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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Pittsburgh Modular Announces New Lifeforms Primary Oscillator For $229

This advanced oscillator module from synth experts Pittsburgh Modular will bring new worlds of possibility to your modular system. Here's everything you need to know.

$200 UNO Synth - First Feature Videos Revealed

IK Multimedia has released three short videos detailing the workflow and sound of its highly anticipated new UNO synth. Check them out here.

Get The FET-A76 Legendary Compressor Sound In Your Productions

Join Alex Solano as he explores Antelope Audio's DSP-powered emulations of classic compressors, starting with the sought-after FET-A76.

The Reason You Shouldn't Hard Pan When Mixing

Hard panning can have unintended and detrimental effects on your mix. Here, Joe Albano explains why you should stick to more moderate pan settings for better end results.

Review: Zero-G Ethera EVI

Zero-G's Ethera EVI is much more than just a voice instrument. As Hollin Jones finds out, it's a whole world of soundtrack composition tools in one.

Spitfire Audio Releases Soft Piano And Strings Libraries Completely Free

The accomplished sampled instrument developer has released two instruments for free and you can download them today. Here's what you need to know.

Is the EHX 95000 by Electro-Harmonix A Multi Track Tape Killer?

This performance loop laboratory looks to take looping and live performance to a whole new level. Loopop's video review shows you how it performs...

Beatformer Is A New, All-In-One Beat Sculpting Plugin, On Sale For A Limited Time

Use the Boom, Punch, Squash and Air controls to shape your beats for a fat sound. There's even a live online demo for you to try out for yourself.

Introducing The Audient iD44, 20-In 24-Out Audio Interface With USB-C

Audient's latest pro audio interface brings a wealth of features and that legendary build quality for a surprisingly affordable price. Here's the details.

Learn Pro Mixing Techniques For Free With This Live MasterClass Today

Join Alex Solano for this free live MasterClass and learn pro mixing techniques using Antelope Audio's mixing effects.

Imaginando Releases DLYM Delay Modulator, FREE App And Plugin For iOS

The developer has brought its delay / mod plugin to iPhone and iPad for free and as well as a standalone app it also runs in AU format inside your mobile DAW.

10 Life Hacks To Make You A More Productive Musician

Struggling to be productive? Here are 10 ways you can change your approach to your everyday life that will make you better able to focus on making music.

Skulpter 500 Is A New Sound Shaping Preamp From Elysia

Get better control of your sound at the recording stage with this high-end new addition to Elysia's stable of pro studio hardware - Skulpter 500.

How To Make Blips & Beats With 100,000 Bees & Your Synths

Want to create a buzz with your music? How about using a bunch of home made synths and 100,000 bees. Just don't call yourself Sting.

Review: Samplefuel POLY and WAVE

Two new HALion-based synths from composer Danny Lux promise flexible sound generation at an incredibly affordable price. Hollin Jones found out what POLY and WAVE are all about.