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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Reason 8.3: Top 5 New Features

Propellerhead have released the latest update to Reason. Version 8.3 has some new features both novice and veteran Reason users will find useful. Here's 5 of our favorites.

Review: Music IO

If you want to connect an iPad or iPhone into the hub of your music studio, you need to be be able to get audio and MIDI in and out easily. Hollin Jones investigates Music IO, a promising solution.

Review: Audient iD14 Audio Interface

Hollin Jones finds out if Audient's iD14 high-quality, compact audio interface with excellent sound and a surprisingly flexible software control panel actually combines good sound and price.

Review: MunroSonic Egg100 Monitoring System

The MunroSonic Egg150s did very well in our recent review, so we're naturally curious how the Egg100s, designed for smaller studios, will fare. And they now come in black, white, and red.

Understanding Master Effects in Propellerhead Reason

Reason's Master section provides a convenient and powerful rack for working with a wide range of effects when mixing down your tracks. Hollin Jones takes you through the main sections.

Review: FabFilter Twin 2

Just how good exactly are FabFilter Twin 2’s oscillators, "award-winning" filters and innovative GUI? How easy is it to program? How powerful is this synth? Hollin Jones puts it through its paces.

10 Ways to Unlock the Power of Chord Pads in Cubase

Not yet an accomplished keyboard player? Cubase’s Chord Pads can come to your rescue… Hollin Jones is on hand to show you this powerful feature in Steinberg's flagship DAW.

Review: FL Studio 12

FL Studio 12 has always danced to the beat of its own drum—

Review: SONiVOX Film Score Companion

Are you looking for a truly great collection of instruments for scoring any kind of TV, game or movie project for under $300? SONiVOX listened and then came The Film Score Companion.

Video Review: Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol D2

Does the Traktor D2 pair perfectly with Traktor Pro software? How useful is the touch-sensitive control and large color screen when Djing? Hollin Jones puts it to the test in this text & video review.

5 Advanced Workflow Shortcuts Every Cubase User Should Know

Cubase is one of the best-looking DAWs around, but its interface also has some hidden secrets to help you speed up your workflow! Hollin Jones showcases five tips every Cubase user should appreciate.

6 Propellerhead Reason Automation Tips

Take your Reason mixing chops to the next level with these useful automation tips from Hollin Jones.

Review: LK (iPad and Android Ableton Live & MIDI Controller)

The app formerly known as LIVKONTROL has had a BIG update and a name change. LK is more than an Ableton Live controller and more than an iPad app (it's Android too!) Here's what makes it great.

6 Cubase Channel Strips Tips

The MixConsole in Cubase 8 has some powerful tools built into every channel. Tools that might even save you using third-party plug-ins…

Review: RØDE Reporter Microphone

Røde are well known for their high-quality microphones. So, we decided to put the Røde Reporter to the test at a big trade show, Musikmesse. Hollin Jones finds out how it performs for interviews.