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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Vocal Recording In Logic Pro: Your Mic Options Explained

Hear some popular mics tried and tested in this Logic Pro X recording shootout with producer Josh Carney to better understand your mic choices and positioning options when recording.

FeelYourSound Updates ChordPotion MIDI Plug-In To v1.1.0, Free For Existing Users

Flexible MIDI routing, new presets and two pattern effect slots per row are just some of the new features in the latest update to this nifty MIDI plug-in effect.

Mixvibes Launches CrossDJ 4 With Upgraded Workflow, SoundCloud Integration

Version 4 of the popular DJ app for Mac and PC brings a host of improvements. There's upgrade pricing, as well as a demo version available for you to try. Here's the details.

Meet Ethera Gold For Kontakt - 7 Powerful Instruments For Epic Music Creation

Save 20% for a limited time on this new Kontakt-based instrument, perfect for scoring and many other musical applications. Here's the details.

Review: Peopeo Voodoo Boombox

This striking, wearable wireless boombox from Peopeo has a bunch of tricks including USB power output, a 15-hour battery life and weather sealing. Hollin Jones hit the road with it...

Spitfire Audio Enters Exploratory Sonic Universe Of KEPLER ORCHESTRA Orchestral Tools

Ultra-realistic, dynamic polyrhythmic scores with ultimate control can be yours with this new collection from Spitfire Audio, available at a discount for a limited time.

Acon Digital Verberate Immersive 2: Revolutionary Vivid Hall Algorithm in 3D

Verberate Immersive 2 offers complete and independent control over the panning of the dry sound, late reverberation and early reflections. Here's more.

Native Instruments Introduces STRAYLIGHT, For Cinematic Sound Design And Scoring

With a bespoke granular engine that places the source audio into a powerful – yet easy-to-use – interface, STRAYLIGHT provides lush, organic timbres.

Propellerhead Launches Reason Compact 2.0 Pocket Music Studio

Reason Compact 2.0, an easy-to-use iOS mobile app, gives you a comprehensive music studio in your pocket ready to make music on the go.

Make Complex Beats With Euclid Rhythm Generator In Reason

Hook Robotic Bean's CV generator module up to multiple drum machines and synths to create some cool patterns with minimal effort. Mo Volans shows you how it's done.

CD Baby Offers Online Automated Mastering Using CloudBounce

Singles are a more important format than ever and now CDBaby and CloudBounce have teamed up to provide seamless online mastering directly from your dashboard.

The Full Family Of BandLab Link Recording Interfaces Is Now Available

Bandlab continues to expand its offering into the hardware space with a range of affordable, plug-and-play audio recording interfaces. Here's the inside story.

Universal Audio Releases UAD Software v9.9 Featuring Capitol Chambers Plug‑In

UAD v9.9 also features the updated Tube-Tech CL 1B MkII Compressor plug‑in. Here's the lowdown on the new features in the latest release.

Klevgrand Upgrades Korvpressor For Mac, PC And iOS To v2.0

Klevgrand has upgraded Korvpressor with a bunch of handy new parameters and a set of factory presets. Here's what's new.

Cakewalk By BandLab Now Supports ARA2 Format Plug-Ins

Get faster workflow with ARA2 plug-in compatibility, plus the chance to win a copy of Melodyne Studio 4. Here's how.