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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Review: Eiosis AirEQ Premium

Is Eiosis AirEQ just another parametric bell EQ? Jay Asher gives this audio plug-in's filters , curves and slopes a real good listen in our in-depth review.

Review: Acousticsamples Sunbird

Where can you find a beautifully recorded acoustic guitar sample library, in an easy-to-use interface and is light on the ol' CPU? Jay Asher finds out if Sunbird from Acousticsamples makes the grade.

Logic Pro’s Unsung Hero: The Gain Plug-in

Logic Pro's Gain plug-in is more than the one trick pony its name suggests. Jay Asher shares how useful it can be when mixing for pass inversion, balancing signals and more.

Review: Studiologic Numa Organ 2

If you're lusting after an affordable and portable emulation of your favorite Hammond B3 organ sounds, then StudioLogic's Numa Organ 2 will appeal. Jay Asher discovers whether it's hit or miss.

Mixing Tips: Selective Plug-In Use in Logic Pro X

Logic Pro X's Patches feature allows you to quickly bring up a collection of audio effects with settings with one-click. But do we need that many, and should we be more selective when mixing down?

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!