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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5 Quick Tips For Recording Electric Guitar

Here are 5 ways to make your electric guitar sessions more productive and make sure you capture exactly the sound you need.

Creating The Perfect Techno Kick With Logic Pro's Sculpture

Sculpture isn't only good at material sounds. See how to use its controls in unusual and creative ways to build an authentic techno kick drum patch.

6 Of The Most Unusual MIDI Controllers Available In 2018

Put down that keyboard - there are some weird and wonderful MIDI controllers around that can make you see recording and triggering in a completely new light. Here are six of the best.

Listen To 32 Dreadbox And Polyend Medusa Synth Presets

A new video demo from the developers of this synth collaboration shows off 32 of the dynamic, sequenced presets you can expect to find when the unit ships later this year.

Review: iBassist for iPad

iBassist is much more than a virtual bass for your iPad - it's a fully featured sequencer with advanced MIDI I/O that can make yur basslines follow your songs. Hollin Jones explains...

Learn 5 Finger Patterns And Other Pro Keyboard Techniques With Jordan Rudess

Jordan Rudess shares some of his performance and warm-up secrets in this video - it's invaluable advice for keyboard players of all skill levels.

Universal Audio Releases Suhr PT100, bx_masterdesk & Bill Putnam Mic Collection From Townsend Labs

UAD Software v9.6 adds guitar amp, mastering suite, and microphone collection plug-ins, exclusively for UA Interfaces and UAD-2 hardware.

Elektron Analog Four Explained And Explored

Master this powerful hardware groove synthesizer and learn how to create sounds, patterns and songs with professional tips and advice from Thavius Beck.

Elastic Drums 2.2 Update From MoMinstruments Brings Tweaks To Sample Recording

Micro recording tweaks in the Sample Player, MIDI recording improvements and more can all be found in this free update to Elastic Drums.

Producing Hip Hop In Logic Pro X

From sound selection through arrangement, beat-making and mixing techniques, here's everything you need to know about producing hip hop in Logic Pro X.

Music Business: Everything You Need To Know About Sync Licenses And Royalty Payments

Cut through the industry jargon with this no-nonsense course on synchronization licenses and royalties - how to get the best deal, and how to get paid!

Suzanne Ciani Reveals Her Buchla Quadrophonic Synth Performance Tips

Join Loopop in this interview and live performance video for examples of how pioneering synth performer Suzanne Ciani uses her Buchla system for groundbreaking live shows

6 Of The Best DAWs For 2018

Here's a list of six of the best new, updated and generally most useful DAWs you can find in 2018. Mac or PC, big budget or watching the pennies - we've got you covered.

LDM Trisektor Is A 3-Band Delay Module For Ableton Live

Get your hands on this multi-talented Max4Live device for a bargain price and bring dub style delay and echo FX to your Live tracks.

How To Make And Market Your Own Sample Packs

Whether you want to make money selling sample packs or simply create your own unique instrument and loop library, this course tells you everything you need to know about the process.