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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Heritage Audio Debuts Successor Master Bus Compressor At NAMM

Heritage Audio's latest outboard audio processor aims to give a classic sound to any of your tracks. Here's a closer look at its design and features.

Is Korg's Volca Modular The Best Volca Ever Made?

The latest addition to Korg's Volca family is a miniature marvel, packing a patchable modular interface into a tiny unit. Here's a look at what it's capable of.

Waldorf Kyra Synthesizer Has Over 3000 Wavetables, 1280 Oscillators. Here's What It Sounds Like.

This monster synth from Waldorf could be one of the biggest we've ever heard in terms of its power and feature set. We got a chance to demo it at NAMM 2019.

Tour The UAD Apollo X Thunderbolt Audio Interface - NAMM 2019

Four models of DSP-powered, Thunderbolt-equipped audio interface make up Universal Audio's flagship range. Here's a product specialist to show you around them.

See The Softube MM-1 Mastering Maximizer In Action

Get the sound of the legendary Weiss DS1-MK3 in your tracks with the latest plugin from processing experts Softube. See and hear it in action here.

Hands-On With Korg's Volca Drum Percussion Synthesizer At NAMM 2019

Polyrhythmic sequencing, battery power and sounds ranging from small to huge are just a few of the talents of Korg's newest and most advanced Volca - the Volca Drum.

Buchla Red Panel System Shown Off At NAMM 2019 - Video

Buchla USA has worked with Catalyst Audio to endorse the company's Buchla Eurorack format modules and now they're here. Find out more about the Red Panel System here.

Yamaha Electronic Drums Focus On Learning To Play - NAMM Video

Tailor your sounds, play along with backing tracks from your iPad and even get on-demand tutorial videos with Yamaha's latest education-focused electronic drum systems.

Korg Minilogue XD, Expanded 3-Oscillator Synth Shown Off At NAMM 2019

An extra oscillator is just one of the new features in Korg's upgraded version of its popular Minilogue hardware synth. Here's a hands-on look at what it can do.

NAMM 2019 - Experience Mixing In Dolby Atmos With Yamaha And Dante

Real time mixing of surround sound and VR game audio are now a reality. See how they work in this short video explainer from Yamaha at NAMM 2019.

How To Create Quick And Easy MIDI Clip Variations In Ableton Live

Live's Clip Properties section allows you to get out of the "loop rut", spicing up tracks with more and better variations. Here's how to use it.

Elektron Overbridge 2.0 Hands-On Demo From NAMM 2019

Overbridge 2.0 massively enhances the power and functionality of Elektron's software and hardware integration. In this short video, Steve H finds out just what it can do.

Gig Performer 3 VST Host For Mac And PC Explored At NAMM 2019

Use your VST and AU plug-ins independently of a DAW for live performance with instant switching, full routing and mix support and much more. Here's a demo of how it works.

Sensel Morph Buchla Thunder Overlay Demoed At Namm 2019 - Video

Join Steve H as he meets the team behind the Sensel Morph, and witness this unique controller in action triggering Buchla synths and other instruments.

Roland's TM1 Hybrid Trigger Drum Module In Action

Incorporate electronic sounds into your acoustic drum performances easily with the new Roland TM1 - here's a product specialist to show you how it works.