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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Master MixConsole’s New Focus Zones To Streamline Workflow In Cubase 9

Anything that makes your work faster has to be a good thing. Matt Hepworth explains Focus Zones in Cubase 9 and how MixConsole just got a whole lot faster.

5 Audio Analysis Plugins Every Producer Should Consider

Audio analysis isn’t just for scientists, it can really help you to better understand your mixes. Here are some of the best tools out there…

How To Create Authentic Techno Bass Patches In Any Synth

Bass tones are a key component of techno music. In this short video, Multiplier gets down to the fine detail of how the different stages of a software synth can be set up to get a great bass sound.

What’s New in Steinberg Cubase Pro 9

Steinberg has unexpectedly revealed the key new features of Cubase Pro 9 in a video on a holding page of its website that would normally ony tease that “something new was coming”.

Review: AKG K872 Headphones

Master Reference headphones are the gold standard for mixing and mastering music. Can AKG’s new flagship models do the business?

8 Tips For Managing Complex Projects In Cubase

When projects start to grow in Cubase, you need to know how to keep on top of them. These expert tips will stop things getting out of control!

Explore The Free TAL Vocoder And Get Cool Sounding Robot Vocal Effects

Everyone loves vocoding, but how great would it be if you could do it for free? Well you can, with this quick and easy guide to vocoding in your DAW!

The Secrets Of Master Buss Compression With House Producer ATFC

Ever wondered how to get that warm, intense finish for your House tracks? With this hands-on demo from ATFC you’ll find out exactly how it’s done!

Mash And Mangle Your Drum Tracks With Glitchmachines Hysterisis FREE Plugin

Drum tracks can often benefit from being processed, sometimes in extreme ways! This short video explains how the free plugin Hysteresis can be used to get great-sounding results.

Music Studio Design Mistakes: How To Stop Your Room Coloring Your Sound

Even without a big budget for soundproofing, it’s still vital to set up your studio space as sympathetically as possible. Joe Albano shows you how it’s done!

8 Pro Tips For Mixing Bass

Getting a solid and accurate bottom end is a key part of any good mix. Here are some top producer’s tips for getting the best possible results! 

Review: Erica Synths Fusion VCO

The Fusion Drone system sounds incredible and at its heart is the powerful Fusion VCO synthesizer module. We took it for a test drive…

Discover Synth1 – A Totally Free Synth Modelled On The Classic Nord Lead

Free synths are always cool but what’s even better is a guide to how best to use them! Join G.W Childs as he gives you a tour of Synth1.

Review: Bastl Instruments bitRanger

A synth with over 100 patch ports is a cool enough concept, but imagine if you could also use it on the beach, or the bus. The future is here, and it’s called bitRanger…

Tips For Creating Perfect Melodies For Hip Hop Trap

Take a trip into Trap with Atlanta producer Booker Edwards as he breaks down how to create melodies and sequences that embody the very essence of this hip hop style.