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.
Ice Cream or I-VI-IV-V is a popular chord progression that can be found in many 1950s and 1960s ballads. In this tutorial Jay Asher explores this early rock n' roll classic progression.
Cinematic Studio Series says their new Strings library for Kontakt is bursting with character with stunning true-to-life dynamics and a wide variety of articulations. Jay Asher puts it to the test.
Handclaps can be heard in all genres and styles of music. In this quick tutorial, Jay Asher explores how to easily and quickly create handclaps that sound great.
If you want 6 flutes; 6 oboes; 6 B♭ clarinets; 6 bassoons; 6 tenor saxophones; and 6 bass winds to punctuate your tracks, NI's Woodwind Ensemble for Kontakt aims to please. But does it?
If doesn't matter if you're a classical music theory genius or play or produce modern tunes, these classical terms could help you in a number of ways.
In this excellent music theory tutorial Jay Asher takes you through the three kinds of minor scales with some video examples.
Jay Asher (the reviewer) told us that becoming familiar with Acousticsamples B-5 organ was a case of not knowing that he was unhappy with what he had until he found something better. Read on...
We all know key commands and keyboard shortcuts make navigating and working in Logic Pro X quicker. So, here's some essential key commands to help you make light work of the Score Editor.
You want epic cinematic sounds for film scores and trailer music, but also lots of control over the sounds? This. Is. It. Orchestral Tools Metropolis Ark 1 is simply stunning. Jay Asher delves deeper.
So, you need a beautifully recorded solo clarinet software instrument with a lovely tone that is expressive with lots of control? Jay Asher puts the John Diamanti Fox Solo Clarinet to the test.
In Logic Pro X 10.1, a feature was added that was long requested by Pro Tools converts, called VCA groups. At the time I didn't see what the fuss was about... Here's why it is a big deal.
If you want to isolate a vocal from a backing track of remixing (yes, and also for Karaoke), there few techniques that provide passable results. ADX TRAX Pro looks to dramatically change that.
Standard Markers, Scene Markers and Arrangement Markers in Logic Pro X? These 3 types of markers could be confusing… luckily Jay Asher demystifies them for us in this excellent tutorial.
OK, Jay, we know you like Indiginus’ guitars, but a review of another one? Yep! Their new Fender Telecaster library is terrific, and Telecaster libraries are less common than the Stratocasters.
Logic Pro X comes with more Apple Loops than you can shake a stick at. But often you'll want to take a loop and make it your own, give it your own sonic personality. Jay Asher shows 5 ways to do this.
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