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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Review: sE X1 T Condenser Microphone

Looking for a large diaphragm condenser microphone to bring that classic valve sound into your productions? Want it to be affordable too? Could sE Microphones' X1 T be the perfect fit for your studio?

Review: NI Session Horns Pro

Does Native Instruments' Session Horns Pro instrument do a good job or an excellent job at giving you realistic horns for your next track? Hollin Jones finds out.

Review: Focusrite iTrack Dock

With iPad software becoming more powerful all the time, Focusrite reckons it might have the studio hardware to complete the package… Hollin Jones checks it out.

Review: sE Electronics SPACE, the Ultimate Acoustic Isolator for Recording Musicians?

7 years since sE released their popular portable reflection filter which made recording audio clean and dry in almost any space, sE are back with SPACE. Hollin Jones gives it a thorough workout.

5 Reason Tips for Recording MIDI Musicians

Get your tips and tricks hats on with these excellent Reason tips for MIDI musicians from Reason maestro Hollin Jones.

Review: Garritan CFX Concert Grand

One of the most legendary concert grand pianos ever, the Yamaha CFX Concert Grand, has been sampled by one of the most reputable software instrument makers, Garritan. Hollin Jones checks it out.

Working with Music to Picture in Cubase 7.5

Cubase is excellent for scoring to film and games. In this tutorial Hollin Jones explores how to get the best out of your system when working with video in Steinberg's popular DAW.

The Ultimate Guide to Making Music (from Start to Finish) on iPad

The iPad is fast becoming a fully featured platform for audio production. We give you the lowdown on how it could even become your main studio tool…

Review: NI Traktor Audio 2

The new Native Instruments Traktor Audio 2 interface for iOS is much more compact than we realized, and doesn't skimp on stellar sound quality either. Hollin Jones takes it for a spin.

5 Ways to Get a More Organic Feel in Reason

It's time to break away from the grid. Think outside the box and get your "organic" or human shuffle going with these 5 quick tips for Reason users from Hollin Jones.

Review: Final Touch Mastering App for iPad

The days of moving from your iPad back to a desktop to master your tracks may be over… Hollin Jones adds the extra shine to his mixes in .

Fun with Loopmash FX in Cubase 7.5

If you’re familiar with using Loopmash as an instrument, prepare to have your musical mind blown as Hollin Jones unleashes its potential as an effects processor in Cubase 7.5.

sE Electronics Launches New Mics, SPACE Acoustic Isolator and Pro DSLR Microphone

Late last week, just outside London, UK, a crack team from AskAudio Mag attended a big event at the HQ of pro mic company, sE Electronics. Find out what new studio gear is coming your way this year.

5 Tips for Capturing Great Field Recordings

Whether you're using an iPhone or a dedicated field recorder, these 5 timeless tips from Hollin Jones are designed to help you capture what you need, when you want.

5 Tips for Korg Gadget for iPad

Intuitive, fun and powerful are all words used to describe Korg's fabulous Gadget for iPad synth app. Hollin Jones shares 5 timely tips for this must-have iPad app for musicians and producers.