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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Learn how to make best use of Scene Markers by converting them into markers in Logic Pro 9 with renowned master Logic trainer (and guru!), Jay Asher.
I wonder what Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, would make of this title… But for musicians using large power guzzling sample libraries this is a very valid question. Jay Asher investigates.
Native Instrument's Kontakt is widely regarded as the pro sampler for the digital musician. Jay Asher highlights Kontakt's Instrument Banks feature which can be controlled by Program Change commands.
Navigating complex, or even simple, projects in Logic can be a pain if you use a mouse! With a number of useful workflows at your disposal, Jay Asher demonstrates how Markers can simplify the process.
What are the benefits to recording the fx direct to audio recording in Logic or any DAW? Why would you want to do this and how would you set it up? Jay Asher talks the theory and shows you how!
Logic Pro 9's EXS24 sampler may lack some of the scripting features of other samplers like Kontakt… but it still holds its own and provides for fast workflows within Logic. Jay Asher investigates.
Jay Asher continues to share his vast practical experience using Logic Pro professionally with this excellent article on working with rhythmic display in time signatures in Logic Pro's Score Editor.
You may be using the digital EQ bundled with your DAW, or perhaps you've invested a pretty penny in a 3rd-party plug-in… Regardless, Jay Asher explores the highs & lows of EQing in the digital domain.
In Logic Pro there doesn't seem to be an easy way to randomize or humanize a MIDI performance. Jay Asher uncovers the Transform window where you'll find many excellent ways to manipulate MIDI.
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