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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What Apple's Free Trial iOS App Store Change Means For Musicians And Developers

Apple has finally made it possible for iOS app developers to offer free, time limited trials. But this could affect users and developers differently. Here's why.

Waves Announces FLEX Rent-To-Own Plugins

Choose 13 of the plugs you need and spread the cost, and you'll end up owning them after 2 years. Waves is offering a new way to build your own bespoke plug-in arsenal.

ElectroSpit Mobile Talkbox - A Futuristic Instrument

The ElectroSpit Mobile Talkbox can read your voice and send it directly to an instrument or app without the hassle. Could this be the future of voice synthesis?

Use ClyphX Pro To Control Any Aspect Of An Ableton Live Set

This powerful scripting language is a great way to take your control of Live sets to the next level. In this lecture, its creator Sam Hurley shows you exactly what it can do.

Free Live MasterClass - Performing Your Sound Design with Reformer Pro

Join the developer of this unique sound design plug-in for a free, hands-on MasterClass where you'll learn how to turn any sample into a Foley effect - and more.

Review: Magix Acid Pro 8

Acid Pro 8 from Magix is the latest version of this long-established music suite for Windows, and it's got a wider feature set than ever. Hollin Jones finds out what's new.

Meet LANDR's New Online Album Mastering Service, Powered By Artificial Intelligence

LANDR has taken the data from millions of online track mastering sessions to create AI-powered online mastering for entire albums. Is this the way of the future?

This Bizarre Eurorack Synth Controller Maps Rotation Speed To MIDI Dynamics

Sound Globe 2 is a unique custom built controller that can use the speed of a rotating globe to control musical dynamics. It's like no other synth controller you've seen before. Here it is in action.

Review: Tracktion Waveform 9

Waveform is one of the few tri-platform DAWs. With version 9 it has gone fully 64-bit as well as adding a bunch of upgrades and new features. Hollin Jones dives in...

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.