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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Get iZotope RX6 Certified And Receive A $50 Gift Coupon

This comprehensive live course will give you all the skills you need to become an RX6 expert, with real world audio repair assignments, quizzes and a $50 iZotope gift coupon on completion.

Logic Pro X 10.4: Smart Tempo Modes Demystified

In this short video, Joe Albano explains each of Logic 10.4's new Smart Tempo modes for automatic audio analysis, as well as how and when to use them for maximum effect.

Scaler 1.2 Is A Plugin For Scale Detection And Chord Building From Plugin Boutique

Never struggle for ideas or inspiration again with this clever MIDI detection plugin that can determine the key you are playing in and make suggestions as to where to go next.

Red Room Audio Release SAGA - Acoustic Trailer Percussion

Take your movie and trailer scores to the next level with this new cinematic percussion scoring tool kit from Red Room Audio - on sale for a limited time.

Hear NI Featured Artist Ikonika Sketch With Maschine

NI's Sketches are bite-sized tracks put together with their software and hardware, and performed by featured artists. Here's London-based Ikonika on how she works.

New Apple GarageBand iOS Update Lets You Control Effects & Synths With Your Face!

Getting hands-off with GarageBand for iOS is now easier than ever. iPhone X owners can use their faces to control effects and synths. No, really.

Here's How To Unlock The Power Of Omnisphere's Arpeggiator

See how to use Omnisphere's arpeggiator to add movement and life to sample and synth-based sounds in Spectrasonics' legendary virtual instrument.

Krotos Audio Dehumaniser Vocal Processor: Designing A Patch From Scratch

Dehumaniser from Krotos Audio is a powerful voice processor and synthesizer that's capable of amazing results. This short video shows you how to build a patch from scratch.

Garritan Announces Half Price Sale On Virtual Instruments

Great news for composers and producers of all kinds - many of Garritan's virtual instruments are now up to half price - but grab them while you can as it's a time limited offer.

Music Theory: How To Recognise Musical Phrases By Their Rhythmic Pattern

Ear training is crucial to becoming a better player and producer. Here, Gregg Fine explains how to listen to the rhythm and phrasing of musical parts to better understand them.

Multiband Mastering Tips With 4Dyne & Mixing And Mastering Rig 3

This powerful multiband mastering Rack Extension gives you complete control over the shape of your tracks in Reason. Mo Volans explains how it works.

Mastering In The Box: Which EQ Type To Choose?

Standard, Character or Linear Phase? Joe Albano explains each of these EQ types as they relate to the mastering process, and what they bring to the table.

Mini Modular Synth Q&A: Tangible Waves

Tangible Waves makes bespoke modular synthesizers that aim to take up less space than eurorack systems and offer "synthesis for everyone". Here's a chat we had with them recently.

Review: Arturia 3 Preamps You’ll Actually Use

Need the sound of a legendary console but without paying a fortune? Arturia has you covered with its 3 Preamps You'll Actually Use collection. Hollin Jones gets rolling...

Field Recording & Found Sounds In Berlin With Timo Preece

Field recordings and found sounds can be invaluable sources for getting unique results from sound design. Timo Preece shows how sound exciters help him capture the sound of Berlin.