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: AKG K712 Pro Studio Headphones

If you've ever used headphones while monitoring or mixing, you'll appreciate how much further a comfortable pair will take you. But what about for studio reference? Do AKG K712 Pro's hit the spot?

Review: Sony Spectralayers Pro 2

What to do when a regular audio wave editing app just isn't cutting it? Wouldn't it be great to have Photoshop-style functionality for editing audio? Sony's SpectraLayers Pro 2 looks to fill the gap.

Review: Novation Bass Station II

Built on the shoulders of its classic 20 year old predecessor, the 25-key Novation Bass Station 2 looks the part. Find out how this cute, analog, monophonic synth fares in our feature review.

Sample, Slice and Quantize Audio in Reason 7

Reason 7's audio editing capabilities put it on par with some of the more "traditional" audio-based DAWs on the market. In this tutorial, Hollin Jones explores the many ways you can manipulate audio.

Deep and Downright Dirty Dubstep Bass in Reason

So you know how to make a dub step bass patch in Propellerhead Reason? But maybe it's not as deep and dirty as you'd like? Have no fear, Hollin Jones is here to take your processing to the next level.

Review: Numark Electrowave Heaphones

Aside from monitors, a good, comfy pair of cans can make all the difference when mixing and DJing. Hollin Jones tries a pair of Electrowaves by Numark on for size.

Review: Native Instruments DrumLab

Native Instruments DrumLab promises to make beat creation quick, easy and immediately gratifying. Hollin Jones takes a deeper look. Scroll to the bottom of the see Toby Pitman's DrumLab intro video.

Getting a Big Sound on Tour

Hollin Jones is no stranger to big tours. During the summer of 2013, he accompanied a very well known band to Glastonbury and other venues, and decided to share some of his secrets from the road.

Review: Propellerhead Radical Keys Rack Extension

Now that Reason users can enjoy 3rd party plugins (as rack extensions) there are a number of innovative instruments and effects becoming available. And Propellerhead are getting in on the fun too.

Review: Rob Papen SubBoomBass

Looking for an instrument to give you that satisfying low-end your tracks are begging for? Hollin Jones checks out SubBoomBass and gets more than he bargained for.

Review: Traktor Kontrol Z1

Whether you DJ on iOS or Mac/PC, NI's range of Traktor apps is likely to fit your cueing needs. Is their latest controller, Traktor Kontrol Z1, going to fit your needs? Hollin Jones finds out.

8 Essential Tips for Mastering in iZotope Ozone 5

Mastering (turning your demos into radio friendly, polished tracks) can be a breeze with iZotope's Ozone 5. Hollin Jones reveals 8 essential tips to help make you more proficient in Ozone.

Making a Big Bass Patch in Thor for iPad

Serious sound design on an iPad? Who'd have thought it truly is both possible and desirable - especially since Propellerhead released Thor for iPad! Here's how to create a big bass patch.

Cubase 7: Tips for Using the Chord Track

The Chord Track in Cubase 7 is a powerful new feature designed to help you transfrom your music quickly. Hollin Jones introduces some timesaving tips and hints in this tutorial.

Working with EQ in Cubase 7

There's a ton of options when you need an EQ in Cubase 7. Hollin Jones filters out the new from the old, and reveals some often unknown tricks for working with EQ in Steinberg's popular DAW.