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 X and the author of the book Going Pro With Logic Pro 9.

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Creating Articulation Sets in Logic Pro X

Logic now has new instruments in the Library that include Articulation Sets. In this tutorial, Jay Asher shows you how to achieve more natural sounding orchestral parts for any MIDI instrument.

Two Logic Pro X Plug-ins You Are Not Using But Should Be

Logic's Multipressor and Adaptive Limiter plug-ins have some hidden talents that you may not know about, even if you have used the effects. Jay Asher reveals all...

How To Create EXS24 Instruments From Third Party Sample Libraries With AutoSampler in Logic Pro X

Logic's EXS24 is still a powerful sampler and completely integrated into Logic Pro. Here's how to convert third party instruments to work with it using Autosampler.

Review: EastWest Hollywood Pop Brass

Recorded in a pristine space with pro players, this latest sampled instrument from EastWest aims to cover all your pop brass programming and arranging needs.

Get Creative With Drummer Regions In Logic Pro X

Harness the power of Logic Pro's Drummer to really take control of your beats, percussion parts and arrangements. Jay Asher is here to show you how it works.

Review: Venice Modern Strings

This 55GB, 24-bit Kontakt library contains some of the best strings and articulations in the business, as Jay Asher discovered when he turned to it for his scoring needs.

Review: Apogee FX Rack

Low latency, premium DSP-Native plugins, simple workflows and superior sound quality. Can Apogee's FX Rack really offer all this? Jay Asher found out.

7 Common Logic Pro X Workflow Mistakes (To Avoid)

Logic Pro X is a deep application and it is easy to be less efficient with workflow than you could. In this article, we explore some workflow mistakes a user might unintentionally be making.

Review: VSL Synchron Player

This new software player for VSL libraries represents an improvement over its predecessor in every way. Jay Asher took it for a test drive.

Orchestration Tips: "Sauce Making" With Sample Libraries

What's the secret to making great-sounding orchestral parts? As Jay Asher explains, it's all in the sauce. Read on to find out the recipe...

Review: Cinematic Studio Brass

This sampled brass instrument runs in the free Kontakt Player and brings the sound and feel of a lush horn section to your tracks. Jay Asher put it to the test.

Review: Amadeus Symphonic Orchestra

A solid set of orchestral instruments and articulations for use in your productions, all for under $150? Jay Asher wonders if it can be true...

6 MIDI Tricks & Features in Logic Pro X You May Not Know

These MIDI tips for Logic Pro X go beyond the basics - how many of them did you know about?

Smart Tempo in Logic Pro X 10.4.2 - Get Perfect Timing Without A Click

Logic Pro X 10.4.2 brings Smart Tempo features to MIDI, freeing you from the click track if you so choose. Here's how to use its different modes to get a more natural performance.

Review: Embertone Walker 1955 Steinway D

Embertone's Walker 1955 Steinway D offers a gorgeous acoustic piano sound at a reasonable price, and even comes with optional extra mic positions. Here's the lowdown.