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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New Sonic Arts Announces Nuance 2 Creative Sampler

Creative sampler gets a major update with workflow and engine enhancements - and it's on special offer until the end of July.

Factorsynth For Mac Brings Machine Learning To Ableton Live

This new synth for Ableton Live uses machine learning to deconstruct sounds on a micro level and let you modify, rearrange and re-sequence them in any way you like. The possibilities could be endless.

How To Get $100 Off Master & Dynamic MH30 Headphones

Master & Dynamic is running a time-limited discount on its high quality, portable MH30 headphones. Here's what you need to know to get money off.

Take Control Of Your Tracks With NI Komplete's Mix Plugins

Native Instruments' Komplete comes with a bunch of excellent mix plugins including EQs, compressors and more. Olav Basoski demonstrates how to shape a fat house beat with Solid EQ.

Mix:Analog Brings Realtime Hardware FX Processing Over The Web To Everyone

Yes, that's right - access top end hardware effects over the internet in realtime. How can this be? Here's all the details you need to know about mix:analog.

Review: Samplitude Music Studio

The latest update to Samplitude from Magix brings a host of new features and technologies, all in a package that remains distinctly affordable. Hollin Jones put it to the test.

The Essentials Of Mastering In Logic Pro X

Get a complete guide to everything you need to know to create great-sounding masters in Logic Pro X with this new course from expert producer Joe Albano.

Tim Exile's Endlesss Aims To Bring The Joy Back To Music-Making

Musician and technologist Tim Exile has been working on something secret. Endlesss aims to bring the joy back to music making, and early sign ups are available now.

Why Tempo Maps, Clicks And Time Signatures Are Crucial For Orchestral Recording

Live orchestral recording brings its own unique set of challenges and they start with accurate click, tempo and time signature setup. Olajide Paris explains how to get it right.

NLE Releases New Ableton Live Course: Master Essential Audio Skills

Learn everything you need to know about recording and beat stretching audio in Ableton Live with this new course. It's perfect for anyone looking to improve their recording skills.

WTF? It's A New Modular Oscillator From Dove Audio

Morphing between waveforms to create something new and unique could be a reality with the new WTF Oscillator module from Dove Audio. Here's what you need to know.

How To Arrange Tracks With Native Instrument Maschine JAM

NI's Maschine Jam makes live performance and recording easy. Here's a speedy guide to getting up and running with the arranger.

Masada & The Beat Community Release Lurid Regard Organ, Free Akai MPC Expansion Pack

This completely free MPC expansion pack adds more sounds to your AKAI setup and is compatible with both the hardware and software. Grab it now!

Get Smart With Isotonik Studio's Advanced Parameter Control For Ableton Live

Get complete control over your Live devices with up to 8 parameters controllable at once, plus Smart Graphs, Push 2 compatibility and more all for under $25.

The Fundamentals Of Ableton Live's Operator FM Synth Explained In 2 Minutes

Get straight to work with Ableton Live's powerful Operator FM synth - learn the fundamentals of how it works in this short video.