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.

Articles by Jay Asher

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The Low-Down on Digital EQs

You may be using the digital EQ bundled with your DAW, or perhaps you've invested a pretty penny in a 3rd-party plug-in… Regardless, Jay Asher explores the highs & lows of EQing in the digital domain.

Humanizing MIDI Notes in Logic Pro 9

In Logic Pro there doesn't seem to be an easy way to randomize or humanize a MIDI performance. Jay Asher uncovers the Transform window where you'll find many excellent ways to manipulate MIDI.

Using the new Multiport Layer in Logic Pro 9 with Vienna Ensemble Pro

The folks at VSL have created an ingenious solution to loading large libraries outside of an application. Logic composer and guru, Jay Asher, shows how Vienna Ensemble Pro and Logic Pro can gel.

Creating Custom Environment Layers for Mixing in Logic Pro 9

Logic Pro's Mixer provides a ton of useful views, but some users are still left wanting more. Jay Asher comes to the rescue with this tip on how to customize mixer views using… the Environment!

Why Realism is Overrated (in the World of Sample Libraries)

When it comes to choosing an orchestral sample library, you don't necessarily need to focus on how 'real' it sounds. Jay Asher, master composer and Logic guru explains why.

Creating Mix Stems in Logic Pro 9

Logic Pro expert author, trainer and film composer, Jay Asher, explains how to create stems in Logic Pro 9, and why this makes it easier and more efficient when it comes to the mixing process.