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.

Articles by Hollin Jones

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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.

Review: Freshtone Lost Tapes Vol 2

If you can't help but tap your foot when listening to funk (let's face it, who can resist funk grooves??) then this library from Freshtone will be right up your street.

Review: Softube Console 1

You might think you know about hands-on mixing systems, but Softube has come up with something that might change your mind. Hollin Jones unwraps Console 1…

Review: Alesis iO Dock II

Who needs a computer anyway? With an iPad and an iO Dock II, Alesis reckons you can do things differently…

Make Money From Your Music via Sync

It's probably never been harder to make money from music. Don't rely on album sales (not recommended!) instead Hollin shares how to get your tunes synced, or used in film, TV, games and adverts.