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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Output Unveils Arcade v.1.1.0 Update, Many Workflow Enhancements

In-app updating, scalable GUI and one-click download of kits are just a few of the big new features in this important update to Output's loop synth. Here are the details.

Isotonik Studios Releases Free Novation Circuit Pack, Big City Dream

Grab this free taster sound pack for your Novation Circuit today via Isotonik Studios, and take advantage of sale pricing on the Lightfinger pack as well.

Randomize Your Beats With Arturia DrumBrute For Infinite Variation

Add variable randomness to some or all of the parts of a drum pattern to create beats that are fun, interesting and unique. In this short video, Multiplier explains how.

Review: Propellerhead Reason Compact for iOS

Propellerheads' latest foray into the world of iOS brings the power of the Europa synth to your pocket. But what else can you expect from Reason Compact? Hollin Jones explains all.

5 Ways To Make Your Dub Tracks Really Kick

Make your bass shake and your drums cut through - here are 5 ways to ensure your dub tracks can do the business.

Review: Lewitt LCT 441 FLEX

This microphone from Lewitt Audio has 8 switchable polar patterns for almost any recording task you can think of. But does it sound as good as it looks?

Achieve The Perfect Audio Setup In Presonus Studio One 4

Here's how to correctly manage your audio I/O settings in Studio One 4 to ensure high quality recordings and the lowest possible latency.

Pioneer DJ Introduces The XDJ-RR 2-Channel All-In-One DJ System For Rekordbox

Graduate from house parties to larger gigs with Pioneer's latest all-in-one DJ solution, the XDJ-RR. Here's everything you need to know.

Native Instruments Releases Infamous Flow Expansion For Battery And Maschine

Get the sound of authentic 90s-tinged hip hop and R'n'B with this new expansion pack from NI for Maschine and Battery.

New Toontrack Superior Drummer 3 Course: More Killer Drums!

Discover everything you need to know about this drum powerhouse from sampling, sequencing and customising kits through to mixing, FX and macro controls.

Review: Sample Logic Arpology Cinematic Dimensions

Arpology Cinematic Dimensions has 4 times the power of its predecessor, but that's just the start of the story. Hollin Jones gets creative with this 23GB sound design monster...

5 Ways To Record A Clean Signal Every Time

Here are some top tips for making sure any sound you record results in the best quality capture, from gating and understanding gain structure to using great preamps.

NLE Releases Online Pro Tools Course On Recording & Editing MIDI

Explore the many tools and techniques that Pro Tools offers for MIDI recording, editing and production in this comprehensive course from expert Joe Albano.

Get 50% Off All Arturia Instruments For A Limited Time

Until September 9th 2018, every one of Arturia’s virtual instrument emulations is available for half price. Here's what you need to know about the deal.

Soundwhich Lets You Create Tracks In The Cloud Without A DAW

This fully online music system uses drag and drop with a library of thousands of pre-created loops and parts and even takes care of the licensing. Here's what you need to know about it.