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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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!

Free Today: Building Custom DJ Effects Racks in Ableton Live

Join us today (Thursday February 16th 2017 at 11am Pacific Time / 7pm UK / 8pm CET) for a free Masterclass on creating your own custom multi-effect racks in Ableton Live with expert trainer DJ Kiva!

Review: Contour Designs ShuttlePro v2

What if your software controller could work across all kinds of different apps? The Contour Designs ShuttlePro v2 may have the answer…  

Review: MicRig Universal Video Grip With Stereo Mic

Getting good sound to go with your picture can mean bolting together lots of gear. But a new combined grip and mic system from Sevenoak is looking to change that, and at a surprisingly low price.

8 Ways To Speed Up Your Computer For Music Production

There’s nothing worse than a slow computer clogging up your workflow. Get a speed boost with these expert tips!

How You Can Make Sure You're Hearing An Accurate Reproduction Of Your Electronic Kick Drum

All kinds of factors affect the way you perceive kick drums when designing and mixing sounds. Multiplier is here to help you make sure you're doing it right.

How To Unlock Ableton Live's Powerful Distortion Plugins With Waveshaping

Waveshaping can provide a very different kind of distortion and it's available inside Live's own plugin effect. Here's how it works.

The Fundamentals Of Mastering For Vinyl

Mastering for vinyl has its own special set of considerations. Luckily Joe Albano is here to demystify the process using some specialised plugins from the Waves Abbey Road Collection.

Here’s Why You Should Test Your Mixes On Multiple Playback Devices

People might listen to your music on any one of thousands of devices. Here’s why you should listen back on as many as possible, and an insider tip on how to shortcut straight to the end of the process

Creating Great Patches With Korg ARP ODYSSEi for iPad and iPhone

Korg’s ARP ODYSSEi app brings the classic sound of the ARP hardware to iOS for the first time. Here’s how to quickly build a patch and tweak it for great results. 

Comparing The New UAD Neve 1073 Pugins Vs Legacy 1073 Preamp & EQ

Knowing how much power - even dedicated DSP power - your plugins are using can be crucial to deciding how to proceed with a mix, as Alex Solano explains in relation to the Universal Audio Neve bundle.

Demystify The Roland System-8 Synth In This Video Overview

Roland's Plug-Out synths are multi-talented, so here's Rishabh Rajan to help you get straight to the heart of how they work.

The Best New Gear From NAMM 2017 In These 3 Free Video Courses

We headed to NAMM 2017 to check out the best new audio gear. You can watch all our coverage in these 3 totally free courses!