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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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.

6 Lesser-Known Plug-Ins on the UAD-2 Platform

There's a continuing number of high-quality plug-ins available for the UAD-2 platform. So much so that it can be difficult to discover the plug-in best suited for your needs. Jay Asher reveals 6 gems.

Customizing Logic Pro X with the Logic Theme Switcher

Some of us want our DAW interfaces to look different. You may think Logic Pro X's interface is mostly set in stone, but in fact, using the Logic Theme Switcher, Jay Asher discovers it can be modded!

Review: Kirk Hunter Studio’s Spotlight Strings

If you're looking for a high-quality solo string library then Kirk Hunter Studio's Spotlight Strings is going to appeal. After much testing, Jay Asher discovers it is even better than it sounds.

Review: Chris Hein Chromatic Harmonica

There are not many libraries out there for harmonica. But, before you do a google search, check out this review for the expertly crafted Chris Hein Chromatic Harmonica Kontakt instrument.

Building Custom Click Tracks in Logic Pro X

Raise your hand if you've ever wanted to customize Logic Pro's click track/metronome behavior? Yes, sometimes you need it to play on certain divisions. And right on time with a solution is Jay Asher.

Why Use Pre Fader Metering in Logic Pro X?

What is Pre Fader Metering? How would it affect your projects in Logic Pro X? Should you care? Jay Asher answers all this and more in this illuminating article.

Creating Perfect Crescendos in Logic Pro X

There's often more than one way to achieve a production trick in Logic Pro X. That's true when creating crescendos too. Master Logician, Jay Asher, shows you how to add impact to your music in Logic.