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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Pioneer DJ's Multi-Functional SQUID Sequencer Is The New Heart Of Your Studio

Connect all your studio gear - computers, software, MIDI and CV hardware, and sequence in new and powerful ways with the latest addition to the TORAIZ family. The SQUID Sequencer is here.

NLE Releases Audio Concepts 106: Audio And MIDI Signal Flow

Understanding how sound and MIDI move around your studio is key to getting a great workflow. In this course, Joe Albano shows you how it's done.

Black Double Bass From Erica Synths Turns Any VCO Into A Massive Bass Sound

With two transistor sub oscillators, it can also provide aggressive distortion for percussive sounds. Here's the details.

Roswell Ships Delphos II Condenser Mic

Offering an ultra-clean FET sound, Roswell's Delphos II condenser microphone has been known to give far more expensive competitors a run for their money. Here's the details...

Review: Polyverse Music Comet Reverb

The latest reverb from Polyverse claims not to sound like anything you've heard before. But can it deliver the goods? Hollin Jones found out.

Drumsynth 500 Is A New Live And Studio Performance Instrument From Air Music Technology

New drum synthesizer software from Air, creator of the industry reference Strike for Avid Pro Tools, delivers total control of all electronic drum sounds with simple, intuitive interface.

How To Get A FREE Synthmulator Virtual Synth With Your miniMO Pack

These compact and affordable hardware synths now come with an added bonus - a copy of Synthmulator, until the end of April 2019.

NI Reveals New Massive X Details & Audio Demos

The latest Native blog going behind the scenes in the development of Massive X is here and this time it's all about oscillators. Hear the new audio demos and get the inside track...

Review: IK Multimedia iRig Micro Amp

A portable, battery powered guitar amp with high quality audio recording to your Mac, PC or mobile device sounds like the perfect solution for guitarists. Hollin Jones powered up the iRig Micro Amp.

Magix Releases Sound Forge Pro 13

A customizable interface, new VST engine, ARA2 support and a bunch of new FX are just some of the updates in Sound Forge Pro 13, new from Magix.

Native Instruments Reaktor - Free 6.3 Update Brings Big Changes To Blocks

Blocks now come in Base and Prime formats, meaning greater power and flexibility. To learn more and grab the free update, read on...

This Is Lightstorm: The World’s First Eurorack Light Synthesizer

The exciting world of voltage controlled visuals is opened up by this new light synthesizer, in modular and eurorack formats. Here's the lowdown on Lightstorm.

Pioneer Debuts DDJ-800 DJ Controller Alongside Rekordbox 5.5.0 Update

Meet the DDJ-800 controller, designed for rekordbox dj – a 2-channel DJ controller in a compact, portable body.

XLN Audio Releases XO, A New And Innovative Way To Make Beats

With over 8000 samples supplied, XO is able to collect and sort your one-shot samples then sequence and add effects - but it's much more than that.

Peopeo's Voodoo Boombox Looks Like No Other Wireless Speaker

Designed to be eco-friendly, this backpack, battery-powered wireless speaker will certainly set tongues wagging with its unique looks. Hand built, you won't see or hear anything quite like it.