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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Review: Audio Grocery Logic Pro X Toolkit v2

Comprising of MIDI FX plug-ins, Environment tools, EXS24 articulation switching presets, Transform presets and Logic X templates, Jay Asher was straight in to test this toolkit out from Audio Grocery.

Logic Pro X Score Tricks: Hiding Empty Measures

Here's a quick and useful tip by Jay Asher for Logic Pro X users demonstrating how to hide empty measures in Logic's Score Editor, so only the instruments playing are displayed.

How to Make Your Voice Sound Younger With Logic Pro X

Manipulating your voice in Logic Pro X is incredibly easy. Flex Pitch, Varispeed and other features make it possible. But how can you make your voice sound younger? Jay Asher shows you how.

Music Theory: Making Keyboard Parts More Musical with Chord Inversions

Experienced musician, composer and Logic expert, Jay Asher, shares these excellent tips on how to use chord inversions to make your keyboard parts even more musical.

Creating the Step Editor’s Missing Expression Lane in Logic Pro X

Take a journey into the depths of Logic Pro as Jay Asher shows how to create an expression lane in the Step Editor and explains how this will help you when composing your next track.

Review: Realivox Blue by RealiTone

For less than $150 (at time of writing it's on sale for just $99!) you can get the lush, expressive vocal library of a pro in Kontakt! Jay Asher gives Realitone's RealiVox Blue an in depth test.

Review: Addictive Drums 2

Hot on the heels of Toontrack's EZdrummer 2 release, comes XLN Audio's Addictive Drums 2, a very popular and realistic drum kit solution. Jay Asher finds out whether it takes drums to a new level.

6 Tips for Making Unique Orchestral Library Compositions

The tools for authentic sounding orchestras are here. But, that automatically make your string sections sound good! Jay Asher shares six tips to help make your orchestral compositions unique.

Creating Good Looking Lyrics in Logic Pro X's Score

When it comes down to it, a working and functional score with lyrics is great, but one that looks good is even better. Jay Asher shows how to create lyrics nicely in Logic Pro X.

To Template Or Not To Template in Your DAW: That Is The Question

It doesn't matter what DAW you use. You'll hear advice from others recommending you create templates. Jay Asher is aware you might resist it and explains why you should really consider it!

Review: RealiWhistle Human Whistling Instrument by RealiTone

There's tons of Kontakt instruments available. Seems like there's new ones being released every week! And the RealiWhistle catches the ear as being different as Jay Asher discovers.

How to Get Organized in Logic Pro X with Project Alternatives and Note Pad

If you used Logic Pro 9, you may have used the built-in Notepad. It is certainly useful. But, Logic Pro X breathes new life into its organised workflow techniques thanks to project alternatives.

Review: Embertone Blakus Cello

Looking for a customizable solo cello/soli Kontakt library that is expressive and can fit in a great number of musical settings? Jay Asher finds out whether Embertone's Blakus Cello makes the grade.

Review: Line 6 Sonic Port for iPad

The Line 6 Sonic Port is designed for guitarists to interface directly with iPad and GarageBand for iPad. However, Jay Asher found out it's just as good for keyboard players too.

5 Steps for Taking Logic Pro X’s Drummer Beats into Ultrabeat

Jay Asher is here to show how to take Logic Pro X's killer feature, Drummer, to the next level. Interestingly, Jay takes Drummer patterns into Ultrabeat to seek more R&B and Pop beat options.