Jay Asher

Jay Asher

Jay is a Los Angeles-based composer, songwriter, arranger and orchestrator, conductor, keyboardist, as well as vocalist. As a composer, he is best known for scoring the New World Television series Zorro. Among the films and TV movies he has arranged, orchestrated and/or conducted are Paramount Pictures' Blame It On Rio and NBC's TV mini-series JFK: Reckless Youth. He has written songs that have been recorded by Julio Iglesias, Whitney Houston and Donna Summer, among others. Jay is an Apple Certified Trainer for Logic Pro 9 and the author of the book Going Pro With Logic Pro 9.

Articles by Jay Asher

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Review: Apogee MIC Plus

Apogee's MIC Plus comes with an excellent pedigree. Equally at home connected to your computer or iOS device, Jay Asher put it through its paces.

Review: Best Service Celtic Era

If you need the sound of authentic Celtic acoustic instruments, Best Service's Celtic Era is going to prove a lot easier than tracking down someone who can play the Irish Bouzouki.

EQ Shootout: Logic Pro 10.4 Vintage EQs VS UAD Emulations

The new Vintage EQ plug-ins that come with Logic Pro's 10.4 update may punch above their weight, but can they take on UAD's mighty DSP-powered emulations? Jay Asher finds out.

Do You Make These Virtual Instrument & Audio Plugin Buying Mistakes?

Choosing which route to take when buying plugins and libraries can be tricky. Go all-in with one company, or mix and match? Is new better than old? Jay Asher shares his advice for smarter buying.

Put Your Logic Pro X Workflow on Steroids

Logic Pro X has so many timesaving tricks and shortcuts if you know where to look for them. Here, Jay Asher shares some of his personal favorites for speeding up your workflow.

Review: EastWest Hollywood Choirs

EastWest’s Hollywood Series has been phenomenally successful and for years now has been my personal “go to.” The choirs are the latest entry in the series.

10 Reasons To Upgrade From GarageBand To Logic Pro X

GarageBand shares a lot of its DNA with Logic, but the bigger app has a ton of features that GarageBand lacks. Here are 10 reasons to make the leap.

Review: Cinematic Studio Solo Strings

If you're looking for an affordable but great-sounding solo string instrument collection for your scores or soundtracks, Cinematic Studio's latest release may be just the ticket.

Review: Figure 53 Go Button 3, Live Music Controller for iOS

Building up and controlling music or SFX cues for your live shows can be tricky without the right tools. Jay Asher road tested the specialised but still user-friendly Go Button 3.

10 Strange But Interesting Musical History Facts

In a departure from the serious side of music production tutorials and techniques, Jay Asher takes us on a journey through musical history with these 10 unusual facts that will surprise you.

Review: Sonuscore’s The Orchestra from Best Service

The latest offering from Best Service contains a wealth of multi-layered sampled orchestral instruments. Jay Asher put it to work creating some lush sounds for his productions.

Review: Dexibell Vivo S7 Digital Piano

With their new Vivo S7, Dexibell have mounted a strong challenge to Nord, Roland and other digital piano makers. Jay Asher tinkles the ivories.

Review: Ancient Era Persia

If they'd had virtual instrument libraries in ancient Persia they might have sounded like this. But what is a Kaval, anyway? Jay Asher found out with help from Best Service.

Bedroom Producers: Why You Need An Audio Interface

So you just know you’ve got the goods to make hits: you’ve got the ears, you know the trends, and you’ve got the nerve. Now you need the gear. Here's why you need an audio interface in your setup.

Review: Fluffy Audio Rinascimento

Some virtual instruments cover fields you've never even heard of, and that is certainly the case with Fluffy Audio's Rinascimento. Let it open your eyes and ears to new possibilities...