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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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