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