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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A Brief History of Music Part 5: The Blues

Part 5 of our series exploring musical genres, and the influential artists and songs that have been instrumental in them, sees Hollin Jones showcasing Blues music.

This Video Explains How Modulation Works For Logic Pro X Or Any DAW

Logic expert Joe Albano shares his expertise on the science of modulation and shows you how Logic’s effects can be used to add movement and interest to any sound. 

Master The Secrets Of Fading In A Scratch DJ Performance

Understanding faders is a vital part of becoming a great scratch performer. Sara Simms gives you a practical demo of how powerful a mix fader can be in this short video tutorial.

Producing Bass House? Here's How To Get the Bass To Stand Out

Bass House is a genre where your bassline has to be the centre of attention. Watch Adam Pollard (aka. Multiplier) explain how to capture your listeners’ ear and keep them interested. 

A Brief History of Music Part 4: Pop

In part 4 of our series exploring musical genres and the influential artists and songs that have characterised and inspired them, Hollin Jones explores Pop music from its birth to now.

Morphing Between Lock States in Maschine JAM

Maschine Jam isn’t just a great controller, it has some truly unique features like the ability to transition between different setups…

Watch How To Create A Stunning Sync Lead With Kilpatrick Audio’s Analog Patchable Phenol Synth

The Phenol synthesizer offers the power and flexibility of a modular system in a sleek, portable form factor. Rishabh Rajan takes you through the process of patching together an awesome sync lead.

Review: Gothic Instruments DRONAR Guitarscapes

Following on from their successfully DRONAR Kontakt Instruments, Gothic Instruments' Guitarscapes provides an excellent sound design platform for scores and much more.

Get A Head Start Mixing Your Tracks With iZotope Neutron’s Intelligent Mixing Tools

Wouldn’t it be great if your mixing plug-ins could actually help you make better mix decisions? Watch Joe Albano as he explains how Neutron can do just that, with amazing end results!

Review: M-Audio M-Track 2X2M

M-Audio are one of the most popular audio interface manufacturers. Their latest 2X2 and 2X2M (with MIDI I/O) look set to continue that trend for those running a simple, portable setup on a budget.

A Brief History of Music Part 3: Techno

In part 3 of our series exploring musical genres and the influential artists and songs that have characterised and inspired us, Hollin Jones shines a light on Techno.

Review: Native Instruments Form

What if you could have an infinite number of ways to generate sound? NI’s Form sample tracking synthesizer might just hold the key…

Review: Maschine Jam

NI has come up with whole new way to perform and produce with Maschine and it’s got some clever tricks up its sleeve. We couldn’t wait to unwrap Maschine Jam…

A Brief History of Music, Part 2: Rock

In part 2 of our series exploring musical genres and the influential artists and songs that have characterised and inspired us, Hollin Jones puts rock music in the spotlight.

How To Control External MIDI Hardware For Studio & Live Performance In Reason

Reason can be the center piece, the hub of your digital and hardware music studio. In this tutorial Hollin Jones shows how to integrate ext. MIDI in Reason.