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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Social Media Strategy For Musicians - Tactics Vs. Strategy Explained

It's important to understand the difference between your wider strategy and targeted tactics so your effort is directed most effectively. Here's what you need to know.

Producers, Do You Know When To Use Sends And Returns? This Video Shows You How

Using sends and returns is a hangover from the analog days but it's still a vital tool in your mixing arsenal even if you're working digitally. Joe Albano explains why.

Robot Composer Turns Data from 1 Million Smartphones Into Music

Using Mechatronics - a blend of electronics and mechanical engineering, artist Andrius Šarapovas created this sound and light installation, and it's quite remarkable.

Softube Summer 2018 Collection Includes New Mixing And Mastering Plugins

These new tools for mixing, mastering and de-essing aim to bring a splash of colour to your productions and they're available at a special price for a limited time.

Master & Dynamic Release MW50+ Wireless On-Ear + Over-Ear Headphones

Swap between on-ear and over-ear cups using the magnetic connection so you can choose between mobile or more immersive listening.

Here's TheThing, An Affordable Max4Live Step Sequencer

Get more control over your sequences and make unusual and interesting patterns with this new and highly affordable device for Ableton Live.

Review: Teenage Engineering PO-33 And PO-35

The latest additions to the Pocket Operator family bring sampling, voice synthesis and much more to the table. Hollin Jones popped in some batteries and got to work...

Ehrlund EHR-H Handheld Condenser Mic For Live Performers

This is a serious handheld mic for live performance, and now those living in the US can easily get their hands on one.

Bitwig Studio 2 - Take Control Of The Phase-4 Synth

In this short video, Thavius Beck deconstructs the concept of phase synthesis to give you a clear understanding of how to master this powerful synth for better sound design.

How To Build A Classic Tech House Beat In Under 5 Minutes

Get to grips with the fundamentals of programming and producing tech house, starting with a classic beat. This short video shows you how.

Bute Loudness Suite Is A New Mixing & Mastering Plugin Pack From Signum Audio

Aimed at pro studios, this bundle of limiter, normaliser, and analyser is intended to cater to all your mixing and mastering needs. Here's the details.

Review: IK Total Studio 2 MAX

IK’s Total Studio MAX bundles practically everything the company makes for Mac and PC into one place. Hollin Jones tries not to drown in sounds…

Krotos Audio Announces Reformer Pro With Dynamic Input Technology, Transient Engine And More

The new Dynamic Input technology, Transient Engine and a bunch of other new features make this unique processor an even more interesting proposition for sound designers.

Grey's Anatomy & My Name Is Earl Composer Releases POLY And WAVE Synths

Designed by TV and movie composer Danny Lux, Poly and Wave bring his years of sound design experience to you for a very affordable price.

Propellerhead Releases Reason 10.1 Update With Free Drum Sequencer

Free update for Reason 10 owners includes improvements to Europa, VST handling and the Rack Extension SDK. Plus there's a free Drum Sequencer available for a limited time only.