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: 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.

Working with Project Alternatives in Logic Pro X

Logic Pro X's Project Alternatives can transform the way you approach experimenting with your arrangements and mixes! And Jay Asher demonstrates how, using the built-in Note Pad, can add to the fun!

The Multi-Timbral Workflow Conundrum in Logic Pro X

How do you work with multi-timbral instruments in Logic Pro X? This is a common question and one that master Logic composer and trainer, Jay Asher, seeks to answer in this tutorial article.

Logic Pro 9 to Logic Pro X: Oh No, is it Gone?

Transitioning from one version of your favorite music software to the next is never easy. What's been removed is a common fear for many. Jay Asher turns that trepidation into joy for LP9 users.

Creating Signature Patches with Summing Track Stacks in Logic Pro X

For many useful advanced tasks in Logic Pro X we no longer need to delve into the Environment. Track Stacks are a prime example of how to create sophisticated patches in just a few steps.

Review: Pettinhouse Acoustic Guitar 2

Sometimes it's the smaller developers who create the biggest and most impressive instruments. Jay Asher examines Pettinhouse's Acoustic Guitar 2 for Kontakt and is left impressed.

Curing Muddiness in Convolution IR’s Using Logic Pro's Match EQ

Logic Pro's Space Designer is an excellent convolution reverb. However, using IR's can add muddiness to your sound. Jay Asher shares a clever technique to help you achieve better and clearer mixes.

Top 5 New Score Editor Features in Logic Pro X

Perhaps one of the less shouted about areas of Logic Pro X is the Score Editor. Jay Asher discovers that changes have been made, and good ones at that! Read about his top 5 in this article.

Understanding Aliases in Logic Pro

A frequently overlooked workflow enhancer in Logic Pro 9 is the Alias. These MIDI regions contain no actual data, they refer to another MIDI region or Folder and say “Look over there!"

Logic Pro's Layout Tool in the Score Editor

Logic Pro's Score Editor is both powerful and perhaps under appreciated. Jay Asher looks to remedy the later by revealing how to put the Layout Tool to best use.

Review: Solid State Symphony

When Jay Asher had the chance to review Solid State Symphony by Indiginus, he grabbed it with both hands! Find out why this library pushes all of Jay's buttons in our in-depth review.