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.

Articles by Hollin Jones

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Review: AKAI Pro MPC Touch

Akai Professional's MPC Touch looks to combine the best of tactile controls and touch-screen worlds in one music making machine. Hollin Jones finds out whether this MPC has the golden touch.

Review: Flux BitterSweet V3

When it comes to editing audio, there's times you'll want to manipulate the transients of the waveform to make the overall sound either more or less present. Flux Bittersweet V3 does that for free!

Cubase: Start To Finish, Part 1: Project Setup

In this series we’re going to take you through all the stages involved in producing a track in Cubase, from getting started to final mastering. In the first part we’ll tackle setting up your project.

Review: Audified MixChecker

Audified's MixChecker was a popular product announcement last month at AskAudio. In this review we dig deep to find out how effective it really is at simulating playback hardware when mixing.

Review: Arturia V Collection 5

Arturia's latest incarnation of V Collection includes a significant number of classic hardware synth emulations. How does version 5 of Arturia V Collection measure up? Hollin Jones finds out.

Interview: Keith McMillen on Tech, Synths & Multi-dimensional Music Controllers

Designer of instruments, MIDI controllers and interfaces for over 35 years, Keith McMillen has had a huge impact on the tools music makers use and love. He talks about the KMI, tech and the future!

8 Tips For Choosing The Right DAW For You

Choosing your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) like Ableton Live, Logic, Cubase, or FL Studio, can be confusing. These 8 tips are designed to help you decide on the right audio software for your needs.

Review: Blocs Wave for iOS

Your iPhone, iPad, or iPad Pro is the perfect tool for getting musical inspiration on the move, and Blocs Wave is an app that wants to help you do it. Is this the start of a new wave for music makers?

Review: WaveLab Pro 9

If you're looking for pro audio mastering software, then WaveLab will be on your list. Version 9 adds more tools, smoother workflow, MasterRig, and a new interface to make mastering more manageable.

5 Tips for Creating Realistic Piano Performances on a Budget

Getting the sound and feel of a real piano in your tracks doesn’t need to cost the earth. We show you how it’s done with these simple five tips.

Review: DRONAR Hybrid Module for Kontakt

Want a soundtrack in a box? That's what Gothic Instruments' Hybrid Module for Kontakt aims to be. Hollin Jones puts it through its paces in this review.

Review: eowave Ribbon 2, 12-Bit Digital Synth & MIDI Controller

If you’re looking for a new way to control all kinds of MIDI software and hardware, and want a 12-bit digital synthesizer, eowave’s Ribbon 2 might be just the ticket…

Vocoding for EDM with Waves Audio Morphoder

Getting that classic vocoder sound is cool, but Morphoder is capable of so much more! Read on to find out how to get the most out of Waves’ vocal processor. 

Review: RHA T20i Noise Isolating In-Ear Headphones

RHA tell us the T20i is a high performance in-ear headphone featuring DualCoil dynamic driver technology for excellent resolution, clarity and detail. We put these headphones to the test...

Interview: Chuckie on Producing & DJing in The Modern Age

Chuckie is a world-famous DJ and producer, the man behind "Dirty Dutch Music", a DJ mixing genius, and has reworked tracks from David Guetta to Eric Morillo and even done edits for Michael Jackson.