektron are aiming to make their latest creation as affordable as possible. Cenk from Elektron takes us through the reasons you should be excited.

inMusic Files Lawsuit Against Roland Corporation For Patent Infringement

This surprise lawsuit from inMusic relates to as-yet undisclosed products on sale by Roland. And they seem to be for infringements to patents used on Alesis products.

Discover The Secrets Of Double Tracking Vocals For Dance Music

Getting a great vocal sound is easier when you know some production tricks. Double tracking is a good one to have in your toolbox!

How To Apply Groove Files In Ableton Live To Get Different Vibes

Grooves can be used to change the feel of any part, and they’re quick and easy to work with. AfroDJMac shows you how in this short video.

Discover How Oscillators Can Help You Create A Signature Bass Sound

How do oscillators work when designing bass sounds? Multiplier demystifies the process with a quick and easy-to-follow video.

6 Mastering Apps All Producers Should Consider

Mastering is the crucial last step in the production process. Here are some mastering apps that you should definitely check out.

Review: Korg iWavestation

Korg’s Wavestation was a true beast, and now it’s back in app form. But have they managed to cage this 90s classic?

Make Inspiring Arpeggiated Bass Parts In Free U-He Podolski Synth

Free doesn't have to mean basic, and this quick video shows you how to make a cool synth bass pattern in just a couple of minutes.

Review: Cubase 9

Cubase 9 is here and it promises some major workflow enhancements and a brand new sampler. Hollin Jones finds out if it is indeed loaded to the nines…

Interview: Disfunktion on Secrets Behind Signature Big Room Sound

Disfunktion shares the secrets of creating big room house and so much more in this revealing interview.