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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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.

Review: Neo-Soul Keys 3X EP

Jay Asher very rarely does product reviews. Fact. But, nothing could hold him back after he'd got hands on with the Neo-Soul Keys Rhodes emulation Kontakt library. Jay tells it like it is...

Driving Defensively with Logic Pro 9: Workflow Habits to Prevent Problems

If you like the idea that 'prevention is better than the cure' and use Logic Pro, join Jay Asher in this article as he walks you through how to avoid problems before they happen!

Time Saving Arrangement Tips with Logic Pro 9’s Marquee Stripe

The Marquee Stripe is a hidden gem, your Logic buddy, something you’re likely to call on when arranging your compositions in Logic Pro. Jay Asher demonstrates its power in this tutorial.

Review: Art Vista Back Beat Bass

Every once in a while you'll find a producer or musician who has bonded with a certain developer of an instrument, synth or sample library. Jay Asher explores the Back Beat Bass library from Art Vista

Learning To “Speak” Logic Pro, Part 2

Ola. Speak Spanish? No... Speak French? oh... Speak Logic Pro? Excellent! Jay Asher continues his crash course to help you fully grasp the language of Apple's flagship DAW.

Real-Schmeal. Give Your Sample-Based Orchestral Pieces the Gift of Creativity

Is it desirable, to make your sample-based instruments sound as close to the "real-thing" as possible? Jay Asher suggests an alternative approach when creating orchestral pieces in your DAW.

Beginners Guide: What ARE Audio and MIDI Anyway?

New to the world of music production? Need a reminder of some of the foundations? This is a greta place to start! Jay Asher breaks down the concepts into easy to understand, bit-sized chunks.

Review: The Sonnet Echo Express Pro

What is the Sonnet Echo Express Pro and how can it impact your studio workflow in a positive way? Logic Pro author and guru, Jay Asher, seeks the answer in this review.