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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Review: Zero G Ethera Soundscapes

If you're after a multi-talented sample-based instrument that covers all kinds of composition and sound design uses, Zero-G's Ethera Soundscapes might be just what you've been looking for.

How To Sequence CV Hardware Directly From Bitwig 2

Bitwig Studio 2 can handle CV out, opening up whole new worlds of trigger control for your external gear. Thavius Beck shows you how to set it up in this quick video.

Everything You Need To Know About Sampling With Elektron Digitakt

Get hands-on with Elektron's Digitakt drum sampler and sequencer as Thavius Beck walks you through how to sample, edit and assign sounds into this cool hardware unit.

Five Tips For Creating Hip Hop Loops

Creating hip hop loops for yourself or to sell commercially can be great fun. Here are some tip tips to help you get hipping, hopping, and hopefully not stopping.

Ampify Releases Groovebox - A Free Beats And Synth Studio App For iOS

The team behind Blocs Wave and Launchpad for iOS has released a brand new music app called Groovebox - and it's free to download. Here's everything you need to know.

Mastering A Track From Start To Finish In Steinberg Wavelab

Mastering is the very final part of the production process. Here, Hollin Jones guides you through each step you'll need to take to get it right using Steinberg WaveLab.

FREE Today: Make Noise Sound Design Masterclass With 0-Coast Patchable Synthesizer

Love the sound of the 0-Coast but need a bit of guidance? The guy who actually designed it, Tony Rolando, is on hand in our FREE streaming masterclass with Q&A. Enrol now for free!

Review: Focusrite Red 8Pre

Focusrite’s latest professional audio interface is chock full of functionality and features like audio over IP, Pro Tools HD interfacing, Thunderbolt 2 and much more. We put it to the test…

ROLI Launches Seaboard Block - A Modular Expressive Keyboard Controller Priced At Under $300

Anyone wanting to get into the expressive world of Seaboard controllers on a budget will be very happy to hear about this new Seaboard Block, priced at $299 (£279, €329).

Free Akai MPC Live Production Workflows Masterclass Tomorrow

Take advantage of this free live streamed masterclass on AKAI's MPC Live system to get a hands-on introduction to its tools and workflow.

This Video Demystifies The Loudness Wars

We've all heard about the loudness wars, but what does the term actually mean? Matt Hepworth uses WaveLab plus some commercial tracks to show you just how loud music has got - and what to do about it.

Here's The Trailer For New Documentary On One Of America's Electronic Music Pioneers

Morton Subotnik is one of the most well-respected and accomplished pioneers of electronic music around, having worked with Don Buchla amongst others. Check out the trailer for this new documentary.

Review: Propellerhead Reason 9.5

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Reason 9.5 with full support for VST instruments and effects. Yes, you read that right. So what’s going on? Hollin Jones finds out...

Here's How To Perform & Record FX with Teenage Engineering's PO-32 Tonic Synth

PO-32 Tonic from Teenage Engineering puts a wealth of cool FX at your fingertips. Here's a hands-on example of how to program, tweak and record them in real time.

Essential Ableton Live Looping Tips

Looping is at the heart of Live's workflow. Here's a short video that explains how to set up for MIDI input and warm up before performing some MIDI loops.