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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Klevgrand Releases STARK Amp Simulator For Mac, PC And iOS


This powerful guitar amp and cab processor for desktop and mobile is on sale until April 15th. Here's why you should grab it now.

Luftrum's Retro City Is A Retro-Futuristic Flashback Into The Beating Heart Of The 1980’s

Capture the sound of dreamwave, synthpop and other 1980s-influenced atmospheres with this sound set for U-He's Diva

VolcaJam IV Competition Results Announced - Hear The Winning Entries

Three lucky winners submitted their live Volca jams and won a pile of goodies including an Ask.Audio Academy 1-year subscription. Read on to see and hear the winning entries.

How To Set Input Levels In Cubase For Perfect Audio Recordings

Understand the relationship between hardware and software levels when recording in Cubase with this quick explainer video from Matt Hepworth.

Nektar Launch SE MIDI Controllers - USB MIDI With DAW Integration

Nektar's latest ultra-portable USB MIDI controllers are affordable and offer the company's legendary DAW integration. Here's the details.

Friedrichs Audio Is Offering Floats For VCV Rack At Just $10 For A Limited Time

An envelope, LFO, and audio rate oscillator, Floats for VCV Rack is endlessly creative and you can get it for just $10 until April 15th. Here's how.

Review: Native Instruments Komplete Audio 1 And 2

NI's latest audio interfaces come with a generous software bundle and hit new, affordable prices. Hollin Jones found out how they performed in the real world...

AKAI Brings Splice Integration To Force, MPC X And MPC Live

These standalone music production/DJ performance tools now offer users immediate wi-fi access to their own Splice library directly from the touch user interface

Universal Audio - Free Auto-Tune, Manley VOXBOX, UA Tape & Reverb with Apollo Twin or Arrow

For a limited time, customers have the chance to get platinum-approved vocal plug-ins, free, when purchasing any new Apollo Twin or Arrow audio interface — up to a $846 value

Novation Offers Free D16 Nithonat Plugin, 50% Off The Rest Of The D16 Range

A supercharged plug-in emulation of Roland’s classic TR-606 drum machine, Sound Collective members can get the Nitonhat plugin for free. Here's how.

Pro Tools Guitar Recording - Getting A Great Take Every Time

Understanding input levels, connection types and impedance is crucial to perfecting your guitar recordings in Pro Tools. Joshua Carney has all the information you need.

Eventide Emulates The Classic Instant Flanger With New Instant Flanger Mk II plug-in

Heard on classic tracks by Bowie, Cyndi Lauper and many more, Eventide brings the sound of the Instant Flanger to your DAW with this competitively priced new plug-in.

RØDE Launches Wireless GO, World's Smallest Digital Wireless Mic System

Designed for ultimate portability and use in the busiest wireless environments, RØDE's new Wireless Go punches well above its weight.

1010music Introduces Blackbox - Standalone Touchscreen Groovebox With Sampling, Sequencing And FX

Blackbox is a portable sampler and groovebox that lets you record, save/load, apply effects and edit one-shot samples and beat-sliced loops. Here's what you need to know.

ELTA Music's Solaris100 Has 100 oscillators, 20 voices. But What Is it?

A cryptic post together with a rather massive-looking synth from Russian specialists ELTA Music has appeared... what could it all mean?