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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10 Classical Music Terms That Every Musician Should Know

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.

Music Theory Tutorial: 3 Kinds of Minor Scales. Is that Major?

In this excellent music theory tutorial Jay Asher takes you through the three kinds of minor scales with some video examples.

Review: Acousticsamples B-5 Organ

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...

5 Essential Key Commands for Speedy Workflow in Logic Pro X's Score Editor

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.

Review: Orchestral Tools Metropolis Ark 1

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.

Review: John Diamanti Fox Solo Clarinet for Kontakt

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.

VCA Groups and Faders in Logic Pro X: What, Why, and How?

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.

Review: Audionamix ADX TRAX Pro 2.6

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.

Confused About Markers in Logic Pro X? Don’t Be!

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.

Review: Indiginus Renegade Guitar

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.

5 Quick Ways To Personalize Apple Loops in Logic Pro X

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.

Using EastWest's Composer Cloud

EastWest is a well-known company in the music industry. So, if you want to get involved with some of the biggest and most important virtual instrument libraries then Composer Cloud is where it's at.

Review: PSP 2445, Plug-In Reverb Emulation of EMT 244 / 245

A software emulation of two classic EMT reverb units, the PSP 2445 is inexpensive, CPU efficient, and easy to use. Jay Asher finds out if it sounds impressive too.

10 Logic Pro X 10.2.1 Features You Will Love

So, Logic Pro X 10.2.1 has arrived. Although an incremental update, there's tons of bug fixes and new workflow features. Jay Asher casts an eye and ear and roundup his favorite 10 Logic Pro additions.

Setting Up and Mixing With Parallel / New York Compression in Logic Pro X

You've probably heard of parallel compression or New York compression. But just what is it and how can you emulate it in Logic Pro X? Jay Asher knows how, and is here to show you.