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: 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.

Learning To “Speak” Logic Pro

Hello. Speak English? No... Speak Spanish? oh... Speak Logic Pro? Excellent! Jay Asher takes you on a crash course to help you fully grasp the language of Apple's flagship DAW.

Creating Signature Patches Layers in Logic Pro 9

There's more than enough sounds, instruments and patches in Logic Pro that'll keep you busy for a lifetime. Tempting as it is to pick a common preset, stand out from the crowd and get layering.

Get the Bass and Kick Drum Grooving in Logic Pro

In almost every genre of pop/rock music, a guiding principle is that the bass player and the drummer’s kick drum need to be locked in for the music to groove. Logic Pro makes this task easy to do!

The Power of Logic Pro Key Commands

Don't get slowed down dragging that mouse half way across your room ten times over to complete a task you can do with a key command or two! Jay Asher highlights some of his fave Logic ones.

Busting Some Pro Tools User Myths About Logic Pro

Not all DAWs are created equal... but that doesn't mean they can't perform admirably in their own way. In this article, Jay Asher debunks some common myths about Logic held by Pro Tools users.

Invaluable Key Commands for Logic Pro 9's Score Editor

Working quickly in Logic's Score editor is best possible when you wrap your head (or fingers) around certain key commands. In this tutorial Jay Asher gives you some finger exercises worth doing!