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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6 Mastering Apps All Producers Should Consider

Mastering is the crucial last step in the production process. Here are some mastering apps that you should definitely check out.

Review: Korg iWavestation

Korg’s Wavestation was a true beast, and now it’s back in app form. But have they managed to cage this 90s classic?

Make Inspiring Arpeggiated Bass Parts In Free U-He Podolski Synth

Free doesn't have to mean basic, and this quick video shows you how to make a cool synth bass pattern in just a couple of minutes.

Review: Cubase 9

Cubase 9 is here and it promises some major workflow enhancements and a brand new sampler. Hollin Jones finds out if it is indeed loaded to the nines…

Interview: Disfunktion on Secrets Behind Signature Big Room Sound

Disfunktion shares the secrets of creating big room house and so much more in this revealing interview.

How To Quickly Build An Alien Wobble Lead Sound In Massive Or Any Synth

Quickly and easily use your software synth to create a wobble lead patch from scratch in just a couple of minutes!

Five Tips For Getting The Most Out Of ReWire

ReWire is a powerful, invisible protocol for streaming audio and MIDI between compatible apps. Here are some ways it can make your life easier.

Watch This Quick & Informative Tour of Roland’s JP-08 Boutique Hardware Synth

Get the lowdown on Roland’s recreation of a true classic synth, Jupiter 8, in this fast and easy to follow video on the Boutique JP-08.

Best of 2016: MIDI Controllers

It’s been a great year for MIDI controllers with classics being updated, new models on the scene and even some stuff that came completely out of left field. Here are ten of our favourites!

Best of 2016: iOS Apps For Musicians

Your iPad or iPhone can be the basis for your productions. We feel these iOS apps excel in their respective fields for musicians and producers looking to push their music making to the next level.

Quickly Master Tracks Using Lurssen Mastering Console

The Lurssen Mastering Console for Mac, PC and iPad can be a quick and easy way of mastering your tracks and turning a good mix into a professionally produced piece of music.

How To Quickly Add Groove To Tracks In Ableton Live

Applying Groove Files to clips in Ableton Live is easy, fast and effective. Find out how they work and can make your music sound more human in this short video from AfroDJMac.

Watch Traktor And Maschine In Action With New Ableton Link Support

NI’s flagship performance apps can now sync seamlessly with loads of other Link-enabled desktop and iOS applications!

Review: Arturia DrumBrute

Arturia has turned its engineering firepower towards beats and created a fully analog monster with bags of connectivity. Enter DrumBrute!

2016 Xmas Gift Guide for Musicians and Producers

It’s been quite a year for music performers and producers, with all kinds of new gear hitting the shelves. Here’s our guide to some of the best – and most affordable – music kit around this Christmas.