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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Create A Classic Sidechain Ducking Effect In FL Studio Without Using Compression

There's a clever way to use FL Studio's tools to create a classic pumping effect but without recourse to the standard compressor technique. This video reveals what it is.

Isotonik Studios Presents Chaos Culture - Signal Transformer For Live

This advanced module for Ableton Live lets you twist, mangle and process all kinds of signal in almost any way you like. Here's the details.

5 Reasons You Need An iPad Pro For Music - And 5 Reasons To Try Cheaper Alternatives

Apple's latest iPad Pro models are the most powerful it's ever made, and have a new design. Should musicians and producers take the plunge, or look elsewhere?

Why You Should Do Your Mixes And Masters In PreSonus Studio One

This special feature in Studio One 4 means much less running around if you need to change your mixes before mastering. Josh Carney explains how it works.

Bring Your Stomp Boxes Into Eurorack World With The AI006 Stomp Box Adapter From Just $10

Incorporate your stomp boxes into your modular setup with ease using this fire and forget module, with prices starting at a crazy $10.

Is Apple's T2 Chip Ruining Music Producers' Recordings?

An increasing number of users are reporting issues when trying to record audio via certain audio interfaces on Apple computers that use the T2 secure chip. What is going on?

Rigid Audio Releases Aquiver Scoring Instrument, 90% Off During February

Act fast to get this serious scoring instrument for Kontakt at a huge discount, for one month only.

Ultimate Patches Releases 222 Brand New Patches For IK Multimedia UNO Hardware Synth

Get the most out of your UNO hardware synth with 222 brand new patches, but without having to build them yourself. Here's the new collection from Ultimate Patches.

Bite And Space Invader Are Two New Classic Effects From Denise.io

Take your productions back to the future with these gloriously retro plugs, available now for just 29 Eur each.

iZotope Reveals Behind-The-Scenes Strategies For Remastering Baywatch Using RX6

How do you remaster the audio track of a TV series when you don't have access to stems? That was the challenge facing Warners and iZotope. Here's how they did it.

Akai Professional Announces 3.0.1 Firmware Update For Force

Update introduces new Launch/Note Mode, side-chain compression (the Mother Ducker), updated recording preferences and improved auditioning of samples/loops.

Softube Launches Mutable Instruments Rings & Valley People Dyna-mite

There's something for everyone as Softube unveils a new physical modelling synth for its modular software and a multi-talented expander / gate. Here's what you need to know.

Native Instruments Adds Sound Pack 'Desert Dystopian' By Junkie XL To Sounds.com

The exclusive Desert Dystopian pack from producer and soundtrack artist Junkie XL is available for free to Sounds.com subscribers.

Overbridge 2 MIDI Madness - Link Elektron Hardware To Soft Synths In Your DAW

Join Dave Mech for a quick and concise hands-on demonstration of how to set up Elektron hardware to control and trigger soft synths in your DAW in this short video.

Voltage Modular 1.2 Update Adds Hardware Acceleration, Plug-In Hosting, Presets And More.

The free 1.2 update for this new virtual modular synth platform greatly expands its power and flexibility. Check out what's new in this video.