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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How DivKid Built A Modular Synthesizer For Kids

It's never too early to start learning about music and technology, which is just one of the reasons DivKid put together this awesome Eurorack modular system especially for kids.

Review: Modal CRAFTrhythm

Modal's CRAFTrhythm is a hands-on, tweakable self-build drum machine that has more features than you might have expected. Hollin Jones puts it all together for you.

The Secret To Making Cool Rhythmic Patches With Native Instruments FM8

Find out how to take advantage of operators, envelopes and noise to make dynamic, fluid and interesting rhythmic patches in NI's flagship FM synthesizer.

Korg Volca Mix VS. Roland Go:Mixer Pro - Who Wins?

JAde Wii looks at the merits of these two ultra portable mixers from Korg and Roland and finds out which one could be for you based on what you're planning to do with them...

RME MADIface USB, TotalMix FX - Powering Bjork’s European ‘Utopia Tour’

How FOH engineer John Gale used the 128-channel MADI interface and RME’s TotalMix software for ease and reliability on the 11-date tour.

Recording And Editing MIDI In Logic Pro X

Everything you need to know about recording, editing and producing with MIDI in Logic Pro X can be found in this online course from NLE.

Infected Mushroom Talk DAWs, Distortion Plugs, iWish, Manipulator In This Video

The duo from Infected Mushroom share their wealth of knowledge from 20 years of studio experience, breaking down Infected Mushroom tracks piece by piece in this free lecture you can watch now.

Layr 1.3 iOS Synth Released With New Macro Feature

This powerful multitimbral synth for iPhone and iPad gets a slew of fixes, upgrades and a major new feature - Macros - to help you get better control over your synth performances.

Who Needs To Do What When Recording An Orchestra

Recording a full blown orchestra is definitely not a one-person task. Olajide Paris reveals the list of roles that will need to be filled on anything from a smaller to a heavy cinematic session.

EastWest Releases SPACES II 24-bit True Stereo Convolution Reverb

Simulate a dizzying array of different physical locations inside your computer with the latest convolution reverb release from EastWest.

Review: Magix Music Maker

Music Maker is the entry level DAW from Magix for PCs. With a variety of options and packages on offer, Hollin Jones discovered what it brings to the party.

Take Your Music Production Skills To The Next Level - 23,790 Video Tutorials From $6 A Month

The Ask.Audio Academy has over 860 video courses covering everything you need to know about music from theory and composition through to recording, mixing, mastering and career advice.

Meet Oddball - The Unique Drum Machine & MIDI Controller In A Bouncy Ball

We caught up with the developers of this tactile drum machine and MIDI trigger to find out what it can do, and made a short video showing off its many talents.

10 Music Studio Essentials You Might Not Know You Needed

We all know you need a computer and a DAW, but what are the less obvious things you can add that will make your producing life easier? Hollin Jones has the answers.

Social Media Strategies & Tactics For Artists and DJs

Make the best and most efficient use of your time and energy with this essential guide to social media platforms, tactics and audiences. Adam Pollard explains how it works.