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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Meet The Korg Volca FM In This Quick Introductory Video Showcasing Sounds And Features

Korg's volca FM is a cool hardware synth that packs the synth engine of a real DX7 into a much smaller box. G.W Childs shows you what this means for your music making.

Here's DJ Kiva Showing You How To Set Up Ableton Live With External Hardware For Live Performance

Going from the studio to the stage with Ableton Live can be a great experience, provided you get all your gear set up correctly. DJ Kiva is here to show you how it's done.

How To Move Projects From GarageBand To Logic Pro

Moving from Apple's free GarageBand to the much more advanced Logic Pro can be easy if you know the tricks of the trade. Booker Edwards Jr. explains how it works.

Korg Electribe's Fat Filters For Better Beats. This Video Shows You How

Getting hands-on with filters in hardware is always fun, and never more so that on Korg's popular Electribe groovebox. But did you know you can automate them too?

Writing Music For A Client? Here's What You Need To Know About Your Rights

There are many kinds of deal available when you are commissioned to write music. Paul Bissell explains what you need to know to ensure you get the best one for you.

Using Chaos Oscillators To Bring Movement To Your Bass Sounds In Serum

An element of unpredictability can be programmed into your synths to add character, warmth and depth to any bass patch. Multiplier shows you how.

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.